Read All About It: Newspaper Thieves Busted

Two people were arrested Sunday morning for allegedly stealing newspapers out of the front yards of homes in South Smithfield.

Smithfield Police said a carrier for the News and Observer reported customers had been complaining for the last few Sunday’s about not receiving their newspapers even though the carrier had tossed the papers into the front yards of the customers.

After making deliveries of the Sunday edition of the N&O, the carrier remained in the South Smithfield neighbor to watch several homes that had papers stolen recently.  Within minutes, a brown van appeared and the occupants allegedly stole the newspapers from several yards. When approached by the carrier they sped away.

Responding to a 911 call from the delivery driver, Smithfield Police stopped the van on South Brightleaf Boulevard near E. Davis Street minutes later.

Police said they recovered 22 News & Observers and 51 Smithfield Herald papers. Police said the coupons had been removed from the papers and sorted in different piles . Officers believe the suspects were either reselling the stolen newspapers or the coupons.

Ruth Noemi Gonzalez-Rodas, 32, of E. Caroline Avenue, Smithfield and Blanca Alicia Ajsac, 35, of E. Holt Street, Smithfield were charged with larceny and conspiracy. Charges against a third suspect are still pending, according to Police Captain R. Sheppard.

Gonzalez-Rodas was given a $2,500 bond.  Ajsac was released on $3,500 bail.

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  • Keith Long

    BUILD THAT WALL AND DRAIN THIS SWAMP !!..I was wondering why I haven’t got my paper in awhile.

    • Brandon Twiford

      Yes, let’s build a multibillion dollar wall that already has proven to be ineffective. Because……newspaper theives. God forbid we actually just deal with it EXACTLY the way it played out here, and save taxpayers all the money. Can’t have 25 dollars worth of papers being stolen.

      • Keith Long

        If they steal newspapers from my house then what else are they going to steal..too many illegal immigrants in my neighborhood,,,send them all back where they belong and keep them there!!!

        • Glenda Cruz

          And you can tell they are illegal by just looking at their pictures? 😂😂😂 ok says a lot about your intelligence Keith long

          • Keith Long

            if their pictures are on here..MUGSHOTS..than they have done something ILLEGAL. says something about YOUR intelligence now doesn’t it???

          • Glenda Cruz

            So we are building a wall around every person that commits a crime? Lol ok makes sense to me! So smart!

          • Keith Long

            yep..sounds good to me…guess I’m now the minority..white privileged..a patriot..goodbye America.hello another third world country…call somewhere paradise and kiss it goodbye because of people like you.

          • Milty

            The ONLY real AMERICANS are NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS!!! THATS THE REAL AMERICA!!! They were here WAY before the white man!!!!

          • Glenda Cruz

            Or just people that aren’t your color? 🤔

          • Keith Long

            both of ya’ll need to suck it up!..like us white have done for the last eight years…MAGA!

          • Milty

            ONLY 8 years? You are LUCKY white man. Bet if you get your DNA done you got a little african in there too!! MANY so called WHITE SOUTHERNERS have a mix due to slavery. Its VERY COMMON!!. Get it checked out so you can get off your WhITE soap box! Even 1 % means you have an AFRICAN ancestors my brother!! Get it DONE!!

          • ProudYoungGrandma

            I am white . .and ashamed to be the same color as your racist self. America is, and has always been, a melting pot of ethnicities. THAT is what makes America great..not some racist president and people like you..

          • Keith Long

            cry me a river.

          • ProudYoungGrandma

            Only if you can’t swim

        • Milty

          ALL THE THIEVES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD ARE AMERICANS!!!! MY MEXICAN NEIGHBORS GET UP AT 6AM AND GO TO WORK FOR THEIR PAINTING BUSINESS. MY AMERICAN NEIGHBORS ARE ALL SELLING DRUGS!!!! AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT!!!! DUE TO THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR!!

  • They were not in our neighborhood. I got three papers Sunday!

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  • Keith Long

    BUILD THAT WALL AND DRAIN THIS SWAMP !!..I was wondering why I haven’t got my paper in awhile.

    • Brandon Twiford

      Yes, let’s build a multibillion dollar wall that already has proven to be ineffective. Because……newspaper theives. God forbid we actually just deal with it EXACTLY the way it played out here, and save taxpayers all the money. Can’t have 25 dollars worth of papers being stolen.

      • Keith Long

        If they steal newspapers from my house then what else are they going to steal..too many illegal immigrants in my neighborhood,,,send them all back where they belong and keep them there!!!

        • Glenda Cruz

          And you can tell they are illegal by just looking at their pictures? 😂😂😂 ok says a lot about your intelligence Keith long

          • Keith Long

            if their pictures are on here..MUGSHOTS..than they have done something ILLEGAL. says something about YOUR intelligence now doesn’t it???

          • Glenda Cruz

            So we are building a wall around every person that commits a crime? Lol ok makes sense to me! So smart!

          • Keith Long

            yep..sounds good to me…guess I’m now the minority..white privileged..a patriot..goodbye America.hello another third world country…call somewhere paradise and kiss it goodbye because of people like you.

          • Milty

            The ONLY real AMERICANS are NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS!!! THATS THE REAL AMERICA!!! They were here WAY before the white man!!!!

          • Glenda Cruz

            Or just people that aren’t your color? 🤔

          • Keith Long

            both of ya’ll need to suck it up!..like us white have done for the last eight years…MAGA!

          • Milty

            ONLY 8 years? You are LUCKY white man. Bet if you get your DNA done you got a little african in there too!! MANY so called WHITE SOUTHERNERS have a mix due to slavery. Its VERY COMMON!!. Get it checked out so you can get off your WhITE soap box! Even 1 % means you have an AFRICAN ancestors my brother!! Get it DONE!!

          • ProudYoungGrandma

            I am white . .and ashamed to be the same color as your racist self. America is, and has always been, a melting pot of ethnicities. THAT is what makes America great..not some racist president and people like you..

          • Keith Long

            cry me a river.

          • ProudYoungGrandma

            Only if you can’t swim

        • Milty

          ALL THE THIEVES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD ARE AMERICANS!!!! MY MEXICAN NEIGHBORS GET UP AT 6AM AND GO TO WORK FOR THEIR PAINTING BUSINESS. MY AMERICAN NEIGHBORS ARE ALL SELLING DRUGS!!!! AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT!!!! DUE TO THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR!!

  • They were not in our neighborhood. I got three papers Sunday!