DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On June 30 at approximately 7:53 p.m. Officer Ali Jaafar responded to the report of a driver who had struck a sign and was driving between lanes in the area of LaQuinta Hotel near Chestnut Street.
When the officer found the car, a blue Jeep Liberty, it was driving slowly and weaving from side to side on the road.
After pulling the car over, the driver was identified as Isaac De Jesus Ramirez Guzman, 35, of 98 Potters Ave. in Providence. He had bloodshot eyes, a flushed red face, there was an alcoholic odor coming from his breath, and his speech was mumbled and slurred.
Guzman agreed to a series of field sobriety tests, during which the officer observed nearly all clues indicating impairment. Guzman was unstable, appeared to have a dazed look on his face, and his eyes were extremely droopy. Throughout their conversation, Guzman continued to say he did not drink anything that night.
Guzman was taken to police headquarters, where he agreed to B.A.C. tests. The first sample yielded a result of .201 B.A.C. and the second came in at .182. As a result, Guzman was charged with DUI/Drugs/Alcohol (1st offense) - .15 or Greater and later released with a court summons.
On June 30 at approximately 7:09 a.m. Officer Rose Michel spoke with a Warwick resident who came into police headquarters to report a larceny from his motor vehicle.
He said he had parked his van in the parking lot of Picassos’ on Warwick Ave. on June 28 to unload some karaoke equipment. While he was inside, someone told him a man was lurking around the van. He went out and found his wallet gone from the van and confronted the man, who was still there. After the brief argument, he walked back to the van to find his wallet there, but later noticed that $200 in cash was taken from it.
The bartender of the restaurant was with the victim and said that video surveillance showed the man he talked to entering the van while the victim was inside. She said that the man had been to Picassos that evening and identified himself as Nick, saying he had just completed a 6-year sentence in the ACI. She described him as 30-35 years old and approximately 5’5”.
Written statements were taken and a copy of video surveillance footage would be later provided. The report was forwarded to detectives.
On July 2 at approximately 11:00 a.m. Officer Michael Walker responded to Meadow St. for the report of larceny from two motor vehicles.
The reporting party said that the catalytic converters were missing from his two work vehicles when he went outside that morning around 9:00 a.m. to start them up. He said he had last checked the cars around 5:00 p.m. on June 29. The two converters were valued at $2,500 and $5,000.
There were no suspects at the time and no cameras in the area. The victim said he wished to press charges if a suspect was found.
On June 26 at approximately 3:28 p.m. Officer Kyle Fitzsimmons responded to the report of a shoplifting in progress at the JC Penney at the Warwick Mall.
The two female suspects, identified as Lorie Catalano, 48, of 1445 Plainfield Pike Apt. 4 in Cranston, and Kristylee Perrino, 30, of 31 Hardy St., were in custody with asset protection. The employee said they had selected several items of makeup and jewelry, which they concealed in their shopping bags, and left the store without paying, before being brought back in without incident. Perrino had tried taking $287.50 and Catalano had tried taking $132.
In addition to the stolen items, Catalano was found to have 65 Alprazolam pills and 31 Clonazepam pills on her when she was brought to police headquarters, both of which are Schedule IV drugs. Catalano also had two cell phones and $852 in cash on her.
Catalano was charged with one count of Possession of Schedule I-V Controlled Substance, Felony, as well as Shoplifting 1st Offense Misdemeanor, which Perrino was also charged with. Both were held due to prior records and both being on probation for prior offenses.
On June 30 at approximately 5:32 p.m. Officer Ryan Shibley responded to the Ollie’s Pub on West Shore Rd. for the report of several vehicles having their tires slashed. All of the vehicles were parked in the lot of Emery’s Catering on the corner of Winter Ave. and West Shore Rd.
In total, four cars’ tires had been slashed, although not every tire had been. All of the victims believed this was a random act and none of them believed there was anything that happened recently that would have led to this. The bartender at Ollie’s Pub said nobody saw who had done the tire slashing.
No suspects were found and there was no video surveillance footage from that day.
On July 1 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Officer Ben Bratko responded to the Macy’s the Warwick Mall for a shoplifter who was in custody.
The suspect was identified as Bethany Rochefort, 34, of 13 Hunt St. in Cumberland. Rochefort tried taking clothing items from the store in her bag after cutting their tags in the dressing room. In total, she tried taking $998.97 worth of dresses, two of which were irreparably damaged and valued at $243.
Rochefort was taken into custody and brought to police headquarters, where she was charged with Shoplifting and given a summons to appear in court on July 17.