The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
Officer Paul Wells reported the theft of three copper ground bars from a mobile phone tower behind the Miller Box Company on Kilvert Street on Feb. 16. A representative from Metro PCS said he came to do a routine check of the tower that day when he noticed the ground bars had been removed. Wells said the wires had been clipped and the bolts taken off. The representative said the place had not been checked in three months so he had no idea when they were taken. Detectives were notified and a detective stopped by to take pictures of the damage. The representative said the bars cost $5,400. No suspects or witnesses.
A West Warwick man told Officer Paul Wells he went to the Showcase Cinema on Feb. 25 and said he had his wallet on him when he went inside and only noticed it was missing after the movie as he was leaving. He said he and the detail officer at the theater looked for the wallet unsuccessfully. He said the wallet contained his military ID, his New England Tech ID, his driver’s license, his military travel credit card, his Social Security card and $300 in cash. He said he already canceled his debit card and was going to get a new service ID. Wells speculated that the wallet had fallen out if his pocket and that someone had picked it up but did not turn it in to the theater management. The man said he would press charges if anyone were found in possession of it.
Officer Manuel Pacheco reported he was dispatched to Aspen Dental at 1000 Bald Hill Rd. on Feb. 24 to take a report of a car broken into in the parking lot. The owner of the car said she parked the car just outside the back door of the office and co-workers told her nothing was amiss when they were out there around noon but a co-worker came in around 4 p.m. and told her the window of her car was broken. She said she learned that the purse she left in the car was missing and that she had already told the bank about her missing checkbook. She said he had her credit cards, cash and IDs on her person at the time but that the purse itself was a black Chloe that cost $1,500.
A loss prevention agent for the Walmart store on Post Road told Officer Matthew Higgins she detained a Warwick woman at the store after she saw the woman take two pairs of 3-D glasses from the electronics department and conceal them in her purse. She said the woman checked out all her other purchases at the register but did not pay for the glasses or the sink stopper that was in her shopping cart when she walked out of the store. The agent also told Higgins that she believed “the glasses were free and that she did not notice the drain stopper in the carriage.” Kerri Morris, 43, of 201 Bellman Ave. was charged with shoplifting and released with a summons and told not to go back to the store or she would be charged with trespassing.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Matthew Higgins reported he was at a fixed radar post on Airport Road around 8:25 p.m. on Feb. 16 when he clocked a car at 65 mph heading west on Airport Road. He said he pulled behind the car and saw it swerving between lanes on the wet pavement. He said he pulled it over at the Dunkin Donuts and immediately noticed that the driver appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He said he started a field sobriety test with the driver but he said he had an injured leg and refused to do any tests involving his legs. He said the driver blew a .096 on the portable breath tester and was arrested for suspicion of DUI.
He said the driver was verbally abusive to the officers and refused to take the Breathalyzer test at headquarters. Mark T. Sullivan, 47, of 25 Lippitt Ave. was charged with DUI, refusal and speeding and later released to a sober adult. Higgins said the passenger in the car, identified as Justin R. Keach, 29, of 29 Leigh St. in Warwick had five outstanding warrants and was taken to headquarters to await arraignment.
Officer Nicholas DiNardo reported he was on patrol on Post Road around 1 a.m. on Feb. 26 when he saw a car coming out of the Tavern Twelve parking lot by riding over the curb. He said he followed the car as it swerved in and out of lanes until he pulled it over at the Hampton Inn. He said the driver smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. He said he told the driver to get out of the car and take a field sobriety test. He said the driver was leaning on the car and mumbled that he didn’t want to take any tests. The driver was taken to headquarters where he refused a breath test. Jeremiah Anufrom, 34, of 247 Park View Ave. in Warwick was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Det. Barbara Frazier reported she was working a patrol shift on Feb. 25 when she saw a car coming around the Apponaug rotary the wrong way. She said she sounded the horn and turned on her emergency lights and the car pulled over in the parking lot at 3145 Post Rd. She said the driver got out of the car ands was walking toward her and apologizing when she notice that his hand was bleeding and his pants zipper was down. She said she asked him where he was trying to go and he said he was going from his old apartment in West Warwick to his new apartment in Westerly, a route she knew did not include going through Apponaug. She said he also could not tell her why his hand was bleeding and he was unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol. She said she called for a backup to conduct a field sobriety test. She said he could not and would not follow instructions for the test and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Frazier said he continued to be disoriented and smashed his cell phone on the floor. Casey Nicholas Winslow, 24, of 19 Harrison Ave. in Westerly, refused to take a breath test at headquarters and could not tell Frazier how he hurt himself and even claimed he had arthritis. He was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Daniel DiMaio reported he was on patrol around 3:40 a.m. on Feb. 26 when a minivan ran a red arrow and nearly hit another vehicle. He said he followed the van and saw that its directional light was still blinking and the dome light inside the van was on as it swerved from lane to lane. He said he put his emergency lights near Balise Nissan and the van stopped beside the median and not at the curb. He said he used his loudspeaker to have the van pull over to the curb but she didn’t do that and he said he had to actually walk up to the driver and tell her to pull over to the curb. He said the woman became belligerent when he questioned her and thought she as on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston. He said the driver was unsteady on her feet and failed a field sobriety test. Lisa M. Parillo, 39, of 280 Mulberry St. in Fall River was taken to headquarters where she blew a .167 and a .159 on the breath test. She was charged with DUI later released to a sober adult.