Police Log: Fixer-Upper Motorcycle A Stolen Vehicle, Fixer-Upper Arrested
This arrest information was supplied by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Police responded to 260 Greene St. at 3:11 p.m. July 21 to check out a report from Juan Rodriguez, the owner, who said a tenant had been keeping a suspicious motorcycle in his garage.
Officers arrived at the address and spoke with Rodriguez, who showed them a red 1999 Yamaha motorcycle with heavy damage. Rodriguez said his third floor tenant, Carlos Alberto Tapia, 51, had parked the motorcycle in his garage and told him he had received it from a friend. Tapia had been working on the motorcycle regularly to repair it, Rodriquez said.
Police ran the motorcycle's VIN number, and discovered the motorcycle, valued at about $2,000, had been reported stolen. A short time later, Tapia showed up and was promptly arrested.
Tapia, who said he received the motorcycle from a man named "Angel" was charged with possession of stolen vehicle parts, a felony. The motorcycle was taken from the property by Sandy's Towing.