A Warwick man arrested, charged with breaking and entering

Paul Strumar

By News Staff


A Warwick man was arrested and charged Friday with Breaking and Entering into a building, Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault, and Disorderly Conduct.

51 year old Paul Strumar of Warwick, is facing charges after being arrested for breaking and entering at the National Education Association of Rhode Island on Bald Hill Road. The incident occured on August 7th shortly before 3 a.m. 

A witness from the WB Mason Store close by heard sounds of broken glass coming from the unoccupied building and then notified Cranston Police.

When Police arrived they found several pieces of copper piping stacked next to a broken window on the North side of the building. Upon looking around the area further they found a suspicious vehicle parked nearby that was found by police to be actively registered to Strumar.

After hearing sounds from the inside of the building, police used a PA system to give anyone in the building a verbal command to exit the premises.

Police entered the building, after no response, and located the suspect underneath a stack of desks in the center of the basement covered in a plastic tarp.  

Strumar did not comply with the officers verbal commands to come out from the desks. He fought violently with police before being taken into custody.

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