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WPD Charges Trio in Kohls Shoplifting March 9

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 — Warwick Police were called to Kohl’s Department Store March 9 at 3:38 p.m. for a reported shoplifting in progress, arresting two men and a woman, charging each with conspiracy and shoplifting after apprehending them with a combined

Officer Bruce Law and four other officers responded to the call, and were apprised by the store manager at the 650 Bald Hill Road building that three people were concealing electronics and clothing merchandise inside an emptied pet ladder box, according to the officer’s report.

The manager had described the culprits to WPD dispatch as a heavy-set woman wearing a gray shirt and black pants, a heavy-set man wearing all gray and a short man wearing dark clothes and a hoodie, Law reported.

Law reported that he waited outside for word from the manager that the suspected shoplifters were exiting with the stolen merchandise.

The first of the trio to exit the store was the woman, carrying the pet ladder box that had been filled with clothes and electronics. Law intercepted and arrested her, identifying the woman as Alisha Leonard, 30, of 1870 West Shore Road, Warwick, placing her in a police cruiser.

The heavy set man was the next to exit, and Law also arrested him. The manager was able to identify the man, Richard Warren Irvin, 28, of 28 Chittic Road, Hyde Park, MA, as the person who had removed several anti-theft “spider wrap” devices from two watches worth $178.50 that were given to the other man, Law reported.

Last to be arrested exiting the store was the short man, Tristan Irvin, 25, of 5 Judoin St., West Warwick, also identified as one of the men helping to hide items in the box.

Altogether, the store identified $503.47 worth of merchandise stolen from the store by the trio.

They were all transported to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where each was charged with a single count of conspiracy. Leonard was also charged with shoplifting. Richard Irvin was charged with unlawful removal of a theft detection device. Tristan Irvin was also charged with shoplifting.

Rob Borkowski
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