On Dec. 15 at about 10:20 p.m. Woonsocket Police arrested Brian Moore, 56, of 65 Arnold St., charging him with breaking and entering a building with criminal intent in the case of a Dec. 14 break-in at Mount St. Charles.
Police had their first encounter with Moore Dec. 14 at about 6 a.m. on St. Joseph Street, near Mount St. Charles when they found him sleeping in a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta, according to police reports, discovering an empty Budweiser beer can and a yellow crowbar with the store sticker still on it, a tool belt and a cooler filled with Budweiser cans, according to Officer Patrick Greeno's report.
The car had a suspended registration and it was towed away.
At about 8 a.m. the next morning, Officer Matthew Bourgoin responded to Mount S. Charles Academy at 800 Logee St. for a reported breaking and entering.
Bourgoin spoke with Brother Roland Champagne, who showed him that the entry doors had prymarks from a tool that had left yellow paint behind. The coin boxes of two vending machines had also been pried open, with about $50 missing. The building's security video showed somone with Moore's height and build, wearing a tool belt, smoking. Police also found a Budweiser beer can outside the entry doors.
With this information, Woonsocket Police Detective Philip Kamer interviewed Moore, who said that he hadn't broken into the building, but could convince the person who had to confess if police would let him go.
Police decided not to take him up on that offer, choosing instead to charge him with the breaking and entering.