The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
An employee at the Pizzeria Uno on Bald Hill Road told police she parked her car in the side lot of the restaurant around 8 p.m. on Nov. 15 and a guest came into the restaurant around 10 p.m. to report that a vehicle in the lot had a broken driver’s side window. She said she went outside and saw that it was her car that had been broken into and that a number of items had been taken, including an iPhone charger, an FM transmitter, her iPod Touch and her wallet were gone. She said her purse contained her passport and a medical card and was worth $290 itself. She said the Coach wallet cost $140. She said the electronic gear that was missing added up to $190. There were no witnesses or suspects.
On Nov. 18, an employee of the Burger King at 1010 Bald Hill Rd. reported she parked her car around 5 p.m. and came out on her break to find that the passenger side window of her car was completely smashed and her purse was missing. She said it was a Nine West purse that cost $25 and held her wallet, which cost $25. Her license, Social Security card, several bank and credit cards, some personal checks and her iPhone were gone. No witnesses.
A Cherry Street resident told police they left their car beside their house the night before Nov. 22 and when they returned to it in the morning, found that someone had cleared some frost from the driver’s side window and then broke into the car. They reported their iPod Touch, a GPS unit and $300 in cash were missing from the car. They explained that the money was in the glove box and was intended for an early round of “Black Friday” shopping. They told police the car was locked but Officer Gregory Johnson reported he could find no sign of forced entry.
A Summer Avenue man called police on Nov. 23 to report that someone had taken eight wrought iron chairs and a fire-pit from his lawn sometime over night. He told police the chairs were worth $200 and the fire-pit cost $30. There were no suspects or witnesses. Officer William DiGiulio noted that the area where the chairs were kept was close to the road, which led DiGiulio to believe someone may have mistakenly thought they were left out for pickup and disposal.
A report from Nov. 21 told of another larceny from a yard on Logan Street. The homeowner told police he was not at home when two bookshelves, a large plastic container, a weed-whacker and a lawn mower went missing from his yard. The total value of the missing items was pegged at $325. No suspects.
The manager of the Starbucks shop on Airport Road called police to report that a second attempt to break into the café through the drive-thru window had occurred. The manager explained that they noticed that the sliding window was off the track and difficult to open on Nov. 13. Repairs were made and everything seemed fine until Nov. 17, when they had trouble locking the window at the end of the business day. Officer Britton Kelly reported he inspected the window and it did appear that some damage was done to it that was consistent with attempting to break into the window rather than to merely damage it. There were no witnesses or suspects.
Police reported that a 19-year-old West Warwick man came into headquarters on Nov. 23 to report that he noticed his Centerville Bank debit card was missing the night before and called the bank to report it. He said they told him someone had already used the card that day and all the purchases were at the CCRI campus in Warwick. He told police he was a student at the school and he probably lost the card there. He said purchases made with the card ($1.25, $10.30, $3.65 and $3.60) were probably at the campus bookstore. No suspects.
Officer Aaron Steere reported that he stopped a car on Toll Gate Road after watching it use the breakdown lane on Route 2 as a travel lane. He said the driver got a ticket for doing that but her passenger, identified as Juan Hazard, 39, of 512 Davisville Rd. in North Kingstown, was arrested on outstanding warrants for failure to appear on driving without a license, a drug charge and a charge of non-support. He was transported to the ACI to wait for the next session of District Court.
DWI AND REFUSAL
Officer Jedidiah Pineau reported he was on patrol around 5:25 p.m. on Nov. 21 when he saw a van heading west on West Shore Road with no headlights on. He said the sun had set and it was dark. He said he also saw it straddling lanes and drifting over the road and never did turn on its lights before he pulled it over. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and could not answer without slurring his speech, he smelled of alcohol and his pants were wet. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters. Pineau said he set the driver up beside the Breathalyzer and was asking him if he understood his rights when he interrupted and asked Pineau “if he had a beer for him.” He said David J. Williams, 67, of 49 Fletcher St. in Warwick was charged with DUI, refusal, laned roadway violations and having no headlights on after dark. He was later released to a sober adult.
Officer Nicolas DiNardo reported he stopped a woman on West Shore Road near Wildes Corner around 4:40 a.m. on Nov. 26 after she crossed over the double yellow line into his lane and nearly hit him. He said she appeared to be intoxicated and he asked the woman if she had been drinking and she told him she had been playing “beer pong” earlier. DiNardo said he gave the woman a field sobriety test and she failed it. Nicole B. Santos, 42, of 106 Church Ave. in Warwick was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Matthew Moretti reported he was on patrol on Greenwich Avenue around 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 23 when he noticed that an SUV remained stopped at an intersection after the light turned green. He said the car stayed there until the light turned yellow and then it proceeded. He said he followed the SUV and saw it drifting from lane to lane before he pulled it over near Great Oak Drive, where it went up on the curb. He said the woman driving was nervous and talkative and shaky and confused and did not know where she was. He said she repeatedly told him she was not drunk. He said he administered a field sobriety test and noticed her eyes were dilated. He said she also failed the walking and standing tests and dropped to her knees and began to panic when he said she was being arrested. He said she begged him to let her go and said she would do anything and insisted there must be something she could do to avoid being arrested. But there wasn’t. Moretti said it was obvious that she was under the influence of some substance and that he later found prescription drugs and a crack pipe in the vehicle during an inventory search. Sandra Audette, 32, of 11 Clayton St. in Pawtucket, refused a chemical test and was later remanded to the ACI as a probation violator after being charged with DUI, refusal and possession of controlled substances.