A West Warwick man was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s in Warwick Mall on Jan. 1. Loss prevention told police Paul N. Amaral, 38, of 7 Locust Dr., walked out of the store with a liner for a $260 North Face jacket he did not pay for. Amaral was also told to stay out of Macy’s or be arrested for trespassing.
Russell McClarnon, 49, of 20 Margaret St., Cranston was charged with stealing $118.52 worth of merchandise from the Walmart on Post Road on Dec. 22. He was later released with a summons.
Luis Fuentes, 47, of 904 Washington St., Central Falls, was charged with shoplifting 24 bars of soap and a number of electronic devices worth $307.68 from the Walmart on Post Road on Dec. 27. Det. Shaun Turcotte said he also ran Fuentes through Interpol records but learned through an interpreter what his identity was and that he was a U.S. citizen. He was later released with a summons.
Robert J. Dorazio, 32, of 42 Circledale Dr., Cumberland, was charged with felony shoplifting at the Sears store in Rhode Island Mall on Dec. 30. Loss prevention told police they recovered six bottles of designer cologne worth $381 from Dorazio, who was charged as a habitual offender.
A Providence man was charged with shoplifting after loss prevention at the Walmart at Rhode Island Mall on Bald Hill Road offered police video of the man removing the packaging from several BB guns and concealing the guns in his clothes before walking out of the store without paying for them. Darian A. Pamplin, 24, of 497 Broadway, Providence, was later released with a summons.
IN THE DUMPS
Officer Aaron Kay reported he was dispatched to Nausauket for a report of illegal dumping. A witness said she found some trash by the side of the road that contained some paperwork for a nearby resident in the trash but did not want to press charges and asked only that the person be reminded of ordinances regarding littering and dumping. He said he would look into it himself and ran a check on the name. It turned out there was an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear for Brianna N. Hassell, 19, of 344 Nausauket Rd., for failure to appear for a payment review. He said he later found Hassell and warned her about littering and then arrested her on the warrant. He said he found a small bag of marijuana in Hassell’s jacket pocket and she was additionally charged with possession.
Officer Damian Andrews reported he was dispatched to the LaQuinta Inn on Jefferson Boulevard around 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 1 for a hysterical woman in the lobby. Andrews said the woman was screaming and saying she just wanted to get her belongings and leave and accused the clerk of assaulting her. He said the clerk told him he started getting complaints about a woman banging on guest room doors, demanding they let her in. He said he asked her what room she was in, but she refused to tell him and refused to give him her name. He said she followed him back to the lobby, screaming all the way, and then she shoved him when he said he was calling the police, and then shoved another person and grabbed the phone behind the desk and then threw a vase across the lobby. Witnesses corroborated what the clerk said and added that she told them she would get him in trouble if he didn’t give her what she wanted, although what she wanted was never made clear. He said that Nancy Alvarez, 20, of 27 Wisdom Ave., Providence was arrested for disorderly conduct and vandalism and later released with a summons.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer John Larivee reported he was on Route 95 South around 1:35 a.m. on Dec. 22 when he found two vehicles on the shoulder of the road near the Route 4 split that had been in an accident. He said he activated his lights and pulled in behind them. He said one of the drivers approached him and said “they just didn’t see each other changing lanes” and it was no one’s fault. Larivee said he noticed the extremely strong odor of cologne about the driver. He said he spoke with the other driver who was “visibly shaking” after the accident who told him that nobody was changing lanes. He said he was traveling straight south on 95 when he was suddenly rear-ended. Larivee said it looked like there was no sideswiping involved and the rear of the car in front was damaged. He said he began to notice that the first driver he spoke to seemed to be under the influence but claimed he had not been drinking. He said he was swaying on his feet and failed a field sobriety test. He said a Rhode Island State Trooper arrived who had a portable breath tester and offered it to the driver, who refused it. David J. Gamelin, 26, of 50 Wisteria Dr., Coventry, was arrested and charged with DUI and refusal later released to a sober adult.
Officer John Curley reported he clocked a car at 54 miles per hour on Post Road around 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. He said he pulled the car over at Walmart and approached the driver. He said the driver smelled of alcohol and looked drunk. He said he also saw what appeared to be a small bottle of alcohol protruding from his pocket that was identified as a container of Evans Tennessee whiskey. He said he gave the driver a field sobriety test but had to stop it when he felt the driver would fall and hurt himself. Due to his training and experience, Curley concluded that the driver was impaired and unfit to drive. Justin Belmore, 26, of 32 Rosegarden St., Warwick, was taken to headquarters, where he refused to take a breath test. He was charged with DUI, refusal, driving on a suspended license and speeding. He was later released to a sober adult.
Det. Brenton Groeneveld reported he was in an unmarked car around 9:20 p.m. on Dec. 29 when a pickup truck came right up behind him on Buttonwoods Avenue at a high rate of speed. He said the truck had about two feet between its bumper and the police car. He said he pulled to the right and the pickup barely missed him when it passed him with its engine revving before it sped away. Groeneveld said he caught up with the truck at a red light and then he pulled it over after it sped away from the green light. He said the driver was told he was driving too aggressively and then he noticed the strong smell of alcohol in the truck. He said the driver appeared to be under the influence and was asked out of the truck for a field sobriety test. He said the man decisively failed the field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Groeneveld had learned that there was a hold without bail for failure to appear warrant on a DUI charged out of the Lincoln Barracks of the Rhode Island State Police. Robert Eugene Proctor, 42, of 311 Capron Farm Dr., Warwick, was charged with DUI, refusal, driving on a suspended license and then held for arraignment.
Officer Manuel Pacheco reported he pulled a car over in Apponaug for driving erratically on West Shore Road around 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 30. He said the driver appeared to be drunk and smelled of alcohol. He said Tracy L. Sanville, 32, of 321 Church St., Warwick, failed a field sobriety test and refused a chemical test after they took her right to Kent Hospital. She was charged with DUI and refusal and left in the care of the staff.
Officer John Curley reported he was on a special traffic detail when he clocked a Toyota pickup at 57 miles per hour on Greenwich Avenue around 11:35 p.m. on Dec. 19. He said he immediately noticed that the driver seemed impaired and smelled strongly of alcohol. He said he gave the man a field sobriety test and determined that he was impaired and unfit to operate a motor vehicle. He was taken to headquarters, where he blew a .165 and a .167 blood alcohol on the breath test. Ronald W. Nasser, 44, of 4 Hudson Lane, Warwick, was charged with DUI and speeding and later released to a sober adult.