Cops: Bristol Man Charged for Tampering with Cable Wires, Causing Thousands in Damages
A Bristol Borough man was arrested Wednesday accused of tampering with cable wires last year on three separate occasions causing thousands in damages
Anthony Lombardo 53 was charged with three felony counts of criminal mischief-tampering with property and three felony counts for theft of services, court records show.
Lombardo in three distinct incidents beginning in August of 2021 and culminating on December 1 of 2021 is alleged to have tampered with cable wires near and around his residence on the 900 block of Pearl Street
According to the criminal filing, police were dispatched to the Pearl St location for a of report criminal mischief in progress on August 21.
Cable service workers told police a man was reportedly seen cutting wires and lived who lived close by, court records show.
Police asked the landlord and tenant living at the address about the cutting incident.
Lombardo, according to court records, admitted he was the person who cut the wires because he had a problem with them being there.
Police advised the suspect to stop cutting the wires, it was causing thousands of dollars in damages.
According to court records on November 19, just before midnight Police were dispatched to the Pearl St for a report of damage to cable wires. Upon arrival Police were told by a repair man neighbors observed Lombardo tampering with cable wires.
Responding Police spoke with Lombardo who admitted, according to court records., to tampering with the wires. The suspect told Police he put a filter on the side of the cable wires connecting to his residence.
On December 1, just after 1 pm Police were called to the Pearl St location again for a report of a man seen climbing a ladder next to a utility pole, tampering with wire cable wires, court records show.
Lombardo, allegedly told Police he was fixing the wires.
District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr set his bail at $30,000.00 unsecured.
He is scheduled to appear in Bristol Borough District Court on May 4 for a preliminary hearing.