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Men Charged With Stealing Jeans, Baby Formula

East Providence police nab two men who allegedly stole a pair of jeans and 6 cans of baby formula in separate incidents.

Two men face shoplifting charges in East Providence for allegedly stealing jeans and baby formula.

Scott J. Hashway, 38, of 853 Roger Williams Ave., and Korey B. Scott, 26, of South Attleboro, Mass., were nabbed over the last few days for trying to walk off without paying for a pair of $30 jeans and 6 cans of Enfamil formula valued at $102.

Hashway allegedly walked into a changing room on Monday evening at the Burlington Coat Factory store at 60 Newport Ave. with the jeans. He reportedly walked out of the changing room wearing the jeans over the top of another pair of pants.

Hashway then paid for a shirt. While leaving the store, he was approached by store security officers. He tried to run, according to the arrest report.

He was wrestled to the floor by a security officer, who held him in custody while waiting for police to respond. Hashway was charged with disorderly conduct in addition to shoplifting at the police station, and released with a District Court date.

Scott allegedly swiped the Enfamil baby formula from the Shaw’s Supermarket on Taunton Avenue last Friday afternoon. Store security officers said they saw a man walk out of the store with the formula and jump into a black Nissan Maxima, which drove away. 

Police officers tracked the Maxima going west on Taunton Avenue, according to the arrest report. The vehicle was stopped on the east side of Providence at Butler and Angell streets, according to police.

Scott was reportedly identified by a store surveillance camera, police said.

He was taken to the police station and strip-searched because he has a narcotics history, according to the police report. Baby formula is often used to "cut" drugs.

Scott was arraigned and given a date to appear in District Court.

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