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Indictments Handed Down in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Armed Home Invasions
On November 9, 2011, an Eisenhower Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island residence was broken into and three firearms were stolen, as well as other valuables.
On November 10, 2011, A Mount Street, Franklin, MA resident awoke to find armed intruders in her home nad bedroom. She was tied up and items were stolen from her home.
On November 16, 2011, two Lyons Road, Franklin, MA residences were broken into. Both homes had many items stolen and significant property damage done to the residences.
On November 23, 2011, a Lincon Street, Hopkinton, MA resident awoke to find armed intruders in his home standing over him. His mother was also home and both were tied up and items stolen from the home. The residents were physically unharmed during the incident.
On November 28, 2011, officers from the Cumberland, Rhode Island Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle which led to a motor vehicle stop. They subsequently arrested the operator for motor vehicle violations. During the inventory search of the vehicle they located firearms and clothing. The firearms were similar to those described and used in the Franklin, MA home invasion. The clothing was similar to that worn by potential suspects in the Franklin, MA home invasion and had been circulated and identified through ATM photos.
Over the next seven months, a lengthy joint investigation was conducted by Detectives and Investigators with the Franklin, MA Police Department, Cumberland Rhode Island Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hopkinton Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Norfolk District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office in Providence, Rhode Island. Many stolen items were recovered and seized as evidence. Many suspects were identified and some have been indicted and charged in the various jurisdictions where the comes have been committed. Those charged or identifed as:
Corey ridolfi, 25 years of age, from Cumberland, Rhode Island
Jared Lemay, 19 years of age, from North Smithfield, Rhode Island
Carlos Ortiz, 20 years of age, from Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Although the victims were chosen randomly the suspects had connections (family, friends or employment) to the neighborhoods where the crimes were committed.
(All suspects charged are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)