The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
At approximately 12:18 p.m. on June 13, Officer David Thompson and other officers were dispatched to Sears at 650 Bald Hill Road on a report that two females were in the act of shoplifting. While en route, Officer Thompson was advised by dispatch that security was keeping an eye on the two women, who entered fitting rooms on the lower level with several garments. When they exited the rooms, the clothing was concealed, and the price tags were torn off and left in the dressing rooms. Sgt. Robert Palumbo and Officer Jandreau arrived on the scene just moments prior to Thompson. Upon exiting the store, the two females were stopped by the officers. The females were identified as Natasha Cormier, 18, of 125 Pavilion Avenue in Providence, and Danielle Lapre, 18, of 95 Sophia Drive in Warwick. Officers found several articles of clothing concealed in their handbags. The security guard on duty recovered all unpaid-for merchandise. Both women were taken into custody and charged with shoplifting. Their court date is set for July 7.
Officer Daniel Lopez responded to a call regarding the larceny of copper wire at the Warwick YMCA on June 8 at around 11:30 a.m. Officer Lopez visited the upper pond area, where he was lead to the bathrooms and changing areas, which are housed in a wooden outhouse-type building. Lopez observed that the steel bar on the female bathroom door had been pried off, and the lock on the male side was removed. Lopez noted that the copper pipes under the sink in the male restroom were bent out of shape, as if in an attempt to steal them. Copper wiring inside the circuit breaker was also missing. According to the YMCA, the damage amounted to a projected $2,000. No witnesses or suspects.
MISSING CAR PARTS
On June 7 at about 5:50 p.m., Detective Barbara Frazier met with a woman at headquarters who reported two of her car’s hubcaps as stolen. The woman said she routinely parks her car at the Route 117 Park and Ride during the day, and on June 6 at around 7:20 a.m., she parked her car in the second row from the street. She said when she returned the same day around 5:30 p.m., the hubcaps on her two front tires were gone. She said that her car only had three hubcaps: one that was scratched, and two that were in perfect condition. The scratched hubcap was left on the car. The front fenders were checked for fingerprints, but there were none. The woman said she wishes to pursue charges if the offender is identified. In a separate incident, Officer Erin Cahalan responded to a report of larceny on Backer’s Creek Road at 12:55 p.m. The man who reported the larceny told Cahalan that he parked his pick-up truck in a driveway on Backer’s Creek on June 4 at 1:30 a.m. He said he parks his truck at this location regularly. When he returned to his truck, his catalytic converter was gone, and appeared to have been unbolted from under the truck. The man is not sure when it was stolen. There are no suspects at this time.
STOLEN FROM CARS
Officer Tomas Bogusz was dispatched to investigate a larceny report at the Warwick Medical Building on June 7 at approximately 9:52 a.m. The victim reported that his cell phone was stolen from the FedEx delivery truck he was driving. He said after making his delivery to the building, he returned to his truck to discover his Sprint phone was gone. Officer Bogusz took the victim to the Sprint store in the Warwick Mall to track the phone through its GPS function. Sprint customer service informed them that an exact location could not be determined at the time. On June 11 at 10:13 a.m., Officer Erin Cahalan responded to the parking lot at Lockwood Condos on West Shore Road. A man from Mansfield, Mass. had reported his Titleist golf clubs stolen from the trunk of his car. The man said he parked his car the night of June 10, and when he returned on the morning of June 11, he discovered his trunk was ajar, and his golf clubs were missing. Cahalan reported no evidence the trunk was pried open. The bag contained several clubs, gloves, golf balls and other miscellaneous items. There are no suspects at this time. Officer Robert Canis-Langlais was dispatched to Tremont Street on June 7 at 10:55 a.m. on a report of larceny. He met with a woman who said her vehicle had been broken into overnight. She was unsure if she had locked the doors. She said that $15 and a Sony Bloggie camcorder, valued at $180, were stolen. Nothing else was stolen or damaged. No witnesses or suspects.
Officer David Waddington reported he went to Emmons Avenue June 10 near 11 p.m. to respond to a call from a woman. The woman said that her husband had dropped her off at a party to watch fireworks at approximately 7 p.m. She said because of the fireworks, parking was difficult, and so her husband parked their daughter-in-law’s car some distance away. According to Waddington, after the conclusion of the fireworks, the woman and her daughter searched for 20 minutes, attempting to locate the car. They used the keyless entry remote to set off the car’s horn and hazard lights for the duration of that time. When they finally located it, the woman’s purse was no longer where she left it: on the passenger’s side floor. Inside the purse was a credit card, debit card, a blank check, $40 in cash and a Droid cell phone. Officer Waddington advised the woman to place a stop on the check, and to cancel her credit and debit cards. He checked to see if the purse had been discarded in the area, which it hadn’t.
Sergeant Brian Mulcahey reported a silver vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on June 7 at 8:40 p.m. near 2299 Post Road. He watched as the operator of the vehicle attempted to make a U-turn without signaling. The driver then parked his vehicle behind the Subway restaurant. Sgt. Mulcahey turned on his emergency lights and the operator of the vehicle exited his car and approached Mulcahey before he could radio-in the stop. The driver was identified as Kyle D. Smith, age 28, of 70 Turner Street in Warwick. Mulcahey detected the smell of alcohol on Smith’s breath, and noticed his watery, blood-shot eyes. While checking Smith’s information, Mulcahey watched as Smith got in and out of his car several times. Mulcahey warned him to stay inside of his car. Once again, Mulcahey saw Smith get out of his car and walk around to the front in a crouched position. Mulcahey then chased Smith on-foot, and cuffed him when he caught him. Smith was taken back to headquarters, where several sobriety tests were administered. After the second test, Smith repeatedly told the officers, “Alright, you got me, you win.” Smith was placed in a holding cell, and permitted a single confidential phone call. After having repeated difficulties making the call, and finding it problematic to give the address of Police Headquarters to the person on the other line, Smith asked police: “Can’t I just take a taxi home? I’ll pay a million dollars for it.” Smith was issued violations for not using a turn signal, refusal to submit to chemical tests, a DUI second offense, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest. He was released to a sober adult.
Officer John Choquette responded to a reported motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Dryden Boulevard and Irving Road on June 15 at about 6:30 p.m. Over the course of the investigation, the driver of the second vehicle admitted she had accidentally hit a vehicle in front of her at a stop sign. The driver was identified as Shea McCauley, 24, of 978 Tiogue Avenue in Coventry. Officer Choquette said he detected alcohol on McCauley’s breath. After failing to pass sobriety tests, McCauley was placed under arrest and put into the back of Choquette’s patrol car. Minutes later, Choquette heard McCauley yelling, complaining she was having an asthmatic attack and needed her inhaler, which was in her car. A search of the car turned up no such inhaler. McCauley continued to scream extreme profanities at the top of her lungs while complaining she could not breathe. A rescue was summoned to the scene to take McCauley to Kent Hospital. While inside the rescue vehicle, she continued to scream and curse, and began to kick and spit at the medical personnel. Sergeant Margaret McKay, who had been called to the scene earlier, said she was spat at twice and told by McCauley: “Get a real job, you are nothing but a fake. Where do you work? I want your badge number.” Once at the hospital, McCauley reportedly continued to use profane language, and threatened to sue the hospital, fire and police departments, and take everyone’s job. After undressing to put on paper pants and a Johnny, a nurse observed a broken crack pipe concealed in McCauley’s crotch area. The pipe was disposed of. McCauley was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, two counts of simple assault for spitting at Sergeant McKay, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and a DUI with blood alcohol content unknown.