Melissa B. Tanguay, 22, of 815 South Rd. in East Greenwich was arrested Sept. 18 at 10:07 p.m. on a felony charge of shoplifting from Walmart.
Walmart employees noticed Tanguay acting suspiciously and putting items into her diaper bag, including baby formula, Ferrero Rocher chocolate, pecans, caramel apples, string cheese and other snacks. Tanguay allegedly paid for the items in her carriage that weren’t concealed and continued past the registers, where she was confronted by an employee.
According to reports, she was initially cooperative with employees until one of them began to call police. She allegedly fled the building, leaving behind cell phone, diaper bag, jacket and merchandise.
Police were able to identify her as Melissa Tanguay after running her plate numbers and discovered she had been arrested for shoplifting in 2011 and 2012. Based on the mug shots, the Walmart employees were allegedly able to positively identify her as the woman who shoplifting the items.
Later that night, Tanguay turned herself in and allegedly told police she stole the items out of necessity because she could not afford them. Because this is her third shoplifting incident, she faces a felony charge.
Multiple Cars Hit in Larceny Spree
Eight cars on Bates and Cevil Avenues were hit in an apparent larceny spree overnight on Sept. 20 into Sept. 21. The suspect(s) stole several items from the vehicles, including loose change, cash, phone chargers, cameras, phones and other accessories. At this time, there are no suspects. Residents were advised to keep their cars locked.
Albert S. Perreault, 47, of 12 Union Drive, Apt. 105 in North Kingstown was arrested Sept. 20 at 11:07 p.m. following a Superior Court bench warrant for his arrest.
Sean P. Seigel, 23, of 7 Green Ln. in Jamestown was arrested Sept. 19 at 11:39 p.m. on charges of driving with a suspended license.
Christopher S. Hazard, 21, of 75 Tower Hill Rd., Apt. A in North Kingstown was arrested Sept. 19 at 9:20 p.m. following warrants for his arrest. Hazard had a bench warrant out of Third District Court for failing to appear and an affidavit warrant from the Narragansett Police Department for breaking and entering.
Steven McKay, 29, of 227 Boston Neck Rd. in North Kingstown was arrested Sept. 22 at 9:05 p.m. on charges of driving with a suspended license.
Donald D. Bennett, 43, of 66 Farragut Ave., 3rd floor in Providence was arrested Sept. 22 at 11:20 p.m. on charges of driving with a suspended license.
Corey Langley, 21, of 63 Foundry Street in Central Falls was arrested Sept. 23 at 2:30 a.m. on charges of vandalism and disorderly conduct.
Langley was picked up by the State Police following a warrant issued by the North Kingstown Police Department.