CENTRAL FALLS – On July 28, 2016 officers responded to 44 Darling Street, first floor, for a report of a breaking and entering that had previously occurred.
Upon arrival, the victim’s family stated that they had witnessed a dark skinned male exiting the first floor apartment that they believed at the time to be a friend of their son. According to witnesses the assailant left the area as the family entered the property – it was also noted in addition to evidence of forced entry, various items were missing.
In addition to a description furnished to officers, several family members decided on their own to drive around the neighborhood hoping to see their assailant. After a short time period they witnessed the same male walking in the area of Pine Street and once again contacted the police Department. Officers arrived on scene; they detained a subject wearing a backpack identified as Joshua Gomes (31) of Central Falls. Gomes was subsequently taken into custody on an unrelated arrest warrant for larceny.
During his processing, officers seized several items in Gomes’s possession, which including a backpack; a Playstation 3 gaming system; a hat; and several USB cords. All of these items were identified by the victim as items that were stolen from his apartment.
Gomes was processed and held overnight at the police station and later transported to the 6th District Court for his arraignment this morning on the charges of larceny, along with breaking and entering. Although Gomes was given bail in the amount of $10,000.00 with surety for the new charges, he was ordered held as a Superior Court and District Court Violator from previous offenses. He is to appear in court once again on August 12, 2016.