Police Log



A Cranston woman was charged with shoplifting at the Hobby Lobby at 945 Ball Hill Rd. on Sept. 2. A loss prevention agent at the store told police he saw the woman placing a variety of jewelry items in her purse as she made her way through the store. He told police he stopped her outside after she left without paying for the concealed items and escorted her back inside. He said he recovered 51 items worth a total of $202.89. Candra N. Habershaw, 25, of 1795 Pontiac Ave., was taken to headquarters, where she was processed and then released with a summons.

Steven Leon, 30, of 10 St. Mart St., West Warwick, was charged with shoplifting from the Target store at Warwick Mall on Aug. 29 after loss prevention at the store told police he stole $141.94 worth of Enfamil from the store that day and the day before. The loss prevention agent told police he knew the man from other incidents when he was in the store and flagged down police as the man was waiting at the bus stop near the Showcase Cinema. He gave police copies of the video surveillance. Leon was later released with a summons.

Susana Woodrops, 48, of 135 Reservoir Ave., Providence, was charged with shoplifting at the Target store on Aug. 30 after loss prevention told police she took 50 pieces of clothing worth $818.16 and concealed them all in shopping bags she brought to the store. A loss prevention agent told police he stopped her outside after she left without paying for the goods and detained her for police. He also said he informed Woodrops she was no longer welcome in the store and would be arrested for trespassing if she returned and gave police a copy of the video surveillance taken of Woodrops in the store.


Officer Albert Marano reported he was on patrol around 1 a.m. on Sept. 1 when dispatch advised that two men stole a set of golf clubs from a car on Fletcher Street and were running through yards on Reynolds Avenue. He said he then heard that Sgt. Scott Robillard had caught up with the suspect and another man. Robillard told Marano one of the men already confessed that he took the clubs and that the man with him “had no idea that he was doing that.” Marano said he arrested Justin Houle, 25, of 4 Greenville Ave., North Providence, who told him he left the golf clubs he took from the car near the tennis courts at Warwick Vets High School. The golf clubs were found and returned to the owner, who said he did want to press charges. The owner told police his son told him he heard a noise outside and saw a man in his car take a $150 set of Titleist golf clubs and run away. Houle was processed and later released with a summons.


Officer Aaron Kay reported that he and a number of other officers were dispatched to an accident with injuries at the I-95 North ramp on Centerville Road around 5 a.m. He said he arrived to find two females near a Chrysler 300 with minor complaints of pain and three more passengers with minor injuries. He said the operator identified herself and explained that she and her sister and her friends came up from Cape Cod to go to a club in Providence and got lost on their way back and stopped at a gas station for directions and were attempting to get back on I-95 when she lost control on the rain-covered road and slammed into the embankment. Two of the passengers were taken to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries. Kay said they found a small bag of marijuana and another small bag with what looked like cocaine on the floor of the car. He said he asked the driver who they belonged to and she said they were hers and hers alone. He said he asked her again at headquarters if the drugs belonged to her or someone else and she said she was taking responsibility for the drugs and no one else was involved. Naomi R. Hendricks, 25, of 98 Main St., Mashpee, Mass., was charged with possession of two grams of marijuana and .5 grams of cocaine.


A Norfolk Road resident told police someone came into his yard and walked off with five fishing rods and reels worth over $2,000. He said he last saw the equipment on Aug. 23 around 3:30 p.m. and saw they were gone the morning of Aug. 25. He said the rods were in his yard but were not visible from the street. He told Officer James Wenneman he looked all over the property for them and did not find them. He also said he had no idea who would have taken them. A brass Penn 975 LT with a black St. Croix rod; a brass Penn 965 with a black St. Croix; a brass Penn 12 LT with a black Penn rod; a black Shimano rod and reel; and a generic rod and reel were missing. No witnesses.

A catalytic converter was cut from one of the company trucks at the Glidden Paint Company on Metro Center Boulevard on Aug. 20. No suspects.

A $1,200 Samsung laptop; a Blue Tooth headset; a wide-angle lens; a telephoto lens; a flash unit and rechargeable batteries were taken from a car belonging to a Pennsylvania man as he was picking up a pizza at Bertucci’s on Post Road on Aug. 28. No suspects or witnesses.

Eighty feet of copper cable were stolen from a construction site on Bellows Street on Aug. 30. A contractor said the cable was worth $200. Fifty feet of welding leads, jumper cables, Sawzall blades and batteries were also taken. No witnesses or suspects.

A car window was smashed on Partition Street on Aug. 29 and a purse stolen from the front seat with identification, credit cards and cash taken. Police were called back later that day when the victim’s family said they found her purse nearby but the $150 in cash was missing. The rest of the contents were in the purse. No suspects.

A teacher at the Totally Kids School on Messer Street reported that someone took the stereo faceplates and around 90 CDs from the two school buses that were parked at the school overnight. There were no witnesses or suspects.


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