Chris Leeman, 53, of 183 Elm St., apt. L3 and Michelle Ferretti, 37, of 62 Central St., both of whom had active warrants, gave false names to Woonsocket Police when they were stopped near St. James Church on Hamlet Avenue Nov. 12, adding obstruction to the charges agaisnt them.
At about 6:20 p.m., Officer Scott Breguet stopped the two near the back of the church parking lot to question them since the church was closed. Each gave Breguet a false name.
Leeman spelled his name for Breguet incorrectly several times, but when the officer checked his bacpack his correct name was printed on a bag inside it, along with his age.
Leeman's record had two active family court arrest warrants, along with a mug shot that confirmed his identity. He was arrested on the warrants and also charged with obstructing a police officer.
Ferretti also gave Breguet a false name, and when police checked her purse they found a credit card with her real name on it. That name had two superior court bench warrants attached to it, and she was also arrested on the warrants with an additional charge of obstructing an officer.
At Woonsocket Police Headquarters, while making a more thorough check of Leeman's backpack, police discovered a US passport, two birth certificates, an old RI drivers license and a social security card, all belonging to Mark Frechette. The items had been previously reported stolen, and Leeman had been listed as the suspect.
Leeman was charged with possession of stolen property as well.