The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
HIT AND RUN
Officer Mark Jandreau reported tracing a hit and run accident to a North Kingstown woman on Sept. 12. He was sent to the scene of the accident, where the victim and a witness told him the plate number for the car that hit a VW Beetle on Airport Road and refused to stop. The driver of the car that was hit told Jandreau the other driver just waved at her and drove off. North Kingstown Police located Nicole Pelley, 25, of 1075 Old Baptist Rd., and turned her over to Warwick Police. She was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license.
Officer Stephen Major was dispatched to Macy’s in the Warwick Mall around 4 p.m. on Sept. 14 for two women being detained for suspected shoplifting. Ryan said loss prevention agents at the store told of watching the women take a number of items into the fitting rooms where they were concealed in a large Coach bag before the women attempted to leave without paying for the concealed goods. Major said they discovered that the Coach bag had been modified into a “booster bag” by lining it with material that defeats anti-theft devices on clothing. He said $279.04 worth of clothing was recovered from the bag. Toni-Ann Folcarelli, 19, of 247 Simmonsville Ave. in Johnston was charged with shoplifting and later released on $5,000 personal recognizance. Lorie Ann Folcarelli, 49, of 48 Felix St. in Providence was held without bail at the ACI as a probation violator and a habitual offender.
Police were dispatched to the Target store in the Warwick Mall on Sept. 16 to take custody of a shoplifting suspect identified as Todd B. Spindler, 27, of 34 Cedar Pond Dr. in Warwick. Loss prevention told police they caught him trying to leave the store without paying for $77.97 worth of Enfamil baby formula. They told police he hid the formula in a stroller by covering it with a backpack. He was later released with a summons.
Jarred Prete, 21, of 65 Prospect Street in West Warwick was charged with stealing a bottle of whiskey from Haxton’s Liquors on Bald Hill Road on Sept. 12. An employee told police they had Prete on video placing the bottle in his waistband before attempting to leave without paying. The manager said they stopped him outside and recovered a bottle of Woodford whiskey valued at $31.79. He was later released with a summons.
A Woonsocket woman was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s on Sept. 16 after loss prevention gave police a DVD of surveillance of her selecting a variety of clothing that was taken into a fitting room and concealed before the woman attempted to leave without paying. Ana A. Roderick, 32, of 10 Castle Heights Court was later released with a summons.
A Johnson Avenue man called police on Sept. 8 to report that someone had violated his hydrangea sometime overnight. The man showed Officer Benros how flowers on the bush had been pulled, cut and torn and discarded in the street. Benros reported, “I noted evidence corroborating” the man’s complaint. There was no suspect or witnesses.
A resident of Morning Glory Drive told Officer Robert Canis-Langlais she had no idea who vandalized a shirt she ordered through the mail for her son. She said she found the shirt partially burned and wet and said it smelled as if someone had urinated on it. She said the package it came in was missing. She said she had no enemies and couldn’t think of any reason for the incident. Canis-Langlais said he got a call from the woman a short time after he took the report and she told him neighbors saw two juveniles near her mailbox the day before.
DUI OR REFUSAL
Officer John Zaborski reported he was on patrol around 11 p.m. on Aug. 30 when he was dispatched to the Burger King on West Shore Road for a DUI in progress. He said two other officers were out with the suspected drunk driver when he arrived and he spoke with the manager of the Burger King, who told him the woman they were detaining came to the drive-through window where her car stopped at an odd angle and she seemed out of it when she asked her for the money for her food and appeared to be falling asleep. She told Zaborski she told the woman to pull over to the side of the drive-through lane to wait for her food and the woman drove over the curb of the TD Bank next door. She said she then brushed against the light pole as she tried to drive away, but a police car blocked her way. Zaborski said the woman was standing by her car and she appeared to be under the influence and she smelled of alcohol. He said she began to give him “attitude” and said she was grieving her fiancé’s passing and she just wanted to go home. He said she was difficult to understand but agreed to try the field sobriety test. He said he called off the rest of the test when she fell backwards and was caught by another officer before she hit the ground. He said Stephanie Darosa, 23, of 70 John St., was taken to headquarters, where she blew a .275 and a .291 blood alcohol content (BAC), even as she attempted to block the nozzle with her tongue. She was charged with DUI and later released with a summons to a sober adult.
Officer John Curley reported that he was dispatched to Route 95 North to intercept a possible drunk driver around 12:25 p.m. on Sept. 1. He said he caught up with the suspect and pulled the car over after he saw it weaving from lane to lane. He said the driver smelled of alcohol and said he was coming from Providence and not heading toward the city. Curley said he was also unsteady on his feet and failed the field sobriety test. Scott Ramos, 27, of 35 Argol St., Providence, was taken to headquarters, where he refused to take a breath test. He was charged with laned roadway violation, DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Sgt. Stephen Fernandez reported he was on patrol on Greenwich Avenue around 6:10 p.m. on Sept. 8 when he saw a pickup truck straddling two lanes and going 57 miles per hour where 35 miles per hour was posted. He said he pulled the car over in a parking lot on Centerville Road and detected an odor of alcohol as he spoke with the driver. He said she denied drinking but did look intoxicated. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and refused a preliminary test on a portable breath analyzer. He said the driver was taken to headquarters where she also refused a breath test. Karen M. Connelly, 48, of 20 Crestwood Road in Warwick was charged with refusal, DUI, speeding, laned roadway violations and having an open container of alcohol in her car. She was later released to Kent Hospital for detox when a sober adult could not be located to take custody of her.
Officer Jeffrey Taranto reported stopping a car for doing 62 miles per hour on Quaker Lane around 3:20 a.m. on Sept. 1. He said he noticed that the driver appeared to be under the influence and had an odor of alcohol about her. He said he asked her out of the car for a field sobriety test and she swayed and appeared unsteady on her feet and she asked, “Couldn’t you just give me a ride home?” He said she was failing the test when she said, “I can’t do this. Just arrest me.” Kimberly M. Goodby, 29, of 2756 Warwick Ave. was taken to headquarters where she refused a breath test. She was charged with DUI, refusal and speeding and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Manuel Pacheco reported stopping a car for driving erratically and over the double yellow lines around 2:20 a.m. on Jefferson Boulevard on Sept. 8. He said he asked the driver where he was coming from and he said from home and on his way to the Taco Bell. Pacheco said he asked the man to take a field sobriety test and the driver failed the test. Ryan J. McDonald, 20, of 146 Massachusetts Ave., was taken to headquarters where he registered a .235 and a .245 blood alcohol content (BAC) on the breath test. He was charged with DUI and laned roadway violations and later released to a sober adult.