Arrests made in connection with early morning Coventry home invasion

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COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) During the very early hours of the morning, just down the road from Coventry PD, a home invasion took place.

On top of stealing several things from the home one of the suspects shoved the homeowner. Fortunately she was not seriously hurt.

It’s a sound everyone dreads when asleep and home alone, a stranger inside with you.

That’s exactly what awoke the woman who lives in the Parker Street home around 4 Thursday morning.

The resident, confronted 28-year-old Kenneth Delvalle of Southbridge who police say shoved her out of the way and stole prescription meds, jewelry, a laptop.

Police arrived at the home to find a first-floor window broken by one of the suspects, blood on the ground here in the area, as well as a vehicle in the driveway abandoned, believed to belong to one of those suspects.

According to police after breaking into the home Delvalle, along with 30-year-old Richard Smith of Coventry ended up at this Dunkin’ Donuts where Delvalle’s girlfriend Alisha Hathaway was waiting.

Police arrested Delvalle and Hathaway there but smith got away.

Smith’s time on the run was not a long one. He was eventually caught at his home.

Neighbors including Coventry’s former police chief say they’re relieved about the arrests but are on edge.

Delvalle is also accused of assaulting a police officer before he was arrested.

That officer was not hurt.

The investigation into this home invasion is ongoing.

If you have any information about what happened, you’re urged to call Coventry police.

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