On October 13 around midnight, Officer Charles Austin was dispatched to Tavern 12 for a vandalism report.
At the scene he met with the reporting party, who stated that he arrived at work and parked his vehicle in the lot adjacent to the business, and told the officer that he has parked there consistently without any issues. When he left work that night, he observed that his windshield had been smashed and that the front passenger side window was also broken. He checked the interior of the vehicle but found that nothing was missing. A report was taken for insurance purposes.
Officer Alfred Silveira was dispatched to Hamilton Avenue on October 13 at approximately 9:45 a.m. for a report of a larceny from a vehicle.
There he met with the victim who stated that both of her vehicles were parked in her driveway the previous evening around 5 p.m. Upon checking the vehicles in the morning, she found that both had been rummaged through. A pair of black Ray-Ban sunglasses, valued at approximately $350 dollars, had been taken. There are currently no suspects or witnesses.
Around 4:45 p.m. on October 14, Officer Thomas Greene was dispatched to Harbor Freight Tools on Bald hill toad. Prior to his arrival, dispatch advised that a tailgate was taken from a truck and that the reporting party had only been in the store away from the vehicle for five minutes.
Upon arrival the officer checked the immediate area for suspicious vehicles, but the search was negative. He then made contact with the truck’s owner, who stated that he entered the store around 4:35 and at approximately 4:43 he walked out to his truck to find that his tailgate was missing. The truck, a 2016 Ford F250, was white in color and the tailgate was estimated to be valued at $1,000.
The officer then spoke with employees at the neighboring store, Guitar Center, and found that one of the employees was coming back from break at the time of the officer’s arrival. He told the officer he saw that the tailgate was missing and thought that it was strange, but that he didn’t witness the theft. There were no cameras facing the direction of the truck at the time of the incident. There are no suspects at this time.
On October 12 around 12:52 p.m. Officer Christian Vargas was dispatched to the Post Road Walmart for a report of a shoplifting in progress. The reporting party stated that the suspect was a white female who had just entered a red minivan occupied by two white males, and the vehicle had left the area traveling south on Post Road. Officers made a check of the area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.
At the store the officer spoke with an asset protection specialist, who stated that he witnessed the female suspect in the electronics department. He said that she was wearing a black sweater and pants and that she selected three Android type tablets. She then proceeded to the pets department, where she bagged several shirts into plastic Walmart bags that she took from her purse.
She then returned to the electronics department and selected headphones, which she concealed. The woman then passed all points of sale without making a purchase and exited the store. Outside, security approached the woman and asked her to return to the store. The associate said that the woman refused and got into the red van and left the area.
The suspect was further described as having black hair, in her late 30s or early 40s, about 5’2” to 5’8” in height. The employee indicated that the store wished to press charges if the suspect was found, and provided receipts for the stolen merchandise which totaled $323.43. Security footage of the incident and the red van was provided to the officer. The case was forwarded to detectives for review.
Officer Raymond Cox was dispatched to a Main Avenue residence on October 17 just after 10 a.m. for a report of a larceny from a trailer.
At the residence he met with the victim, who stated that he runs a DJ business from his home. He said he had gone to an event at the Impossible Dream on October 12, and as he went around the back of hid trailer he noticed that the locking handle had been bent and the door could be opened. Upon opening the door he found that several items had been stolen, including two 800 watt Bluetooth Alto Pro speakers as well as a pair of stands. He estimated the total value of the missing items was approximately $1,500. The man stated that he wished to pursue criminal charges if a suspect was found.
At approximately 2 p.m. on October 14, Officer Russell Brown responded to 300 Quaker Lane for a report of a motor vehicle accident where the two vehicles had pulled into the parking lot of Stop and Shop.
At the scene he observed two vehicles, and was quickly approached by the operator of Vehicle Two. The driver told the officer that she had called the police as the operator of Vehicle One, later identified as Randy Johnson, 39, of 88½ Church Street, Apt. 20 in West Warwick, was making her feel uneasy.
According to the report, the woman stated that Johnson asked her if they could disregard the accident and that he had been drinking alcohol earlier that day. Officer Brown then made contact with Johnson, who indicated that the woman driver had pulled out in front of him while he was traveling on Cowesett Avenue. While speaking with Johnson, the officer indicated that he smelled a moderate odor of alcohol and that Johnson exhibited signs of intoxication.
Johnson stated that he had just finished golfing and that he had a couple of drinks. He then consented to a series of standardized sobriety tests. Based upon the investigation at the scene, it was determined that Johnson was unfit to operate a motor vehicle and that he would be arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was then transported to police headquarters, where he agreed to take a chemical breathalyzer test which produced blood alcohol readings of .253 and .252 percent. Johnson was charged with driving under the influence first offence. He was later released to a sober adult.