Police Log



On Mar. 29 at approximately 11:31 a.m. Officer Christian Vargas responded to the report of a larceny of wiring from the old concession building at a baseball field at Mickey Stevens Sport Complex. The value of the copper wire was assessed at $1,501.

The reporting party said that the building had been broken into sometime that day and copper wire had been stolen. The door knob appeared to have been struck with a hammer, breaking the door open and allowing access to the building. Inside, electrical outlets were on the ground and wiring appeared to have been pulled out from the conduits that were along the inside of the building.

Three rooms to the building appeared to have been accessed and had electrical wiring removed. Photographs were taken and the report was forwarded to detectives.


On Mar. 31 at approximately 10:38 a.m. Officer Walter Larson responded to the Jack Soban Transport on Bay State Avenue about a stolen ATV valued at $1,000.

The reporting party said that a Yamaha YF2 450 4-wheeler had been stored in the transport lot outside the building on Bay State Avenue and that the property is surrounded with a 6-foot tall chain link fence all the way around.

Part of that fence had been cut, which the officer determined was done some time ago because there was oxidization on the cut portions, big enough for an ATV to fit through. There was also footprints leading out on the ground as well as track prints of a 4-wheeler. The prints made it appear that someone was pushing the ATV out towards the street.

Pictures taken of the lot indicated that the ATV was stolen sometime between Mar. 6 and Mar. 12. Photographs were taken, the reporting party said they wished to press charges, and the report was forwarded to detectives.


On Mar. 29 at approximately 4:54 p.m. Officer Quentin Tavares responded to the Victoria’s Secret Pink Store at the Warwick Mall for the report of a shoplifting that had occurred earlier in the afternoon.

The reporting party said that a female had entered the store in a hoodie and selected around 30 total items of clothing from around the store. She put all the items, which included yoga pants and t-shirts, in a pink store bag, then fled the store and could not be stopped or found. The store wished to press charges for the incident. There was no video surveillance of the subject available. The total value of the items stolen was $1,086.


On April 1 at approximately 8:06 p.m. twin sisters were caught for reportedly shoplifting at the Rhode Island Mall Walmart. Officer Walter Larson was the responding officer after the sisters were apprehended by Walmart’s loss prevention officer.

The two subjects were Jaimie and Jessica Norberg, both 38, and both of 846 Main Street in West Warwick.

Jessica reportedly shoplifted $364.13 worth of food/cosmetics and $58.90 worth of miscellaneous merchandise. Jaimie reportedly shoplifted $220.58 worth of assorted cosmetic/beauty merchandise, $40.88 worth of clothing, and $15.84 worth of miscellaneous merchandise. The total amount was around $700.

The officer found that Jessica had an active bench warrant for failure to appear for arraignment. Both were charged with Shoplifting-Misdemeanor and Jaimie was released on summons to appear, while Jessica was transported to the ACI to be held on the warrant.


On April 2 at approximately 1:08 p.m. Officer Christian Vargas responded to the Kohl’s on Bald Hill Rd. for the report of a shoplifting in progress. The subject was described as a male who had exited the store heading towards Chuck E. Cheese but was apprehended by Officer James Vible.

The man was identified as Brendan Alexander, 33, of 150 Circuit Drive in Rehoboth, MA. Reportedly Alexander had tried stealing a variety of clothing and shoes, which had a total value of $120. The items were recovered to the store and Alexander was taken to police headquarters, where he was charged with Shoplifting-Misdemeanor and released on a summons to appear in court.


On April 2 at approximately 4:31 p.m. Officer Thomas Duncan responded to the JC Penney at the Warwick Mall for the report of a shoplifting in progress. A suspect was identified as Amanda Kachadurian, 31, of 59 Puritan Avenue in Cranston. According to the reporting party, Kachadurian had taken several makeup items and concealed them in her purse. She then brought one makeup item to the cash register and paid for it using her beauty insider card, which was registered in her name. When Kachadurian was apprehended by a store employee in the parking lot, she fled the scene in her black SUV, which the employee saw the license plate numbers of.

Officer Nicholas DiNardo located her vehicle just over the Cranston border after hearing the report on dispatch and conducted a traffic stop. The merchandise was found in Kachadurian’s purse and brought back to JC Penney. She was taken to police headquarters and was charged with Shoplifting – Misdemeanor with a summons to appear in court. The total value of the merchandise recovered was $380.50.


On March 30 at approximately 6:49 p.m. Officer Jonathan Reiff responded to the report of slashed tires at a residence on Bluff Avenue.

The victim said that she came home around 6:30 p.m. to find that both passenger side tires and one of the rear tires of her husband’s car were slashed. The tires were flat and appeared to have been slashed with a large object. The victim said she would like to press charges and receive restitution for the damage. A report was taken.


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