The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
Officer Joel Thomas went to Victoria’s Secret in the Warwick Mall on Aug. 5 for report of the theft of about 200 pairs of panties from the store. The manager of the store told Thomas than a man and woman came into the store around 3:15 p.m. and stole all the panties off a table located near the entrance of the shop. The manager told Thomas she recognized the man involved because he has stolen from the store numerous times in the past but said the female was new to her. The manager estimated that panties were worth a total of $2,300. The manager provided Thomas with a DVD of the incident to be entered into evidence.
BIG BOAT BREAK
A boat owner reported that someone had broken into his boat sometime time between 5:30 p.m. the day before and 8:50 a.m. that morning on Aug. 6. The owner told Officer John Madden he was sure of the time because an employee of his had been at the boat in the evening before and everything was in order at that time. He told Madden he came there that morning and saw a white barrel near the rear of the boat that must have been used to climb upon the dry-docked boat. He said he later saw that the boat had been broken into and noted that a television, a DVD player, a multi-media receiver, a flare kit; a speaker system, a movie speaker system, a Blu-ray player, cables, lamps, a coffee maker and other items were missing from the sleeping quarters and the main cabin. Detectives were called in to process the scene. The 62-foot boat was valued at $1.5 million. The missing items were valued at nearly $3,000. The boat was at Brewer’s Greenwich Bay Marina being prepared for resale. No suspects or witnesses.
Officer Theodore Bulis reported going to Chelo’s Waterfront on Masthead Drive around 11:55 p.m. on Aug. 14 for a report of a larceny from her car while she was inside the restaurant. The owner said she and her fiancé came to the restaurant for a friend’s birthday party around 10:15 p.m. and parked on the side street there. She said they came back around 11:45 and found the passenger side window was completely smashed and her GPS unit and her purse were missing. She told Bulis it was a “Michael Korrs” purse priced at $498 and that there was $600 in mostly $50 bills in the purse. She said her house keys; credit cards, gift cards and receipts were in the bag, along with a separate bag that contained special medication for her pancreas and liver that cost $2,000. She said the drugs would have had no value on the street as narcotics. No suspects or witnesses.
DWI AND REFUSAL
Officer Eric Lima reported he was dispatched to an accident between a car and a cement wall and utility pole near the Brentwood Nursing Home on Post Road around 2 a.m. on Aug. 6. Lima said the operator was outside of the car and seemed unsteady on her feet and smelled of alcohol. He said the woman admitted she had a few beers earlier and agreed to take a filed sobriety test. He said she appeared to be uninjured and had refused medical attention at the scene. He said the woman failed the field sobriety test and blew a .214 and a .212 blood alcohol content on the breath test. Emily Thomsen, 26, of 50 Berwick Pl. in East Providence, was charged with DWI, first offense and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Joshua Myer reported he was on patrol around 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 4 when he got a report of a hit and run accident near 891 Warwick Ave. Myer said he was on the way to the scene when he saw the suspect car in the northbound lane with heavy damage to the front end and passenger side with no damage on the driver’s side. Myer said he spoke with the driver who claimed he had been hit by another vehicle that forced his passenger side into the curb but Myer could see no evidence of another car being involved in the accident. He said it did look like the car had sideswiped a hydrant or trees along the side of the road. He said there was over a 100 yards worth of evidence that the car had hit a hydrant and multiple telephone poles and that the vehicle was on the sidewalk for much of the distance. In spite of that, the driver insisted he was forced off the road. Myer said the driver smelled strongly of alcohol and insisted he was not injured and agreed to a field sobriety test, which he failed. Myer said Michael D. Grandchamp, 25, of 32 Cold Spring Dr. in West Warwick was taken to headquarters where he refused a breath test. Warwick Rescue then took Grandchamp to Kent Hospital for further evaluation after viewing the extent of damage to the car. Myer said Grandchamp refused a blood alcohol test at the hospital and he was charged with DWI and refusal and left in the care of hospital staff.
Courtney E. O’Hara, 28, of 18 Prospect St. in Cranston was charged with DWI and refusal on Aug. 6. Officer Gregory Johnson reported he was on patrol near Quaker Lane and Bald Hill Road around 1:35 a.m. when he clocked a Volkswagen at 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. He said the car finally was pulled over near the Route 95 south on ramp near Cardi’s. He said O’Hara smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test at headquarters. She was later released to a sober adult.