Bleeding hand, stolen goods lead R.I. police to arrest Southbridge man

📷 Kenneth Delvalle, 28, of 5 Oliver Street, Southbridge, was arrested after a home invasion in Coventry, R.I., early Thursday morning.

Delvalle one of three arrested after home invasion

COVENTRY, R.I. — A Southbridge man was one of three individuals arrested after a home invasion in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday morning.

Kenneth Delvalle, a 28-year-old Oliver Street resident, was bleeding from the hand when apprehended by the Coventry Police Department at a Dunkin Donuts. Police located Delvalle and two alleged accomplices after receiving a 911 call regarding a home invasion at 30 Parker Street. The 911 call came into authorities at 4:23 a.m. According to a press release by the Coventry Police Department, a female resident was awoken to noises in the home, and “confronted a male in the residence who forced her out of his way and fled from the residence.” Police said the unidentified female did not sustain injuries in the alleged assault, and several items were stolen during the incident to include prescription medications, jewelry, and a laptop computer. According to police, a subsequent investigation revealed a first floor window had been broken and blood was located in the area. A vehicle believed to be involved in the incident was abandoned in front of the Parker Street residence.

Delvalle and his girlfriend, Alisha Hathaway, 27, of Haverhill, were located at a Dunkin Donuts at Coventry Shopper’s Park. It was at the donut shop that Delvalle was found to be bleeding from the hand and, police said, that stolen property from the Parker Street home was “located in the vicinity of Delvalle.” Both Delvalle and Hathaway were taken into custody by law enforcement officials. Police said Delvalle had abandoned the vehicle that had been located on Parker Street.

Later on Thursday morning, police apprehended a 30-year-old Coventry man, Richard Smith, for his alleged role in the incident. Police said they had previously determined a third male had fled prior to authorities arriving to the Parker Street residence. Smith was located at his Tiogue Avenue residence and taken into custody as police said their investigation revealed he was at the Parker Street resident at the time of the home invasion.

All three were arraigned on Thursday afternoon at Kent County Courthouse in Warwick, R.I. Delvalle was charged with Breaking and Entering, Conspiracy, Simple Assault (on Police Officer who was not injured) and Simple Assault (on female resident); Smith was charged with Breaking and Entering and Conspiracy; and Hathaway was charged with Conspiracy.

If any citizen has additional information regarding this incident, they are asked to immediately contact the Coventry Police Department at 401-826-1100 or email


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