While on a fixed traffic post at Wilde’s Corner monitoring traffic on July 5 around 9:28 p.m., Officer Jacob Elderkin observed a car traveling east on West Shore Road that ran a red light. The car then had its lights turned off and turned into the parking lot of Taco Bell and then quickly stopped in a parking spot.
Officer Elderkin then parked his cruiser directly behind the vehicle and informed the driver, later identified as Keith Foshee of 800 Oakland Beach Avenue in Warwick, to step back into his vehicle, according to the report. Foshee then provided the officer with a RI identification card and stated that he did not have an active license to operate. He told the officer that he was going to court on the following day for the same charge of driving without a license and operating an unregistered vehicle.
Upon running checks, the officer confirmed Foshee did not have an active license and that the plates on his car did not match the vehicle they were assigned to. Foshee was then issued a Traffic Court date of August 18 for improper use of registration and obedience to a traffic control device for running the red light. He was also issued a summons for operating without a license. His car was then towed from the scene.
On July 8 just after 12:30 a.m., Officer Matthew M. Smith was on patrol in the area of 955 Post Road when he observed a gold Toyota traveling north at a high rate of speed.
According to his report the officer used his radar and clocked the vehicle traveling at 60 miles per jour in a 35 mile per hour zone. He then caught up with the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of 440 Warwick Avenue.
Contact was then made with the operator, identified as Aneurys Severino, 20, of 168 Stanwood Street, Apt. 5 in Providence. Severino stated that he had a long day at work and was going home. He told the officer that his driver’s license was suspended for failure to make a payment on a previous violation. A background check then confirmed the suspension.
Severino was issued a citation for speeding 10 miles per hour in excess of the posted speed limit, third offense, driving with a suspended license, second offense.
Officer Brian Holleran was assigned and responded to the Shaw’s grocery store at 320 Warwick Avenue on July 7 for a shoplifting report.
At the scene he spoke with store security who advised that video surveillance from July 5 showed an older male wearing an orange T-shirt, dark shorts and shoes who walked into the store at 7:16 a.m. The man then proceeded to the pharmacy area and placed five boxes of Crest White Strips, a Dove shampoo, deodorant, razors and toilet paper into his cart.
He then placed a steak and two rib packages into the carriage along with other miscellaneous merchandise that could not be identified through the footage. The man then exited Shaw’s, passing all points of sale without making a purchase. The total value of the known items taken was $380.93.
A copy of the video was obtained as evidence, and Shaw’s wishes to pursue a criminal complaint if the suspect is identified.
On July 4 at approximately 10 p.m., Officer Derek Mourato observed a car traveling on Veterans Memorial Drive that was swerving in and out of the lane of travel. The officer then followed the car through the Apponaug roundabout onto Centerville where the car continued to swerve. A traffic stop was then initiated near Diamond Hill Road.
The officer then met with the driver, which the report identifies as Loren Walwyn, 30, of 337 Cowesett Avenue, Apt. 407 in West Warwick. The officer advised Walwyn of the reason for the stop. While they were speaking, Officer Mourato observed signs of intoxication and the smell of alcohol emanating from the vehicle. When asked if he had been drinking, Walwyn said that he had three drinks that evening.
Once other officers arrived on scene to assist, Walwyn was removed from the vehicle and agreed to partake in a series of standardized sobriety tests. Based upon those tests, and the officer’s training and experience, it was determined that Walwyn was unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely.
Walwyn as placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. While searching the vehicle, officers discovered a Mason jar filled with a beverage that smelled like alcohol in the center console, which later tested positive. His car was towed from the scene and he was transported to police headquarters where Walwyn refused a chemical breathalyzer test.
Walwyn was charged with driving under the influence first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical breathalyzer test, and laned roadway violations. He was later transported to his residence and released to the custody of his mother.
Officer Jill Marshall was dispatched to the AT&T Wireless store located at 1239 Division Road on July 2 at 4:05 p.m. where she met with a complainant regarding a wallet stolen from his vehicle on June 30.
At the scene the man stated that on June 30 he was closing the business with a coworker around 7:45 p.m. He then went to his vehicle which was parked in front of the store, where he placed his bag on the floor, removed his wallet from it and placed it in his center console. The victim stated that from then until 8 p.m., someone stole the wallet from the car, and he realized the wallet was gone the next morning.
Located inside the wallet was $750, a debit card, Social Security card, driver’s license, birth certificate, insurance cards and various department store cards.
The officer attempted to find surveillance footage from nearby stores, however no cameras were pointed in that area of the parking lot. While there are currently no suspects or witnesses, the man wished to press charges if a suspect is found.