Police Log



Officer Michael Long reports that he and another officer were doing marine operations off the coast of Cranston on Narragansett Bay around 12:50 p.m. on June 6 when they saw a small boat about a quarter of a mile out from Seaview Point in Pawtuxet. He said there were two men in the boat who were waving at them to approach. He said they pulled up beside the boat and learned that their motor had failed about 90 minutes earlier, and they had been drifting and attempting to hail other boats to help them with no success. He said they secured the 14-foot boat to the starboard side of the patrol boat and towed it to the Port Edgewood Marina.


Officer Brandon Scotti reports he was on patrol on Park Avenue around 6:20 p.m. on June 7 when he saw a Toyota Solera with a license plate that had an expired sticker. He said he ran the plate and learned that it did not belong on the car and was expired for a 1997 Jeep. He said he stopped the car and learned there was no registration, no insurance, and the driver had no license or identification on him. He said the driver was taken to headquarters, where they learned he had an outstanding warrant under the correct spelling of his name for failing to appear for arraignment in District Court. He was given a ticket for the vehicle offenses and then transported to the ACI for the warrant.


Officer Alex Travers reports he was dispatched to 1560 Pontiac Ave. for a disorderly complaint of a man who defecated beside the building and was now at the bus stop. He said he approached the man and said he smelled of alcohol and feces. Travers said he asked him how much he had to drink and the man said, “Not enough.” He said the man also admitted he had defecated beside the building, and he was arrested for disorderly conduct. He was taken to headquarters, where he was given some prisoner “coveralls” to change into. Joseph K. Borrasi, of 30 Howard Ave., was later released with a summons.


Officer Patrick O’Malley reports going to Ash Street to remove a female who was refusing to leave her ex-boyfriend’s residence. He said the met the man outside and he explained that the woman was inside. O’Malley said he went inside and spoke with the woman, who told him she refused to leave because she was too drunk to drive. O’Malley said he had dispatch send a taxi to the house and told the woman it was on the way. He said she began to get unruly and approached her ex-boyfriend and began to yell at him and call him names for calling the police. O’Malley warned her that she would be arrested if she didn’t leave, and she refused to leave. Nadia Batista, 42, of 50 Marietta St. in Providence, was charged with disorderly conduct and held at headquarters for arraignment.


Officer Ryan Shore reports he was dispatched to Route 10 around 7:30 p.m. on June 13 for a report of a man walking south on Route 10 with no clothes on. Other Officers called in sightings of the man, but Shore actually saw the man running south in the high-speed lane of Route 10 with only a pair of black briefs. He said several cars surrounded the man and demanded that he stop, but he refused and became aggressive. Shore said he was taken to the ground but continued to struggle until he was hit in the back with a taser, which didn’t seem to affect him until they hit him in the face with pepper spray. He said the called Cranston Rescue to the scene to take the man to Rhode Island Hospital. The man’s family arrived on the scene and identified him as Gustavo Vides, 32, of 964 Broad St. in Providence. He was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and left in the care of the hospital staff.


Officer Alex Travers reports a call about a brown pit bull that was roaming the aisles of the Price Ripe supermarket on Elmwood Avenue. He said the dog was in the parking lot by the time they arrived and was friendly enough to be taken to the animal shelter without incident. He said they were unable to find the owner of the dog.


Officer Daniel Jimenez-Garcia reports he was dispatched to North Providence police headquarters on June 13 to take custody of a man wanted for stealing 10 bottles of shampoo from the Kmart store in Cranston. Jorge Andre Moreno, 29, of 59 Harwol Court in Providence, was processed in Cranston and then transported to the ACI on an outstanding warrant.


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