On Feb. 22 at approximately 4 p.m., Officer James B. Vible responded to the area of West Natick Avenue for a report of a shoplifting incident that occurred at the Macy’s location at the Warwick Mall.
Dispatch advised that a male suspect had stolen two North Face jackets from the store. Loss prevention personnel were said to have lost sight of the suspect as he crossed West Natick Avenue.
A search of the surrounding area proved unsuccessful. Macy’s valued the jackets at $338. The store provided police with surveillance video.
On March 5 at 1 p.m., Detective Christian W. Vargas responded to Macy’s to present a photo lineup of possible suspects to a witness in the case. The witness provided a positive identification based on one of the photos.
On May 21 at 6:10 a.m., Officer Kevin P. Warren responded to Kent Hospital to take Fernando A. Carter, 32, 30 Prospect St., Apt. 1, Providence, into custody on a charge of shoplifting. Carter was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.
At 10:43 p.m. on May 25, Officer Kyle J. Fitzsimmons responded to the Macy’s location at Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch advised that asset protection personnel at the store had a woman in custody.
At the scene, an asset protection agent for the store indicated that the woman had been observed entering the women’s department while “carrying a large handbag that appeared virtually empty.” The woman is said to have selected items from various departments – periodically placing them in the same empty fitting room stall – before entering the stall for approximately 15 minutes.
When the woman emerged from the stall, the handbag “appeared to be full,” according to the asset protection agent. A check of the stall found some clothing items and several empty hangers. The woman then proceeded past all points of purchase and exited the store, at which point she was met by asset protection personnel and escorted to the store’s office.
Eight items with a total value of $641 were recovered, while seven other items with a total value of $562 were damaged due to security sensors being torn off.
Amanda L. Kachadurian, 32, 59 Puritan Ave., Cranston, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
On May 27 at 6:45 p.m., Officer Brian W. Fontaine responded to a Camp Street residence for a report of a larceny.
At the scene, the reporting party told Fontaine that her purse had been taken from her vehicle as she unloaded groceries shortly before 6 p.m. that evening. The purse contained a driver’s license, assorted credit and bank cards, a Social Security card, a paycheck, several jewelry items and $657 in cash.
No surveillance footage was available, and no suspects were immediately identified.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on May 28, Officer Gavin E. McVeigh responded to the area of Holliman Elementary School on Deborah Road for a report of suspicious activity.
At the scene, McVeigh observed a gray GMC sport utility vehicle backed into a wooded area near the school. No one was inside the vehicle. Parked in front of the GMC was a black 2011 Ford F-150.
McVeigh made contact with the operator of the Ford, who indicated he was at the scene as a third-party contractor to assist with unlocking the GMC vehicle. The operator is said to have been unable to provide identification documents. He also “appeared nervous” and quickly left the scene, according to the officer.
A subsequent records check for the name the operator provided indicated his driver’s license was suspended and that he was wanted on a bench warrant issued from Third Division District Court. At that point, McVeigh followed the Ford and initiated a motor vehicle stop on Post Road.
Travis L. Purvis, 49, 133 Aborn Ave., Warwick, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and additionally taken into custody on the bench warrant. He was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.