MEDIA CONTACT: Major Dennis B. Fleming, Detective Commander (#401-444-1005)
On December 5, 2017, members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Walter DeBarros, age 36, of 25 Fairmont Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on the following: 1) District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear/Reciprocal Body Attachment; 2) Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Restitution Review on an original charge of Computer Fraud; 3) Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear/Domestic Larceny over $500.00; 4) Superior Court Bench for Failure to Appear for Restitution Review on an original charge of Forgery/Counterfeiting; and 5) Affidavit and Arrest Warrant drafted by the Rhode Island State Police Financial Crimes Unit for Obtaining Money/False Pretenses under $1500.00. Mr. DeBarros was processed at State Police Headquarters and arraigned in Sixth Division District Court, where he was presented as a Superior Court Probation Violator.
On December 5, 2017, members of the Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Michael Wicks, age 52, of 161 Cottage Grove Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island, for the following: 1) Possession of Child Pornography; and 2) Transfer of Child Pornography. Mr. Wicks was arraigned in Third Division District Court before the Honorable Associate Judge McCaffrey and released on $5,000.00 personal recognizance with special bail conditions of restricted internet use and no unsupervised contact with minors.