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STOLEN TOOLS

Officer Michael Walker responded to a Shenandoah Road residence on May 31 around 7:20 a.m. for a larceny report. There he met with the reporting party who stated that he parked his work truck in front of his residence overnight. When he returned to the truck, he found that a cordless Dewalt band saw and impact driver, along with a drill bag containing multiple drill bits were missing.

The man valued the tools at approximately $1,050, and stated that the utility cab of the truck was unlocked at the time. While there are no suspects or witnesses, the man does wish to press charges if a suspect is located.

PURSE STOLEN

On June 1 around 4:45 p.m., Officer Ryan Lancaster responded to the parking lot of Planet Fitness on Pace Avenue for a report of a theft from a vehicle.

Upon arrival he spoke with the car’s owner, who stated she had parked in front of the business at approximately 3:45 p.m. and locked it, and when she returned at 4:30 she found that the car’s front passenger side window was broken and that her purse was missing.

Contained in the purse were two passports, a social security card, six credit/debit cards, two checkbooks, and $50. The value of the broken window was approximately $200.

The victim contacted her financial institutions at the scene to inform them of the thefts. He advised that one of her cards had been used at Park Ave Gas in Cranston, but there was no value or time of transaction as it was pending. There are currently no suspects.

TAILGATE STOLEN

Around 5 p.m. on June 1, Officer Kevin McGuire was dispatched to an Oak Tree Avenue address for a stolen tailgate report. At the scene he spoke with the complainant, who advised that his 2012 green Ford F-350 pickup had been backed into his driveway sometime during the afternoon on May 31. When he awoke the next morning, the truck’s tailgate was gone.

The man stated that the tailgate, valued at $1,200, had a step affixed to it as well as a rearview camera. A report was taken and forwarded to department detectives for review.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

While traveling on East Avenue on June 2 at approximately 12:24 a.m., Sergeant Jedidiah Pineau observed a black Honda Civic traveling in front of him in the turn lane to enter Route 95 North. As the car came to the exit, it quickly swerved left as if not to exit. It then swerved partially off the roadway and exited onto Route 95 while continuously swerving left and right over divider lines while the officer followed. 

At exit 13, at the last moment, the driver took the exit while swerving and almost drove off the roadway, according to the report. A traffic stop was then initiated.

Contact was made with the driver, identified as Scott Matthew Demers, 34, of 146 W. Sixth Street in Lowell, Mass. The officer observed that Demers had a dazed look on his face and slurred his words. When asked if he was okay, Demers apologized and stated he took the wrong exit and was trying to find a place to eat with his friends that were in the car.

Sergeant Pineau observed other signs of intoxication and asked Demers to exit the vehicle to speak with him. Demers then stated he was coming from a hotel in the area, and had consumed four or five Natural Ice Beers, and that he drank the last one a few minutes prior to getting into the car to drive. He then consented to submit to a series of standardized sobriety tests.

Based upon the Sergeant’s opinion and the results of the tests, it was determined that Demers was unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely. He was taken into custody and the vehicle was released to a passenger who showed no signs of impairment.

At police headquarters, Demers refused to take a chemical breathalyzer test. He was issued violations for driving under the influence first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical breathalyzer test, and laned roadway violations with a Third District Court date of June 20.

STOLEN WALLET

On June 2 at about 1:50 p.m., Officer James Vible responded to the Warwick Mall for a report of stolen money.

There he met with the complainant with mall security, She advised that she was shopping in Old Navy between noon and 1 o’clock when she realized that she had misplaced her pink wallet. The woman eventually found the wallet in the store but discovered that $50 had been removed.

The officer requested a copy of the store’s video surveillance, which security advised they would provide. The victim stated that she did wish to press charges if a suspect was found, and the case was forwarded to detectives for review.

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