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Larceny Warrant Arrest Follows Nail Polish Dispute

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI  — A Providence woman arguing about the cost of nail polish applied Dec. 12 at Cali Nails, 1800 Post Road, resulted in her arrest on a Providence warrant for a larceny charge.

Officer Ali Jaafar was called to the shop at 4:33 p.m. that day, where he spoke with the nail tech, who said a customer, Janaya Snead, 18, of 306 Veazie St., FL Apt. 2, Providence, had begun disputing the charge for nail polish while he was in the middle of applying the coating to her nails, according to the officer’s report.

The man was halted the application immediately, he said, and called Warwick Police to resolve the issue before he proceeded, according to the report.

Jaafar spoke with the woman, who first gave him a false name, stuttering in the process. Jaafar suspected she was giving him false information and asked for her date of birth and warned her that lying to him would result in her arrest on an obstruction charge. After briefly insisting on the wrong identity, Snead accurately identified herself, Jaafar reported.

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Jaafar learned Snead was wanted in Providence on a larceny warrant, confirmed it via radio and arrested her, transporting her to Warwick Police Headqarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where she was booked without incident and made a phone call to her parents. Providence Police picked her up later that day.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.