On April 25 at approximately 12:10 p.m. Officer Tammy Mello responded to the Pinoy Lane Food Mart on Quaker Lane for the report of a break-in.
The store manager said that when the store was opened that morning the money from the register, totaling approximately $500, was gone. She said that she forgot to lock the door on the night of April 23, and the store was closed on April 24. Video footage was available for viewing.
On April 27 at approximately 10:55 a.m. a driver hit the side of one of the buildings at Toll Gate High School. Officer William Castaldi, who was working as a school resource officer, responded to the incident after being alerted by the vice principal. The driver was identified as Jessica Ryan, 26, of 604 Devils Foot Rd. Apt. #5 in North Kingstown.
The car was still on, so the officer turned it off, and Ryan appeared to be confused, telling the officer she thought she was in West Warwick. She did not have her license on her. When she exited the vehicle, she stumbled and almost fell down. She agreed to field sobriety tests.
During the tests, Ryan indicated nearly every clue indicating impairment. She was placed into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.
Ryan was put into the back of the police car. After searching her, two pills, later identified as the muscle relaxer Cyclobenzprine, were found in her pocket.
She was transported to police headquarters, where she refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.
Ryan was charged with one count of DUI/Drugs/Alcohol/1st Offense – B.A.C. Unknown and also issued for refusal to submit and no evidence of insurance. She was released into the care of a sober adult with a summons for third district court.
On April 28 at approximately 3:04 a.m. Sergeant John Curley was on routine patrol on Airport Road and observed a black sedan driving erratically and crossing over between the middle lanes on the road, also swerving into the breakdown lane at times. He pulled over the car.
The driver was identified as Amanda Turcotte, 30, of 1607 Cedar St. in Dighton, MA. The officer detected an alcoholic odor coming from her breath and reported she had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. She said she had consumed some alcohol that night, and agreed to field sobriety tests.
During the tests, Turcotte indicated nearly all of the clues indicating impairment, and she was placed in custody on suspicion of DUI.
At police headquarters, Turcotte agreed to breathalyzer tests, which yielded B.A.C. results of .277 and .282.
She was charged with DUI .15 or Greater (1st Offense) and also issued for laned roadway violation. She was released to a sober adult with a third district court summons.
On April 25 at approximately 12:33 p.m. Officer Albert Marano Jr. responded to the report of larceny from a car parked at the Kent County YMCA.
The owner of the vehicle said that she parked near the woods around noon that day and was informed by someone that her passenger’s side front window had been smashed out.
A purse, valued at $300, $75 in cash, a $25 gift card, and a few credit/debit cards were taken from the car.
The victim later informed the police that a new HP laptop, valued at $1,200, an RSA Token Special Encryptor for online access to medical records, valued at $300, and an E-Prescription token valued at $200, as well as a handbag valued at $350, and a computer bag valued at $50 had all been stolen as well.
On April 30, some of the items, included the computer bag, her stethoscope, her purse, her wallet, and three of her credit cards were found by another person, who returned them to her. One of the credit cards, as well as the other items, were still missing.
The only lead the officer had was that a suspicious vehicle with an Arkansas license plate was periodically parked in the lot, and the female driver was asking members of the Y for money.
On April 24 at approximately 6:27 p.m. a woman came into police headquarters to report that her mini-van had been scratched sometime overnight the night prior. The incident was documented, and she said she had installed exterior cameras at her residence because of it.
On April 25 at approximately 1:55 p.m. Officer Albert Marano Jr. responded to Ulta at 1350 Bald Hill Rd. for the report of a motor vehicle window smashed.
The victim said that she had parked her car in the back lot around 8:20 a.m. that day and came out to see her window smashed, though there was nothing stolen from the car. Later that day, she came into police headquarters to report that her backpack had been stolen, but it was found in Cranston and returned to her.
On April 25 at approximately 2:10 p.m. Officer Albert Marano Jr. responded again to Ulta at 1350 Bald Hill Rd. for the report of a smashed motor vehicle window. The victim said it appeared that someone had attempted to smash the window with some sort of instrument and tried to break the windshield as well. There were scratches on the car as well.
On April 27 at approximately 1:26 p.m. Officer Christian Vargas responded to the report of a shoplifting that had previously occurred at the Target at Warwick Mall.
The asset protection employee said that a male had exited the store on April 22 with a $269.99 television, which was confirmed by security footage from that day around 9:48 p.m.
Based on a description of the subject and the registration of the vehicle he fled in, it is believed that the same suspect had stolen merchandise from the Target locations in Seekonk, Swansea, Attleboro, and the other Warwick location. The report, along with the security footage, was forwarded to detectives.