The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
Two Warwick women were charged with shoplifting and warned not to come back to Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on Feb. 8 after loss prevention personnel from Macy’s told police they saw the two women concealing merchandise that they did not pay for as they were leaving the store. They told police the two women were led back into the store and two dresses and several pairs of earrings and other jewelry were recovered. Officer Christian Vargas said that $371 worth of merchandise from Macy’s, Claire’s, Old Navy and Charlotte Russe were found with the women. Christina E. Tavares, 21, and Crystal L. Tavares, 19, both of 451 Pequot Ave. were charged at headquarters and released with summonses for District Court.
An East Providence woman was arrested at the Sears store in the Rhode Island Mall on Feb. 7 after security at the store told police she and a male companion took a number of items to the fitting room where she concealed the goods and he apparently acted as a lookout. They told police they took one pair of jeans that they paid for before walking out without paying for the concealed goods. They told police they recovered $164.98 worth of merchandise from the pair. Gilberto Zuniga, 44, of 44 Virginia Ln. in Providence, and Neila Alvcares, 39, of 14 Eighth St. in East Providence were later released with summonses.
Diane Gaudreau, 69, of 122 Edaville Ct. was charged with stealing $388.54 worth of groceries from the Stop and Shop in Meadowbrook on Feb. 7. A manager told police they saw her load up the shopping cart with goods and then head out the door without paying for the goods. The manager told police she admitted to him that she intended to leave without paying for the groceries. Gaudreau was later released with a summons being warned to stay out of the Stop and Shop or get arrested for trespassing.
Jack Gregson, 61, of 171 Fairway Dr. in Coventry, was indicted for child molestation by a Kent County Grand Jury last Thursday. Gregson is charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of indecent solicitation of a child.
It is alleged that, on various dates during the fall of 2011, Gregson sexually assaulted an individual in the first and second degree. It is further alleged that Gregson committed indecent solicitation upon a person under eighteen years of age.
The alleged events took place in Warwick and Warwick Police conducted the investigation. Gregson is scheduled to be arraigned in Kent County Superior Court on Feb. 24 and is currently being held without bail.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Eric Lima reported he was on patrol around 9:10 p.m. on Feb. 5 when he saw a car stopped on Long Street with two fat tires on the passenger side and a driver asleep at the wheel with the engine running. He said he knocked on the window and woke the man who appeared to be disoriented and smelled of alcohol. He said the driver had difficulty performing a field sobriety test and could not stand on his own without support from Lima or leaning on the car. Jeffrey Robert Gaylord, 32, of 903 Providence Pl. in Providence was taken to headquarters where he refused a breath test. He was taken to Kent Hospital for detox after he could not find a sober adult to take him home.
Officer Nicholas DiNardo reported he was on patrol around 1:10 a.m. on Feb. 6 when he clocked a car doing 60 mph on Airport Road. He said he detected alcohol coming from the driver as he approached the car and said his voice was thick and slurred. He said Steven J. Brady, 24, of 80 Pheasant Dr. in Cranston was taken to headquarters where he refused to take a breath test. He was charged with DUI, refusal and speeding and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Jedidiah Pineau reported he was on patrol when he clocked a car doing 55 mph on Airport Road around 12:12 a.m. on Feb. 6. He said the car was weaving from lane to lane as followed it. He said he told the driver that he clocked her at 55 mph and she told him she did not believe it, that she always watched her speed and should not get a ticket. He said he administered a field sobriety test to the driver and she failed it and she blew a .185 blood alcohol content on the portable breath tester. Robin E. Martin, 51, of 111 Pettigrew Dr. in Warwick was taken to headquarters where she refused to take another breath test. She was charged with DUI, refusal and speeding.
Officer Stephen Major reported he was on patrol around 12:15 a.m. on Feb. 3 when he saw a car pull out of the parking lot at Fat Belly’s on Lambert Lind Highway. He said its rear tire clipped the curb and straddled the lane markers as it proceeded down the street onto Main Avenue and then a side street with an overly wide turn. He said he pulled the car over and explained why he stopped the car. He said the woman driving said, “Don’t do this to me,” and sounded like she was under the influence of alcohol. He said she told him she was almost home and said she lived on Dodge Street when her license said she lived on Chatworth. He said he asked her which one she lived on and she said, “both.” He said he gave the driver a field sobriety test that she failed and he took her to headquarters where she refused a breath test. Patricia A. Myers, 37, of 108 Chatsworth Ave. was charged with DUI, refusal and a laned roadway violation.
Officer Jacob Elderkin reported he was on patrol around 10:35 p.m. on Feb. 3when he spotted a car weaving from lane to lane on Warwick Avenue. He said he pulled the car over near Ticonderoga Drive and observed that the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He said he smelled strongly of alcohol and stumbled as he got out of the car. He said the man failed a filed sobriety test and he stopped the test because he kept falling over every time he lifted his foot. He said he arrested Arthur R. Mossman, 43, of 58 Nash St. on suspicion of DUI. He said he found four vicodin pills in the driver’s pocket that Mossman claimed did not belong to him but did not offer whose pills they were. Mossman refused a bresath test at headquarters and was charged with DUI, refusal, possession of a controlled substance, operating on a suspended license and a laned roadway violations. Mossman was held overnight as a bail violator.
Officer Nicholas DiNardo reported he was stopped in the parking lot of Sauk’s hardware around 5 p.m. on Feb. 5 when a motorist pulled up to him and said he had been following and taking video of a suspected drunk driver on West Shore Road and that he just pulled into the hardware store because the car was just a short way up the street. DiNardo said he found the woman outside her car in the Rite Aid parking lot stumbling around her car complaining that her car had two flat tires. He said he attempted to keep her from falling as she tripped on her own feet and fell face first onto the pavement. He said she could not complete a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters where she refused a breath test. DiNardo said he found a pill bottle in the woman’s purse that was empty, in spite of the fact that it was marked for 60 tablets, two daily and was filled on Jan. 30. DiNardo said he asked her if she took all of the alprazolam tablets at once and she said she did not and further stated she kept the other 50 pills in a safe in her house. DiNardo said they decided to have the driver taken to Kent Hospital for a blood test instead of a breath test at headquarters because Kathleen F. Margerison, 42, of 699 Church Ave. in Warwick, was lethargic and falling asleep but she refused a blood test at the hospital and was charged with DUI, refusal and then left in the care of the staff.