Police: 2 captured, 1 remains at-large after home invasion in Cranston
CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Cranston police are actively searching for one of three suspects believed to be involved in an attempted home invasion Friday afternoon.
Col. Michael Winquist said two of the suspects are in custody and one remains at-large.
He said the first suspect in custody is a 19-year-old man from Providence with previous firearm charges.
The colonel said the second man was captured at about 8:30 p.m. on Florida Avenue and was identified as Daevon Silva.
Winquist said that Silva was one of several people who was charged in connection to the brawl on the Block Island Ferry over the summer.
Police said they were able to use a drone to spot the 19-year-old and a K-9 helped in the apprehension.
Winquist said the situation began to unfold after officers responded to a reported home invasion in progress just after 2 p.m on Fernbrook Court.
The chief said three Black men wearing all black, masks, and armed with a handgun attempted to break into a home.
According to Winquist, a review of surveillance footage from the home invasion showed that only one of the suspects was armed.
Police were given a description of the car with Massachusetts plates that the men were seen in at the scene. A short time later, officers spotted the car and tried pulling them over.
The suspects evaded police and when the chase reached Florida Avenue, the suspects bailed on foot and fled toward the Pocasset River, according to Winquist.
That car has since been impounded and is being checked for fingerprints.
Officers quickly established a perimeter and Rhode Island State Police were called to assist with the search.
Winquist said a drone, K-9 units, and a boat from the fire department were used in the search.
The chief reiterated that the search is ongoing and nearby residents should be on alert.
He said police officers will remain in the area throughout the night.