Police: Coventry man arrested with stolen jewelry in his hands

Charged with breaking and entering homes in West Warwick.
Charged with breaking and entering homes in West Warwick.

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — Coventry Police have arrested a man they believe broke into multiple homes in September and October.

Joshua Fleming, 36, faces breaking and entering charges after police found him at a West Warwick pawn shop holding what they said was stolen jewelry.

Fleming’s arrest comes after Coventry Police responded to a reported house break in on Oct. 27 on Jefferson Drive. Officers determined several pieces of jewelry were stolen.

Fleming had already been a suspect in other break ins and police had been conducting surveillance on Fleming’s house at the time of the Jefferson Drive incident.

Police located and arrested Fleming at the West Warwick pawn shop. They later searched his home, uncovering a gun and pieces of jewelry that they believe were stolen from local homes in September and October.

Detectives are urging all resident to be vigilant and report any suspicious behavior to the Coventry Police Department. If any resident believes that items were stolen from their residence within the last few weeks, contact Det. MacCoy of the Coventry Police Detective Division at 401-822-6225.