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.