At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, Officer Thomas Paine responded to the Stop & Shop at 2470 Warwick Ave. for a report of a shoplifting incident.
At the scene, a loss prevention associate for the store told Paine he had observed a male suspect take approximately $54 worth of merchandise from the store without making any attempt to pay. The associate attempted to stop the man in the parking lot, but the man reportedly refused to cooperate and left the scene in a black sedan bearing Connecticut registration.
A suspect was identified based on the vehicle’s registration and security camera footage from the store. The matter was forwarded to detectives and a warrant was subsequently issued for the suspect’s arrest on a charge of shoplifting.
At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Feb. 5, Officer Christopher Cote responded to Providence Superior Court to take custody of Jose M. Estremera, 31, 934 Smithfield Ave., Lincoln, on the warrant. Estremera was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later taken to Third Division District Court for arraignment.
Just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 25, Officer Evan Johnson responded to the Walmart at 840 Post Road for a report of a shoplifting incident that occurred earlier that day.
At the scene, a loss prevention associate for the store told Johnson that a man and woman had been observed bagging unscanned items multiple times at several different self-checkout registers. The two were said to have scanned items of lesser value before bagging the more expensive items.
As the man and woman attempted to leave the store, they were met by an employee who asked to check their receipt. At that point, they are said to have left behind two large bags of dog food but exited the store with other items that had not been paid for. They then entered a Chevrolet pickup truck and left the scene.
The value of the stolen items was estimated at just more than $100. Through a check of security camera footage, Johnson was able to identify both the vehicle involved and the male suspect. A warrant was then arrested for the man’s arrest on a charge of shoplifting.
At 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 31, David A. Lefore, 60, 121 Ring St., Providence, responded to Warwick Police headquarters to turn himself in on the warrant. He was processed and later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
Shortly after noon on Feb. 5, Officer Timothy Lipka responded to the Walmart at 840 Post Road for a report of two shoplifting suspects in custody.
At the scene, a loss prevention associate for the store told Lipka that a man and woman had been observed acting suspiciously in the store. The two were said to have selected multiple clothing items, concealed them in the woman’s bag and proceeded to a self-checkout line, where they scanned and paid for only a portion of the merchandise.
They then exited the store, at which point they were stopped by security. The combined value of the stolen items, which were recovered, was placed at roughly $44.
Keith Robert Burns, 33, 9 Eisenhower St., Coventry, and Korissa D. Herrington, 25, 15 Myrtle Ave., Johnston, were each arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. Burns was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court, while Herrington was held as a probation violator and transported to the courthouse.
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Feb. 6, Officer Michael C. Bailey responded to the Walmart at 840 Post Road for a report of a female shoplifting suspect in the custody of loss prevention personnel.
At the scene, a loss prevention associate told Bailey that the suspect had been observed selecting women’s clothing and other merchandise before proceeding to a self-checkout line. She is said to have scanned and paid for only a portion of the merchandise before exiting the store. At that point, she was met by store employees. The combined value of the stolen merchandise, which was recovered, was estimated at $112.
Vanessa L. Smith, 38, 19 Wheeler Ave., Cranston, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Feb. 3, Officer Thomas Paine responded to the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters to meet with a reporting party regarding a larceny complaint.
The reporting party told Paine she had been at the Kent Hospital emergency room earlier that day when she removed her engagement ring while washing her hands in the restroom. She later realized she had left the ring behind, but when she returned to the restroom, it was gone. The ring was valued at approximately $550.
No security camera footage was available. The matter was documented.