Rhode Island General Statutes (R.G.S.)
TITLE 11. Criminal Offenses
CHAPTER 11-8. Burglary and Breaking and Entering
§ 11-8-6 Entry to steal poultry – Arrest – Fine.
Every person who breaks and enters, or enters in the nighttime without breaking, any building or enclosure in which are kept or confined any kind of poultry, with intent to steal any of the poultry, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or both. Every person who is discovered in the act of willfully entering any building or enclosure in which are kept or confined any kind of poultry, with intent to steal any of the poultry, may be arrested without a warrant by a deputy sheriff, constable, guard, police officer, or other person and detained in jail or otherwise until a complaint can be made against him or her for the offense, and until he or she is taken on a warrant issued upon the complaint, but detention without a warrant shall not continue more than twenty-four (24) hours. One-half ( 1/2) of any fine imposed under this section shall inure to the complainant.