On April 3 a victim reported stolen license plates off of a work vehicle at JML Courier Services on Dewey Avenue. The reporting party said that two plates, valued at $20, were last seen on the vehicle the day before while in a lot across the street. There were no suspects at the time and no video surveillance that could have caught the larceny.
On April 3 at approximately 4:43 p.m. there as a report of larceny from a motor vehicle in which a Louis Vuitton purse, a Louis Vuitton wallet, two debit cards, gift cards, and cash were taken. Officer Joseph Tanner responded to the report, which came from the Artistic Melodys dance studio on Post Road.
The reporting party said she had dropped off her child to dance lessons and was only in the studio for two to five minutes. When she came back out, the rear passenger’s side window had been smashed out and her purse was taken.
The items taken included a $2,400 purse, an $850 wallet, two debit cards, $50 in cash, and multiple gift cards.
A liquor store in the plaza had video surveillance of the parking lot and showed a possible suspect vehicle, a Dodge Caravan, nearby, but did not show anything further.
The report was forwarded to detectives.
On April 7 at approximately 10:32 a.m. Officer Michael walker spoke with a larceny victim who had come into police headquarters to report items stolen from his car overnight.
The reporting party said that someone went through his vehicle overnight and took $1,600 in cash, an $175 pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, a cell phone valued at $200, and 7 Spark Drones valued at $3,757.
He said the items were taken sometime between 6:00 p.m. the night before and 8:45 a.m. that morning. He said there was no forced entry and nothing was broken, but he had locked his vehicle. He said he wanted to press charges if a suspect was found.
On April 4 at approximately 12:50 p.m. Officer Aaron Steere was driving saw a Jeep Grand Cherokee driving on 95 North that had Florida plates but a RI inspection sticker and pulled it over because he believed the plates may have been used unlawfully.
The driver of the vehicle was Domenic Ballou, 23, of 815 Sandy Lane Apt. 31 in Warwick, and the passenger was Alexia Mosca, 21, of the same address.
Mosca told the Officer that they knew they weren’t supposed to be using the plates on their vehicle and planned on sending them back to the dealer. The officer also smelt an odor of marijuana and they told him that there was half an ounce of marijuana in a jar in the car.
The officer checked the system and found that the plates were reported as being actively stolen. Both Mosca and Ballou were taken into custody on one count of Receiving Stolen Goods. The car was searched and the jar of marijuana was found and taken as evidence. Ballou was also charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana – One Ounce or Under.
Both were held for the next session of district court while the car was towed and the stolen plates were seized.
On April 4 at approximately 2:22 p.m. Officer Timothy Lipka responded to the J.C. Penney at Warwick Mall for the report of a shoplifter in custody.
The asset protection employee said that minutes earlier she observed a male, later identified as David Hickey, 36, of 13 Milton Ave. in Coventry, take women’s perfume from the Sephora Department and conceal it in a shopping bag. He then went into the men’s rest room and later exited after leaving the perfume’s packaging in that room. He reportedly then left the store without paying.
The asset protection employee apprehended Hickey outside the store and he came back without incident. The perfume, valued at $86, was recovered.
Hickey was issued a court summons for one count of shoplifting – misdemeanor. He was then released with a No Trespass order to J.C. Penney.