Warren man gets 6 years for breaking into houses

Warren man gets 6 years for breaking into houses


A Warren man will spend six years in prison for his role in a break-in spree that occurred last summer in Warren.

Joshua Pirri, 24, of 55 Washington St., was one of two men arrested last October in connection with a series of seven house breaks that occurred over the previous several months. Items stolen included cash, jewelry and other items worth thousands of dollars.

Mr. Pirri was charged with three counts of burglary, five counts of breaking and entering, and single counts of larceny under $500, conspiracy, cocaine possession and simple assault.

He pleaded no contest late last month to several of the counts before Rhode Island Superior Court Magistrate Susan Kelly. She sentenced him to 20 years, with six to serve at the Adult Correctional Institution in Cranston, with the remaining 14 suspended. In addition, he was ordered to probation upon release and will be ordered to pay restitution to his victims; the amount of restitution will be determined upon his release.

The conspiracy, cocaine and larceny under $500 charges were dismissed.

Mr. Pirri’s alleged accomplice in the break-ins, Jake Arel, 26, had his case disposed of in July. Police had no information on the nature of that disposition, and the status of his case was unclear on a state database.