Arrest made in Eagles breaking and entering

BEVERLY – A set of fingerprints led to the arrest of a Beverly man who was charged with breaking and entering at the Beverly Eagles Club in November.

Robert Wells, 32, of 2535 Ohio 83 was arrested at the Beverly Police Department after being questioned Thursday, said Police Chief Mark Sams.

“He admitted to the breaking and entering, and had been arrested on other unrelated charges before,” Sams said Monday. “We were able to match his fingerprints with prints found at the scene.”

Wells allegedly entered the club through a basement door and once inside damaged other interior doors as well as a safe and coin-operated machines before leaving the facility with an undisclosed amount of cash, officials said.

Sams said the incident is still under investigation, but police do not believe Wells was involved in a series of break-ins that occurred around the same time as the Eagles Club incident.

Wells was placed in the Washington County Jail Thursday but was released Sunday after posting $5,000 bond.