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WPD Arrests Man For Stealing Hotel Electronics, Amphetamine Possession

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 — An officer seeking a cell phone stolen from the front desk of the Radisson at 2081 Post Road Aug. 10 at 8:08 a.m. found hotel guests in possession of about $2,500 in stolen computers and electronics and arrested one of them for receiving stolen goods, larceny and possession of 2 grams of amphetamines.

Officer Kyle Fitsimmons was returning to the hotel to follow up on a report from the previous night of a stolen cell phone reportedly tracked using a lost phone tracking app to room 270. When officers responded to the hotel, the app located the phone at Chelo’s bar and grill, then stopped tracking the phone, presumably because the phone had been shut off, according to Fitsimmons’ report.

In the morning, management informed a guest of the room that they wanted the cell phone returned, and the man returned the phone but without the cover. The manager called police after, requesting that he and the guests in the room with him be removed from the property and issued no trespass orders for the property.

As Fitsimmons and the manager approached the room, the manager recognized one of the people staying in the room, Mickey Michael, 45, of 606 Chalkstone Ave., Apt. #1, Providence, in the hall, carrying a television in a sack under an arm. Fitsimmons called to Michael to stop, but the man dropped the television, smashing it, and ran, according to the report.

Fitsimmons caught him, watching him pull items from his pocket during the chase. The items were identified as a pipe and two plastic bags of amphetamines, later determined to be a total of two grams, Fitsimmons reported.

The television, worth $750, was later determined to have come from a vacant room, #264, and a search of room 270 where Michael was staying turned up three Dell computers worth $500 taken from the VIP lounge at the Sheraton, and a printer worth $300.

Michael was charged with possession of schedule I-V drugs, amphetamines, recieving stolen goods, larceny under $1,500, obstructing an officer, and vandalism.


Rob Borkowski
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