On March 23 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Officer Robert King responded to the report of a disturbance while working detail at the Warwick Mall in the area of the H&M store.
While en route to the disturbance, he was notified that mall security had detained one subject, later identified as Jason Radican, 19, of 46 Fenwood Ave. in Smithfield, near the entrance to Target.
While being talked to, Radican acted belligerent towards the mall security officers and Officer King, which included calling them derogatory names and calling on the Officer as if he wanted to engage in a physical confrontation. Shortly after, additional Officers arrived and Radican was detained by Officer Waldman.
Witnesses said that Radican had been shoved by another subject, whose name was Jacob Ganhadeiro, into the display mannequins at the H&M store. The mannequins were broken and their glass casing was shattered. Ganhadeiro and Radican had fled the scene but were both found and detained.
H&M wished to press charges for the damage. Both Radican and Ganhadeiro were taken into custody and brought back to police headquarters.
Radican was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Possession of Marijuana, 3rd Offense within 18 Months for a bag of marijuana that was found on his person. Ganhadeiro was charged with Malicious Damage for the property, which was $150 in the glass base and $2,400 in mannequin damages. Both were held as bail violators and held for the next District Court session.
On March 20 at approximately 10:55 p.m. Officer Ali Jaafar was driving on 95 South and clocked and pulled over a vehicle that was speeding.
The driver of the vehicle produced a Massachusetts license and was revealed to be Terron Aljoe, 28, of 88 Hollingsworth St. in Boston, although he had originally tried giving the Officer his brother’s ID. The passenger was identified as Roger Foreshaw, 39, of 16 Vinson St. in Dorchester, Mass.
Foreshaw admitted to having been smoking marijuana before being stopped. They said they were heading to New York after renting the vehicle in Rhode Island.
After other officers arrived to assist, both subjects were taken out of the car and patted down, revealing $5,000 in cash in Foreshaw’s pocket, which he said they needed for New York. After checking their criminal records, both had extensive histories of distribution of narcotics. Both also had previous firearms charges and neither had a valid license. The two were handcuffed and placed in the police cruiser while the vehicle was searched.
Approximately 3.5 grams of marijuana was found inside the vehicle and two duffle bags were found in the trunk that had remnants of a large amount of marijuana. The officers came to the conclusion that the two may have just dropped off a large amount of drugs or were on their way to pick up.
Foreshaw was given a ride to a nearby store to get picked up while Aljoe, being the operator of the vehicle, was brought back to police headquarters. Aljoe was charged with Obstructing an Officer in Execution of Duty, Possession of Marijuana, 1 oz or Less, and was given citations for speeding. He was issued summons to appear in court.
On March 26 at approximately 7:39 p.m. Officers Nicholas DiNardo and Thomas Greene responded to the report of a driver who was driving erratically on West Shore Road and had pulled into the Exxon Tiger Mart.
At the lot, the driver of the car, identified as Thomas Marold, 28, of 66 Cleveland St. in West Warwick, was standing outside, where the Officers spoke with him. Marold told the Officers he had driven to the gas station from his residence and that his license was probably suspended.
Officer DiNardo observed a large pocket knife attached to Marold’s front pocket. The Officer knew that Marold had a history of firearms charges based on his record and conducted a search. A large switchblade type pocketknife was found and Marold was placed into handcuffs based on the suspended license and the Weapons Other than Firearms charge.
Marold’s vehicle was then searched, revealing a lighter, a piece of burnt tin foil, and a cut-in-half straw. Marold said that he was not sure if any narcotics were inside of his vehicle because his brother also drove it, but said his brother does not use drugs.
A small baggy of white powder was found inside a pack of cigarettes. The bag was suspected as cocaine, heroin or fentanyl and brought back to police headquarters along with Marold.
At headquarters, the powder tested positive as around 3 grams of fentanyl.
Marold was charged with one felony, Possession of Schedule I, II, III, IV and V drugs and two misdemeanors – Weapons Other than Firearms Prohibited and Driving on Suspended License, 3rd Offense.
On March 19 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Officer Aaron Steere responded to the J.C. Penney at the Warwick Mall for the report of a shoplifter in custody.
The reporting party said that Alexandra Hernandez, 22, of 263 Benefit St. in Pawtucket had tried shoplifting a $19 t-shirt by concealing it in her pocketbook and leaving the store. J.C. Penney wished to press charges. Video footage was placed into evidence. Hernandez was brought back to police headquarters and charged with one count of Shoplifting, misdemeanor, with a summons to appear.
On March 24 at approximately 3:22 p.m. Officer Walter Larson responded to the report of a shoplifting that had happened at the Victoria’s Secret at the Warwick Mall.
The reporting party said she saw a woman conceal approximately 90 pairs of underwear, each valued at $16.50, and leave the store without paying. The total value would be around $1,485 under these circumstances.
Victoria’s Secret wished to press charges and said they would get a copy of video surveillance. The report was forwarded to Detectives.
On March 25 at approximately 11:16 a.m. Officer Albert Marano Jr. and Officer Michel responded to the report of a shoplifting in progress at the Macy’s at the Warwick Mall.
The reporting party said that a female subject had taken jackets and pants and put them in her backpack while another female was on “look out.” The two fled the scene in a minivan and drove away. The total value of the merchandise was $220. Macy’s wished to prosecute.
Video surveillance was taken into evidence and the report was forwarded to Detectives.
On March 25 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Officer Thomas Duncan responded to the Macy’s on Bald Hill Rd. for the report of a shoplifter in custody.
The reporting party said that a male, later identified as Abel Romero, 24, of 575 Dyer Ave. in Cranston, took assorted merchandise from the sales floor and concealed them while in a fitting room. He then ran from the store without paying but came back in when a Macy’s employee detained him.
The total value of the merchandises was $562.93. He was taken back to police headquarters and charged with one count of Shoplifting, misdemeanor. He was released on summons to appear.