COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — A Coventry teen has been charged in a recent string of crimes in the town after police found him and a juvenile suspect hiding near the scene of a break-in.
An employee of a nearby business called police late Monday night, saying he saw two suspicious-looking males leaving Shear Reflections on Nooseneck Hill Road. The caller knew the business had also been broken into the night before.
Police began canvassing the area, and one officer found two males trying to hide in a wooded area nearby. The caller was able to identify them as the suspects he saw leaving Shear Reflections.
The suspects, identified as Jason Peckham-Snow and a 16-year-old juvenile, were taken into custody.
Police said Peckham-Snow admitted to stealing items from several cars, as well as another recent case involving a stolen credit card.
Peckham-Snow, 18, of Woodland Drive, was charged with three counts of larceny under $1,500, two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, and conspiracy.
He was arraigned Tuesday morning and held on $1,500 with surety.