Police Log: Woman Arrested After Trying To Sell Stolen Pistol, Watches

Man called police to Social Street after refusing to purchase stolen items.


Michelle Sondra Cole, 28, of 323 Main St., apt. 208, who was carrying a stolen .22 caliber Ruger Pistol, Burret and Invicta watches, was arrested Nov. 9 on Social Street near World War II Park after trying to sell the items.

Cole, who was accompanied by Rene Cruz, 51 and a 15-year-old boy, attempted to sell the watches and pistol, which she was carrying in a backpack, to Eric Bielat, according to the police report.

Bielat told officers Cole approached him in World War II Park, offered to sell him the watches and gun, and he refused, then called police when the trio left at about 1:55 p.m. He said Cole had offered to sell the gun for $50.

Several officers responded to the call, including two detectives, who detained and searched the trio. Cole was carrying a backpack with the .22 Ruger pistol, $250.00, a $1,500 Burett watch, a $300 Invicta watch, a $50 flash drive, $50 knife and $75 mini player, all stolen.

The teen was carrying a guitar in a guitar case and a pair of brass knuckles he told police was "just a ring." The guitar and case were later returned to the boy's mother.

Cole was arrested and charged with conspiracy, carrying a handgun without a permit and receiving stolen goods, all felonies.

The teen, who had stolen the pistol, watches, knife and mini player from his mother's boyfriend, was charged with conspiracy larceny of a firearm and possession of weapons other than firearms.




Local Resident November 15, 2012 at 09:39 PM
What is wrong with people. Two grown ups hanging with a 15 year old to sell stolen goods? Is this the example we wish our youth to have???? Must have been about buying drugs!!!! I remember when I truly enjoyed this park...not any more. Sad.
Zoelaferriere November 15, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Don't do anything bad
Eric November 16, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Do I feel bad no but now got to watch the back iv been told
concerned citizen November 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM
and as for eric yes these people are very grimy nd they only fight with weapons but its not worth it they aint worth it n u have kids


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