More charges for Cape couple

John Fenuccio

Police filed additional charges against two Cape Cod residents who were arrested Tuesday morning on gun and drug charges.

In addition to an ammunition possession charge levied against him Tuesday, Richard Conrad Cormia, 20, of 19 Lumber Mill Road, Centerville, was charged yesterday with receiving stolen property over $250 and possession of a firearm without a Firearms Identification Card, police said.

Nicole Ann Rondeau, 21, of 15 Schooner Lane, Pocasset, was charged Tuesday with driving with a suspended registration and possession of marijuana. Yesterday, she was also charged with receiving stolen property over $250 and possession of a Class E drug. The latter drug charge stems from pills police said she had, which are being tested to determine their identity.

At about 1:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Westborough Officer Clifford Luce was on patrol near Connector Road when he saw Cormia walking in the eastbound lane of Rte. 9., he said. Police said when the officer approached, Cormia told him he was looking for his girlfriend's cell phone, which he believed had fallen out of their car while they were driving.

Luce said he gave Cormia a ride to his car, which was parked near the intersection of Interstate 495. Rondeau was sitting inside the car, police said.

After learning the Registry of Motor Vehicles had suspended her registration, Luce said he asked Rondeau to get out of the car. He then noticed a marijuana smoking pipe on the driver's seat, police said. Officer Tyson Delong arrived to assist Luce.

In an inventory of the couple's car, police said they found two backpacks, one of which contained three ammunition clips. Police also found nine watches in the backpack that they said contained ammunition. In the second backpack, which police say also belonged to Cormia, police found 17 iPods and an Xbox 360 video game system, along with a number of Xbox games.

Police said Tuesday that they believe the stolen items may have come from a series of car thefts in the Spencer area.