Police Log - Lots of Shoplifting



On July 10 at approximately 12:49 p.m. Officer Paul White and other members of the department responded to the Warwick Avenue Stop and Shop for a report of a shoplifting in progress. Dispatch reported that a male wearing a blue shirt and black shorts had just run from security and was heading south on Warwick Avenue toward Oakland Beach Avenue.

Officers checked the area for the suspect while Officer White responded to the store and met with security. There he was told that the suspect selected several boxes of razors and concealed them inside a Stop and Shop bag before leaving by the floral department exit without paying. Security approached the man outside and asked for the merchandise to be returned. He then gave the products back, shoved the woman security guard and took off running. The man was not found during the search.

Video footage of the incident was obtained, and although the merchandise had been recovered the store wishes to press charges. The report was forwarded to department detectives for review.


Around 12:51 p.m. on July 14, Officer John Zaborski was dispatched to the Warwick Avenue Stop and Shop for a shoplifting report.

Upon arrival he met with a member of the store’s security team who was standing near the front entrance, She identified the man standing next to her, later identified as David Mack, 40, of 124 Hiawatha Street in Warwick, as the person who shoplifted. Mack was then taken into custody and placed in the police cruiser.

According to store security, Mack was watched via video surveillance inside the store. Mack and an unidentified female both selected multiple items from within the store and placed them in a shopping cart. The two subjects then separated, and security lost sight of the woman. Mack continued to pus the cart full of groceries, and passed all points of sale without making an attempt to pay. Outside, he was detained by security, and $616.76 worth of merchandise was recovered.

Mack was transported to police headquarters, where he was issued a summons for one count of shoplifting. Due to the fact that the woman did not conceal any items and was not in control of the cart, the store did not wish to pursue charges against her.


Officer Walter Larson along with several members of the department were dispatched to the Haxton Toll Gate Liquors on July 11 around 6 p.m. in reference to a shoplifting in progress. The complainant stated that the woman suspect had left the store earlier that day but had returned and was apprehended by a manager outside as she tried to leave again.

At the scene, employees told the officers that they noticed that a bottle of Hennesey valued at $36.49 was missing from the store. Film was then reviewed where he observed a female enter the store around 4:10 p.m. She selected the bottle and placed it in her purse before exiting the store without paying. She returned later and purchased four cans of beer, but again took another bottle of Hennesey, this one valued at $48.59, and placed it in her bag. According to the report, she admitted to stealing the bottle when she was apprehended outside.

The woman, later identified as Jacqueline Haynes, 24, of 2175 Plainfield Pike in Coventry, was taken into custody. She was charged with two counts of shoplifting. She was also issued a no trespass order for Haxton’s.


On July 13 at 2:24 p.m., Officer Vargas was dispatched to the Warwick Mall JC Penney for a report of a vehicle with a broken window.

At the scene he observed a black Toyota Camry with a broken front passenger side window with what appeared to be three purses in plain view along with a large amount of personal items on the front passenger seat. It did not appear that the door had been opened and it was unknown if items had been removed, according to the report.

Routine checks were run and the name of the registered owner of the car was found. A call was made and a voicemail left for the individual. Officer Vargas then had to clear the scene and respond to an emergency call to assist another officer. He later returned and met with the victim, who stated she had gone to JC Penney between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. and left her vehicle secured.

The woman stated that she had left her purse containing her cell phone, four credit cards and about $300 cash underneath some items, and that the purse was now missing. None of the cameras in the area captured the incident, and there are no suspects or further leads.


Officer Julio Benros responded to Cedar Pond Drive on July 14 at approximately 10:30 a.m. for a report of a stolen motorcycle.

At the scene he met with the reporting party, who stated her 2015 Yamaha FZ6R had been stolen. She believed that the motorcycle had been taken sometime between 8:30 and 10:30 that day. The motorcycle was entered into the police database. There are no know witnesses to the theft, and the report was forwarded to department detectives.


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