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DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

On June 1 at approximately 10:53 p.m. Sergeant Jedidiah Pineau was driving down Post Road, in the area Ann & Hope, when he observed a Ford truck swerving between lanes and driving 10 miles per hour under the speed limit of 35 MPH.

He followed the truck until it eventually pulled into a parking lot on a side street in the area to stop, where Pineau then conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle.

The driver was later identified as Albert Derobbio, 59, of 10 Doylston Dr. in Cranston. Derobbio told the officer he was trying to get to his cousin’s bar, but it was closed, and apologized for the way he was driving. He had an active registration card and license on him.

The officer observed Derobbio to have a distinct alcoholic odor coming from his car, and red, bloodshot, and watery eyes. He said he had “a few” alcoholic beverages that night and when the officer asked him to conduct a series of field sobriety tests he agreed and said “I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had a few.”

During the tests, Derobbio indicated nearly all clues indicating impairment. He was brought to police headquarters, where he wouldn’t take a B.A.C. test but also wouldn’t officially refuse it. He was charged with DUI 1st Offense – B.A.C. Unknown with a court date summons of June 19. He was also issued for Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test and various roadway violations. He was then released to the care of a sober adult.

LARCENY

Officer Maxwell Neiley responded to the report of a larceny from a motor vehicle that occurred at the Showcase Cinemas on Quaker Lane on May 27 sometime before 2:30 a.m.

The victim said he had gone to the movies that night and believes he left all the car doors unlocked in the parking lot. He came out around 2 a.m. to find $50 worth of winning scratch tickets and $30 worth of CDs stolen from the car. He said he wished to press charges if a perpetrator was found. The case was forwarded to detectives.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

On May 29 at approximately 12:39 p.m. Officer Rose Michel responded to the Graphic Innovations on Jefferson Boulevard for the report of damage to a motor vehicle.

The victim said he had left the company vehicle in the parking lot on May 25 and when he returned to it on May 29 he found the front driver side window smashed and the steering wheel/ignition tampered with. He had left the car unlocked.

The victim estimated the total damage to be between $1,000 and $1,500. There was video surveillance from Graphic Innovations, which the victim said he would obtain and get to the police.

SHOPLIFTING

On May 26 at approximately 1:16 p.m. Officer Christian Vargas responded to the report of a shoplifter in custody with loss prevention at the Walmart on Bald Hill Road.

The female shoplifter was identified as Mary Rzemien, 32, of 233 Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown. The loss prevention associate had observed Rzemien placing items in her purse, which she admitted to doing. She then took other items and paid for them at self-checkout, but did not pay for the concealed items in her purse. She also only rang some of the merchandise at the self-checkout.

She had tried taking $103.66 worth of items in her purse and only paid for $21 of the $100.54 worth of merchandise she brought through self-checkout. Walmart wished to press charges for the attempted shoplifting and also issue a no trespass order.

Rzemien was taken back to police headquarters, where she was charged with Shoplifting-Misdemeanor and released with a court summons.

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On May 26 at approximately 4:40 p.m. Officer James Wenneman responded to the Walmart on Bald Hill Road for the report of a male shoplifter who was in custody with loss prevention.

The loss prevention associate said that a male, identified as Kenneth Delgizzo, 55, of 204 Greenville Road Apt. #18B in Johnston, had taken two air conditioner units in a shopping cart and tried leaving the store without paying for them. He was then stopped outside the store and came back in without incident.

The two air conditioners were both valued at $199. Delgizzo was issued a no trespass from the Walmart and brought back to police headquarters. The two AC units were restored to the store.

A background check revealed that he had previously been convicted for shoplifting in 2017, larceny in 2013, and receiving stolen goods back in 1993. Delgizzo was charged with Shoplifting-Felony and Habitual Offender and booked by the jailor.

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On May 31 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Officers Hovsep Sarkisian and Britt Kelly responded to the report of a shoplifting in progress at the J.C. Penney at Warwick Mall.

The asset protection employee had reported that a male was putting on clothes from the store and putting other clothing merchandise down his pants, then covering it up with his own clothes and walking around the store. The male had exited the store and into the parking lot when the officers arrived. He was located and taken into custody.

The male, identified as Shayne Garfield, 21, of 2133 Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, had tried taking $217 worth of clothing from the store. He was taken back to police headquarters, and as a repeat offender he was charged with one count of Shoplifting – Felony.

STOLEN VEHICLE

On May 29 at approximately 7:40 a.m. Officer Rose Michel responded to the Magic Years Child Care parking lot on Post Road for the report of a stolen vehicle.

The reporting party said that on May 28 she left her business vehicle, a Ford Econoline van, parked outside the building. The next morning, she found smashed glass near where the car was parked. She said that she had both pairs of keys to the vehicle and no one else is authorized to operate it. The words “Magic Years Kid’s Club” was painted on both sides of the red van.

The van was entered into the police system as stolen, and dispatch advised that the van had been located in Providence after being involved in a hit and run accident. The suspect had fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind, and the van was later towed to a towing company.

WARRANTS

On May 30 at approximately 7:31 p.m. Officer Aaron Steere pulled over a car that was driving on Post Rd. in the area of Atlantic Ave. that had aftermarket tint on its side and rear windows and a loud exhaust system.

The driver did not have identification on him, but identified himself as Giovanni Santos, 29, of 133 Chester Ave. Apt. #3 on Providence, which was later confirmed.

Santos said that he was from Puerto Rico and did not have an active license either there or in the United States. He was later issued with Operating Without First Obtaining. It was also learned that Santos was currently wanted by the Office of the Courts for a body attachment that was issued on May 17.

Santos was transported to police headquarters, then later transported to the ACI to await the next session of district court.

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