Joseph Vaudo faces charges of killing $10K worth of lobsters
SANDWICH – Superior Lobster and Seafood lost about $ 10,000 in lobsters after a Sandwich man shut off the compressor and oxygen supply to their live seafood tank, according to the Sandwich Police Department Facebook page .
Sandwich Police responded to Superior Lobster and Seafood on Friday to investigate a report of vandalism, the Facebook post said. CCTV footage the day before at 9:18 p.m. reportedly showed a man illegally throwing trash into the company’s commercial dumpster, then turning off the compressor and oxygen supply to the live seafood tank, the publication said.
The suspect in the video has been identified by police as Joseph Vaudo.
Vaudo was arrested and charged with vandalism of property and illegal dumping. Vaudo has been reported for trespassing on the business and is due in court on Monday for arraignment, the courier said.
Vaudo is the former owner of the store. The court ordered him in December to cede the market to G-Four LLC, a commercial rental company based in Sagamore.
Vaudo has had several run-ins with the state. He filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy on March 7, 2019, according to Federal Court documents. The case was closed on December 6.
Court records from last April showed Vaudo owed more than $ 1.5 million to more than 50 creditors, including the State Revenue Department, the IRS, the City of Sandwich and several utility companies. , banks and financial services companies.
The order from U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Frank Bailey gave Vaudo until Jan. 31 to remove all signs, counters, lighting and other store equipment from the location.
In 2014, Vaudo lost his license to sell fish and shellfish after pleading guilty to receiving stolen oysters and failing to keep proper shell records as the owner of Joe’s Lobster Mart in Sandwich. In October 2017, he obtained a food retail license from the city’s health ministry and a state permit to open Mr. Vaudo’s fish market.
Darryl Durnford, Managing Director of Superior Lobster and Seafood, said in a February 2020 interview that Superior Lobster Co. has no affiliation and has not been in contact with the previous owner.