Police charge Somerset man with breaking into liquor store

Photo courtesy of Westport Police

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — Police arrested a man early Thursday morning after they said he broke into a Westport liquor store.

According to police, Westport officers responded to an alarm at Country Liquors located at 233 Sanford Road around 2:45 a.m. Responding officers discovered damage to the building’s front door and after checking the building, they saw a man inside the store.

After setting up a perimeter, additional officers tried to get the suspect to leave the store but they had no luck. Police said a Fall River police K9 was called to the scene to help remove the man from the store.

The suspect, identified as Nicholas John Spano, was found by the K9 and his handler hiding in a bathroom.

Spano, 29, of Somerset, was taken into custody and was treated at the scene for a bite mark on his arm. He did not require any other medical attention, according to officials.

Inside the store, officers found several tools and officials said the ATM had been damaged. Police searching Spano’s car said they found some ammunition, but no weapon was discovered.

Spano was arraigned Thursday in Fall River District Court on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony, attempting to break into a depository, two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250, possession of burglarious tools and larceny from a building.

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