The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
Officer William Castaldi reported a vandalized car at the Greenwich Village Apartments on March 30. A woman who lives there told Castaldi she parked her car around 5 p.m. the day before and was notified around 1:20 p.m. on that day that the rear window of her 2007 Kia was smashed. She said she had no idea who would have done it and there were no witnesses. She said nothing valuable was missing from her car but it would cost $400 to repair the window.
A New London Avenue resident told Officer Eric Lima he left his checkbook in his car, in an inconspicuous place on March 22 and noticed on March 23 that the checkbook was missing. He said he looked all over his house for the checkbook, thinking he may have moved it but did not remember. He said he looked for it but didn’t find it but did find a Tupperware container that should have been in his vehicle lying among some nearby bushes. He said he usually kept about $20 in change in the container and that he had about $600 tucked into the checkbook. He did say that he left his car unlocked. He said he had no suspects in mind but would press charges if they found the person responsible. Lima forwarded the report to detectives.
Officer Tammy Mello reported the theft of a stereo from a pickup truck at the West Shore Terrace Apartments on March 30. The owner told Mello he last used the truck on March 26 and when he came back to it that morning he saw the door was unlocked and the Kenwood KDC-MP242 radio that cost $125 was gone. No suspects or witnesses.
Officer Matthew Higgins reported two breaks into vehicles at the Crowne Plaza parking lot on March 24. A Westerly man said that two bags containing text books worth a total of $300 had been taken from his BMW sedan after the rear driver’s side window was smashed. The BMW owner was surprised to find a GPS unit mounted on the windshield and a digital camera and iPod left on the back seat floor were not taken. A New Hampshire man who had his Jeep parked near the first vehicle also found his rear driver’s side window broken but said there was nothing missing from his vehicle. No suspects or witnesses.
A West Warwick woman told police she drove home from the Warwick Mall on March 24 before she noticed that an L.L. Bean backpack she left in her car while she was shopping was missing. She said the bag contained schoolwork, employment records and résumés. She said she was unsure if she left it unlocked because she hit the unlock button on her car key some distance away from it as she was returning, so she wasn’t surprised to find it unlocked when she got into it. Officer Matthew Higgins said he looked the car over and saw no indications of forced entry. The woman told Higgins there was nothing else missing from the car.
Officer Eric Lima reported a larceny from an employee of the Comfort Inn on Post Road on March 23. The employee said she left her purse in a cleaning cart while she was working and, when she finished her shift, she grabbed her purse and went home. On the way home, she realized her wallet was missing from the purse. She said the purse contained her ID, her Social Security card, her debit card and about $100 in cash. She believed the wallet was taken while she was working. The case was forwarded to detectives.
Officer William Castaldi reported taking custody of a woman at the Wal-Mart store on Bald Hill Road on March 31. A loss prevention agent at the store told Castaldi she saw the suspect take two sweatshirts, four pairs of shorts, four shirts, a package of boxer shorts, tank tops and socks and conceal them in her purse. She said the suspect then took two sets of hangers to the cashier and paid for them before she left without paying for the things in her purse. Castaldi said he arrested the woman and later discovered she had some brand new pocketbooks in another bag that had price tags from A.C. Moore. He said the suspect, identified as Catherine L. Naylor, 49, of 12 Nickerson St. in Pawtucket, was charged with stealing 13 items worth $127.90 from Wal-Mart. He said another officer returned the other items to A.C. Moore. He said he also discovered an outstanding bench warrant from District Court for a charge in Cranston and Naylor was later transported to the ACI.
DUI OR REFUSAL
Officer William DiGiulio reported he was on a fixed radar post around 1:15 a.m. on March 23 at Post and Centerville Roads when he saw a car pull out of the west side of City Hall, which is the wrong side on a one-way street and take a right onto Centerville Road, which was also the wrong way on a one-way street, and continue west on Centerville. DiGiulio said he activated his emergency lights and went after the car for a vehicle stop. He said the vehicle slowed down but did not stop until it had gone about 1/10 of a mile down Toll Gate Road. He said he asked the driver why he did not stop right away and he told DiGiulio he was lost. DiGiulio said he also appeared to be drunk and smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech. He said he administered a field sobriety test and the driver did relatively well and agreed to a portable breath test and blew a .268 blood alcohol content on the preliminary breath test. Jason Williams, 33, of 19 long St. in East Greenwich was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and taken to headquarters where he registered a .265 and a .261 blood alcohol content. He was charged with DUI and having an open container of alcohol in the car, along with going the wrong way on a one-way street.
Officer John Larivee reported he was heading north on Post Road around 12:45 a.m. March 18 when he noticed the car in front of him swerve to the left and cross the double yellow line with both driver’s side wheels and then continue to swerve within its own lane until he pulled it over at the Burger King near Airport Road. He said the driver told him she did not know she was swerving because she was laughing with the four other people who were in the car and got distracted. He said her speech was slurred and the inside of the car smelled of alcohol. He said the driver laughed when he tried to give her the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. He said the driver blew a .137 blood alcohol content (BAC) on the portable breath test and was taken to headquarters where she blew a .143 and a .142 BAC. Cassy L. Wills, 22, of 53 Walcott St. in Stow, Mass., was charged with DUI and later released on $1,000 personal recognizance to a sober adult.