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I-Team: Police officer's son arrested for stealing service gun

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An East Providence police officer's son has been charged in connection with the theft of his father's service gun, sources told the NBC 10 I-Team on Monday.

Chief Joseph Taveras of the East Providence Police Department said the officer's son was charged over the weekend and is expected to be arraigned in Family Court on Tuesday.

Taveras said the gun has not been recovered.

Taveras said the gun was stolen from the officer's home while he was off duty. The officer reported it missing Wednesday.

On Friday, members of the Cranston Police Department and the Rhode Island State Police were asked by East Providence police to search a home on Denver Avenue in Cranston in connection with the case.

Police arrested 18-year-old Michael Machado on a fugitive from justice charge. Machado was wanted in connection with a breaking-and-entering case in Rehoboth.

The I-Team reports that police questioned Machado about the gun reported missing, but sources tell the I-Team he wasn't cooperating with detectives.

Machado is currently being held at the ACI on the fugitive charge. He has not been charged with the theft of the missing gun.

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