September 2, 2014
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Cop has coke problem, victim tells police

Warwick Police have released the first report concerning the forcible entry of a home on Byron Boulevard last week.

According to a report by Officer John Zaborski, police were dispatched to 53 Byron Blvd. around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 5 for a disturbance in progress. Zaborski said a resident there told him a young woman and a man came into the house and began to demand to see a former resident and to demand money that former resident owed them.

“He stated that she started yelling, ‘Where is my [expletive] money? Where is Brandon White? Where is my drugs?’” according to the report.

The victim told the couple that Brandon White had been kicked out of his house for bringing “unwanted traffic” to the house and that they could search the house if they wanted to. He told Zaborski the woman was intoxicated and was not listening to him and continued to carry on and started breaking things in his room and got in his sister’s face. He told Zaborski his niece attempted to intervene between her mother and the intruder and was punched in the face before the woman left. He said she threatened repeatedly to come back with her gun and “blow everybody away.”

In the meantime, police ran the plate number provided by the victims and it came back to a Marisa Ciccone. He said he put an attempt to locate call for the car. The victim told Sgt. Stephen Fernandez that the driver was a Johnston patrolwoman with “a serious problem with cocaine” and that she had made some drug deals with his former roommate who, apparently, was withholding drugs or profits from Ciccone. Fernandez said he called detectives who in turn contacted Johnston Police, who advised Ciccone that she needed to go to Warwick and speak with detectives.

Fernandez reported that Ciccone, 24, of 334 Cherry Hill Rd., Johnston, and her male companion, James Fortin, 44, of 234 Child St., Warren, came into Warwick headquarters to speak with detectives. They were charged with breaking and entering a dwelling while the resident was home. Ciccone was additionally charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct. They were later released on personal recognizance. An initial felony appearance was scheduled for Aug. 7.

Since the arrest, Ciccone, who was a probationary officer who started in December of last year, has been summarily fired by the Johnston Police. Chief Richard S. Tamburini said his department was also reviewing Ciccone’s employment application for possible misrepresentations.


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8 comments on this item

Maybe they ought to do mandatory drug tests for all police officers!

Because 1 rotten cop uses coke the whole department needs to be tested, Give me a break.

SteveD, I was at a party at a cops house and a warwick cop offered me a hit on his bowel. I met the guy that night. All muni employees should be subject to random drug test

@patientman

"A hit on his bowel" you say? I hope you didn't use your lips!

Most cops probably are in fact clean (and honest). But when the Prov cops got caught involved with drug dealers, Cicciline (claimed) he tried to implement drug testing and then that went away fast. I get drug tested for my job and I don't carry a gun or the power of a badge. So the police should have no problem with the notion of random testing, just like any employees in a sensitive job. That would have prevented this woman from remaining on the streets in uniform. Just imagine if she had showed up to a call in a skewed state and a life got taken wrongly.

@hendrix, Good one.

If your a clean cop you should want to know that the guys backing you up are clean. When a Warwick cop ends up dead because a drug using cop doesn't do their job the blame will lie at the feet of the union and the cops that know its a B.S. policy but don't want to rock the union leadership. It reminds me of the baseball union putting the steroid users ahead of the rank and file members.

All for drug testing. Initially for employment and then randomly, once per year. Of course, the money has to be allocated. About $65.00 per officer. Larger departments need to budget up to $20,000 per year. Also, must be negotiated with the union. Good luck. But that isn't the point to this story. The story is why is the Johnston chief of police looking for misrepresentations in her application after the fact? A good background investigator seeks out misrepresentations prior to hiring. Or were they just thrilled to get a female applicant?

This guy jamerson bateman is a pathological lier! Everything he told the cops was a lie. He completely made everything up!! He got the drug problem!! Hes been in jail 10 times for beating women! Not once but twice he tried getting his x girl friend locked up saying she hit him and then goes to court and admits he told lies. This 33 year old boy is lying and blaming a 24 year old for his mistakes to try and save himself. I have messages of him saying he made it up and that brandon started it and got what he had coming. This man child should be thrown in prison for lying to police and making false statements. This crack smoking dope sniffing drug addict told the police everything he did and does but blamed it on brandon white. I pray that the truth comes out and jamerson bateman gets punished by the law for trying to ruin people lives.

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