Suspect in string of burglaries faces judge

A Cranston man was in court Wednesday to face charges in a series of house burglaries in Scituate, Cranston, Warwick and East Greenwich.

Louis Marchetti, 43, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Marchetti is the suspect Cranston police were looking for Saturday night but he managed to get away as a SWAT team surrounded his home.

Police said he is a "major player" in a gang of burglars who've been breaking into homes in several cities and towns.