On Sunday, February 24, 2019, at approximately 5:38 p.m., members of the Smithfield Police arrested Trey Pinkerton, age 24, of 12 Nickerson Street, Providence; Eric Diaz, age 25, of 4 Young Avenue, Providence; Edwin Hernandez, age 23, of 4 Balsam Street, Cranston; and Romelo Thompson, age 22, of 75 Comstock Avenue, Providence, charging them with Possession with intent to Deliver Alprazolam, Possession with intent to Deliver Marijuana, Attempted Breaking & Entering, Driving without Consent of Owner, Driving while in Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Conspiracy.
Smithfield Officers received a call from the home owner at 27 Concord Street, advising there were several subjects in his yard and on his rear deck. The home owner gave a description of the suspects and the vehicle they left in. Smithfield Officers stopped the vehicle matching the description on Willow Road. Officers took the suspects into custody, without incident. The vehicle, which was stolen out of New Jersey, was searched by Smithfield K-9, Ajax, and 6.572 oz. of marijuana and sixteen 2mg pills of Alprazolam (Xanax), were located in the center console. Officers also checked the Concord Street residence and found that the screen on the rear deck slider had been opened.
Pinkerton, Diaz, Hernandez and Thompson were held overnight and later appeared in Kent County District Court before the Honorable Magistrate J. Patrick O’Neill. Pinkerton and Thompson were held without bail as Superior Court Violators, and bail was set at $10,000 surety on the Smithfield charges. Hernandez and Diaz’s bail was set at $10,000 surety. Their Pre Arraignment Conference date is May 20, 2019.