The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
A Warwick woman told police she parked her car at the Drum Rock School on Centerville Road on April 2 and returned around 3 p.m. to find her black Coach purse was missing. She said the purse contained credit card, her license and about $100 in cash. No suspects. She was unsure about the door being locked.
A Vera Bradley baby bag went missing at City Park on April 4. A Warwick woman said she parked her car around 1:55 p.m. and later learned that someone had broken the rear driver’s side window and taken her baby bag with diapers, wipes and lotion in it. No suspects.
A customer at the 1149 Restaurant on Division Street told police he returned to his car after being in the restaurant around 10 p.m. on April 4 to find the passenger side window smashed and a laptop and GPS unit were missing. He estimated that the missing items were worth around $1,100. No suspects.
Police went to On The Hill Property at 5 Division St. around 11:35 a.m. on April 2 for a report of a cargo trailer gone missing from a property they were working on at 376 Arnold’s Neck Drive. They told police the trailer was worth around $2,000. No suspects or witnesses.
An Exeter woman told police she returned to her minivan in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on Bald Hill Road on March 31 to find that someone had damaged the vehicle attempting to break in. The woman showed police where someone used a bar or similar object in an attempt to force the door open. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.
Police arrested a Warwick man at the Kohl’s store in the Rhode Island Mall on April 7 after security at the store told them they saw the man conceal $137.17 worth of merchandise in his coat and pockets and leave the store without paying for the goods. Richard A. Leonard Jr., 33, of 63 Leigh St. was processed at headquarters and then released with a summons for District Court.
A Cumberland woman was arrested at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on April 4 after loss prevention at the store told police they saw her take two purses that were marked for clearance and put six pieces of Cake Pink jewelry in them and then go to checkout, where she paid for the handbags but not the jewelry inside, effectively buying $218 worth of jewelry and two handbags for $20.87. Taghrid Abdel Aziz, 43, of 15 Millers Brook Dr. in Cumberland was charged with shoplifting and later released with a summons for District Court.
A West Warwick woman was charged with shoplifting at the JC Penney store in the Warwick Mall on April 5 after loss prevention personnel told police they recognized her from the previous week when she stole a pair of pants and a necklace. Loss prevention told police they followed the woman around the store and saw her select a pair of earrings and a ring before going to the clothing section and taking two dresses to the fitting room where she concealed the jewelry in her backpack. Loss prevention said they stopped her outside where she adamantly denied taking any merchandise. Loss prevention called police and then searched the bags she was carrying. They said they found another bunch of shopping bags from various retailers and recovered a ring, the earrings and a pair of sunglasses worth a total of $32. Anelina Diaz, 42, of 37 Douglas St. was charged with shoplifting and later released with a summons.
Officer Nicolas DiNardo reported he was on patrol around 9:35 p.m. on April 2 when he saw a pickup truck on West Shore Road with one of its headlights out. He said he pulled the pickup over to warn the driver about the headlight and then noticed that there was a strong scent of alcohol in the cab but the driver and one of the passengers were eventually let go but the other passenger ended up being charged with possession of cocaine and obstructing an officer.
DiNardo said they discovered a pint of vodka and a baggie with white powder in the woman’s purse. He said the woman at first gave him a phony name but eventually told him her true identity. He said there was a no contract order out on the woman but the person concerned was not with them in the truck. Jennifer Montgomery, 36, of 21 Center St. in West Warwick was charged with possession of a controlled substance and obstruction and held for the next session of District Court.
DUI OR REFUSAL
Officer William DiGiulio stopped a car that made a wide turn onto Centerville Road and crossed the double yellow line and nearly hit another car head-on around 12:55 a.m. on March 29. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters where she refused to take a breath test. Doris Barnett, 47, of 42 Maple St. in Coventry was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Nicolas Reay reported he was dispatched to the area of Post and Airport Roads around 11 p.m. on April 7 for a suspected drunk driver. He said he was on his way to a call that had a priority when he encountered the suspected drunk driver who refused to yield to Reay and crossed the double yellow line where it almost hit another car head-on, making the suspected drunk driver a priority for public safety. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. He said the driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and taken to headquarters where he refused to take a breath test and refused to sign the refusal form, saying, “I’m guilty as [expletive], I’m not signing this form.” Brandon R. Bonin, 38, of 565 Quaker Lane in West Warwick was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Sgt. Scott Robillard reported he was on patrol around 1:55 a.m. on April 5 when he saw a car swerving in and out of travel lanes near Apponaug. He said he followed the car onto West Shore Road and saw it accelerate to 52 miles per hour on Long Street. He said he pulled the car over near Larson Drive and encountered a strong smell of alcohol coming from the driver. He said the driver asked him if he would give him a break because he was a public employee too. Robillard said he told him he would make sure he got home safely if he passed the field sobriety test. Robillard said he didn’t pass the test and was taken to headquarters where he refused to take the breath test. Ryan M. Salvati, 30, of 5 Enos Circle in Cranston was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.