Members of the Wellesley Police Department teamed up with the Rhode Island State Police, the Boston Police, and the United States Marshal Service to locate a fugitive from justice that had fled to Rhode Island. The suspect was wanted in connection for allegedly stealing over $100,000 from a Boston company, and for identity theft in Wellesley. Both the Wellesley and Boston Departments had active arrest warrants for the suspect.
The Wellesley Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Unit had been working on this case since early July, and had located an address in Providence, Rhode Island where the suspect probably lived. Early in the morning on August 17, 2011, Wellesley Police officers, the Rhode Island State Police, Boston Police, and US Marshals went to Ring Road in Providence, where they located the suspect inside an apartment. The suspect tried to flee briefly, but then realized there was no escape. He gave up and was arrested without incident.
The suspect was brought to a State Police barracks and then to a Rhode Island court, where he waived rendition. The suspect was transported to Dorchester District Court, where he was arraigned on warrants for larceny over $250. He then made an appearance in Dedham District Court, where he was arraigned on identity theft charges.
The Wellesley Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Unit is dedicated to locating and serving Wellesley Police Department arrest warrants. Frequently, suspects wanted for a crime will go to great lengths to conceal their home address from the police. Through research and investigation, officers are usually able to locate either a suspect’s home address or work address, where they then serve the warrant.