Woonsocket Police Arrest Woman for Selling Items Stolen from Blackstone Home

The following arrest information was provided by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.


Detective Thomas Gormley was following leads in the investigation of a breaking and entering on Valley Street in Blackstone, MA May 13, learning that items similar to those taken from the break-in had been sold at Gold Loan Exhange in Woonsocket, recently, leading to an arrest.

Gormley spoke with the manager of Gold Loan Exhange May 8, learning that a woman had been in recently, selling him a Panasonic LCD 32" TV, a Sony Playstation, and an XBox 360 for $140. The items were among those reported taken from the Blackstone home, according to Gormley's report.

With a description of the person and a name in hand, Gormley began patrolling the area of Grove Street and Crawford Street, finding the person, Sarah Bowser, 25 of 56 Crawford St., Woonsocket outside the address sitting on the steps May 15 at about 5 p.m.

Durign an interview with Bowser at Woonsocket Police Headquarters, after she was read her Miranda rights, the woman said she had been called by a friend who had asked her to pick him up in Bellingham and drive him to his relatives' home in Blackstone. Once there, she waited while he went inside. Bower's friend came out with a laundry basket with the stolen items in it, which she then took to Gold Loan Exhange, selling them for $140. She said her friend gave her $10 for making the transaction for him. 

Bowser was charged with obtaining money under false pretenses, receiving stolen goods and possession of stolen property out of state, all misdemeanors.

The theft remains under investigation.

Russell Archambault May 20, 2013 at 09:53 PM
People who really need help, most live a decent life and are never heard from.Some just plain ignorant, some disabled, some in time of need,about 90% are scam artist. Obama phones, etb cards, are an enormous money making scams, for big business.Over 100 million dollars is being made per month just on these two items.Nothing to do with helping people.Its never going to go away.Its even worst than what size brush I paint with.
Maxin May 21, 2013 at 07:26 AM
It's the tax dogging republicans that are trying to make this country worst by not finding any middle ground. Taxes are to high bullshit they should be double what they are and people making under 40 thousand a year should pay no taxes at all. That is how it should be another thing is our fuel cost. We sell are rights to our energy to foreigners, "WHY" keep it here, it belongs to the American People. Why do we need foreign companies to pump our oil we have millions out of work we can do it ourselves and put people to work.
Maxin May 21, 2013 at 07:46 AM
Republican going down in 2014... Tea party came to power over Jobs, jobs ,jobs remember. That was the slogan and they lied no jobs. That was their way in but once there they wanted kaos and made a slow moving government come to a halt. Downgraded our credit rating on the world stage and made a mockery of our country.Now if that is the kind of leadership your looking for then you got it, if kaos high unemployment and the rich buying elections. Yes republican CEO's telling their workers to vote for Mitt the Twit or else. You know the American people will not tolerate CEO's telling us what to do outside of work. Al-thought we may kiss your CEO asses in work outside of work you are nonexistent and will be laughed at.
Russell Archambault May 21, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Maxin; chill out your over heating. Its OK not to like republicans. But at least get facts straight. What does this babbling have to do with this story? Did you just have a turret moment?
JLC June 07, 2013 at 05:42 PM
The disabled and "unhealthy" can get their nObama phones once they sell their flat screen TVs and laptops and to put towards their phone bills. Once they run out of money, they can become eligible.


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