Police Log


On Feb. 18 at approximately 12:33 a.m. Officers Jonathan Reiff and Steven Moretti responded to the report of a disturbance in progress at The Trap Bar & Grill on Old Forge Road. Dispatch told them that one male subject was “out of control” and causing damage to the property.
Upon arrival, East Greenwich police had already taken the subject, identified as Timothy Gaudette, 26, of 30 Parker St. Apt. A in West Warwick, into custody. Officer Reiff took custody of Gaudette at this time, putting him into handcuffs and in the back of his police car.
Employees of The Trap told officers that Gaudette had been asked to leave the establishment due to multiple disturbances throughout the night. He re-entered the bar one time, then after being escorted out again by the bouncer he punched an outside patio screen multiple times, breaking the wood frame and knocking the screen out. He also yelled profanities at the employees.
The manager told the officers that they had stopped serving Gaudette alcohol after he had become obnoxious and disorderly. When he was kicked out of the bar, she said, he threw a shot glass that hit a patron of the restaurant.
This patron said that while she was standing at the bar Gaudette threw a shot glass that hit her in the shoulder. She had no previous relationship with him. She also said that Gaudette approached her after throwing the glass and said to her “say something” and “what are you going to do.” He was then escorted out of the bar.
The manager said that the Trap wished to pursue a criminal complaint against Gaudette for malicious damage and get a no trespass from the property for him. The patron who was hit with a shot glass also wished to pursue a criminal complaint against Gaudette.
Gaudette was transported to police headquarters, where he was charged with Simple Assault or Battery, Vandalism/Malicious Injury to Property, and Disorderly Conduct. He was given a Third District Court date of March 27 and released.

On Feb. 16 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Officer Thomas Paine responded to the report of stolen items at the East Ave. Laundromat.
The reporting party told the Officer that he had put his clothes in a washer around 1:30 p.m. that day and then put his clothes in the dryer at 2:00 p.m., when he went out to his car. He said that when he returned he found that one of his pairs of jeans, which he valued at $130, was missing. He said he wished to press charges.
Officer Paine then spoke with the employee working, who said she could not identify a suspect that may have taken the jeans out of the dryer, and later spoke with the manager, who said there was no video surveillance that showed the jeans being taken form the dryer in question.  The store does have video surveillance of the laundromat.
On Feb. 19 at approximately 7:33 a.m. Officer Michael Walker responded to a plaza on Bald Hill Road for the report of stolen batteries from construction equipment set up there.
The reporting party, the owner of the construction equipment, said that over the weekend somebody had taken two of the four batteries from the scissor lift located outside a building in the plaza. The owner said that the batteries were brand new and were Crown CR-325 deep cycle 6-volt batteries, which he valued at $150 each.
The reporting party said he wished to press charges. There was no video surveillance where the lift was located outside the window and there was no evidence to process.

On Feb. 14 at approximately 7:47 p.m. Officer Thomas Duncan responded to the Victoria’s Secret store at the Warwick Mall for the report of a shoplifting.
The reporting party told the Officer that at 7:40 p.m. she noticed that one of the tables of panties was very light. She checked the surveillance cameras and saw that at around 7:35 p.m. two women had come into the store and circled that table, putting products in their bags they had with them. They then exited the store without paying for the merchandise.
The total value of the merchandise, which was about 60 panties, was $990.
The reporting party also told the Officer that the Victoria’s Secret in Garden City in Cranston had also been shoplifted by two females matching the description of the suspects seen on video surveillance. They also took the same type and quantity of merchandise there.
There was no further information from Warwick Mall security on the suspects. The report was forwarded to Detectives. Victoria’s Secret wished to pursue criminal charges if the suspects were found.
On Feb. 20 at approximately 7:55 p.m. Officer Thomas Duncan responded to the Macy’s at Warwick Mall for the report of a shoplifting.
The Loss Prevention employee told him that while watching video surveillance she saw a male exit the store around 7:54 p.m. with three North Face jackets and did not attempt to pay for them. Video surveillance showed the subject getting into a red Honda CRV with Massachusetts plates and drive away.
The merchandise stolen included a black North Face jacket valued at $139, a red jacket valued at $149, and a gray jacket valued at $139, for a total value of $427.
The video surveillance footage and a receipt for the merchandise, along with a statement from the store, were placed in Evidence. Macy’s wished to press charges for the incident.
Warwick Mall security did not have anything further on the subject. The report was forwarded to detectives.


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