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Police Log: Stolen Motorcycle, Wire Transfer Scam, Yard Equipment Taken

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.

Motorcycle reported stolen

On July 19, Officer James Vible responded to a Budlong Ave. residence for a report of a stolen motorcycle.

Vible spoke with the owner, who said he’d parked the vehicle at the end of his driveway the previous evening at about 10 p.m. In the morning, at about 6 a.m., he discovered the motorcycle was gone.

The owner said the motorcycle is paid for, so there’s no chance of it having been repossessed. Also, he said, he is the only driver of the vehicle and possesses the only two keys.

The motorcycle, a white 2006 Road King custom worth $14,000, has chrome side view mirrors, a shift bar in the shape of flames, black saddle bags and a blue LED gas gauge.

Wire transfer scam reported

On July 25, Officer Christopher Lo met with a woman who said she received a call from a man who identified himself as Steven Fox and persuaded her to transfer $264 to him in exchange for a $7,000 grant he said she’d won.

Fox told her to buy a blue dot card at CVS and to fill out a Western Union form transferring $264 to him, staying on the phone with her through both transactions. Once this was completed, the man told her she would not receive the funds.

Equipment stolen from shed

On Aug. 8 at about 6:46 p.m., Officer Manuel M. Pacheco responded to a Custer Street residence for a report of yard equipment stolen from a shed.

Pacheco spoke with the homeowner, who said that at 9:15 a.m., he noticed the doors to his shed were open. He looked inside, and discovered his red Troy-Bilt 26-inch snowblower, valued at $1,500, missing. Also missing from the shed were a Lawnboy gas lawnmower worth $200 and a gas-powered weed whacker worth $90.

The man said he believed he had been home at the time of the theft, since he had not left his home in two days.


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 Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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