Police Log - Stolen blower

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STOLEN GENERATOR AND BLOWER

On Sept. 1 at approximately 2:26 p.m., Officer Nicholas DiNardo responded to the Quaker Lane Lowe’s for a report of a prior shoplifting.

Upon arrival he met with the reporting party who provided a statement stating that, on Aug. 29 at approximately 8:35 p.m., an unknown woman entered the store. The suspect selected a Husqvarna backpack blower valued at $439 and a Generac portable generator valued at $799. She then placed the items on a flat blue shopping cart and proceeded out the front entrance without paying.

A store manager confronted the woman outside and asked her to return to the store, but the woman refused. She then placed the items into a vehicle and got into the passenger’s seat and left the scene. No license data was obtained.

The report notes that this is the second shoplifting occurrence by this female at this particular Lowe’s, and Lowe’s does have video surveillance of the suspect on file.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On Sept. 8 at approximately 7:33 p.m., Officer Derek Mourato reports that he observed a car traveling west on Main Avenue with a driver not wearing a seat belt along with a rear plate light that was out. Officer Mourato then followed the vehicle, which apparently was swerving in and out of lanes, did not use turn signals and passed over the road’s solid white line. A traffic stop was then initiated nearby to Gertrude Street.

The officer then made contact with the driver, identified as Glenn Demers, 56, of 24 Grotto Ave, Apt. 1B in Pawtucket. While they were speaking, Demers appeared as if he could not keep his eyes open and seemed to be nodding off. The officer also observed signs of intoxication, and noticed several small baggies that, through his training, he believed to be used for narcotics, and a Chore Boy – used to smoke crack cocaine – on the driver’s side floor, according to the report.

Demers was asked if he had taken any medication and admitted taking Oxycodone at 3 p.m. When asked, Demers consented to take a series of standardized sobriety tests. Based upon the officer’s observations and Demers performance during the tests, it was determined that he was unfit to safely operate a motor vehicle and it was determined that he would be placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

A search of Demers’ car found several different types of narcotics paraphernalia, including an unknown powdery substance and several baggies containing white powdery residue, which were taken as evidence.

Demers was then taken to Kent Hospital, where he later refused to take a blood/chemical test. He was later issued summonses for driving under the influence, first offence, refusal to submit to a chemical test, laned roadway violations and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. He was medically cleared by Kent Hospital and transported to police headquarters where he was booked and processed. He was then turned over to a sober adult.

NEVER HAD A LICENSE

While on routine patrol on Toll Gate Road on Sept. 11 around 8:05 a.m., Officer Alfred Silveira reported that he observed the operator of a Dodge Ram not wearing his seat belt. He then initiated a traffic stop in the area of 1008 Toll Gate Road.

There he met with the driver, identified as John Carvalho, 25, of 1171 Douglas Ave. in North Providence. Carvalho stated that he did not have, and never had, a Rhode Island driver’s license. Background checks also confirmed that the vehicle’s registration plate was supposed to be attached to a GMC truck. Carvalho told the officer that the plate belonged to his business, according to the report.

Carvalho was issued violations for operating an unregistered vehicle, improper use of registration, no seat belt and operating a vehicle without a license.

STOLEN GENERATOR AND DIRTBIKE

Officer Daniel O’Connell was dispatched to Longmeadow Avenue on Sept. 3 around 2:10 p.m. to take a report of a stolen automobile.

According to his report, he met with the victim at the scene who stated that his red Honda CRF50F dirt bike, valued at $600, had been stolen from his detached garage, Also stolen from the same location was a Yamaha portable generator valued at $2,500. Although the main garage door was unlocked, the dirt bike was secured by a cable and lock, which appeared to have been broken during the theft. There are currently no suspects or witnesses. STOLEN TRUCK

On Sept. 4 around 6:30 a.m. Officer Brian Murray was dispatched to Lucindo’s Inc. for a report of a stolen vehicle. There he met with the complainant, who wanted a report taken for one of his work trucks – a 2005 white Ford box truck – as being stolen.

The reporting party stated that, on Sept. 4 around 6 a.m., he noticed that the truck was missing. The last operator of the truck told him that the vehicle had been parked in the parking lot on Saturday evening. The truck was filled with merchandise, mainly chips and soda.

The truck was entered into the police database as stolen. There currently are no suspects or video surveillance of the theft.

VANDALISM

Officer Julio Benros responded to Pilgrim Parkway on Sept. 3 around 7:35 a.m. and met with a resident for a report of vandalism to his vehicle. The man showed Officer Benros scratches on his 2013 Ford Edge, which he believed had been made with a key. The vehicle had been parked in the man’s driveway since the previous evening. There are no known suspects and no surveillance footage available of the residence.

DUTY TO STOP

Around 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 3, Officer Steven Moretti was dispatched to the parking lot of TGI Fridays on Centerville Road for a report of a hit and run accident without injuries.

According to his report he met with the complainant at the scene who stated that he was operating his vehicle west on Centerville Road when a blue Chevrolet Silverado drove to the right of his vehicle in the breakdown lane while attempting to pass him on the right. The truck then cut left and attempted to reenter the lane of travel when it swiped his car and caused damage to its front end. Both vehicles then came to a stop at the red light ahead.

The victim then stepped from his vehicle and attempted to make contact with the driver of the Silverado. He could not see the driver as the truck’s windows were tinted. The truck then sped off headed to West Warwick. The victim then attempted to follow and called police, who instructed him to stop and wait for officers to arrive.

Officer Moretti noted the damage to the passenger’s side of the car and photographs were taken. Dispatch then called Coventry Police in an attempt to locate the driver of the truck, as the license plate number of the Silverado indicated the driver lived on Hopkins Hill Road in that town.

Dispatch later informed Officer Morretti that they found the vehicle on Hopkins Hill, with damage consistent to the described accident. Coventry Police also made contact with Zachary Rossi, 19, of 63 Shore Drive in Johnston, and indicated he was the possible operator of the truck during the accident.

Officer Moretti then responded to the Hopkins Hill residence and spoke with Rossi, who apparently admitted to driving on Centerville Road that evening. He stated that he attempted to pass the other involved vehicle and then stopped at the red light. When he saw the other party exit their car and approach the truck, he became nervous that there would be a road rage incident and left the scene.

Rossi first stated that he did not hit the other car but later stated that he could have hit the vehicle. He was unable to provide officers with valid insurance. Rossi was issued a summons for duty to stop accident resulting in damage to an attended vehicle, unlawful installation of sunscreen material, overtaking on the right and driving without insurance. He was then released at the scene.

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