Disturbance leads to man’s arrest
Police responded to a South Street residence on Sunday night for a man attempting to get inside the home, according to police and court documents.
Police reported that Ryan Babineau, 27, of Glen Street, New Bedford, went to the residence demanding to get in.
He then ripped a screen window off the residence and then pulled an air conditioner out of another window, police said.
Aware that police were being dispatched, Babineau left on foot down South Street, where he was stopped while holding an open bottle of brandy, police said.
As a result, he was charged with malicious destruction of property less than $1,2 bvc 00 and violation of the open container city ordinance, according to court documents.
When booked at the Police Department after his arrest, he was also booked for three charges out of New Bedford; larceny, nighttime breaking and entering of a vehicle, and malicious damage to a vehicle, according to police.
When arraigned on the Fitchburg charges Monday, Babineau, who pleaded not guilty, was ordered held in lieu of posting a $1,000 cash bail or $10,000 surety bond and ordered to stay away from the victim and the residence, according to court documents. He will return to court on Aug. 4 for a pretrial hearing.