NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police Detectives arrested Jeremias Casey, 45, of 38 Foster Street in New Bedford, after an investigation into a breaking and entering into New Bedford City Hall on President’s Day weekend.

New Bedford Police responded to City Hall on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 around 7:30 a.m.,  after a City Hall employee discovered an open window after the President’s Day holiday weekend. Approximately $120 was missing from the Election Commission office’s petty cash drawer. No election records or computer equipment were reported missing, and there was no evidence of entry into any other City Hall offices.

 Through the investigation and evidence discovered, Detectives were able to identify Casey as the person who committed the offense.  A warrant was requested and issued for the arrest of Casey for breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and malicious destruction of property under $1,200.

Jeremias Casey has a lengthy criminal history which includes 96 adult arraignments, with 10 of those arraignments being for breaking and entering, and a total of 49 convictions and 14 defaults. 

Casey was arrested today by detectives and arraigned with his bail set at $500. 

Information from New Bedford Police Department