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Warwick Police Log 08/27/20

Posted 8/27/20

IDENTITY FRAUD Just after 10 a.m. on Aug. 19, Officer Tyler Mobrice responded to a Shady Glen Drive home for a report of fraud. At the scene, the reporting party told Mobrice she had received a Visa credit card in the mail that day. She had not applied

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Warwick Police Log 08/27/20

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IDENTITY FRAUD

Just after 10 a.m. on Aug. 19, Officer Tyler Mobrice responded to a Shady Glen Drive home for a report of fraud.

At the scene, the reporting party told Mobrice she had received a Visa credit card in the mail that day. She had not applied for the card and was concerned over possible identity theft.

Mobrice advised the woman to contact the major credit bureaus and the Social Security office in addition to Visa’s fraud department. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

LARCENY

At approximately 5:11 p.m. on Aug. 14, Officer Anthony D’Abrosca was dispatched to an apartment on Quaker Lane for a report of a missing or stolen license plate.

At the scene, the reporting party told D’Abrosca he had sold his car through the website Carvana. He had been unable to remove its rear license plate, and when a tow truck driver arrived to take the vehicle, the reporting party said he was told the plate would be returned to him by mail. That never occurred, he told the officer.

The matter was documented.

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At approximately 11:42 a.m. on Aug. 17, Officer Matthew Caradimos responded to a construction site at 555 Jefferson Blvd. for a report of larceny.

At the scene, the reporting party, an employee of Northeast Steel, told Caradimos that a rented welding machine had been taken from the property sometime since Aug. 15. A representative of the rental company, United Rentals, responded to the scene and advised Caradimos the company wished to report the machine, valued at $250, as stolen.

The matter was documented.

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At approximately 7:46 p.m. on Aug. 18, Officer Kevin Warren met with a reporting party in the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding a larceny complaint.

The reporting party provided a written statement indicating she had ordered an espresso machine from Bed Bath & Beyond, which was reported as delivered at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. When she checked for the package an hour later, however, it was missing.

The reporting party did not wish to press charges but asked that a report be filed as part of her missing package claim. The matter was documented. ***

Shortly before 1 p.m. on Aug. 19, Officer Brian Holleran met with a reporting party at Warwick Police headquarters regarding a larceny complaint.

The reporting party told Holleran that the catalytic converter had been removed from his roommate’s 2008 Saturn Outlook while it was parked at New England Tech. The roommate arrived at the school at approximately 7:15 a.m. and discovered the damage when his class ended just before 11 a.m.

The roommate was advised to file a police report. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

SHOPLIFTING

Shortly before 1 p.m. on Aug. 9, Officer Brian Holleran responded to the Walmart at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch advised that a female suspect had left the store and was traveling toward Kohl’s in a silver Toyota Camry.

Holleran was unable to locate the vehicle upon arriving at the scene. He then spoke with a loss prevention officer from the store, who said the suspect had removed several items from their packaging and attempted to conceal them before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay.

The woman had been met in the parking lot and initially agreed to return inside the store, but then ran toward her vehicle and left the scene. The merchandise was recovered, according to the loss prevention officer.

Holleran observed security camera footage of the incident, and the matter was documented.

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