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UPDATED: Three B&E Suspects Caught after Crashing Car

Three people are facing a slew of charges after they took off from a B&E in progress and crashed, fleeing on foot. One managed to hide in the woods off Phenix Avenue but was tracked down by state police K-9 Chuck.

Photo: @KelieAna via Twitter
Photo: @KelieAna via Twitter
Three suspects who allegedly broke into a Priscilla Drive house are in police custody after they crashed a car after leaving the scene Wednesday morning and took off running.

The arrests of Kerry Raso, 45, of 14 Barrett St., North Providence; Leonard Jackson, 38, of 60 Anthony St., East Providence; and Kevin Lenk, 46, of 612 Wilbur Ave., Cranston, came after a report of a breaking and entering at 123 Priscilla Drive.

The three reportedly fled the scene when the homeowner arrived home and while making a getaway, they overturned their SUV at the intersection of Olney Arnold Road and Priscilla Drive.

Jackson and Raso were captured close to the crash scene, but Lenk reportedly ended up hiding in the woods near 1241 Phenix Ave.

Cranston Police, along with members of the Rhode Island State Police began a search and State Police K-9 Chuck led them to Lenk's hiding spot in the wooded area in Cranston's western side. 

K-9 Chuck apprehended Lenk with a bite to his stomach area, police said.

All three subjects were transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment for their injuries and charged with breaking and entering and conspiracy.

Lenk was additionally charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing injury and resisting arrest.

Jackson and Raso were both charged with possession of a schedule iV narcotic after they were found to be in possession of Clonazepam. Jackson was also charged with resisting arrest.

The break-in was reportedly random.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the address of the break-in was Priscilla Avenue. It was actually Priscilla Drive. Apologies for the error.


Chris12 July 09, 2014 at 05:08 PM
Bob - Sad to say this is going on in ALL of our neighborhoods across the state. THANK YOU - CPD. Keep up the good work
Becca July 10, 2014 at 09:05 AM
So glad these low life's got caught! I know if it were me & I stumbled upon them I'd take a bat to their heads! Let's hope the judge punishes accordingly!
getreal July 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Can we find out what penalty they receive and do these low-life's have a previous record ?
Becca July 10, 2014 at 01:48 PM
@getreal go to RI Judiciary site & look them up, defendant search it tells plenty!
I_Like_EG July 14, 2014 at 07:23 AM
Nice work Cranston & state pd. glad you caught these morons! I would say though it would be nice if cpd had more of a presence on the west side. I barely ever see an officer patrolling? Anyways good job men, women & dog :)

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