PD: Man, woman break into Tempe bar, drink $89 worth of alcohol

Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 15:32:35-04

TEMPE, AZ — A man and woman broke into the "Blasted Barley," a Tempe bar, and drank $89 worth of alcohol.

Tempe police report that on March 4, they responded to an alarm at Blasted Barley near 5th Street and Mill Avenue.

Police say they could see a man inside placing items near the front door. The man, later identified as 23-year-old Joseph Adams, refused to come out of the building and a police dog was sent it to get him out.

The police dog bit Adams, who was eventually detained by police.

Police say they found empty bottles of alcohol in his backpack, valued at about $89.

A woman, 28-year-old Melissa Elizabeth Schimmel, was reportedly found inside the bar and arrested.

Adams reportedly told police that he had two shots and opened a tab but couldn't find anyone to pay.

Schimmel and Adams have been charged with burglary.