Deashon J. Jett, 19, of 155 Cranston St. in Providence was charged with stealing two pairs of shorts and shirt from the JC Penney store in the Warwick Mall on July 8. Store security told police they recovered the goods from a shopping bag when they stopped Jett outside after he made no attempt to pay for the goods. He was held for arraignment in District Court after he could not raise the money for his $1,000 surety bail or get someone to bring positive identification for him to headquarters.
Maria G. Orondez, 33, of 324 Hunter St. in central Falls was charged with stealing three garments worth $192.50 from Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on July 8. Security told police she concealed the goods while she was trying on a number of things in the fitting room and leaving without paying for them.
Zachary R. Izzo, 18, of 164 Kearney St. in Cranston was released with s summons for District Court on July 7 after he was arrested and charged with stealing two packs of Nike socks from Macy’s worth $25.98. He was later released with a summons for District Court and told he would be arrested for trespassing if they caught him in the store again.
Shawn P. Ferris, 38, of 143 Third St. in Newport was charged with felony shoplifting at the Walmart on bald Hill Road on July 6 after Officer Nicholas DiNardo found out he was an habitual offender. DiNardo said dispatch told them a man was in the men’s room of the store, possibly attempting to steal. He said they confronted the man outside and recovered an X-box video game worth $59.96. In addition to being a habitual shoplifter, DiNardo said they found Ferris had three outstanding warrants, from Providence, North Attleboro and Rhode Island State Police for larceny, shoplifting and failure to appear. He was charged $5,000 surety bail for the new shoplifting charge but was remanded to the ACI to await action from the other police agencies that were looking for him.
Barbara Duback, 62, of 15 Fawn Dr. in Richmond was charged with shoplifting in the Kohl’s store in the Rhode Island Mall on July 1. Security at the store told police she concealed a bracelet in her purse before leaving the store without paying for it. They told police they found other items from the store in her purse and the total value of the stolen goods was $163. She was later released with a summons for District Court.
Emily C. Levasseur, 21, of 300 Smithfield Ave. in North Providence was charged with stealing $213.21 worth of goods form the Old Navy store in the Warwick Mall. Police said they stopped her car after getting a call of about her leaving the store with the concealed goods without paying. A guard at the store said they got the bag from her as she fled toward her car. Police said they also found merchandise from other stores in the car she had no receipts for and police took the goods and said they took the stuff for safekeeping in case the other stores wanted to claim it.
HOME OF THE BRAVE
Warwick Police apparently did not have enough evidence to charged him with assault but, according to a police report, six-foot, two-inch and 200-pound Ramon A. Maldonado, 26, of 10 Gordon Ave. in Providence was charged with disorderly conduct on July 7 after a woman and several witnesses told police he confronted a 50-year-old woman in a wheelchair who asked him to watch his language before he threw the woman’s binoculars into the sea at Oakland Beach.
Officer Gilda Fortier reported she was dispatched to the seawall around 6 p.m. after someone reported the woman was assaulted. The witness told Fortier he was outside on a restaurant balcony and had a clear view of the seawall when he saw Maldonado standing over the woman, taunting her before he intervened. He said, when he did so, Maldonado grabbed the woman’s binoculars and heaved them into the surf.
Fortier said she located Maldonado near the playground and he admitted he had an argument with the woman when she told him to stop swearing. He said the woman approached him and, “out of fear he put his arm out and she fell.” He said she then threw coffee on him and he got upset and threw the binoculars into the ocean. He also said he “felt as though…she was verbally attacking him.”
Fortier said she then spoke with the woman she said she told him to stop swearing and he pushed her down and she hurt her collarbone. She said he made fun of her colostomy bag. Other witnesses said they saw Maldonado standing over the woman and trying to get her to fight and another man told Fortier Maldonado was calling her ugly and berating her for being disabled and was laughing at her and threatened her until she left the area. Maldonado was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and later released on $1,000 surety bail. The report did not indicate why other charges were not filed at the time, although Fortier said she followed up on the woman while she was being evaluated at Kent Hospital and said she could not provide a written statement because she had MS.