Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, Officer Tyler J. Mobrice and other officers responded to the area of the Taco Bell at 2574 West Shore Road for a report of an assault in progress. Dispatch advised that the suspect had fled the scene in a tan vehicle bearing Rhode Island registration.
Near the intersection of West Shore Road and Long Street, Mobrice observed a tan 2007 Ford Edge with Rhode Island plates heading west on West Shore Road. The vehicle pulled to the side of the road as the officer passed with his vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens activated.
Mobrice reversed direction and initiated a motor vehicle stop. He made contact with the female operator, who reportedly indicated that “she already knew why I was stopping her.” She is said to have told Mobrice that she went to the Taco Bell for lunch and did not receive the correct food after ordering.
“[The woman] stated at that time, she brought the incorrect food to the counter and asked them politely to make it again,” Mobrice’s report reads. “[The woman] stated the employees then made her food wrong again. [She] then stated that she became livid, and began to swear and yell at them. She stated that the employees from Taco Bell then mocked her … [She] stated that she also swung the bad which contained the tacos at the face of the employee.”
Mobrice then transported the woman to Taco Bell, where an employee is said to have positively identified her as having been involved the incident.
Justina M. Strickland, 27, 206 Pleasant St., Apt. 5, Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of simple assault/battery and disorderly conduct and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
Just after 10 a.m. on Feb. 23, Officer David L. Boardman was conducting a patrol in the area of Elmwood Avenue when he observed a southbound 2003 GMC Denali with tinted windows and no inspection sticker. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed it was associated with a red Acura.
Boardman initiated a motor vehicle stop at Post and Elmwood avenues and made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to be wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Third Division District Court. Additionally, the operator was found to have a suspended driver’s license and at least two previous convictions for driving with a suspended license.
Vincent Gonzalez, 29, 52 Roger Williams Circle, Cranston, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and additionally taken into custody on the warrant. He was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and held pending a morning court appearance.
Gonzalez was also cited for operating with a suspended registration, improper use of registration or title and unlawful use of sunscreen material.
Just before 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 23, Officer Kyle Fitzsimmons was conducting a patrol at the intersection of East Avenue and Bald Hill Road when he observed a Toyota Tacoma stop at a red light. The truck’s front end extended into the northbound operating lane of Bald Hill Road.
After the light turned green, Fitzsimmons initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator and sole passenger. The operator was unable to provide a driver’s license but gave his name and date of birth. The passenger was determined to be the registered owner of the vehicle.
A records check then revealed the operator’s license was suspended and that he had at least two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license. He was additionally wanted on two active bench warrants issued from Superior Court.
Jason S. Mather, 40, 31 Stevens Drive, West Warwick, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and additionally taken into custody on the warrants. He transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions to await a court appearance.
Mather was also cited for obedience to traffic control devices.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, Officer Robert Canis-Langlais responded to a Hamilton Avenue home for a report of a stolen motorcycle.
At the scene, the reporting party told the officer that he had discovered his 2004 custom Harley Davidson was missing from a shed at the property at approximately 8 a.m. that morning. It had last been ridden on Feb. 14.
The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.