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WPD: Shoplifting Arrests, Larceny Calls Feb. 1-14

Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Warwick, RI — The Warwick Police Department responded to a number of shoplifting and larceny reports during the first few weeks of February, making two arrests on shoplifting charges.

Woman charged with shoplifting JC Penny makeup On Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m, Warwick Police arrested Yantan Ren, 33, of 104 Hope St., Apt. 1st, Providence, charging her with shoplifting $215 worth of makeup from JC Penny at 400 Bald Hill Road.

Loss prevention employees reported they saw Ren eye cream and foundation bottles out of the Sephora department and into the restroom before exiting the store without making an attempt to pay for them. Officer Darren Parrillo arrested Ren and charged her with shoplifting.

Man charged with shoplifting Stop&Shop dairy, health items On Feb. 14 at 7:49 p.m., Warwick Police arrested Chad Danusis, 41, of 49 Palmer Ave., Warwick, charging him with shoplifting $97.14 in dairy and health/beauty products from the Stop & Shop at 2470 Warwick Ave.

Loss prevention employees told Officer Aaron Kay they witnessed Danusis select several items from the dairy and health/beauty aisles and place them in a recycling bag before leaving the store without making an attempt to pay for the merchandise. Kay arrested Danusis and charged him with shoplifting.

  • On Feb. 1 at noon, Warwick Police took a report from a woman who said that while she was working out at Pro Fitness Gym, 1755 Bald Hill Road, someone had entered her car and stolen her wallet, valued at $250, which also contained her Social Security card, three credit cards, and $150 in cash. The woman said she believed she had left her car, a 2012 Lexus, locked before entering the gym, but returned from her workout at about 6 a.m., found her trunk open, and the items missing.
  • On Feb. 7 at 2:28 p.m., Warwick Police took a report from a woman who had accidentally left her car unlocked at 12:45 p.m. while walking her dog at Warwick City Park. The woman said she returned to the car at 2:10 p.m. to find her purse missing, along with five bank cards, her social security card, birth certificate, school ID and driver’s license.
  • On Feb. 11 at 2 p.m., Warwick Police responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart at 650 Bald Hill Road. A male in his 20s reportedly took a baby stroller and car seat from the store without paying for the items.
  • On Feb. 12 at 5:25 p.m., Warwick Police responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart at 840 Post Road. A man wearing khakis and a navy blue jacket attempted to take a welder, impact wrench, and air ratchet inside a steel trash can, but dropped the items when confronted. The man fled into the woods nearby on foot.
  • On Feb. 13 at 12:26 p.m., a woman stopped in the front lobby of Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, to report someone had stolen her wallet from her 2012 Ford Focus while it was parked on Douglas Road. Her ID, credit cards and $200 in cash and $700 in gift cards were in the wallet.
  • On Feb. 13 at 7:58 p.m., employees at the Walmart at 650 Bald Hill Road reported two men had stolen a Swann Home Monitor security system worth $299 from the store and left in a dark-colored four-door car with Massachusetts plates.
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.

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