RALEIGH — Four men were arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges that they broke into the Hibernian pub, which is being rebuilt after a fire destroyed the Glenwood Avenue restaurant the day after Christmas.
The four also were charged with attempted larceny, with arrest warrants saying they tried to take two bottles of liquor and 20 financial cards.
Police said they were called while the break-in was in progress and arrested the four at the scene.
All four were charged with resisting a public officer.
Derrick Jermaine Shipman, 20, of 4304 Presley Court in Raleigh was held on a $201,500 bond, with additional charges of being a fugitive from another state, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods, injury to personal property and misdemeanor larceny.
Julius Matthew Dickens, 25, of 3143 Calvary Drive in Raleigh was held on a $15,000 bond.
Ash-mar Quadir King, 21, of 4824 Leafcrest Court in Raleigh was held on a $15,000 bond
Marc Allen Cooper, 46, whose address was listed as the men’s shelter on South Wilmington Street, was held on a $25,000 bond.
All were due for court appearances Wednesday.
Chuck Willingham, one of the owners of the Hibernian, said then company is waitingf for the city to grant permits to remove debris from the site.
The building’s old ceiling contained asbestos, Willingham said, so a special permit is required.
The four men arrested apparently were walking by the site and may have seen liquor bottles among the debris, Willingham said.
Nial Hanley, another owner of the popular establishment, said the day of the fire that they would rebuild and reopen on the site.
Willingham said they have been working with planners for a new Hibernian while waiting for debris removal to see the cleared site.
It is too early to sdet a target date for reopening, he said, and the owners also do not know if the city will grant them express review of plans or will require a full review.