Police Log - Attempted drone theft
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH .184 BAC
On Dec. 2 at approximately 1:25 a.m., Officer Gregory Accinno responded to a report of a drunk male trying to change a flat tire at the intersection of Gertrude and Maine Avenues.
Upon arrival, the driver, identified as Luke Hosking, 26, of 6 Greentree Drive, East Lyme, Conn., had all four doors and the trunk of his Chrysler Sebring open. Officer Accinno observed Hosking to have bloodshot, watery eyes and thick-tongued speech while he was talking to him.
Hosking told the Officer that he was driving back home to Connecticut and had drank approximately two to three beers earlier in the night. He agreed to a series of field sobriety tests.
Officer Accinno determined that Hosking was impaired and unfit to operate his vehicle, so he placed him under arrest and transported him back to police headquarters at approximately 1:45 a.m. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
In the breathalyzer, Hosking blew a .184 and a .188 BAC in two separate tests.
Hosking was then charged with DUI of Liquor of Drugs 1st Offense – .15/Greater and was given a mandatory Third District Court date of Jan. 9. He was then transported by Warwick police to Kent Hospital for detox and was turned over to Kent staff without incident.
LARCENIES UNDER $1,500
On Dec. 1 at approximately 2:50 p.m., a reporting party told Officer Albert Marano, Jr. that she had left her unlocked vehicle parked outside the Christmas Tree Shop the previous day around 3:45 p.m. and that when she looked inside on the morning of Dec. 1 her iPad was missing. She stated that the Christmas Tree Shop was the only place she had parked during that time period and that if found she wished to press charges. There were no leads at the time.
On Dec. 1 at approximately 4:20 p.m. Officer Tyler Stone responded to a report of a UPS package being stolen off of a woman’s front porch. The reporting party said that at 4:00 p.m. the previous day, Nov. 30, a UPS package containing $105 worth of Teflon cookware had been placed on her front porch, and when she got home from work at 6:00 p.m. the package was missing.
A witness told her that shortly after the UPS truck left a blue sedan had pulled into her driveway then quickly left. No make/model/plate or driver description was known. There were no further leads at the time.
On Dec. 2 at approximately 4:20 p.m. a person in the parking lot of the Bald Hill Road Walmart reported to Officer Quentin Tavares that his unlocked car had been opened and his cell phone, an LG Aristo, had been stolen.
The reporting party said that he had gone into work at approximately 2:00 p.m. and when he came out he realized that his phone, which he valued at $100, was missing.
After reviewing security footage from the Walmart, the Officer observed that an elderly white female with strawberry-blonde hair had gone shopping in the Walmart, brought all her items to her car, which was parked next to the reporting party’s car, and then rummaged through his vehicle. She then drove away.
Officer Tavares could not determine what the registration plate was on her car, but found which register she used through security footage and got the EBT snap card number for the EBT card she used to pay. The receipt, along with security footage, was collected and forwarded to Detectives for further investigation.
On Dec. 4 at approximately 10:20 a.m., Officer Albert Marano, Jr. responded to a report of stolen Christmas lights from a house in Warwick. The reporting party told him that she had watched home security footage and saw that someone, who she could not identify any features of, had crawled onto her front lawn around midnight the previous day and took her lighted Christmas tree lawn decoration, then ran away. There were no leads on the case at the time.
Officer Gavin McVeigh responded to a report of a shoplifter in custody at the Stop & Shop on Warwick Avenue on Dec. 1 at approximately 3:33 p.m.
The Loss Prevention officer and the store manager had the suspect, Randy Barratt, 35, of 54 Vohlander Street, Warwick, in their office. Barratt told the Officer when he arrived that it was a misunderstanding and he had the money to pay for the goods, but the store manager said that he could not and that they wished to press charges.
The store manager also said that Barratt had gone through self-checkout many times previously without scanning all of the items that he leaves the store with. This time, they stopped Barratt before he left and determined that he was shoplifting approximately $75 worth of merchandise.
Barratt, having no prior thefts and not being on probation, was released on a summons for Shoplifting with a mandatory Third Division Court date of Jan. 9. He was also issued a no trespass order for that Stop & Shop and left without incident.
On Nov. 30 at approximately 1:40 p.m. Officers Christian Vargas and Michael Walker responded to a report of a shoplifting in progress at the Kohl’s on Bald Hill Road.
The Loss Prevention supervisor told them, on arrival, that the subject had ran his black Toyota four-door car and headed towards Chuck E Cheese. Sergeants Boisseau and Palumbo were in the area and pulled the suspect, who identified himself as Jason Hanning, 39, although it was later determined that his real name was Keith Hanning, of 11 Largo Road, Warwick.
Hanning reportedly had taken a drone worth $399.99 and attempted to flee the store. The incident was captured on Kohl’s camera footage and the store wished to press charges against Hanning.
The drone was recovered to the store and Hanning was brought back to police headquarters. Once they positively identified him, the Officers saw that he had an active bench warrant as well as two previous shoplifting convictions.
Hanning was charged with Shoplifting Felony, Obstructing Officer in Execution of Duty (for giving the wrong name), and was arrested on Warrant.
On Dec. 3 at approximately 12:21 p.m. Officers Timothy Lipka and Christian Vargas responded to the J.C. Penney store at the Warwick Mall for a report of a female shoplifting in the store. The suspect, later identified as Ashley Brooke Jandron, 31, of 15 Walnut Street, West Warwick, was reported to be going back and forth between the Sephora make-up section of the store and a fitting room, where she would conceal the merchandise.
Officer Vargas positioned himself outside of the J.C. Penney and Officer Lipka parked outside in front of the store. When Mall Security told them that Jandron was walking out of the store, Officer Lipka detained Jandron next to her Scion car, which a male, who claimed he didn’t know what was going on, was sitting in.
Jandron was placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarters. A written statement was provided by the reporting party at J.C. Penney, who told the Officers that she had stolen a total of $1,418 worth of makeup products, which she had taken the sensor tags off of and put them either under her jacket or in her purse to take. When asset protection tried to detain her, she ran out of the store with all the products, which is when the Officers detained her outside.
Jandron was found to have two hold without bail warrants on her record for stolen goods and shoplifting. Due to the previous shoplifting conviction and the active bench warrants, she was charged with shoplifting felony.