Police Log

Johnston Sun Rise ·

2 charged in stolen debit card case

Two suspects in the use of a stolen debit card at a local store have been charged.

Kelly S. Barlow, 30, of 142 King St., Apt. 3, in Warwick, and Michael A. Lyons, 37, of 70 Dixon St. in Providence, face misdemeanor counts of fraudulent use of credit cards, receiving stolen goods, and conspiracy.

According to the narrative report of Patrolman Arthur Petteruti, Johnston police on Aug. 12 learned a woman’s Santander Bank debit card had been stolen from her vehicle in Warwick and used at the Shop N Go on Plainfield Street in Johnston on the morning of Aug. 11.

Petteruti reports he responded to the store to retrieve surveillance video, from which he was able to identify two suspects and the vehicle in which they had been traveling.

Detective Thomas Dwyer’s supplemental narrative report indicates Barlow and Lyons responded voluntarily to Johnston police headquarters on Aug. 18, and were charged after questioning.

Police had shared surveillance images via social media, seeking to enlist the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects.

Cashier faces felony charges

A former Home Depot cashier is facing felony charges after allegedly allowing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise to be taken from the store without payment.

Sheily V. Sical, 19, of 25 Hillard St. in Providence, is charged with one count each of felony shoplifting and felony conspiracy. She was arrested Aug. 17, and released on $10,000 personal recognizance following her arraignment.

According to the narrative report of Patrolman David Galligan, police on Aug. 16 first learned of multiple alleged shoplifting incidents at the Home Depot on Stone Hill Drive.

The reporting party told police an internal investigation had found an employee of the store had been allowing customers to leave with merchandise without paying. The employee allegedly did not scan certain items, or would use an “item correct” or “line void” action to remove items from receipts.

The activity is said to have occurred over several months this year. The reporting party told police the total value of the merchandise involved was $2,600.