Police Log - Stolen snow blower



On Dec. 13 at approximately 2:46 p.m. Officer Walter Larson responded to a call from Advance America on Bald Hill Road about an attempted burglary.

He learned that at approximately 3:08 a.m. earlier that morning Warwick Police received a call from the store’s alarm company about an attempted break at the back door of the store. Upon arrival, the reporting party told the Officer that she received a call from the alarm company about the alarm going off at 3:05 a.m. and when she checked the door, she observed pry marks on the outward swinging door as well as hand prints next to the pry marks, which she stated were not there the previous day.

Officer Larson found that there were handprints but no discernible fingerprints. Detective Shaun Turcotte was called to assist and he took photographs but was unable to obtain any good prints because of the texture on the door and the lack of prints. The report was forwarded to detectives.


On Dec. 8 at approximately 3:32 p.m. Officer Quentin Tavares was dispatched to the Kent YMCA for the report of malicious damage.

He was informed by the reporting party that on Monday, Dec. 3, two of the Y’s mini buses were extremely loud when they were started. Upon checking, she saw that each of the buses had the muffler converter pipes missing. One of the converter pipes was completely gone and one was still partially intact.

The mufflers were from their 2010 Chevrolet Express Vans and were valued at $500.

The YMCA wished to press charges should suspect(s) be found. There was no suspect information at the time and photographs and statements were placed into Records.

On Dec. 13 at approximately 4:13 p.m. Officer Matthew Smith responded to a residence on Madison Street for a report of a stolen snow blower. The reporting party told him that on Dec. 10 she saw the doors to the shed on her front yard to be slightly opened. At the time, she thought it was the wind and just closed the doors before going to work. She went into the shed later in the day and found that her Craftsman snow blower, valued at $500, to be missing. The victim stated that she did not have a lock on the shed and does not have a serial number for the snow blower. She also spoke with neighbors, who told her that they had not seen anything suspicious.

On Dec. 14 at approximately 8:12 a.m. Officer Michael Walker responded to a residence on Toll Gate Road for a report of stolen rims and tires from a car. The victim told the Officer that the tires and rims were missing from his 2011 Acura MDX, which was sitting on milk crates and blocks of wood in his driveway at this time. He had last seen his vehicle at 8:30 p.m. the night before and when he came out to his driveway at 8:05 that morning he found the parts to be missing.

The total value of the tires and rims is $2,000. A written statement was provided and the victim told the Officer that he wished to press charges if a suspect was found. On Dec. 14 at approximately 2:23 p.m. Officer Rose Michel responded to a victim of a larceny who had come into the Warwick Police Department to report the incident.

The victim, from People’s Disposal and Recycling, located in Johnston, told the Officer that a 30-yard roll-off container (dumpster) had been stolen from a location on Wood Street in Warwick. He said that he had dropped the container off on November 1 per the request of the owner of the residence. On Dec. 11, he contacted the owner, who told him that the container was all set to be picked up. But when he went to pick up the container on Dec. 13, it was missing.

Officer Michel contacted the owner of the property at this time, who told her that he had last seen the container at the property on the week of Nov. 20, but had not returned to the residence since (his business is to remodel homes and sell them, for which he need the dumpster at this particular residence).

The victim could not provide further information on the dumpster other than that it is a 30 yard metal roll-off container with graffiti. The dumpster is valued at $3,800.

The report was forwarded to Detectives.

On Dec. 15 at approximately 3:15 p.m. Officer Timothy Kenyon responded to a residence on Benedict Road for a report of a stolen snow blower. The victim told the Officer that he noticed that day that his Troy Bilt Storm 2410 24” snow blower, valued at approximately $700, was missing from his driveway. He said that the last time he saw the snow blower it was secured to a handicap ramp with a bicycle cable and combination lock. The lock had been cut and was on the ground, and the victim said he wished to pursue a criminal complaint. The snow blower was entered into the system as missing.


Officer Quentin Tavares responded to the T.J. Maxx Home Goods store on Bald Hill road on Dec. 11 at approximately 7:20 p.m. for a report of two females in custody for shoplifting.

The complainant told the Officer that the two females, later identified as Sela Lutterbeck, 18, of 25 Everett Avenue in Providence, and Enajja Lipscomb-Penn, 18, of 90 Miner Street in Providence, had attempted to shoplift earlier that night.

Lipscomb-Penn had tried to take 12 jewelry and cosmetics items, valued at $218.88, and Lutterbeck had tried to take six cosmetics items valued at $78.94. They had both concealed the merchandise in their handbags and exited the store without paying for any of the jewelry or makeup.

The Loss Prevention Officer stopped them outside the store and brought them back to the office, where all the merchandise was recovered, which will be resold. T.J. Maxx wished to prosecute for the shoplifting.

Checks on the two females showed that neither had a BCI, had positive IDS, and no prior arrests, so they were summonsed on scene. Both were issued a Third District Court date of Jan. 16 at 9:00 a.m. for Shoplifting-Misdemeanor.

On Dec. 13 at approximately 8:17 p.m. Officer Gavin McVeigh was dispatched to the Walgreens on Warwick Avenue and Sandy Lane for a report of a shoplifting in progress. He was told by dispatch that the suspect as a male in his twenties wearing a gray sweatshirt and had left the store, possibly in his vehicle, with a basket full of stolen items.

Upon arrival, Officer DiNardo was already on scene conducting an area check. The reporting party told Officer McVeigh that the suspect was a white male approximately 6’1” in height and wearing gray sweatshirt/sweatpants.

The manager of the store told him that he had overheard the suspect asking a store employee for the location of toys within the store and had gotten a good enough look at him that he would be able to identify him in a photo line up. He said that the suspect also had a black tattoo on the left side of his neck.

The manager then went to have a meeting with staff, during which he saw the suspect take a basket full of items from the toy aisle in his left hand and several female cosmetic gift boxes under his right arm. The suspect then exited the front of the store and when the manager went to look for him he could not be found. He stated the Walgreens would like to pursue charges if the suspect as identified.

Officer McVeigh reviewed the video surveillance system, which showed the suspect doing as the manager said. The manager didn’t know the exact value of the items, but the report states it was around $100.

A copy of the surveillance video was entered into evidence and the case was forwarded to Detectives.

On Dec. 14 at approximately 4:07 p.m. Officer Derek Mourato responded to a report from the J.C. Penney at Warwick Mall of a shoplifter in custody.

The Asset Protection officer at the store told Officer Mourato that at approximately 3:36 p.m. that day she saw a female shoplifting from the Sephora Department of the store. The female was identified as Sara Barrios, 23, of 16 Grover Street in North Providence.

The complainant told the Officer that Barrios had selected two Fenty Lipsticks, then several more items of makeup and put them all in her shopping bag. She then exited the store with paying for any of the merchandise. She was then stopped and escorted back into the store by Asset Protection, where the concealed merchandise was recovered from her bag.

The value of the items taken was $218. All the items were recovered by J.C. Penney, who wished to press charges.

Barrios admitted to concealing the items with intent to steal them. A check showed that she had no criminal history and this would be her first arrest. She was given a District Court summons on shoplifting-misdemeanor with a Third District Court date of Jan. 16 at 9 a.m.

She was then escorted out of the store. Surveillance video, the store’s statement, and the receipt for the items were placed in evidence and records back at police headquarters.


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