The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
A 23-year-old Warwick man was arrested on Aug. 18 and charged with possession of stolen goods, attempted larceny and resisting arrest after police subdued him on Inez Avenue around 1 a.m. Officer John Kelly reported they were dispatched to the area for a report of a man rifling through parked vehicles on the street. Kelly said a witness told them the suspect fled into the backyard of a nearby house and Kelly and another officer followed. Kelly said they found a manual and paperwork for a Dodge Charger, a pack of cigarettes, a cell phone, a pile of change and a white sneaker in the backyard. As that happened, Kelly said he saw the suspect running toward another officer who knocked him down and began struggling with the suspect until other officers helped subdue him. Officer Joshua Myer reported that he was familiar with the suspect and that he appeared to be highly intoxicated and the sneaker they found belonged to him. Joseph D. Coffey, 23, of 126 Toll Gate Rd. was held for arraignment in District Court and police learned there was a warrant out for him for failure to appear for a prior charge.
Officer Tomas Bogusz reported the arrest of a Providence woman who was a suspect in a series of thefts and fraudulent returns to Sears stores in the region on Aug. 17. Bogusz said security at the Rhode Island Mall store began to watch the woman after they matched the number on the vehicle she came in with to that of one associated with the fraudulent returns they received in an email. They told Bogusz they saw the woman take a number of items off the racks and into the fitting rooms and then come out later with a full pocketbook and none of the items visible. They told Bogusz they recovered $156.96 worth of merchandise from her purse. He learned she was also wanted for failure to appear concerning a suspended license charge in District Court. Debra M. Harris, 52, of 139 Early St. was later released on $5,000 surety bail.
Another Providence woman was arrested on Aug. 18 after security at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall told Officer Brian Murray they saw her take jewelry and clothing into the fitting room and emerge without any of the jewelry visible and return the clothing to a rack. They told Murray they stopped her outside and recovered four items of jewelry worth a total of $100.50. Marlene Ogando, 51, of 35 Warrington St. was later released with a summons for District Court.
On Aug. 16, a West Warwick man told police he watched a movie at the Showcase Cinema from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and found the door to his car was ajar and two bags of tools he kept in the back seat were missing. He said an impact drill, an electric drill, a set of socket wrenches and drill bits were gone. He said the tools were worth around $500. No witnesses.
A Warwick man told police he left his plumbers work truck in his driveway on Jambray Avenue overnight on Aug. 16 and returned the next morning to notice that tools were missing from the truck. He said a laptop computer and some special service tools worth a total of $4,000 were gone. There were no witnesses or suspects.
A Coventry man told police he left his car at the D’Bonada Club on Pontiac Avenue around 10 p.m. and did some business inside. He said he came out around 10:30 and drove home, where he discovered that a bag with checks, business papers, a cell phone and $700 in cash was missing from the car. He said the car was locked but did not show any signs of forced entry. He said the driver’s side rear door didn’t work and suspected that they somehow popped the lock and got in that way. No suspects or witnesses. The case was forwarded to detectives.
A Warwick man told police he parked his car at the bike path on West Natick Road around 4 p.m. on Aug. 16 and found it had been broken into when he returned from his bike ride around 6 p.m. and found a window was smashed and several items were missing. He said a laptop worth $700 and about six or seven credit and debit cards were gone. No suspects or witnesses.
A Richmond woman told police she was parked at the Rhode Island Mall on Aug. 16 and returned to her car after shopping at Kohl’s and found the driver’s side window smashed and her GPS unit and iPod were gone. No suspects or witnesses.
A Warwick man told police he went to his car in the lot of the Senior City Trailer Park on Toll Gate Road on Aug. 15 and found stuff strewn around the interior and his new registration and insurance information and a pair of $150 sun glasses were missing. No suspects.
Two residents of Overbrook Avenue told police they found that their vehicles had been broken into overnight on Aug. 15. One resident said the registration and insurance cards were missing and her dashboard had been damaged by an attempt to steal her radio. The second resident reported that loose change and an iPod charger were gone from her car. No witnesses.