The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
Officer John Curley reported the theft of a boat from a residence on Wunnegin Circle in Potowomut on June 14. The owner of the boat told Curley that the last time he saw the boat was four days prior to reporting it missing. He said it was secured to his property by a nylon rope that appeared to have been cut with a sharp object. He described it as a 12-foot Starcraft valued at around $500 and gave Curley the serial number of the boat, which was then entered into the NCIC system as stolen. No witnesses or suspects.
Officer Aaron Steere reported a shoplifting arrest at the Kohl’s store in the Rhode Island Mall on June 15. A loss prevention agent told Steere he observed the suspect take a number of articles of clothing and several pieces of jewelry from displays and enter the fitting room. He said the suspect then came out with none of the items to be seen and then walked out of the store after making no attempt to pay for the goods concealed in her purse. Amy Conde, 20, of 10 Bel-Air Dr. in Glocester was stopped as she was leaving the store and brought to the loss prevention office where $536 worth of clothing and jewelry was recovered. She was later released with a summons for shoplifting. An East Greenwich man was charged with shoplifting on June 18 after loss prevention at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall told Officer Darren Parrillo they saw him select two pairs of pants and two blouses from the women’s department and conceal them in a Macy’s shopping bag he took without paying for. Charbel Y. Rizk, 52, of 47 Goodwin St. was charged with stealing $155.97 worth of merchandise, including the $1.50 shopping bag.
Officer Brian Murray reported meeting a woman in the lobby of headquarters on June 17. The 33-year-old Coventry woman told Murray she parked her car outside the DSW shoe store on Bald Hill Road around 6:45 p.m. that day and returned about 20 minutes later and saw that her purse was missing. She told Murray the purse contained three Social Security cards, a Citizens Visa card, her driver’s license, some other personal papers and $240 in cash. She said she left the purse on the back seat of her car when she went inside. No suspects or witnesses. A Warwick woman reported that her pocketbook had been in City Park on June 19. She told Officer Stephen Major she locked it in the trunk of her car before she walked the path and came back to find the purse was gone. She said it contained a debit card, a gasoline credit card and $80 in cash. She said the purse itself was worth $50. Major said she told him she had her keys with her while she walked and that no one else had keys to the vehicle. No suspects or witnesses. Officer Darren Parrillo reported he was dispatched to the parking lot of the Twist restaurant on Bald Hill Road around 8 p.m. on June 17 for a report of a break into a car there. The owner of the car told Parrillo she went in the restaurant around 7:30 and realized that she was cold, so she returned to her car to get her coat and found the back driver’s side window was broken and her purse had been stolen. She said the purse and wallet were worth $140 alone and that her checkbook was in the wallet. She said a Harry Potter book and some makeup she left on the back seat were also missing. There were no witnesses or suspects.
A Warwick woman told Officer Darren Parrillo she went to the Walgreen’s in Apponaug around 3 p.m. on June 16 to get some digital photographs processed and left after she got her prints. She said she realized as soon as she got out of the parking lot that she left her camera on the counter. She said she went around the rotary and went back in the store but did not find the camera. She said neither the clerk nor the manager knew anything about the missing camera. The woman told Parrillo she wasn’t concerned so much about the camera as she was about the memory stick inside it. She said there was a year’s worth of classroom photos in the stick. Parrillo said he went to the store to review the video surveillance in the store and observed nothing to explain what happened to the camera.
DWI OR REFUSAL
Officer Nelson Carreiro reported an accident in the parking lot of Shaw’s Market on Warwick Avenue around 7:50 p.m. on June 14. A woman told him she was heading into the store when she heard a crash and turned around to see that someone had just rear-ended her car. She said the woman driving the other car got out to check the damage and when she realized that she was being watched, she pulled beside the damaged car and offered the owner $75 to cover the damages. The woman said the driver smelled of alcohol and stumbled and she believed the woman was drunk so she called the police. Carreiro said he spoke with the driver and believed she was intoxicated as well and asked her to do a field sobriety test. He said the driver declined to do the one leg stand and said she had surgery on her legs. He said she then refused to do a preliminary test on the portable breath analyzer and she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and refused the breath test at headquarters. Lucia C. Maciel, 45, of 439 Park Ave. in Cranston was charged with DWI and refusal and later was released to a sober adult. Officer Jedidiah Pineau reported he was on patrol when he saw a motorcycle driver stopped at the light at Long Street and Nausauket Road who appeared to having difficulty maintaining his bike in balance. He said he watched the bike swerving around the road after the light and almost drove up on the curb before it proceeded at around 15 mph. He said he stopped the bike and noticed that the rider appeared to be under the influence and failed a field sobriety test. He said the driver registered a .138 and a .137 blood alcohol content on the breath test and was charged with DWI. Joseph A. Ratte, 64, of 511 Woonasquatucket Ave. in North Providence was later released to a sober adult.