The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
An East Providence man was arrested at The Islander restaurant on West Shore Road on April 12 and charged with disorderly conduct after an altercation with the manager of the restaurant. Officer Nicholas DiNardo reported he was dispatched to the restaurant around 8:35 p.m. DiNardo said the two men claimed they were confronted by the manager and forced out of the restaurant as the manager shoved them out the door. They told DiNardo he had been staring at them and came over and told them they owed more money for their beers and they paid him and left a tip. He said the manager told him they had been swearing and making excessive noise at their table and he asked them to settle their tab and leave. The manager also told DiNardo that one of the men grabbed his arm and tried to escort him outside to fight, saying, “Come on outside so I can kick your [expletive].” DiNardo said the hostess told him the same story and that the man identified as Christopher L. Stephenson, 26, of 24 Callendar Ave. in East Providence, grabbed the manager and attempted to get him outside. Stephenson was arrested and taken to headquarters where he was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and released to a sober adult.
"LIVE IT UP"
Officer John Larivee reported he went to Haxton’s Liquors on Bald Hill Road on April 21 to view a video of a West Warwick woman concealing several bottles of liquor in her purse before leaving the store without paying for them. The manager of the store said he saw the woman come in the store earlier but that she went to a part of the store where he could not see her and then left the store as her companion paid for an 18-pack of beer. The manager said he didn’t know what she took until he reviewed the video and saw her put two bottles in her purse before a glitch on the video obscured part of what she was doing. Larivee said he looked at the video and clearly saw a woman wearing a T-shirt that said “Live it up” putting the bottles in her purse. He also viewed video of the parking lot and traced the license plate on the car to 87 Maple Ave. in West Warwick. He said he and West Warwick police went to that address and saw three women in the yard, one of which was wearing the pink “Live it up” T-shirt. He said the woman told him she didn’t know what he was talking about until he informed her that Haxton’s “has a very good video surveillance system.” He said the woman then said that she would give him a statement admitting the theft if she could be released the same night. Larivee said she would have to wait for the Bail Commissioner because she was on probation and also out on bail for another charge. Danielle L. Delquaglio, 29, was later released on $1,000 surety bail and told not to go to Haxton’s or she would be arrested for trespassing.
Dacia MacKinnon, 35, of 99 Rugby St. in Providence was charged with stealing $70.38 worth of clothing, candles and fabric stuffing from the Wal-Mart store on Bald Hill Road on April 12. Loss prevention at the store told police she concealed the goods in her purse and left without paying for the goods. She was later released with a summons.
Kohl’s department store in the Rhode Island Mall charged a Providence woman with concealing six items worth $86.45 in her pocketbook before leaving the store without paying for the stuff. Ingrid J. Jaquez, 40, of 15 Atlantic Ave. was later released with a summons and told to stay out of Kohl’s.
Tomas Lopez, 34, of 146 Terrace Ave. in Cranston was arrested on April 14 at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall after loss prevention told police they saw him switching tags on clothing and paying $24.41 for the goods when the original prices added up to $128.99. Officer Stephen Major noted in his report that Lopez, who was aided by a translator at the store, suddenly spoke English at headquarters. He was held for the Bail Commissioner.
A Middletown woman was charged with stealing $188.18 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s on April 12. Loss prevention at the store told police she concealed the clothing in a “Go Green” bag before leaving the store without paying for the contents. Nusrat Sadeq, 35, of 528 Read St. was later released with a summons.
A Coventry man was charged with stealing six bottles of cologne worth $353 from the JC Penney store in the Warwick Mall on April 20. A loss prevention agent at the store told police they had “100 percent surveillance” of Nicholas J. Calderone, 20, of 9 Lynn Dr. concealing the bottles in his pants before leaving without paying for them. He was later released with a summons.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Sgt. Scott Robillard reported he was on patrol near Church Avenue and Belt Street around 12:30 a.m. when he heard a loud crash and went looking for the accident. He said he turned onto Arlee Street and saw a car backing down the street and pulled behind it. He said a woman got out of the car in spite of his order to stay seated and began to walk toward the door at 40 Arlee before he grabbed her on the porch. He asked her why she was going into that house, which was not her address, and she said she stayed there with her boyfriend. He said he asked her about the accident and she replied that she only tapped it and that the car belonged to her friend. He said she again tried to go inside and again he restrained her. He said the commotion awakened the residents and they confirmed that the driver did stay there sometimes. He said the driver smelled of alcohol and appeared to be drunk. He said he started to give the driver a field sobriety test but she told him to arrest her because she was not going to do it anymore. He said she also refused a breath test at headquarters and Chelse R. Gesualdo, 18, of 20 Grace Ave. in Warwick was charged with DUI and refusal.
Officer Nicholas Reay reported an accident at 1169 Warwick Ave. on April 12. He said he was on patrol when he was dispatched to the site and saw the driver of a car getting out of his vehicle. He said he asked the guy what happened and he replied, “I [expletive] rear-ended the guy. Can you believe it?”
Reay said the driver then claimed he wasn’t driving at the time of the accident and challenged Reay to prove that he was. Reay said he reminded the driver that he already admitted that he was driving. He said the driver agreed but refused to take a field sobriety test and refused a breath test at headquarters. Anthony Dimezza, 48, of 413 Friendship St. in Providence was charged with DUI, refusal and driving on a suspended license.
Officer Stephen Major reported he was on patrol around 12:35 a.m. on April 15 when he heard of an accident involving a drunk driver near 1565 Warwick Ave. He said the driver of one of the cars appeared to be drunk and smelled strongly of alcohol. Major said he gave the driver a field sobriety test, which he stopped for the safety of the driver. Luis R. Tejada, 53, of 146 Chapin Ave. in Providence was taken to headquarters where he refused a breath test. He was charged with DUI, refusal and tailgating and later released to a sober adult.