The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
Officer John Madden arrested a Warwick man at the Shaw’s Market on Warwick Avenue on Oct. 3 after a loss prevention agent for the store pointed him out and told Madden he saw the man stuff four bottles of Robitussin cough pills in his pockets and was now paying for some items but not presenting the medicine at the register. Madden said he stopped the man outside and recovered the pills from his pockets. The man told Madden he took the pills because he couldn’t afford to buy them, in spite of the $40 he had on him. He also offered that he did not take them for a cough, rather because there was an ingredient in the pills that was a stimulant for him. Justin Castle, 33, of 99 Dryden Blvd. was charged with shoplifting and released with a summons.
Officer Tammy Mello reported being dispatched to Kohl’s in the Rhode Island Mall on Oct. 3 for a woman being detained for shoplifting there. A loss prevention officer told Mello he saw the woman take a necklace from a display and remove the tag before placing it in her back pocket. He said she then went to another display and took a ring and put it on her finger and then walked out of the store without paying for the concealed jewelry. Kenia M. Sierra, 18, of 125 Wilson St. in Providence was charged with shoplifting and later released with a summons.
A West Warwick woman was charged with embezzlement at Macy’s of Oct. 3 after loss prevention people there told Officer Manuel Pacheco they caught her stealing a number of items from the store in the course of her employment there; from April 8 to the present. Pacheco got a list that included; three vanilla scones valued at $1.80 each; one apple fritter worth $1.95; one pumpkin bread priced at $1.95; one bottle of water worth $1.90; and 48 cups of coffee valued at $1.62 each; for a total loss to the company of $88.96. Pacheco said the woman also admitted that she once found a receipt left by a customer for $4.37 and used it to make fraudulent return and told the company she gave $2 of that to an associate, kept $2 for herself and put $.37 in the register. The company told Pacheco they estimated that she stole about $100 in cash and the woman agreed to that as well. Pacheco said Fawn L. Spears, 23, of 56 Maple Ave. was placed in handcuffs and taken to headquarters where she was charged with embezzlement and later released with a summons for District Court.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Daniel DiMaio reported he was on patrol around 1:12 a.m. on Sept. 29 when he saw a car swerving from lane to lane on Warwick Avenue before it took a right onto Sandy Lane and began tailgating another car before he pulled it over. He said the driver smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet when he was given a field sobriety test that he failed. He said John C. Manchester, 41, of 190 Pinnery Ave. in Warwick was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving and was taken to headquarters where he refused a breath test. He was charged with refusal and DUI, laned roadway violations and tailgating and later released with a summons to a sober adult.
Officer Russell Brown reported he was on patrol around 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 29 when he spotted a car on Elmwood Avenue that was speeding with no headlights on. He said he followed the car and saw it almost get hit by a car that was pulling into the street and did not see it. He said he then saw it change lanes without a signal and almost hit a Warwick Rescue vehicle waiting to turn into the fire station. He said he pulled the car over at Post and Booth Avenue and said the driver was looking around inside the car without lowering the window. He said he knocked on the window and she then opened her window and said she was looking for her driver’s license, even though Brown could see her license in the open wallet on her lap. He said another officer arrived to assist with the stop and administered a field sobriety test. He said the woman failed the test and he stopped her before finishing it because they were afraid she would fall down and hurt herself. Jesse Brown, 24, of 97 Pond St. in West Warwick, registered a .228 and a .221 on the breath test and was charged with DUI. She was given a summons and then transported to Kent Hospital for detox.
Officer Jedidiah Pineau reported he was on patrol around 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 24 when he observed a car with Massachusetts plates weaving between lanes on Quaker lane and crossing the double yellow line before he pulled it over. He said the driver, identified as Ariel L. Richardson, 19, of 253 North Main St. in Uxbridge, failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters where she registered a .126 and a .124 blood alcohol content on the breath test. He said he also found some marijuana in the car and she was additionally charged with possession of marijuana. She was later released after posting $1,000 surety bail.
Officer John Choquette reported a larceny from a car at the Oakland Beach School on Sept. 30. Choquette said the victim parked her car at the school at 7:45 a.m. and returned around 2:30 p.m. to find that the passenger side window was smashed and her purse was missing. She told Choquette her wallet was in her purse and it contained credit cards, her license and $80 in cash. She was advised to cancel the cards as soon as possible. No suspects or witnesses.