North Smithfield man, 36, arrested for stealing mother’s car, damages prison cell

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A man accused of stealing his mother’s car in January added to his list of charges by causing damage to an area beside his holding cell according to North Smithfield police.

Daniel Antico, 36, of North Smithfield, was charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and vandalism following the incident on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

According to the arrest report, police went to visit Antico’s home in Union Village after his mother called and said he had stolen her car, and was outside in front of his residence in North Smithfield.

Police located the vehicle, a white Hyundai Sonata stolen out of Woonsocket, but Antico reportedly started driving away as he saw officers approaching. Once apprehended, he gave police the name “Stephen Antico,” several times, according to the report.

Antico was wanted by the Woonsocket Police Department for domestic charges, and while waiting for transport, he took off his shirt, climbed onto the cell bed and began damaging the ceiling tiles outside the holding cell.

He reportedly refused to sign his paperwork in North Smithfield before he was transported to the city to face additional charges of domestic assault and disorderly conduct.

Antico has pre-arraignment conferences scheduled for both April 21 and May 4.

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