A North Kingstown man told police he was visiting his girlfriend on Forrest Street the night of May 25 and returned to his car around 1 a.m. only to realize his car wasn’t there anymore. The 22-year-old said the car was a silver 2001 Toyota Camry that actually belonged to his father but he was the primary operator of the vehicle that was valued at $3,500. The boy’s father told police there was some expensive baseball equipment in the car, and the officer who later found the vehicle at Strand and Crockett Streets said the equipment was still in the car. The owner checked out the car later and said there was nothing missing from the vehicle and it was driven back to North Kingstown with no further incident. No suspects or witnesses.
There were a number of vandalism complaints over the last week or so. On May 28, an Alabama Avenue resident complained she found her rear window on her 2009 Dodge Caravan was smashed as it sat in the driveway sometime between 2 and 2:30 p.m. She said there were no witnesses to the vandalism, but a neighbor reported a 10- to 12-year-old boy in the neighborhood around that time. No other witnesses or suspects and no trace of whatever was used to break the window.
Police went to the Excel Tire Gauge office on June 1 to take a report of vandalism there. The owner said she last saw the company car on May 31 and it was intact. She said a friend called her on June 1 and said he saw a cinderblock next to the vehicle and noticed the driver’s side window was shattered. She said she went to the Knight Street address around 8 p.m. to assess the damage herself. She said it would cost around $250 to $300 to replace the window on the 2009 Nissan Versa. No suspects or witnesses.
Police were sent to the NYLO Hotel on Knight Street around 3:20 p.m. on May 27 for a similar report of a car damaged by a piece of asphalt paving that was used to break the rear passenger window of a 2003 Mitsubishi. Police found the chunk of road in the back seat of the car but found no witnesses or suspects.
A brother and sister who live on Royland Road told police they had no enemies they knew of and had no explanation for the fact that their cars had been vandalized overnight on May 23. They said they found all four tires on each of their cars slashed that morning. They were described as Honda CRVs, one a 1999 and the other a 2012 model. No witnesses.
Two tenants at the Four Seasons Apartments on Warwick Avenue told police someone broke into their cars overnight on June 2 and stole about $55 worth of currency and loose change, assorted CDs, a $45 speaker from his car, a gold plated ring worth $15 and some non-prescription pain-killers from their cars, a 2002 Ford and a 2000 Lincoln LS. No witnesses of suspects.
A Warwick woman told police she was parked in the Dollar Tree parking lot on Warwick Avenue on June 2 and was home on Astral Street before she noticed that her $200 cell phone was missing. No suspects or witnesses.
A woman from Pittsford, N.Y., told police she was at the Workout World on West Shore Road around 10:20 a.m. on June 1 when someone took $200 from her purse while it was in an unlocked locker. No suspects or witnesses.
A Cranston woman came into headquarters on May 27 to tell them someone stole her wallet as she was at the Mobil Gas station on Bald Hill Road around 9 a.m. and only noticed that her wallet and credit cards were gone around 12:30 p.m. She said she called the gas station and they told her no one turned it in but she learned someone had used the cards at CVS, Walmart and Auto Zone that day. Officer Aaron Kay said he followed up on the report and asked the gas station to save any surveillance that may have witnessed the theft and he would forward the case to detectives.
A Fairfax Drive resident told police someone went into his 2007 Chrysler sometime overnight on May 23 and took a carton of cigarettes worth $30 and about $20 in loose change. No suspects or witnesses.
Someone took $1 in change from a Dodge Charger on Knowles Drive sometime overnight on May 27. She said someone smashed her driver’s side window and that it was the third time in lass than a year that her car has been broken into. The case was forwarded to detectives. A resident down the way on Knowles Drive reported that her car was also hit around the same timeframe and her wallet with a credit card inside was taken. No witnesses or suspects in either case.
An Arlington Avenue resident told police he discovered that someone had taken three wheel rims and six catalytic converters from a pile he kept between two sheds in his yard. He said he last saw the scrap around 4 p.m. on May 27 but noticed it was gone on May 29. He said the scrap was worth around $300. No suspects or witnesses.
A Massachusetts woman was arrested at Macy’s in Warwick Mall on June 3 after loss prevention told police she walked out of the store with $275 worth of dresses without paying for them. They told police they found two powerful magnets in the woman’s pocket that were used to defeat the anti-theft tags on the clothes. Tiffany Barclay, 31, of 8 First St., Ipswich, Mass., was charged with shoplifting and possession of shoplifting implements and held for the bail commissioner.
A North Smithfield woman was charged with stealing several cases of Red Bull energy drink worth $143 from the Walmart on Bald Hill Road on June 3. Loss prevention said they saw a man load the cases into a cart and then leave the cart at the front of the store. They said she came along and wheeled the cart out of the store but was topped outside. She claimed she didn’t know who the man was. Lori Devaudreuil, 35, of 10 Railroad St., was later released with a summons.