A North Kingstown woman was charged with being a habitual offender after she was arrested at the Walmart store on Bald Hill Road on Oct. 13. Loss prevention told Officer Brian Murray they watched the woman select Pampers, Febreze and other cleaning and personal effects worth $57.37 in her tote bag before leaving the store without paying for the concealed goods. Cheri Lynne Joslin, 36, of 7255 Post Rd., North Kingstown, had three prior shoplifting convictions on her BCI. She was later released on $2,000 surety bail.
Two West Warwick men were charged with shoplifting at the same Walmart the same day. Marc Maglioli, 20, of 190 Andrews St., and Anthony Correia, 18, of 102 Pawtuxet Terrace, were charged with stealing $80.02 worth of merchandise. Correia was later released with a summons. Maglioli was turned over to the ACI when he couldn’t make the $1,000 surety bail.
Tayla Wilcox, 20, of 50 West Dr., Providence, was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s in Warwick Mall on Oct. 10. Loss prevention told police she concealed $93.97 worth of merchandise in a plastic bag and left without paying for the goods. There was also a warrant out for her for failure to appear in District Court.
Andrew J. Dubois, 27, of 150 Chad Brown St., Providence, was charged with stealing $761.75 worth of clothing, shoes and bags in a duffel bag he selected from the Kohl’s store in the Rhode Island Mall on Oct. 9. He was later released with a summons.
Kevin John Tanguay, 45, of 250 Washington St., Providence, was charged with felony shoplifting on Oct. 9 at the Nordstrom Rack at Warwick Mall. Loss prevention told police he stole three bottles of designer fragrances worth $137.91 and concealed them in a shopping bag before walking out of the store. There was also a warrant out for failure to appear in District Court and Superior Court.
David G. Ness, 38, of 160 Broad St., Providence, was charged with felony shoplifting on Oct. 4 after loss prevention told police he concealed $462.50 worth of Ralph Lauren Polo shirts and sweaters by stuffing them in his pants. He was later released on $500 surety bail.
Adesola O. Oremosu, 31, of 44 Salina St., Providence, was charged with felony shoplifting on Oct. 4 after loss prevention at the JC Penney store in Warwick Mall told police they recovered 16 items worth over $420 from bags she carried out of the store. She was later released on $2,500 personal recognizance.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Jamie Petit reported a disabled car in the breakdown lane of Bald Hill Road near McDonald’s around 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 12. He said the front bumper, headlight and driver’s side front tire were gone and there was dirt and grass imbedded in the radiator. He said the motor was running in “park” and the driver looked and smelled drunk. He said he told the man to shut the car off and tell him what happened. He said the man told him he “hit a huge pothole” but could not say where the pothole was and he was coming from a club in Providence and heading for his girlfriend’s house in Franklin, Mass. He said he gave the driver a field sobriety test and he failed it. He said the man did not have a license but he did have a Rhode Island identification card for Erick Gonzales, 32, of 90 Blackamore Ave., Cranston. He said Gonzales registered a .145 and a .138 blood alcohol content on the breath test. He was charged with DUI, no license and operating an unsafe vehicle. He was later released to Kent Hospital for detox.
Officer James Michailides reported he was dispatched to the area of Sandy Lane and Warwick Avenue around 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 12 for a possible drunk driver who had crossed the double yellow lines near Dave’s Market on West Shore Road. He said he found the car near the corner of Sandy and Sparrow Lanes and pulled it over. He said the driver of the car looked intoxicated and smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech. He said the driver agreed to take a field sobriety test and he failed the test. Shane M. Lunsmann, 40, of 1055 Toll Gate Rd., Warwick, was charged with DUI, refusal and then transported to the ACI for an outstanding Superior Court warrant for failure to appear.
Officer Nicholas DiNardo reported he was on patrol when he saw a pickup truck backing up at a too-fast speed in the parking lot of Pam’s Pizza on Post Road around 9:25 p.m. on Oct. 2. He said it stopped only after it hit a concrete fixture. He said he turned his cruiser around to investigate and saw the pickup pull out of the lot without stopping and head north on Post Road until it almost collided with another car heading south and slammed on the brakes and then skidded and swerved into the opposite lanes. He said he pulled the truck over at Hillard Avenue and noticed that the man’s eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. DiNardo said the man took a field sobriety test but failed it and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. DiNardo said Stuart B. Schuler, 49, of 234 Morse Ave., Warwick, refused to take a breath test at headquarters. He was charged with DUI and refusal and failure to enter a roadway safely from the parking lot. He was later released to a sober adult.
Officer Melissa Schlitzer clocked an SUV at 58 miles per hour on Bald Hill Road around 3 a.m. on Oct. 13. She said she pulled the driver over and noticed he smelled strongly of alcohol and that he had two passengers who were asleep in the vehicle. He said the driver explained that they had been drinking and now they were sleeping. She said she also smelled burnt marijuana in the car and the man explained that he had a medical marijuana card but claimed he hadn’t smoked in a few hours. Schlitzer said the two passengers in the car were unresponsive at first but the one in the back seat woke up and said he was fine after some vigorous shaking, but the other passenger just moaned without waking up. Warwick Rescue was called to check out the sleeper while the driver took a field sobriety test and failed it. The other sleeper was later transported to Kent Hospital for observation while the driver was taken to headquarters, where he refused to take a breath test. Edward Ellis, 41, of 372 Market St., Warren, was charged with DUI and refusal and also left Ellis at Kent when they could not find a sober adult to take custody of him.
Officer James Wenneman reported a two-car accident near Ann and Hope on Post Road around 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 6. He said one of the drivers appeared to be under the influence and smelled of alcohol. He asked the man to take a field sobriety test and the man agreed to take the test but just stood there and did nothing when he was given instructions and then refused to do the test. David A. Belanger, 50, of 127 Harrington Ave., Warwick, was taken to headquarters, where he refused to take a breath test. He was charged with DUI, refusal and failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.