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Sep 12, 2013

Woonsocket PD


The Woonsocket Police Department has made two separate arrests for vandalism. On September 5, 2013 Detective Jason Berthelette started investigating the increased amount of spray paint “tags” throughout the city on private and city property

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Posted by: Craig

The Woonsocket Police Department has made two separate arrests for vandalism. On September 5, 2013 Detective Jason Berthelette started investigating the increased amount of spray paint “tags” throughout the city on private and city property. The two predominant “tags’ are “GRIME” and “STENE”. A formal police complaint was filed by the City of Woonsocket, Providence and Worchester Railroad, Wojick’s Farm Produce, and The Plastic Group for the vandalism. Det. Berthelette spoke to a witness that positively identified a 15 year old juvenile as the suspect. On September 9, 2013 Det. Berthelette arrested the juvenile; he is being charged with four counts of vandalism.

On September 9, 2013 at approximately 5:45 P.M. police were dispatched to the foot bridge between Cumberland St. and the Woonsocket Middle School for a male spray painting the bridge. Officer Enrique Sosa was on duty in the area and located Carlos Mojica walking away from the bride.. Mojica was told to stop so that officers could speak with him. At that time he ran from Officer Sosa. Mojica was caught near the basketball courts in the Middle School parking lot. When he was arrested he had a can of spray paint and a knife. Mojica was charged with vandalism, weapons other than firearms, resisting arrest and two warrants.

Carlos Mojica is 36 years old, resides at 257 Willow St., Woonsocket, RI.