Just after 4 p.m. on Sept. 13, Officer Sara L. Goes responded to the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 1121 Warwick Ave. for a report of larceny. Dispatch advised that a bicycle had been stolen from a juvenile at the store.
At the scene, the juvenile told Goes that he had left his bicycle outside for 10 to 15 minutes while he looked around inside the store. When he returned, it was gone.
A Salvation Army staff member provided access to security camera footage, which showed a young, male subject take the bicycle and leave the area. The face of the person who took the bicycle was not visible, however.
The matter was documented.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Sept. 14, Officer Jamey A. Petit responded to a Williams Street home for a report of larceny.
At the scene, the homeowner told Petit that at approximately 3 p.m. that day, he noticed the door to a detached wood shed on his property was ajar. He then discovered that several items were missing, including a pair of tower speakers, a coffee table, a bureau, headboard and mirror, and a 10-speed bicycle.
No security camera footage was available from the home or neighboring residents, and no footprints or fingerprints were immediately observed. The matter was forwarded to detectives.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, Officer Thomas W. Greene responded to the Macy’s location at Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident. Dispatch advised that asset protection personnel at the store had a male suspect in custody.
At the scene, an asset protection associate at the store told Greene that the man – who was carrying a backpack – had been observed selecting four hooded sweatshirts and two pairs of sweatpants before entering a fitting room. When he left the fitting room, he was seen carrying one pair of sweatpants and placing two sweatshirts on the put-back rack. A check of the fitting room stall found no items left behind, and the backpack was said to be “visibly full.”
At that point, the man is said to have exited the store and passed all points of purchase without making any attempt to pay. He was then met by asset protection personnel and escorted back inside the store, where two sweatshirts and one pair of sweatpants – with a combined value of $165 – were recovered.
Joshua Michael Bunker, 34, 2020 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was held as a probation violator pending a court appearance.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sept. 13, Officer Jeremy T. Smith responded to the Walmart location at 840 Post Road for a report of a female shoplifting suspect in custody.
At the scene, an asset protection associate at the store told Smith that shortly after 1 p.m., the woman had been observed selecting multiple items throughout the store, including clothes, diapers and trash bags. She then proceeded to a self-checkout lane, where she scanned only a portion of the items she had selected. After paying, the woman exited the store, at which point she was met by asset protection personnel and escorted back inside. Nearly $159 worth of merchandise was recovered.
Claudia Cabrera Lopez, 21, 142 Halmington St., Providence, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
At approximately 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, Officer Hovsep A. Sarkisian initiated a motor vehicle stop on Warwick Avenue after observing a vehicle with a registration and inspection violation.
Sarkisian made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to be wanted on an active arrest warrant issued from Cranston Police.
Janelle O’Brien, 42, 130 Norwood Ave., Apt. 2, Cranston, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was held pending the arrival of Cranston Police.