On March 21 at approximately 11:57 p.m., Officers Adam Arico and John Zaborski were dispatched to the Post Road Walt’s Roast beef for a reported burglar alarm.
After arriving on scene the officer began an exterior check of the building. He then observed several marks on the glass portion of the sliding window of the drive through in what appeared to be an attempt to break the window.
The officer then looked into the building and observed that the cash registers were open and that there were two cash drawers on the floor. Officer Arico then found that the glass on the side entrance door to the dining room was broken and hanging.
Several additional officers then arrived on scene for assistance and the officers then entered the building. A closer inspection of the cash drawers found that they contained an unknown amount of rolled and loose change.
Officers then confirmed that the building was empty and clear, and Detective Mullin responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. A manager for the restaurant arrived on scene and was advised of the circumstances. He told officers that only change remains in the cash drawers when the restaurant closes, and that there may have been a few hundred dollars in change in the store.
After assessing the interior of the store, it was determined that approximately $30 worth of change had been taken during the incident. At the time of the report there were no suspects or witnesses, and the case was turned over to detectives for review.
On March 16 at approximately 12:46 p.m., Officer Alfred Silveira was dispatched to the Bald Hill Road Wendy’s restaurant for a report of a fraud.
At the scene he met with a manager of the restaurant, who stated that while counting money from the safe she found what she believed to be a counterfeit $20 bill. After she checked the note with a detector pen, it showed a solid brown mark on the bill. She told the officer that the bill was taken in on the night of March 13. The bill was taken as evidence and the case was forwarded to detectives for review.
Officer Quentin Tavares was dispatched to the parking lot of the YMCA on March 19 at approximately 3:47 p.m. for a report of a larceny. Prior to his arrival, dispatch advised the officer that the reporting party’s vehicle was broken into while parked in the parking lot.
Upon arrival the officer met with the victim, who explained that she had come to the YMCA to work out and entered the facility around 2:40 p.m., When she retuned to her vehicle she noticed that the driver’s side window was broken and that her purse was missing.
Contained in the purse were bank, credit, and medical cards and other items with a combined estimated value of $300. There are no suspects or additional information at this time.
At approximately 12:35 p.m. on March 20, Officer Russell Brown along with other members of the department were dispatched to the Bald Hill Road JC Penney for a report of a shoplifting in progress. A woman suspect was allegedly observed concealing items, and using an ink security tag remover to remove the devices from clothing.
According to the report, when Officer Brown arrived on scene he observed Detective Parrillo running from the side of the JC Penney building chasing after the woman suspect and was able to detain her. The woman, later identified as Ebony Evans, 27, of 385 Edgewood Street Apt. 9 in Hartford, Conn., was identified by store security members as the suspect in question who took 10 items from the store with a total value of $336.
An asset protection associate provided a written statement to officers explaining that Evans was observed concealing merchandise and exiting the store without making an attempt to pay. The store also wished to pursue criminal charges against Evans. She was then arrested and transported to police headquarters where she was charged with one count of misdemeanor shoplifting and later released with a court summons.
Officer Joseph DeDonato responded to the Post Road Walmart on March 21 in reference to a possible shoplifting which had just occurred. Dispatch advised the officer that Officer Brit Kelly, who was working at a road construction detail, had been stopped by a witness who reported that they observed a suspect stealing merchandise from Walmart and that the suspect was currently at a bus stop at Post and Atlantic.
At the scene, Officer DeDonato found that the subject, later identified as Ricardo Quinones, 48, of 254 Washington Street Apt. 106 in Providence, had been detained by several officers. During the process of detaining the suspect, Quinones allegedly told the officers “You got me, I did it.”
According to the account provided by store security, Quinones was observed taking computer hard drives and other merchandise valued at a total of $664.09. Quinones was advised of his rights, however he reportedly spoke to officers and indicated he had problems with drugs and that he did steal the merchandise from the store.
Quinones was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. There he was charged with felony shoplifting, processed, and held for the next session with the bail commissioner.