Chief Marc Haslam reports that the Swansea Police Department arrested two suspects in unrelated breaking and entering incidents in two days.
JACK MCNALLY, AGE 18, of WARREN RI was arrested and charged with:
- Breaking and Entering Into a Building
- Larceny From a Building
On Aug. 1, at approximately 6:40 a.m. Swansea Police officers responded to a report of an unknown individual inside a local auto shop.
A preliminary investigation determined that the suspect, later identified as MCNALLY, broke into the shop and took $100 from the register.
Responding officers located a suspicious male walking in the general vicinity of the auto shop who matched a suspect description provided to police.
The suspect, identified as MCNALLY, was detained by Swansea Police.
A further investigation conducted with assistance from Swansea detectives determined MCNALLY was in possession of the cash taken from the shop.
RYAN NIEVES, AGE 20, of WARREN, RI was arrested and charged with:
- Breaking and Entering Into a Motor Vehicle at Night (Two Counts)
- Larceny Over $1,200
On Aug. 2, at approximately 4:30 a.m. Swansea Police officers received a report of a potential break in of a motor vehicle outside a home on Tallawanda Road.
A preliminary investigation determined that a homeowner’s laptop was stolen from his vehicle. Officers were told that the suspect, later identified as NIEVES, was seen running into the neighborhood of Pearse Road.
Officers began to canvas the area, and the Swansea Drone Unit along with the Seekonk Police Department K-9 unit were requested to help locate the suspect and responded to the scene.
A Seekonk Police K-9 unit traced a scent across Route 103, where officers located and detained the suspect, identified as NIEVES.
NIEVES was discovered to have a laptop that matched the description of the one that had been reported stolen.
A subsequent investigation conducted with assistance from Swansea detectives determined that NEIVES had attempted to break into another vehicle but was unsuccessful.
NIEVES was also wanted on two unrelated default warrants.
NIEVES was arraigned on Tuesday Aug 2 in Fall River District Court, where he was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail.
“I want to commend our officers for their diligent work in keeping our community safe,” said Chief Haslam. “Their commitment to safety does not go unnoticed, and I am proud to be a part of such a committed department.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.