Police investigating break-in at Congressman Cicilline’s house


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence Police are investigating a reported break-in at the East Side home of U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, Major David Lapatin confirmed.

Nothing appears to be have been stolen, according to a police report. A broken window leading to the basement was discovered Tuesday by a person hired to check on the house.

The man who discovered the break-in said the home’s alarm system had been activated on Feb. 14, but when he checked on the house he only found a side door open, which he secured.

The broken window was subsequently discovered Tuesday when the man was checking on a downed tree in the backyard. Inside the basement, he found several boxes scattered and an upturned recycle bin placed underneath the window.

Lapatin said investigators were processing the scene Wednesday morning.

Cicilline has been in Washington this week, and on Tuesday was urging Congress to pass additional funding to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

“The Providence Police were called this morning to investigate a possible break-in at the Congressman’s home,” said Rich Luchette, Cicilline’s spokesperson. “In light of the ongoing investigation, I would direct any additional questions to the police department.”

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