Johnston Police release image of larceny suspect; ask for public’s help locating Derrick Eugene Jemison


UPDATED: Johnston Police are looking for a man possibly responsible for an attempted theft in town.

The department released a photograph of the suspect and is asking the public for help locating the individual.

“The Johnston Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in a recent larceny attempt,” according to a statement from Chief Joseph P. Razza.

Johnston Police are looking for Derrick Eugene Jemison, 24.

Jemison is wanted in connection to an attempted larceny that occurred on the evening of Dec. 7, according to Johnston Police.

“During the course of the investigation, it was revealed through video surveillance that Jemison attempted to gain entry into unoccupied vehicles parked in residential areas off of Plainfield Street,” Razza said in a statemen. “Those who have information regarding the location of Derrick Eugene Jemison are asked to contact the Johnston Police Department at 401-231-4210.”

Johnston experienced a rash of attempted vehicle break-ins and car thefts over the past two months. They recently released images of an individual wearing a mask and a hood testing door handles in several neighborhoods. Now, they’ve released the image of a suspect in at least one case.

“As you know, we’ve committed time and resources into apprehending those individuals who are responsible in these resent thefts and are committed to bringing them to justice,” Razza said Friday. “This is a quality of life issue that is paramount to the Johnston Police.”

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, Razza said Jemison remained at-large.

“He’s still out there,” Razza said.


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