September 19, 2014
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Police Log

GARDEN TRASHED

Officer Christopher Lo forwarded a vandalism report to detectives on July 10. A Cranston business operator who owns 1790 Warwick Ave. told police he used the property for storage for his Cranston-based business and had a vegetable garden in the backyard. He said he visits the garden every night and came that evening to find the garden had been all torn up and the plants and the stakes that held them up and the hose that watered them had been cut in half. He also noticed the second floor next to the garden had been forced open and access gained to the first floor but nothing appeared to be missing. Pictures were taken of the damage and detectives were called to the scene. No suspects or witnesses.

STOLEN CARS

Officer James Vible reported he was dispatched to Macy’s in Warwick Mall on July 10 for a report of a stolen car. A Providence man told Vible he drove his friend’s car to the mall around 1:30 p.m. and noticed that the car was gone when he returned at 4 p.m. Vible said he called the owner of the car to see if he had, for some reason, taken his car back but he said he did not and only the reporting party had his permission to use the car. The black 1998 Toyota was listed in the system as stolen. Vible said he asked the store if they would give police a copy of their surveillance and then forwarded the report to detectives.

A Spencer Avenue resident told police she last saw his gold 2009 Chevy Malibu in his driveway around 1 a.m. on July 3. He said he returned to the car around 6 a.m. and the car was gone. He said he did leave the keys in the ignition. No suspects or witnesses.

LARCENIES

Two black BMX bicycles worth about $200 went missing from the rear porch of an apartment in the Fairfax Village Apartments on Post Road on July 8. One of the bikes had gold wheel rims. No suspects or witnesses.

A woman called police on July 7 to report that her son and his friends left their fishing equipment outside the door of the Family Dollar store in Meadowbrook and came out later to see it was gone. She said two tackle boxes and several rods and reels were taken that were worth around $400. No suspects or witnesses.

An apartment dweller on Blade Street told police he kept two freshwater fishing poles in the hallway outside his apartment and noticed that they were missing on July 6. He said the front door to the common area does not lock and everyone in the building had access to the fishing gear. He said the fishing rods were worth $40 each. No suspects or witnesses.

A Fairfax Drive resident said he left his unlocked SUV in his driveway the night of July 8 and returned to the car the next morning to discover a black and gold watch worth $150 and a bottle of D & G cologne worth $175 were missing. No suspects or witnesses.

SHOPLIFTING

A Warwick woman was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s in Warwick Mall on July 5. Loss prevention at the store told police Alicia M. Cotrone, 26, of 129 Pinnery Ave., concealed $346 worth of clothing on her person and left the store without paying for the goods. Loss prevention also asked that she pay for five of the items that were damaged by her removing security sensors. The child she had with her was released to a relative.

A Warwick man was charged with stealing $104.96 worth of Gillette shaving products from the Target store in Warwick Mall. Loss prevention told police they watched him select a razor set and a set of blades and conceal them in a Target shopping bag before leaving the store without paying for them. Anthony L. Cinco, 45, of 300 Lambert Lind Highway, was taken to headquarters for processing, where he had an apparent attack of high blood pressure and was transported to Kent Hospital for evaluation. Officer Britton Kelly reported that he explained the summons he was issued to Cinco and left him in the care and custody of the hospital.

Christopher J. Duchesneau, 20, of 25 Coventry Dr., Coventry, was charged with stealing an eyebrow pencil and a package of eyebrow gel worth a total of $42 from JC Penney in Warwick Mall on July 10. He was later released with a summons.

Another Coventry man was charged with felony shoplifting on July 9 when loss prevention at JC Penney told police he concealed five bottles of men’s fragrances worth $485 and then ran out of the story and rode off on a bicycle. They said the same man was in the store earlier and did a similar theft but got away. When he came back in the same clothes on the same day on the same bicycle, they called police as he rode away on his bike. This time, police caught up with him near the ACI in Cranston and he was identified as the man who had been in the store twice that day to steal. Officer Stephen Major said he learned that the suspect had numerous priors for shoplifting, felony shoplifting and possession of stolen goods, Albert Herbert Jacques, 56, of 101 Colvintown Rd., Coventry, was charged with felony shoplifting and violating probation. He was held for the next session of District Court.

HOME INVASION

Warwick detectives have made an arrest for a home invasion that occurred shortly after midnight on July 5.

“Detectives believe that Jon Thomas, 24, of Providence, is one of two armed males who forced their way into the home on New Britain Drive in the Church Avenue section of Warwick. After forcing entry into the home, Thomas and a second unidentified accomplice accosted the three adult occupants of that residence, causing at least one person to sustain injuries. It was reported that after taking specific items from the residence, the suspects then fled in an unknown direction,” according to Lt. David DeAngelis in a press release.

DeAngelis said investigators were able to link evidence left at the scene to Thomas, who was apprehended July 10 at his home in Providence without incident. He was charged with three counts of felony assault, larceny, burglary and use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence. Warwick Police are continuing their investigation in an attempt to identify and apprehend Thomas’s accomplice. Anyone with information about the case should call detectives at 468-4200.

DRUG BUST

Warwick Police reported they have arrested three people on drug charges after a joint investigation with Providence Police. Warwick and Providence detectives seized several thousand dollars in cash and over 1,000 “ready-to-sell” bags of heroin, having a street value of close to $45,000.

According to a press release from Lt. David DeAngelis, defendant Stephen Bush, 48, of Fall River, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver. Alfredo Paiva, 48, also of Fall River, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver. Jhovanny Almonte, 29, of Providence, was charged with four counts of delivery of drugs. All three men were arraigned in Kent County District Court on Friday.


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