On September 14, 2019, Smithfield Police arrested Andy Alicea, age 36, of Providence after an investigation into a Breaking & Entering at Blackbird Farm.
On June 25, 2019, officers were called to the Blackbird Farm farm stand located at 660 Douglas Pike in Smithfield. Video surveillance showed that on the previous night, two male subjects had broken into the farm stand. The subjects stole a large quantity of frozen meats held for sale at the farm stand. Video also revealed the suspects communicating via cell phone with an additional suspect outside. A subsequent inventory revealed that the value of the meats taken exceeded $12,000.
Video and pictures from the incident were widely publicized on news outlets and social media. This led to the identification of Alicea as one of the suspects in the incident and an arrest warrant was obtained. With the assistance of Detectives and Officers from the Providence Police Department, Mr. Alicea was located in that city on the night of September 14th.
Mr. Alicea was arraigned at the Smithfield Police Department on September 15th before a bail commissioner on one count of Breaking and Entering 11-8-4. He was ordered held at the ACI on probation violations from previous offenses. Mr. Alicea will appear in 3rd District Court on September 16, 2019 for a bail review.
This investigation remains ongoing and police are seeking additional suspects. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Smithfield Police Detective Division at (401) 231-2500.