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WPD Log: Thefts From Vehicles, Volkswagen Golf Stolen

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

WPD cruiserWarwick, RI – The following thefts and incidents between Oct. 27 and Nov. 9 were collected from publicly available records at the Warwick Police Department:

Warwick Police report responding to a number of thefts of gifts from the inside and rims from the outside of cars between Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, as well as one theft of an entire car.

On Nov. 26 at 9:56 a.m., Officer Scott Chanthaphouvong was called to a Wellspring Drive residence for a vandalism complaint.

Chanthaphouvong reported the victim said at about 9:56 a.m., she discovered there was a large dent on the rear passenger’s side of her vehicle, a 2013 Toyota Corolla. She said the car was last seen undamaged at 3:30 p.m. the previous day.

Chanthaphouvong noted in his report there was a large rock sitting near the vehicle.

On Nov. 30 at 9:15 a.m., Officer Darren Parrillo was called to Villa Del Rio Apartments for a report of a larceny of rims and tires from a vehicle.

Parillo spoke with the victim, who said he’d parked his truck, a 2014 Ford F-150, in front of his home in the parking lot, and this morning it looked strange to him. Closer inspection revealed the tires and rims had been removed from the truck, and the truck had been left in the lot, according to the report.

Parillo said the truck had not been propped up on blocks or crates in his report. The only things left from the theft were the lug nuts for the truck. Parillo reported must have simply jacked up the truck, taken the rims and tires off, and let the vehicle down on the ground.

The stolen tires and rims were estimated to cost about $2,000.

On Nov. 26 at 11:56 p.m., Officer Javier Cabreja was called to the parking lot of Showcase Cinema, 400 Bald Hill Road, for a report of vandalism to a car.

The owner of the car said he’d returned from watching a movie for the past two hours and returned to find the front passenger side window of his car, a 2000 Dodge pickup, had been smashed, according to Cabreja’s report.

The damage to the vehicle was estimated at $200.

On Nov. 28 at 3:42 a.m., Officer Kerri-Ann Leighton responded to Kohl’s at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a larceny from a vehicle.

The owner of the vehicle, a yellow 2009 Jeep Wrangler, said she’d been shopping at Target at about 1 a.m., placing several items in the Jeep then drove it to Kohls to continue shopping.

When they returned from shopping at about 3:30 a.m., they noticed someone had gained access to the Jeep by unzipping the exterior window. Missing from the Jeep were: A 48″ Westinghouse TV, $235, a white throw, $9.99, a gray king blanket, $19.99 and a pair of DSW shoes worth $59.99, totalling $324.97. A 40″ flat screen Westinghouse worth $229.99 was also missing.

On Dec. 3 at 8:31 a.m., officer Osvaldo Monteiro responded to Village Road Condominiums at 200 Post Road for a report of a stolen car.

At the address, Monteiro spoke with the car owner, who said that sometime after 8:30 p.m. the previous night, someone took her blue 2013 Volkswagen Golf, which she’d parked in front of her unit in the parking lot, according to Monteiro’s report.

She said the vehicle had likely been unlocked, but she had the keys to the car. The Golf is valued at about $20,000.

On Dec. 3 at 12:21 p.m., Officer Nadine Parmenter spoke with a man who walked in to the lobby to report his car window has been smashed, and items stolen from it.

The man said he parked the car, a 2007 Chrysler, at Holiday Inn Express, 901 Jefferson Blvd., on Nov. 27 at about 11:15 p.m. When he returned to it Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m., he found the drivers side window had been smashed, and his Iphone and green card were taken.

On Dec. 9 at 7:43 a.m., Officer Brian Murray was called to the Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Thurber St., Warwick, for a report of tires and rims stolen from a vehicle.

At the address, Murray spoke with the renter of the vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Maxima. She said she returned to her rental car this morning at about 7:43 a.m., finding the rims and tires had been removed from the car.

The woman had parked the car on the west side of the lot the prior evening at about 7:45 p.m., according to Murray’s report.






Rob Borkowski
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