EAST PROVIDENCE — Four Massachusetts residents were arrested by East Providence Police Monday, Feb. 4, after they allegedly stole a Lexus and some $700 worth of meats from a Stop & Shop Supermarket in Providence.
Antonio Nobre, 37, of South Dartmouth, Kaitlin E. Ginty, 28, of New Bedford, Melinda M. Caven, 28, of Fairhaven, and Kyle R. Carey, 24, of Acushnet, were each arrested at approximately 11 a.m. Monday after an EPPD patrol car spotted the reported stolen vehicle heading eastbound on Interstate 195.
The driver, later identified as Mr. Nobre, turned off the highway at the Warren Avenue exit and into the Sunoco gas station. The officer followed while back-up EPPD crews descending on the scene.
Mr. Nobre was arrested for possession of the vehicle, which was reported stolen by a Massachusetts resident and had been entered into a national database. Mr. Nobre was later charged with receiving stolen goods and conspiracy after the Stop & Shop meat was found in the vehicle.
Ms. Ginty was also arrested on charges of receiving stolen goods and conspiracy. Police also found a syringe and heroine in the vehicle. Ms. Ginty admitted to being an addict, leading EPPD to believe money used from selling the meat would go towards the purchase of heroin. Ms. Ginty also told police about the plan to sell the meats for cash.
Likewise, Ms. Caven and Mr. Carey were also charged with receiving stolen goods and conspiracy. Upon further investigation, police identified the two women as being on store video surveillance tapes shoplifting the meat from the Stop & Shop. Police reported steaks, roasts, pork, lamb, ribs and hams were among the stolen meats.