Police make an arrest linked to breaking and entering at a Smithfield farm stand

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SMITHFIELD, R.I (WLNE) – The Smithfield Police department made an arrest after an investigation into a Breaking and Entering at Blackbird Farm. 

 The department announced the arrest of 36-year-old Providence resident, Andy Alicea for the involvement in the breaking in entering back in June.

On June 25, Smithfield police were called to 660 Douglas Pike in Smithfield, where the Blackbird Farm farm stand is located. 

According to police, surveillance showed that on the previous night,  two male subjects had broken into the farm stand and stole a large number of frozen meats that exceeded $12,000 in value. 

The video also showed the suspects communicating via cell phone with an additional suspect. 

According to police, the widely publicized photos and video helped lead to the identification of Alicea as one of the suspects in the incident and an arrest warrant was obtained. 

With assistance from the Providence Police Department, Alica was located on September 14. 

Alicea was arraigned at the Smithfield Police Department on September 15 before a bail commissioner on the charge of Breaking and Entering. 

Police say he was ordered held at the ACI on probation violations from previous offenses and will appear in 3rd District Court on September 16 for a bail review. 

The investigation continues and the Smithfield Police Department is asking anybody with any additional information to contact the Smithfield Police Detective Division.  

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