The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
IF IT DON’T FIT…
Officer Julio Benros reported he was dispatched to 3 Jefferson Blvd. for a report of a stolen tire around 7:30 a.m. on June 1. He said he arrived to find two young men attempting to put a wheel on a blue 2001 Saturn. Benros said he learned that the man who owned the Saturn had blown a tire earlier that morning and his friend was helping him put a wheel on that some friends had brought him. Benros said another man approached him and told him that the wheel they were attempting to put on the Saturn actually was stolen from a Honda Odyssey minivan parked nearby. Benros said he also learned that the wheel they were trying to put on did not fit the Saturn and he read the owner of the Saturn his rights and told him he was being charged with receiving stolen goods. Benros said the suspect claimed that someone else stole the tire, but Benros believed it was the Saturn owner or his friends because he found the lug nuts for the wheel were in the trunk of the Saturn. With no witness to the theft, Benros charged him with receiving stolen goods. Jeremy Williams, 20, of 30 Gladstone St. in Providence was taken to headquarters and held for District Court. He was later remanded to the ACI after failing to make the $1,000 surety bail.
Two Central Falls women were arrested and charged with shoplifting at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on June 1. Loss prevention told police they followed their movements throughout the store and saw them bring items into fitting rooms and came out with some of the items unaccounted for. They told police they stopped the women outside and recovered several pairs of jean shorts and a top from the women. Maria Cante, 29, of 11 Merry St. was charged with stealing $62.42 worth and Jeimy P. Santos Boche, 23, of 567 Hunt St. was charged with stealing $79 worth. They were both released with summonses.
Several officers were dispatched to the Wal-Mart on Post Road around 8:45 p.m. on June 1 for a shoplifting in progress. Loss prevention told police a man just wheeled a cart full of merchandise out the door. Officer Jacob Elderkin said he suspected the man knew that police were on the way because they found the carriage abandoned in the parking lot and ran across the street toward the fire station. One of the firefighters told police he saw the man take off his white T-shirt and toss it toward the woods and then crossed over the road toward McDonald’s, where the firefighter lost sight of him. Elderkin said they got word that the suspect had gone inside McDonald’s and went in and arrested him without incident. Richard J. Duclos, 22, of 1849 Smith St. in North Providence was charged with stealing $747.78 in merchandise. He was later released with a summons.
Officer Joshua Myer reported taking custody of a woman at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on May 31 after loss prevention at the store detained her. Loss prevention said she took a pair of earrings and several types of makeup, worth a total 0f $142.60, and concealed them in her purse before she left without paying. Erika L. Medeiros, 22, of 100 Stubblebrook Rd. in West Greenwich was remanded to the ACI the next day when she could not make the $2,000 surety bail.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Christian Vargas reported he was dispatched to an accident on Long Street around 10:20 p.m. on May 26. He said he arrived to find a heavily damaged sedan and a parked pickup truck that had been struck in the rear. He said a woman was sitting on a plastic chair being consoled by some people who told him she was driving the car. He said she had bloodshot eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. He said he asked her what happened and she told him she had no recollection of what happened and said she had two glasses of wine at a party in East Greenwich and was going home when it happened. He asked her if she could take a field sobriety test and she said she could. He said she failed the field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters where she registered a .169 and a .162 blood alcohol content on the breath test. Nancy Haibon, 49, of 295 Asylum Rd. in Warwick was charged with DUI and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Jacob Elderkin reported he was dispatched to the Hess gas station on West Shore Road around 5:53 p.m. on May 27 for an accident. He said the driver believed to be responsible for the accident smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. He said he gave her a field sobriety test that she failed and she was taken to headquarters for suspicion of drunk driving. He said the driver, identified as Nancy P. Berardinelli, 55, of 29 Shawomet Ave. in Warwick, refused to take a breath test. She was charged with DUI and refusal and later released with a summons to a sober adult.
Officer John Curley reported stopping a pickup truck he clocked at 20 miles per hour on Warwick Avenue around 7:30 p.m. on June 1. He said he had followed it for a time and saw it swerving from lane to lane. He said the driver smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence. He said he conducted a field sobriety test and concluded, based on his training and experience, that the driver was drunk. Kenneth Malmberg, 56, of 36 Mullen Rd. in Warwick was charged with DUI, laned roadway violations and refusal after he declined a breath test at headquarters. He was later released with a summons to a sober adult.
Officer John Curley reported stopping a car for doing 45 miles per hour while swerving from lane to lane on Post Road around 10 p.m. on May 28. He said he pulled the car over as it exited onto Route 37. He said the driver appeared to be under the influence and smelled of alcohol. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. He said the driver was taken to headquarters where he refused a breath test. Domingo Luis Gomez, 31, of 191 Althea St. in Providence was charged with DUI, refusal and driving without a license.
Officer Hovsep Sarkisian reported stopping a car that was weaving from lane to lane at 48 miles per hour on Post Road around 10:55 p.m. on May 30. He said the driver also ran a red light when the vehicle turned onto Centerville Road and he pulled it over at the Burger King. He said he asked the man if he had anything to drink and he said, “Yes, I had a few beers, but I’m not drunk. I have a flat tire.” He said he checked the wheel and saw that it was a factory-issue spare but it was fully inflated. He said he gave the driver a field sobriety test that he failed and asked him to blow into a portable breath tester. He said he blew a .083 on the portable tester and was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. He said the driver took a breath test at headquarters and registered .08 and .08 on two tries. Robert Forte, 41, of 255 Promenade St. in Providence was charged with DUI and speeding and later released to a sober adult.