November 23, 2014
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Police Log

The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.

PUMPKIN SQUASH
Police have received reports of a rash of pumpkin tosses in the city. Officer Damian Andrews saw a black Hyundai on Burbank Drive that was hit with a pumpkin around 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 14. The owner of the car said she heard what she thought was a traffic accident and ran from her backyard to the street, where she saw her car had been hit with a pumpkin. Andrews reported there was damage to the driver’s side taillight and rear quarter. Andrews said the pumpkin that did the damage was smashed in the middle of the road. The woman said she would press charges if the culprits were caught. Andrews said that Officer James Vible took a report of a similar attack on a street just around the corner from there around the same time. No suspects or witnesses.
Officer Julio Benros took a report of another pumpkin smash on a car on Long Street. The owner discovered the damage to her Chrysler Sebring the morning of Oct. 15. He said they found a broken plastic cover at the rear of the car that appeared to have been hit with a pumpkin sometime overnight. No suspects or witnesses. Detectives were notified of the incident.
About 10 minutes later, Benros was dispatched to 13th Avenue for yet another vandalous assault on an automobile with a pumpkin. This time it was a 2008 Nissan Altima that had damage to the left-hand side of the trunk consistent with a blow from a thrown pumpkin. The owner said she parked the car around 8 p.m. on Oct. 14 and woke up the next day to find the damage. No witnesses or suspects.

WARRANTED
Officer David Waddington reported stopping a pickup truck on Spring Garden Road around 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 because it had a broken mirror, a cracked windshield and an inactive brake light. He said the man was cited for the equipment failures but his passenger was arrested on a warrant and charged with obstructing an officer for lying about whom she was. He said that Kristen M. Lapp, 27, of 160 Broad St., Providence, pretended to be her sister, but Waddington found her Rhode Island ID card and a female officer found two rocks of crack cocaine in her bra and two glass pipes in her purse. The warrant was out of Smithfield for felony domestic assault and disorderly conduct. The driver of the pickup was released at the scene with his motor vehicle citations.

LARCENY
Officer Christian Vargas reported that a woman who lives in Sparrow Point I was visibly upset as she described the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her purse, with about $20 in cash and a number of credit cards, while she was shopping at the JC Penney store in Warwick Mall. She told Vargas she put the purse down while she was looking at some slacks that were on sale at the store and took a pair to the fitting room, where she realized she didn’t have her purse with her and went back to the table and saw her purse was not there. She said she checked with the staff in the store and they had no knowledge of the purse and she had already back-tracked to her home, just in case she lost it somewhere on the way to the store. She told Vargas the table where the slacks were was very close to the exit and she suspects that someone grabbed it on the way out of the store. No suspects or witnesses.
An Ocean Avenue resident told police she woke up on Oct. 12 and noticed that the front license plate and the registration certificate for her car were missing. She said she then noticed her GPS unit was gone as well. No suspects or witnesses.
A Dryden Boulevard resident told police she went to her vehicle around 10 a.m. on Oct. 5 and found the center console and glove compartment left open and her iPod was missing. No witnesses.

STICKERS REMOVED
Det. Jean Toussaint went to Cowesett Hills Apartments for a report of larceny and vandalism. A woman there told him she came downstairs on Oct. 6 and found that someone had pried the metal sports lettering that was on her Toyota Rav 4 off her driver and passenger side doors, leaving a scratched and sticky mess behind on the paint. She said she checked with her employer to be sure that it didn’t happen in their parking lot, but their closed circuit television system showed no one approaching her vehicle while it was parked there. There were no witnesses or suspects.

DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Timothy Kenyon reported he was on patrol around 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 6 when he spotted a Ford Escape driving erratically on Bald Hill Road. He said he pulled the vehicle over at Universal Boulevard and told him why he was being stopped and the driver appeared to be unaware of his driving and appeared to be intoxicated. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters, where he refused a breath test. Jan Michael Perentin, 36, of 34 Mary Ave., West Warwick, was charged with DUI, refusal and laned roadway violations. He was later released to a sober adult.
Officer Matthew Moretti reported stopping a car on Route 2 around 1 a.m. on Oct. 1 after watching it operate erratically before he pulled it over just after Quaker Lane and Centerville Road. He said the man’s eyes were watery and bloodshot and his face was reddish but there was a fresh scent of mint coming from his mouth and a bottle of green mouthwash on the passenger seat. He said the man denied he had been drinking but admitted he took a Vicodin. He said he stepped out of the car and was unsteady on his feet and Moretti did smell a faint odor of alcohol. Moretti said the driver failed a field sobriety test but refused to take a portable breath test. Moretti said he suspected that the driver also took more narcotics than he admitted and transported him to Kent Hospital, where the man refused a blood test. Mark Kusiak, 47, of 56 West Warwick Ave., West Warwick, was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Terence McMullin reported stopping a car that was operating erratically on Airport Road around 3:25 a.m. on Sept. 29. He said it sped out of the intersection at Hoxsie Four Corners onto West Shore Road and crossed the double yellow lines several times and hit the curb and drifted over the lines again. He said he asked the woman driving why she was drifting all over the road and she replied that she wasn’t paying attention. He said it took her several minutes to get out her license and when she pulled out her registration she asked him, “Is this it?” He said he asked her to take a field sobriety test and noticed that she had to hold onto the car as she got out. He said he stopped the test after she started hopping on the one-leg-stand test because he feared she would fall and hurt herself. He said she was taken to headquarters, where she was put in a cell while he started the paperwork for the stop. He said he placed her before the breath analyzer and asked her if she would take the test and she refused. He said she told him she had no one to call to come and get her but she eventually called her brother. Janet L. Krikorian, 36, of 90 Summit St., Pawtucket, was charged with DUI, refusal and laned roadway violations and later turned over to her brother, a sober adult.


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