The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
STEEL TOTE TAKEN
Officer Tomas Bogusz reported the theft of a 350-gallons stainless steel tote cube from a wooded area next to the runway behind Strawberry Field Road. The employee of Sage Environmental said he discovered that the tank was missing from the site when he arrived that morning. He said he also discovered some tire tracks in the wooded area and that a lock was cut at the back entrance near the airport tower and there was a hole cut in the chain link fence. He said the steel cube cost $1,000. No suspects or witnesses.
Officer Robert Hart reported that a World War II-era German bayonet and sheath were among the items taken from a pickup truck that was parked on Longmeadow Avenue on March 1. The owner of the truck said he parked the truck and apparently forgot to lock the doors the night before and when he came back around 6:30 a.m. the next day he found the passenger side door ajar and that the seat had been moved. He then saw a number of things were missing, including an XM satellite radio; a $350 Garmin GPS unit; a set of Bose earphones worth $95 and the 18” bayonet, which he valued at $250. He reported that he did not hear anything unusual through the night and had no idea who could have taken the stuff. Hart reported that another officer took a report of someone’s vehicle being rummaged through nearby but nothing went missing in that instance. No suspects or witnesses.
A Michigan Avenue resident told Officer Darren Parrillo somebody broke broken the little window on the passenger side of his car some time overnight on Feb. 24 to get into his 2010 Ford work van and stole the $100 GPS unit. No witnesses.
A Warwick woman told Officer Jason Brodeur she was shopping at the Warwick Mall on March 1 when her daughter put her Apple iPod down on a pile of clothes while they were looking at clothes at Wet Seal and then went next door to Claire’s do some more shopping when they realized she left the iPod at Wet Seal. She said they rushed back to Wet Seal to retrieve the iPod but discovered that it was gone. They asked if anyone turned it in and store employees told her no. She said the iPod was a 100-GB Classic that cost $249. No witnesses or suspects.
Officer Eric Lima reported a damaged vehicle on Country Club Drive around 3:40 p.m. on Mar. 3. The owner told Lima she left her car parked between O’Rourke’s Bar and Grille and the Cranston Line around 4 p.m. the day before and returned to it around 6:45 a.m. and found the rear windshield was smashed. She said she found a brick in the rear seat of the car and some blood droplets on the rear quarter of her 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. She said she had to go to work and drove the car to her parents’ house on Country Club Drive and covered the window with a tarp. She said she waited until she got through to call the police. She said she had no suspects in mind but said she would press charges if police found whoever did it. Lima forwarded the report to detectives.
Officer Charles Austin reported he was dispatched to Adelaide Avenue around 9:15 a.m. on March 4 for a report of two vehicles that had been damaged overnight. She said there was no damage the day before, when she came home around 8 p.m. but her son worked an overnight shift and found the damage when he came home around 8:45 a.m. Austin said two windows on the passenger side of the woman’s 2004 Hyundai were smashed out and one window on the driver’s side of her son’s 1995 Toyota. She said no one in the house heard anything unusual overnight and Lima checked around the neighborhood to see if any other vehicles had been damaged but didn’t find any. Neighbors reported that they heard nothing overnight and nothing was stolen from the damaged cars.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Jason Brodeur reported he was dispatched to a disabled vehicle stopped in the second lane on Route 95 north around 8:55 p.m. He said he found the driver with her face down in the driver’s seat and rapped on the window. He said she sat up in a daze and he saw an open bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum in her lap. He said she rolled down the window but mumbled something he could not understand and she looked like she was drunk. He said he took her out of the car and put her in his cruiser and drove her about 100 feet away, where he could safely give her a field sobriety test. He said they didn’t even get pass the horizontal gaze nystagmus part of the test before he called it off because she could not stand without two officers holding her up. He said she was taken to headquarters where she agreed to a breath test. He said she blew a .307 and a .300 blood alcohol content on the test. Tamara G. Johnson, 36, of 1294 Tower Hill Rd. in North Kingstown was charged with DUI, having an open container of alcohol in the car and stopping in a travel lane on the highway. He said Johnson was then transported to Kent Hospital for detox. Brodeur said they got a call shortly after they arrested Johnson from someone who said he was rear ended near the area they found Johnson, which accounted for the fresh damage to the front of her car they found.
Officer Daniel DiMaio reported he was on patrol around 1:25 a.m. on Feb. 27 when he saw a car swerving from lane to lane on Post Road just before getting on Route 37. He said he followed it as it continued to swerve from lane to lane and then straddled them. He pulled the car and used his spotlight to observe what the driver was doing after he stopped. He said he was looking down and had not put the car in park. DiMaio said he briefly hit his siren and the driver looked up and put the car in park. He said the driver smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters where he refused to take a breath test. Stephen A. Holden, 25, of 12 Indian Head Trl. in Smithfield was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.