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STOLEN BICYCLE

An employee of Dockside Seafood Marketplace recently found that his only means of transportation had been stolen while he was at work.

According to Dockside owner Tommy Patrick, on Monday April 17 around 1:15 p.m., a male suspect walked off of Warwick Avenue onto Dockside’s property and took an 18-year-old employee’s bicycle and backpack The bicycle was not locked at the time, but is the employee’s only mode of transportation.

Patrick is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect. A police report has been filed, and those with information are asked to contact the Warwick Police Department at 401-468-4200. Patrick may also be reached at 401-921-5005.

STOLEN WALLET

On April 13 around 3:45 p.m., Officer Ryan Lancaster met with a woman at police headquarters to assist her with a theft case.

The complainant stated that she had left the parking lot of the Bald Hill Road Walmart and Burlington stores on April 12 between the hours of 5 and 6 p.m., but shortly afterwards realized that she had forgotten her wallet in a shopping cart. Upon her return to the lot, she was unable to locate the wallet.

The woman spoke with a Burlington loss prevention employee, who said she had noticed an unknown female pick up the wallet and enter the store. She was observed opening the wallet and examining its contents before proceeding to the bathroom. There the wallet was retrieved by security as it had been thrown in a trashcan. The woman then called her credit card companies and had her accounts cancelled.

Later the woman discovered that an attempt had been made to use the cancelled Discover card, but had not suffered a financial loss. She indicated that she wished to pursue criminal charges against the suspect if she was found.

According to the police report, which was forwarded to department detectives for investigation, a total of 6 credit and debit cards were taken, along with the woman’s driver’s license.

STOLEN SUNGLASSES

Officer Michael Harris was dispatched to the Sunglass Hut kiosk at the Warwick Mall on April 14 for a shoplifting report.

At the scene he met with mall security and the reporting party, who stated that at around 1:45 p.m., a white male approximately 6 feet tall with dark blonde hair and a scruffy beard wearing a black t-shirt with white writing, along with black jeans and brown boots, approached the kiosk to look at a pair of Versace sunglasses.

While the subject was viewing the sunglasses, a couple arrived on the other side of the kiosk who the employee assisted, leaving the other man alone with an unlocked drawer of glasses.

According to the employee, the man soon turned away and walked toward the food court. After the other couple left the employee returned to the other side of the kiosk and notice that the Versace sunglasses the man had been looking at were no longer there.

After reviewing surveillance footage, the subject was observed taking the sunglasses and placing them in his pocket before leaving. A copy of the video footage was obtained for evidence, and the case was forwarded to detectives for review.

ROTARY ACCIDENT

On April 11 at approximately 3:50 p.m., Officer Julio Benros responded to a motor vehicle crash in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts in Apponaug.

Upon arrival Officer Benros found Officer Michael Walker at the scene. It was reported that the crash happened at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Drive and Greenwich Avenue. A car operated by Carlos Suar, 45, of 235 Lowell Avenue, Apartment 2 in Providence, was traveling north on Greenwich Avenue and failed to yield entering the rotary.

The operator of the second vehicle was traveling east on Veterans Memorial Drive Extension towards Veterans Memorial Drive. At the time of the crash, the vehicle was in the rotary with the right of way.

The investigation of the accident revealed that Suar’s Rhode Island license was suspended. He presented a driver’s license from Guatemala after stating that he had been residing in the United States for 21 years.

As a result of the crash, the second car sustained damage to the right front side and a blown out tire, while Suar’s car sustained damage to the right front fender. Vehicle two was rendered non operational, and both vehicles were later towed. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

Suar was issued a summons for driving on a suspended license, second offense, and for failure to yield right of way at a rotary. He was released at the scene with the summons, and his Guatemalan license was seized and forwarded to the DMV for disposal.

HOTEL HAPPENINGS

While on patrol at the Post Road Comfort Inn on April 11 just after 2 a.m., Officer Jonathan Reiff observed a black Nissan Maxima enter the parking lot. The officer observed that the car, which had three occupants and drove around the building for several minutes, did not have the proper parking tag to be in the lot.

A check of the license plate revealed that the plates did not match the vehicle. A traffic stop was then initiated and contact was made with the driver. She stated she was giving a friend, identified as Stacey Mitchell, 21, of 13 Sack Street, Apartment 2 in Providence, a ride to the hotel so he could meet his brother. They were unsure which hotel the brother was staying at.

Background checks revealed that Mitchell had an outstanding warrant from Providence for domestic simple assault. He was then taken into custody and transported to police headquarters before being transported to the Providence Police Department.

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