The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
Officer Michelle Caron reported she was dispatched to the Walgreen’s pharmacy at 1560 Warwick Ave. around 10 p.m. on July 18 for an attempt to obtain oxycodone with a phony prescription. Dispatch told her the woman in question was wearing a black sleeveless dress and had blonde hair. Caron said she found the woman waiting in the pharmacy section and questioned her. She said the woman told her she was there to pick up a prescription for a friend, but the Pharmacist told Caron the same woman dropped off a prescription at the window for oxycodone earlier and said it was for herself and was now inside the store picking up an exact copy of the same script and saying it was for her neighbor. The pharmacist told Caron that she knew immediately that the prescription submitted at the window was bogus and called the doctor named on it. She said the answering service responded and said there had been several calls from pharmacists that evening about prescriptions from the doctor but she did not know if they were from a stolen prescription pad but had been suspected of being fakes by several callers. Caron said she arrested Lorrie C. Folco, 31, of 61 Zone St. in Providence and charged her with false representation to acquire a controlled substance and held her for the bail commissioner. She said she also found oxycodone and amphetamine pills on Folco.
A Florida resident was arrested and charged with shoplifting on July 20 after a loss prevention agent for the JC Penney store in the Warwick Mall told Officer Christopher Lo the man took a $66.34 bottle of LaCoste fragrance from the counter and concealed it in his pocket before attempting to leave the store without paying for it. Mark Olivo, 31, of 2293 S.W. Edison Cir. in Port St. Lucie, Fla., was taken to headquarters and charged with shoplifting and later released on $1,000 surety bail.
Officer William Castaldi reported arresting a Providence woman at the Wal-Mart store in the Rhode Island Mall on July 19 after an asset protection officer told him she saw the woman select shampoo and hair ties and conceal them in her purse before leaving the store without paying for the concealed goods. Cindy I. Ogando, 29, of 49 Lillian Ave. was charged with shoplifting and later released with a summons.
A Warwick woman was charged with stealing three bottles of champagne from Airport Liquors on July 19. Officer Nicholas Reay reported he went to the store around 6:50 p.m. after getting a call about a woman running from the store. He said he arrived to find a 1995 blue Cadillac exiting the parking lot and blocked it with his cruiser. A clerk identified her as the person who concealed a $59.99 bottle of Veuve Clicquot, a bottle of Bollanger valued at $64.99 and a bottle of Nuvo priced at $20.99 in a bag and attempt to leave the store without paying for them. The clerk said she confronted her as she was leaving and the woman took the bottles out of the bag and put them on the ground and then ran when police were called. Crystal O’Dowd, 32, of 63 Royal Ave. was charged with shoplifting and later released on $1,000 surety bail.
A Hollis Avenue man told Officer Tammy Mello that on July 18, he noticed that there was some equipment missing from his sailboat that morning, consisting of a two-piece mast, an eight-foot boom, the rudder, sails and rigging. He said the items were worth a total of $1,900. He said the masts were hung on his rear fence and the sails and rigging were stowed inside the boat. He told Mello that all of the items were marked with a certain number and supplied her with that number. There were no witnesses or suspects.
Officer Nicholas Reay reported that he was dispatched to Beach Avenue on July 17 to speak with a woman who told him she saw a white male, between 30 and 40 years old, put her son’s Razor electric scooter into the hatch of a small black car and drive off. She told Reay the car had Massachusetts plates on it but she did not get the number. She said a blonde woman was driving the car and they drove away down Beach Avenue and turned west on West Shore Road. She said the scooter was worth $150 and she would press charges. Officers checked the area with no immediate results. The report was forwarded for further investigation.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Nicholas Reay reported he was on patrol around 7 p.m. on July 16 when he saw a car burning out its rear right tire in the west lane of West Shore Road, with the accompanying screeching and smoke and obstruction of traffic. He said a white male wearing a muscle shirt was behind the wheel and that he stopped the burnout and drove off at a high rate of speed when he saw Reay’s cruiser. He said he turned his car around and pursued the subject, who continued to operate recklessly until he turned onto Steele Avenue. Reay said he followed onto Steele and saw the car stopped at the end of the road. He said he ordered both men back into the car and began to question the driver. He said the driver told him he was just showing off as he was driving his friend to the convenience store for cigarettes. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol and became combative and said he didn’t understand why he was being pulled over. He said the man continued to be confrontational and was patted down before he started a field sobriety test as the man continued to complain that he shouldn’t have to do it. He said the driver failed the field sobriety test and was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. He said the driver refused a breath test at headquarters. Jason M. Harris, 28, of 115 Hamilton Ave. was charged with DUI and refusal and traffic violations and later transported to Kent Hospital for evaluation after he said several times that he would kill himself.
Officer Jason Cooke reported he was dispatched to Jefferson Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. on July 16 for a possible drunk driver who was being followed by the reporting party. He said he caught up with the suspect vehicle on Lavan Street and stopped it on Onset Street after watching it cross the double yellow lines. He said the driver appeared to be drunk and smelled of alcohol and said she was trying to get to Newport but got lost. He said he gave her a field sobriety test that she failed and was taken to headquarters for suspicion of DUI. Cooke said Marie A. Halton, 55, of 3595 Post Rd. in Warwick registered a .175 and a .181 blood alcohol content on the breath test. She was charged with DUI and transported to Kent Hospital for detox.