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Suspects in home invasion arrested

July 12, 2013

Suspects stole medical marijuana from licensed homeowner

WEST GREENWICH— Four men have been arrested by Rhode Island State and West Greenwich Police departments in connection to a home invasion in West Greenwich last Sunday.
According to Col. Steven O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, and West Greenwich Police Chief Richard Ramsay, on June 30, a home located on Mishnock Road was broken into during the early morning.

The initial investigation conducted by the West Greenwich police found that the homeowner was asleep when he was awakened by three men, who proceeded to tie him up.
One of the suspects demanded money and pointed a firearm at him.
While tied up, the homeowner heard the suspects rummaging through his drawers.
The suspects then fled the scene leaving the homeowner — who eventually freed himself — tied up.
Police were informed that the suspects took a laptop, $250 in cash, prescription medication and a quantity of marijuana
Police said the homeowner possesses a medical marijuana registry identification card issued by the Department of Health.
The Rhode Island State Police Major Crimes Unit and the Violent Fugitive Task Force were called in to investigate after the computer was traced to 37 Pekin St., Providence.
Police were able to seize the vehicle used by the suspects during the home invasion and arrest three of the four men.
Adalberto Martinez, 20, of 37 Pekin St., Juan Morel, 20, of 19 Redwing St., Providence and Gabriel E. Acosta, 19, of 207 Cranston St., Providence were all charged with kidnapping, burglary, using a firearm when committing a crime of violence, receiving stolen goods, conspiracy, simple assault and possession of marijuana.
Martinez was arraigned in Third District Court on July 1 and entered no plea. His bail was set at $50,000 with surety and he was transported to the Adult Correctional Facility.
A pre-arraignment conference was scheduled for August 29.
On July 3, Morel also entered no plea and had his bail set at $50,000 with surety. He was also sent to the ACI with a pre-arraignment conference scheduled for Sept. 17.
Acosta received the same bail amount as Morel, with a pre-arraignment conference also scheduled for Sept. 17.
A warrant was sent out for the fourth suspect on July 1 and two days later, members of the Major Crimes Unit and the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Soilandro Disla, 22, of 53 Langdon St., Providence and charged him with kidnapping, burglary, using a firearm when committing a crime of violence, receiving stolen goods, conspiracy and simple assault.
He was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and arraigned. He was held without bail and transported to the ACI.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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