The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
A contractor from Connecticut told police he had been working on a house he owned on Melbourn Road and left it secured on July 31. He said he came back the next day at 8 a.m. and found that a screen had been cut and someone entered the house and took a bag of tools and a Milwaukee drill set worth a total of $500 from the house overnight. No suspects or witnesses. A box cutter found outside the bathroom window was checked for fingerprints.
A resident of an apartment building at 3737 Post Road told police she was leaving her second floor apartment for work on the morning of July 31 when she found a hose inside the door of the first floor that was left inside the hall and was flooding the hallway and laundry room. She said she put the hose outside. Officer Alfred Melucci said there was about a quarter-inch of water on the floor of the first floor apartment and the water had seeped under the laminate flooring. The manager arrived and told Melucci he had no idea who would have wanted to damage the apartment. The manager said there was no damage to the lock on the outer door; so it was either left open or someone with a key opened it to put the hose inside. No suspects or witnesses.
GETTING TO THE PHONE
Officer James Michailides was dispatched to the All Star Bar & Grille for a report of a hit and run accident around 4 p.m. on July 30. One of the drivers involved told Michailides he was traveling east on Airport Road when a silver BMW cut him off attempting to take a left turn into the parking lot. He said he slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting the BMW but did clip the rear passenger side. He said the driver of the BMW motioned to him to pull into the parking lot but when he did, the other driver was gone. Michailides said he spoke with people in the bar who told him the other driver ran through the bar and out the kitchen door and began to jump fences to get away from the scene. He said the BMW had only one plate on it and he traced it to a cell phone, which he called. He said the man agreed to return to the scene and explained that he only ran to find a phone to call police. He said Jeremy R. Giardello, 31, of 444 Pequot Ave. in Warwick did return to the bar, where he was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license. He said Giardello “had absolutely no paperwork for the vehicle” and was charged with operating an unregistered car and no proof of insurance and held for the next session of District Court.
Two women were stopped leaving the Wal-Mart store on Bald Hill Road on July 31 after loss prevention people followed them around the store and observed them eat a bag of Doritos and conceal a number of makeup products in a purse before paying for some items and failing to pay for the concealed goods or the Doritos. Ashleigh V. Edwards, 21, of 2 Levillee St. in Coventry was charged with stealing $80.82 worth of goods. Loss prevention told police her companion asked to use the bathroom as they were walking to the security office. Loss prevention said she had a baggie in her hand that she tossed behind the door. They gave the bag to Officer John Zaborski and the suspect admitted to him that it was heroin. Marina N. Carr, 19, of 1792 New London Turnpike in West Warwick was charged with possession of heroin and later released on $5,000 personal recognizance. Edwards was charged with shoplifting and remanded to the ACI for an outstanding warrant.
Officer Robert Hart reported he was doing a traffic post on Atlantic Avenue around 7:15 p.m. on July 27 when he heard a dispatch about a shoplifting suspect fleeing the Wal-Mart store on Post Road on a bicycle. He said he saw the suspect on Atlantic Avenue and yelled at him to stop but the man only pedaled faster. He said he followed him, got out of his cruiser and grabbed the man who pulled away from him and started running through yards and woods and then through a stream until police flushed him out of the woods behind Car Quest and placed him in custody. Alberto T. Morales, 30, of 139 Fair St. in Warwick was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest. Surety bail was unpaid at $2,000 but it didn’t matter because there was an ICE detainer on him and he was transported to the ACI.
Officer Stephen Major reported arresting a Glocester woman at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on Aug. 4 after loss prevention told him she took a number of items into a fitting room and three of the four items were out of sight when she came out. They told Major they stopped her outside the store and recovered the three items that were worth a total of $185.02. Yanqiu Zhu, 47, of 237 Saunders Brook Road was later released with a summons for District Court.
Cindy I. Ogando, 29, of 49 Lillian Ave. in Providence was charged with stealing $123.38 worth of cards, pens, underwear, T-shirts and beauty aids at the Wal-Mart on Bald Hill Road July 17 after the goods were found concealed in her purse. She was later released with a summons.
Officer Jacob Elderkin reported arresting Masiel Perez, 22, of 27 Stamford Street in Providence after loss prevention at the same Wal-Mart told him they recovered 57 separate health and beauty items from her worth a total of $378.69. She was later released with a summons for District Court.
Sarah D’Agostino, 18, of 281 Hemlock Dr. in East Greenwich was charged with shoplifting on Aug. 1 after loss prevention at the JC Penney store in the Warwick Mall told police she concealed two tops, a pair of leggings and a ring and walked out of the store without paying for them. She was later released with a summons.
Elizabeth M. Noti, 66, of 101 Iroquois Dr. in Warwick was charged with shoplifting at the Paper Store in the Warwick Mall on Aug. 1. An employee of the store told Officer Albert Marano she concealed beads, an eyeglass case and earrings worth $79.93 and failed to pay for them before leaving the store. She was charged with shoplifting and issued a summons for District Court. She was also told to stay out of the Warwick Mall or be arrested for trespassing by Warwick Mall Security.
Daisy J. Castrillon, 34, of 66 Fenmoor Street in East Providence was arrested at Macy’s on Aug. 1 and charged with leaving the store with concealed merchandise worth a total of $221.63 without paying for the goods. Officer Gary Driscoll said Castrillon had her two children with her at the time of her arrest and that they were released to her sister.
Officer Alfred Melucci arrested a Warwick man at the Stop & Shop in Meadowbrook on Aug. 1 and charged him with stealing a 5000 BTU air conditioner, five 20 packs of Diet Coke and Dr. Pepper and a package of razor blades worth a total of $185.89. Andrew James Sanville, 22, of 56 Powhatan Street was charged with shoplifting and then transported to District Court for the afternoon session.
Officer Mark Jandreau reported he went to the Comfort Inn Hotel around 11:50 p.m. on July 31 for a report of a man bothering guests there by going from room to room, knocking on doors and asking for money. Jandreau said he arrived at the hotel and found the subject in the hall and spoke with him. He said the man appeared to be drunk. He said the man told him he was a salesman from California and he was staying in Room 156. He said the man smelled strongly of alcohol and he found out that the man had an outstanding warrant out of Foster, R.I. for driving on a suspended license. His address was also given as 4106 Wider Street in Bay City, Mich., and not in California. He was transported to the ACI and held for arraignment in the morning.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer John Zaborski reported he was on patrol around 11:20 p.m. on July 27 when he got a tip about a possible drunk driver on Main Avenue. He said he found the vehicle described and saw it go through a red light and take an illegal U-turn before it was stopped on the ramp of Main and Post Road. He said he asked the driver to get out of the car for a field sobriety test and she fell to the ground. He said she smelled strongly of alcohol and had to hold onto the car to avoid falling. He said he decided to stop the field test because he was afraid she would hurt herself when she couldn’t stand on two legs. Shannon K. O’Brien, 43, of 42 Marlborough Street in East Greenwich was charged with DUI and refusal and traffic violations and later released to a sober adult.