January 23, 2012:
On Sunday, January 22, 2012 at approximately 8:30pm, Dudley Police personnel Sgt. Paul Ceppetelli and Officer Marek Karlowicz were dispatched to Big Al’s Pizza Plus Restaurant at 23 Brandon Road for a report of a person using a stolen credit card. Initial investigation revealed a female victim had credit cards and other property stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in the lot of another establishment nearby. The victim obtained a description of a blonde female suspect who was possibly traveling in a gray Hyundai. The victim found the suspect vehicle parked in front of the pizza shop. When the victim entered the restaurant, she discovered the female suspect, later identified as Crystal A. Duran age 30 of 2 Hartman Court, West Warwick, RI. At that time, Ms. Duran was in the process of purchasing approximately $99 in food from the restaurant using the victim’s credit card and name. When the suspect was confronted and informed the police would be called, she fled through the kitchen and out the rear of the shop. Officers arrived shortly after and the suspect was located. She attempted to flee the scene while the officers were on hand; however, she was apprehended in the vicinity of 29 Brandon Road. She initially provided the officers with a false name. Her true identity was discovered later through further investigation.
By conducting a computer check of the suspect’s vehicle, the officers learned the car Ms. Duran was driving, a gray 2010 Hyundai Accent, had been reported stolen out of East Greenwich, Rhode Island on Friday, January 20th. Based upon all the information, she was placed under arrest and charged with the following offenses:
• Chapter 266 Section 16 B&E vehicle night time for felony
• Chapter 266 Section 60 Receive stolen property under $250
• Chapter 266 Section 28 Receive stolen motor vehicle
• Chapter 266 Section 30 Larceny under $250
• Chapter 266 Section 37E Identity Fraud
• Chapter 268 Section 34A Arrestee furnish false name
• Chapter 267 Section 1 Forge document
• Chapter 90 Section 24 Use of motor vehicle without authority
She was ordered held on $500 cash bail for arraignment at Dudley District Court on Monday, January 23rd.
- Tuesday, 24 January 2012
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