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Cranston Man Sent to ACI After Warrant Arrest by WPD

Warwick Police Department

WARWICK, RI – A Cranston man is being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions after Warwick Police arrested him on an outstanding warrant on Sept. 21.

Local officers arrested Paul Botelho Jr., 31, of 17 Fairbank St., on Park View Avenue at about 5 p.m., after finding that he was subject to a warrant issued by Kent County Superior Court for failure to attend a restitution payment review hearing on Aug. 20.

According to online court records, Botelho pleaded no contest to a felony charge of breaking and entering brought by Warwick Police in 2017. Judge John F. McBurney III sentenced Botelho to 10 years’ probation, imposed a no-contact order and a requirement to attend substance abuse counseling, and ordered him to pay $13,070 restitution to the victim as well as $453.25 in court costs.

Court records show that Botelho failed to attend payment hearings seven times following his sentencing. As of Sept. 25, Botelho owed $13,392.75.

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No information on Botelho’s next court date was published on the state judiciary website as of the publication of this article.

Joe Hutnak
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