Police Log - Caught stealing jeans
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On July 25 at approximately 3:09 p.m., Officer James Wenneman was dispatched to the Hobby Lobby on Bald Hill Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident in the street in front of the store. While en route, dispatch informed the officer that a suspect vehicle – a red Kia with New Jersey license plates – had fled the scene and was traveling south.
The officer turned onto Quaker lane from Cowesett Road and, as he approached Ginsu Way, he saw the suspect vehicle traveling south in the right lane of travel. A traffic stop was then initiated in the area of 305 Quaker Lane.
According to the report, when the officer approached the vehicle he observed a female passenger and a male driver, later identified as Barrington Haggins, 49, of 3411 A St. SE in Washington, DC. As they spoke, Officer Wenneman noticed the smell of alcohol and observed signs of intoxication from Higgins. When asked if he realized whether he was in an accident, Haggins stated that he and his girlfriend had left a bar and that she was driving and was at the wheel during the accident.
Haggins told the officer that he did not think there was any damage so he told her to pull over further down the road into a parking lot where they switched seats.
Officer Osvaldo Monteiro spoke with the victims of the accident, who had been rear-ended by the suspect’s car, and took a report. The victims then drove to the location of the suspect’s car while Officer Monteiro provided on-scene assistance. Moments later, Officer Monteiro stated that the victims had positively identified Haggins as the driver when the accident occurred.
Haggins was told that he had been identified as the driver, which he adamantly denied and stated his girlfriend was driving. Officer Wenneman noted that the female passenger also exhibited signs of intoxication.
After reiterating several times that he was not the driver, officers told him he was behind the wheel at the time of the traffic stop and was asked to submit to a series of standardized sobriety tests, which he agreed to.
Based upon the officer’s observations, training and experience it was determined that Haggins was unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely. He was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters, where he later refused to take a chemical breathalyzer test.
Haggans was charged with duty to stop, accident resulting in damage to an attended vehicle, driving under the influence first offense, refusing to submit to a chemical test, and operating without a license.
Officer Tammy Mello was dispatched to Cedar Pond Drive on July 22 around 8:48 a.m. in reference to a stolen motor vehicle. At the scene she met with the reporting party who stated that he believed the 2001 silver Toyota Camry was taken some time earlier that morning, between 1:00 and 5:00 a.m. The vehicle and plate number were then entered into the police database. No suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
Around 5:50 a.m. on July 25, Officer Alfred Silveira was dispatched to the Fairfax Village Apartments on Post Road for a larceny report. At the scene he met with the complainant, she stated that she arrived home around 10 p.m. the night before and parked her Mazda in the parking lot in front of her apartment.
When she was about to leave for work the next day she found all four tires and rims missing and that the car was left supported by two rocks on each side of the car. A report was taken, and at the time there were no suspects, witnesses, or available security video.
Officer Ryan Lancaster responded to Cedar Pond Drive on July 24 around 4:35 p.m. for a report of a theft of items from a vehicle. Upon arrival he spoke with the car’s owner, who stated that he had parked his vehicle on July 21 outside of his apartment. He believed he had locked his doors, however when he returned to his car he found that all the doors were unlocked, that the center console and glove box had been opened and rummaged through and that a medical kit in the car had been tampered with.
No damage to the vehicle was noticed and it did not appear as if the car was entered by force. The only item found missing was a black Garmin GPS, valued at $300.
While there were no witnesses or suspects, the report states that there had been multiple other vehicles that had been entered and rummaged through on July 21. The case was forwarded to detectives for review.
CAUGHT STEALING JEANS
On July 23 at approximately 1:19 p.m. Officers Tammy Mello and David Thompson were dispatched to the Bald Hill Road Macy’s for a report of a shoplifting in progress. Officers were informed that two black males had left the store and the scene in a black Kia with New Jersey license plates.
At the store the officers spoke with a member of security, who provided a statement. He advised officers that at approximately 11:49 a.m. he observed the suspects enter the store and proceed to the men’s section. One subject was described as an older male with gray facial hair wearing a black shirt with shamrock logo, jeans and a baseball hat. The second suspect was described as wearing a black baseball gat with a gold “AIR” logo, a white T-shirt and jeans. Both men appeared to be looking at cameras and the layout of merchandise. The suspects then left the store.
At approximately 1:10 p.m. the men returned with duffle bags and entered the store where they quickly began placing jeans in the bags. Both men then exited the store without paying. A security guard then attempted to stop one of the suspects, who dropped the duffle bag and escaped. The second subject was then approached, and he too dropped the duffle bag before getting into an altercation with the security guard who he elbowed in the face. He, too, escaped from the scene.
A total of $2,493.00 worth of merchandise was recovered from the bags. Officers checked the surrounding area for the men but were unsuccessful in locating them.