NEW BEDFORD - On Friday, February 9th, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m., New Bedford Police respond to an alarm that was activated at the Moby Dick Brewery located at 52 Union Street in Downtown New Bedford. New Bedford Police arrived quickly and were notified by a witness who stated they observed a male, later identified as Douglas R. Boice, 41 years old, as the person who entered the Moby Dick Brewery and walked out with two bottles of alcohol.

Boice was located by the Police based on the description provided, and was found in possession of the stolen bottles of alcohol. Boice, who is currently listed as homeless, was charged with breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime for a felony, among other charges. Boice was arraigned at New Bedford Third District Court, and was released by Judge Paul Pino without having to post any money for bail.

Five days later, on Wednesday, February, 14th, 2018, Boice was again arrested, this time for armed robbery. Boice was arrested in the 700 block of Purchase Street in Downtown New Bedford, after robbing a male of cash. Boice again would be arraigned and go before Judge Pino. Boice again was released by Judge Pino without having to post any money for bail.

Boice has an extensive criminal history, which includes 62 adult arraignments with 50 resulting in convictions. Boice’s convictions include possession of a firearm, breaking and entering, larceny from a person, assault and battery and dealing drugs.

-New Bedford Police Department