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EXCLUSIVE: New Providence Police Officer Named as Suspect in Larceny

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Just one day after graduating in the new Providence police class, David Sanchez has been named as a suspect in a report of a stolen cell phone stemming from an incident on Saturday, October 11 at the Providence Marriott.

David Sanchez and Delilah Rivera, who share the same address, were named as suspects in a Providence Incident Report by Chelsea Moreira, who provided a witness statement to police following reporting a missing cell phone.

According to the Police report obtained by GoLocalProv, after the phone was found, Sanchez told investigating officers he "did not know how the phone got into his pants pocket."

Incident Reported

"I went to the ladies room after the Gloria Gemma torch walk, and I left my phone on the counter," wrote Moreira in a sworn statement.  "When I returned I saw two females who told me, "Was it purple? Delilah has it...she's wearing the black and white skirt."

"I proceeded inside and approached Delilah and asked if she had my phone.  She got very defensive and exclaimed, "Frisk me!" I was then approached by a dark skinned male [w/] grey suit, red shirt who told me to "calm down," then handed me the top part of my cell phone case & told me verbatim, "I just had your phone."

"Hotel security intervened, and the Sergeant...obtained my phone -- all pieces except the battery, retrieved from the dark skinned boy with the grey suit and red shirt," wrote Moreira, of Sanchez.  

According to the case narrative recorded by the police, Rivera said, "sir I didn't take no cell phone from no one."

Read the incident report HERE

Moreira, when contacted by GoLocal Monday afternoon, said she couldn't speak at the moment.  "I've got two Sergeants here," said Moreira.  "I'll have to call you back."


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Below are those fifteen local police departments that have obtained military supplies, listed from least to most items acquired. The list does not include acquisition records for certain tactical weapons and supplies for which the Pentagon has refused to release department-specific data. (In those instances only county-level data has been released. That data is not included below.) Records are for recent acquisitions going back to 2009 and were obtained from the Defense Logistics Agency.

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Items Purchased: 3

Summary of Equipment: Dump truck (1 unit), Snow plow plade (1 unit), Truck and tractor attachments (1 unit)

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West Warwick

Items Purchased: 5

Summary of Equipment: Shotgun barrel (1 unit), Immersion suit (1 unit, can be used for underwater operations)

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East Providence

Items Purchased: 10

Summary of Equipment: Radio sets (4 units), Miscellaneous vehicle parts (6 total units)

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Items Purchased: 12

Summary of Equipment: M84 charging handle (8 units, is part of a rifle)

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Items Purchased: 15

Summary of Equipment: Small arms sling swivel (10 units), Optical reflex units (5 units)

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Items Purchased: 17

Summary of Equipment: Digital computer systems (3 units), Flat panel monitors (10 units)

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Items Purchased: 43

Summary of Equipment: Binoculars (5 units), Ballistic protective spectacles (25 units), Sight mount (5 units)

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Items Purchased: 49

Summary of Equipment: Armor Plate (1 unit), Survival vest pocksts (30 units)

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Items Purchased: 70

Summary of Equipment: High capacity rifle magazines (12 units), Ammunition-carrying vests (4 units), Ballistic protective spectacles (20 units)

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North Kingstown

Items Purchased: 72

Summary of Equipment: High capacity rifle magazines (27 units), Small arms storage rack (5 units), Satellite systems navigation set (4 units)

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East Greenwich

Items Purchased: 99

Summary of Equipment: Binoculars (10 units), Ballistic and laser protective spectacles (53 units), Ballistic protective spectables (30 unites)

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Items Purchased: 100

Summary of Equipment: High capacity rifle magazines (100 units)

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Items Purchased: 257

Summary of Equipment: Ballistic and laser protective spectacles (6 units), Rifle bipods (10 units), Field pack (10 units, designed for clothing rations, and additional items like ammunition), Passenger motor vehicles (3 units)

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Items Purchased: 1,604

Summary of Equipment: HMMWV (Humvee) M1165 Assembly Kit (2 units), Gun magazines (432 units), Night vision face masks (8 units), Gun silencers (54), Small arms sight mounts (6 units)

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Items Purchased: 2,389

Summary of Equipment: Armor plates (30 units), Demolition firing device (1 unit), Improvised Explosive Device training it (9 units), High capacity rifle magazines (599 units), Chemical protective suit (1 unit), High-speed tractor (1 unit), Diesel generators (2 units), Flat panel monitors (21 units)


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