Tiverton Police arrest man on breaking and entering, vandalism charges

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TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) – A Middletown man was arrested on charges of breaking into a Tiverton restaurant.

Tiverton Police said surveillance footage shows a suspect breaking into the Boathouse restaurant at 227 Schooner Drive and stealing a large quantity of alcohol as well as a safe containing thousands of dollars in cash.

Police posted a still image of the suspect captured from the surveillance footage and received tips within minutes identifying the suspect as 55-year-old Lino Loyola of Middletown.

Tiverton Police, with the assistance of Portsmouth and Middletown detectives, obtained warrants for the Loyola and his residence.

Officers recovered numerous items stolen from the Boathouse and evidence directly linking Loyola to the break.

Loyola was arrested and charged with breaking and entering into a business and vandalism. He was released on bail.

The case has been turned over to the Attorney General’s office for review and prosecution.

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