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Police nab two remaining suspects in AC thefts

August 28, 2012

BURRILLVILLE – Police have arrested the remaining two men allegedly involved in the thefts of air conditioner compressors in Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville, according to Major Lareto Guglietta of the Burrillville Police Department. A third suspect, 23-year-old Christopher Fisher of Woonsocket, was arrested by North Smithfield Police last week and is in the custody of Burrillville Police this morning.
Larry Bates Sr., 52, and Larry Bates Jr., 29, last known living in Burrillville, were arrested by police at the VA Hospital in Providence after Bates Sr. became ill and went to the VA for treatment, Guglietta reported. Bates Jr., also at the hospital, was taken into custody by North Smithfield Police and will be arraigned in 3rd District Court this morning where it is expected he will be held without bail as a violator. Larry Bates Sr. was arraigned at bedside in the hospital and held on personal recognizance. Christopher Fisher will be arraigned in 6th District Court this morning by Burrillville Police.
The two latest arrests were made by detectives from the Burrillville Police Department working in conjunction with detectives from the North Smithfield.
Guglietta commends the detectives from North Smithfield, police officers from Seekonk, Mass. and his department’s own detectives for their cooperation and hard work on this case.
"It is great to announce that these suspects have been taken off the streets and will answer to the destruction of property and the disruption of the businesses in our communities," the major said in a press release.

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