At about 5:04am, on Monday, February 21, 2011, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of 31 Beach Street. On arrival, officers observed the front glass door to 25-29 Beach Street (East Ocean City Restaurant) to be smashed. Upon entering the building, officers located a white male, who appeared to be extremely intoxicated, lying on a table inside the establishment. When asked to explain why he was inside the restaurant, the suspect was unable to.
According to witnesses, the suspect was seen kicking the glass door before shattering it. Witnesses further state, once inside, the suspect was seen with a fish net in hand attempting to snag fish out of the fish tank.
Officers arrested Brain McBride, 27, of Lynnfield and charged him with Breaking & Entering.