[VIDEO] More Details Emerge In Friday Morning Middle Road Break In
The resident pulled into her driveway to find a strange car there.
The dozens of police cars are gone but details about the Friday morning break in on Middle Road and subsequent manhunt are still emerging.
Three people were in custody by 11:30 Friday morning after they allegedly broke into the house at 1895 Middle Road, then fled after the resident returned home and found them.
The resident, who has not yet been identified, pulled into her driveway Friday morning shortly after 8 a.m. and saw a strange car there, according to EG Police Chief Tom Coyle. She started to get out, then quickly got back into her car when she saw one of the suspects approach.
According to Coyle, the woman hurriedly backed out of her driveway, damaging her mailbox a bit in the process, then called police.
One of the suspects, a woman, was driving a car with New Jersey plates that, Coyle said, had been reported stolen in Cranston. She was caught first, on Tillinghast Road just north of Frenchtown.
The second suspect was found somewhere in the woods west of Tillinghast between Frenchtown and Middle roads – Coyle did not have the exact location. He said State Police and police from Coventry, West Greenwich and Warwick were involved in that arrest.
The third suspect was captured on the back deck of a house on Arbor Way. Included in that arrest were EG patrolmen Glenn Terelli and Chris Callen, Coyle said, as well as Coventry police. Earlier in the morning, another Arbor Way resident reported finding a suspect in his garage.
In total, Coyle said, 40 to 50 police officers were in the area during the search. There were 12 State Police units alone, he said. There was a lockdown at Frenchtown School while the suspects were at large.
This week, Coyle said, there have been "three or four" breaking and enterings on and around Division Road west of Route 2.
"I think they're related."
UPDATE (4:24 p.m.): Chief Coyle said police found a shotgun and a flat-screen t.v. behind a low wall on Tillinghast Drive, both allegedly taken from the house on Middle Road. He said they are still working to confirm identities of the suspects and the suspects will probably not be arraigned until Saturday morning.
EG Patch will continue to update this story as information is released.