Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 8
Burglary and Breaking and Entering

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-8-2.1

§ 11-8-2.1. Unlawful breaking and entering of dwelling with possession of instruments relating to wrongful setting of fires.

Every person who shall break and enter, at any time of the day or night, any dwelling house or apartment, whether it is occupied or not, or any outbuilding or garage attached to or adjoining any dwelling house or apartment, without the consent of the owner or tenant of the dwelling house, apartment, building, or garage, and who shall have in his or her possession any instrument or instrumentality or equipment of any kind that is reasonably related to the wrongful setting of fires shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than three (3) years and not more than fifteen (15) years. “Possession” means in the actual or constructive control or custody of the person while in the dwelling. “Wrongful” excludes those items which are ordinarily used for the lighting of smoking paraphernalia.

History of Section.
P.L. 1975, ch. 234, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 109, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 536, § 1.