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MOTORCYCLE CRASH

On June, 10 at 10:05 p.m. officers from the Warwick Police Department responded to the area of 1919 West Shore Road for a report of motor vehicle crash between a SUV and motorcycle.

At the scene, officers located an adult male who had been operating a motorcycle that collided with an SUV down in the roadway. The SUV had reportedly fled the scene of the crash. The motorcycle’s operator was transported to RI Hospital with critical injuries.

The SUV was located in the lot of 2408 Warwick Avenue after witnesses contacted police reporting its location. The driver of the SUV was taken into custody without incident.

Members of the Warwick Police Traffic Division Accident Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene of the crash and have started an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash. The initial investigation revealed that drugs were a factor in the crash on the part of the SUV’s driver.

The operator of the SUV was identified as Brian Larkin, 48, from Natick Avenue in Warwick. Larkin was held on charges of duty to stop in an accident resulting in personal injury and driving under the influence with serious bodily injury resulting.

The operator of the motorcycle was Steven Watkins, 33, of Warner Brook Road in Warwick. Watkins remains in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital, where he is receiving treatment for the injuries he sustained in the crash, according to police.

The Warwick Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying any witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information relevant to the accident is being asked to contact the Warwick Police Traffic Unit at (401) 468-4200.

STOLEN WHEELS

On May 30 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Officer Russell Brown responded to Harrington Avenue for a report of a larceny of tires and rims off of a vehicle. At the scene he met with the owner of the vehicle who stated he had parked the car in his driveway behind his house and had gone to bed just prior to midnight on May 29.

The next morning, the residents noticed all four tires and rims of the car, estimated to be $3,000, had been removed. The car was left resting on bricks, with lug nuts scattered on the ground. A report was taken and forwarded to the detective division for further investigation.

CAR ACCIDENT

Officer Michael Walker responded to Cowesett Road near the entrance to the Stop & Shop plaza on May 30 at approximately 9:39 a.m. for a report of a two-car accident. Upon arriving, the officer observed a rear end accident situation. After running checks on the drivers, it was revealed that Carlos Ortiz, 28, of 41 West Warwick Avenue in West Warwick had a suspended drivers license. Ortiz was then placed into custody and transported to police headquarters without incident. He was charged with driving on a suspended license, third offense, and was released with a Third District Court summons.

LARCENY

On May 30 around 11 a.m., Captain Joseph Hopkins met with a woman at police headquarters to report a larceny from her vehicle in the Pilgrim Park neighborhood. She stated that she parked her blue Lexus in front of her house on May 28 around 5 p.m. and when she returned to it the next day she noticed the vehicle had been rummaged through and loose change and other items were missing. Her vehicle was unlocked at the time and there are no suspects or witnesses.

NO LICENSE

On May 30 around 5 p.m., Officer Aaron Steere was exiting Route 95 south via exit 12 when he observed a gray Acura with Mississippi license plates entering onto East Avenue from the exit. As the officer was traveling behind the car, he observed that the plates had expired registration stickers from November 2016.

The car turned into the Toys R Us parking lot, where the driver parked and entered the store. Upon running a check of the plate it was discovered that it belonged to a different vehicle other than an Acura. The driver, later identified as Enrique Dominguez Robledo, 43, of 993 Broad Street in Providence, exited the store a short time later with nothing in his hands and on a cell phone as he walked across the lot towards Kohl’s.

Believing that the car was possibly stolen, the officer advised dispatch of the situation and made contact with the subject in the parking lot. Initially, Robledo denied any knowledge of the vehicle, but later stated that he was attempting to sell the car. He provided a title for the car, which was last registered in Georgia.

Robledo advised that the license plate had been given to him, and he did not know who the owner was. Background checks on him showed a negative criminal history. He was later issued court summonses for operating without first obtaining, operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, and no insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the license plates seized.

SHOPLIFTING

Four suspects were arrested on May 22 around 11:45 a.m. after they were alleged to have shoplifted from the Ocean State Job Lot on Warwick Avenue.

According to the store’s loss prevention team, the four women were observed entering the store with large, seemingly empty purses. While in the store, they selected a variety of products, including personal beauty products and clothing, then concealing the merchandise. They then made their way to the front of the store and passed all points of sale without paying.

Indya Brown, 22, of 22 Waterview Ave in Riverside; Faboula Clerjuste, 2, of 75 Comstock Avenue in Providence, Margaret Bates, 44, of 75 Comstock Avenue Apt. 1 in Providence; and Myisha Thompson, 44, of 75 Comstock Avenue Apt. 1 in Providence were all issued summonses for misdemeanor shoplifting.

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RISchadenfreude

Definition of "Rock Bottom": Being arrested for shoplifting at Job Lot; your life may be in a death spiral.

Though I'm sure Ms. Clerjuste is obviously not two years of age, the typo does make for an amusing visual.

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