Masked man accused of break-in at Crabby Joe’s

Adam Nadeau of Manchester, CT was on probation, police say

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – Southwick police say they caught a man trying to hide after he broke into Crabby Joe’s Bar & Grill early Wednesday morning.

The department posted on their official Facebook page that they arrested Adam Nadeau, 33, of Manchester, Connecticut on a charge of breaking and entering. He was arraigned later in the day Wednesday at Westfield District Court, where bail was set at $2,500.

According to the Southwick police report, officers were called to the restaurant on Congamond Rd. (Route 168) at around 3:00 A.M. after receiving a report of a suspicious black SUV in front of the restaurant, and a flashlight showing through the windows. An officer searched the upper rear deck of the building and saw that lights were turned on inside the building, and that a screen was pried off an open window.

The report says the officer went down to the lower deck, where he saw Nadeau crouched in a secluded area of the deck, trying to hide. The officer reported the suspect was wearing all black clothing, as well as a black mask and gloves. He was placed under arrest. A police dog searched the restaurant to see if there was anyone else inside, but no one was found.

According to Southwick police, Nadeau is suspected of two other break-ins just over the state line in Suffield, Connecticut. At the time of his arrest, he was on probation with a suspended sentence for burglary charges out of Connecticut.

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