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Police Log: Disappearing Drone, Reappearing iPad

Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Credit: EG Patch
Credit: EG Patch

Monday, Dec. 30

1:10 p.m. – Police arrested Elizabeth Anne Decelles, 34, of South Road, on three district court bench warrants at her home. She was taken into custody, processed at the station and transferred to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

2:30 p.m. – A Narragansett man told police his truck was damaged Christmas night while parked at St. Elizabeth’s Home. The man told police he thought the damage – two broken tail lights – was intentional, possibly because his large truck was parked in front of the facility while he brought his grandmother inside. Surveillance video showed another car pull up behind the truck. With the help of St. Elizabeth’s staff, police were able to identify the driver and left messages with him about the incident.

5 p.m. – An East Greenwich man reported a lost flying drone. He said he and his son had finished flying the Parrot A.R.2.0 Drone on the field at Cole Middle School and had shut down the iPad they’d been using to control it when suddenly the drone took off on its own and began to fly northeast. They lost sight of it when it was about a quarter mile away and approximately 800 feet in the air. Police later checked the area but didn’t find it.

8:08 p.m. – Police arrested Mark A. Parlatti, 52, of Silverwood Lane, West Warwick, for buying an iPad he knew had been stolen. According to the report, a Rhode Island resident told police her child's iPad was stolen so they replaced on Christmas. When the child went to set up the new iPad using iCloud to retrieve items that had been on the stolen iPad, the child saw photos and video of Parlatti, who the child knew as a former custodian at his old school. The mother told police the custodian had been employed at the school at the time the iPad was stolen. The police tracked the stolen iPad to Parlatti’s West Warwick address. When police interviewed Parlatti, he said he’d bought the iPad from a friend and knew it had been stolen. Police recovered the iPad but not the case it had been in, which Parlatti said he’d lost. The mother said she was seeking $500 in restitution, to cover the costs of a new iPad and case.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

7:48 a.m. – A Hyland Street resident told police something knocked down part of his fence overnight. A neighbor told police he’d heard a loud crash around 6 a.m. When he looked out his window, he saw the fence lying on the ground.
Harris3 January 08, 2014 at 12:51 PM
At least now theres hope you can get your device back from the theives. The best is when they get their pic taken and emailed to the owner. I recovered 2 gal s4's and an iphone 5 within a few hours.
Harris3 January 08, 2014 at 12:55 PM
The worst part is finding out the thief is someone you know or work with.....lol
Alicarn January 09, 2014 at 10:57 AM
90% of burlaries are committed by someone you know. If an opportunity arises, it's sad, but it's usually someone you know who takes advantae of that opportunity.

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