Three More Arrested for Stealing from Cars

It's the second arrest of multiple suspects in as many days.

Cranston Police charged three more people with larceny for allegedly entering parked cars and stealing money, GPS units and personal items thanks to an alert neighbor who called police after hearing a car horn at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Cranston Police Major Robert W. Ryan said police charged a 17-year-old Providence boy and two adult men — Justin Titus, 18, of 5 Whaylen Road, West Warwick and Eduardo Madrid, 20, of 56 Maple Ave., West Warwick, with larceny, vehicle tampering and conspiracy to commit larceny.

Police said the alert neighbor who called police lives on Esther Street. Officers Bretton Robbins and Wayne Decosta responded to the area and Decosta, who shut his headlights off to conceal himself, soon saw three male subjects walking towards him on Warren Avenue.

The suspects then took off down Stoneham Street towards the wooded area behind Oaklawn School. 

Decosta was joined by Officer Jeremy Machado and they followed the suspects as they ran. Police noted their pants were falling off and they could "hear the sound of loose change jingling in their pockets," Ryan said.

Decosta and Machado caught two of the suspects. The third continued through the woods but was apprehended by Robbins on Esther Street.

Police said the three suspects broke into at least five cars in the area, accumulating $75 in cash and loose change, four pairs of sunglasses, two GPS units and a cell phone. Police also found three bicycles hidden in a wooded area nearby.

Titus is being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions as a probation violator. His bail was set at $2,000 with surety.

Madrid was also ordered held at the ACI as a violator with $5,000 surety bail.

The juvenile was turned over to his mother and will be referred to Family Court.

Robert Farebrother October 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Glad they caught these thieves, now throw away the key but bail is $2,000. Give me a break!
Jeff October 19, 2012 at 03:55 PM
These punks need a good beating.
Jim October 20, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Once again, the Cranston Police show why they are amongst the very best. This once again demonstrates how critical it is for our neighbors to be aware and diligent. The least level of suspicion warrants a call to the police. Any GPS device along with the bracket that holds them to the windshield, cell phones and/or their cords and visible valuables need to be hidden from plain view. Once again, juvenile offenders are caught by your police ! Nicely done ! JIM CARR
PC401 October 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Being able to have tinted windows would help. I see plenty of police cruisers with tinted windows its a bit of a double standard.
Joe Jones October 20, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I always respected the Cranston police until rcently. They are not all as they appear to be somewhat like the old italian saying house devil street angel. Things have not been the same since the changing of the guards...as far as these hoodlums I have my own bat to use if I shall need it. Anyone violates my property,my family good luck! We have worked hard to make our lives comfortable and no one will violate or disrupt us PLAIN N SIMPLE!
Melanie Scalera October 20, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Failtown (West Warwick) trash!!!
dohn joe October 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM
so true. I would like to know why its legal to have super dark tint because the vehicle was made with it, but not legal to have the same tint put on. the law is that they have to see thru the vehicle clearly. Most of these cars you cant even see in.
Will Depp January 14, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Shave that idiots head. Who knows what's living or dead in there.


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