The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
Officer Nicholas Reay reported a disturbance and assault in progress around 4:25 p.m. at Lakis Pizza on West Shore Road on April 23. The suspect told Reay he had come to the restaurant to speak with his boss, a contractor, about an issue with his pay. He told Reay he never put a hand on his boss but admitted he did kick his boss’s van.
The suspect’s boss told police he was sitting at the bar in the restaurant eating when the suspect came in and grabbed him from behind by the neck and threw him to the ground. He told police he used the suspect as a subcontractor but had recently fired him. He said he had been getting threatening text messages from the suspect saying he would “hurt him” and “knock his teeth out.” He told police that the owner of the restaurant told them to take their fight outside, at which time the suspect began kicking his van.
Witnesses in the restaurant told police the same story that the contractor did and the suspect, Wagner Jurandir Jacinto, 37, of 53 Wetmore St., Central Falls, was arrested and charged with assault and malicious damage to property. He was later released with a summons for District Court.
A 52-year-old Providence woman was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s in Warwick Mall on April 22 after loss prevention at the store told police she selected a pair of earrings, a ring and a necklace and concealed them in her purse before entering a second jewelry section where she took two bracelets from a display and concealed them in her purse as well. Loss prevention said they stopped her in the mall after she walked out of the store without paying for the goods. They told police they recovered $395 worth of jewelry from her purse. Angelita Inoa, of 508 Chalkstone Ave., Providnece, was processed at headquarters and later released with a summons.
Shanna Miller, 22, of 4 Cathedral St., Providence, was charged with stealing three t-shirts worth $69 from the JC Penney store in Warwick Mall on April 10. A loss prevention agent at the store told police he watched her on closed circuit television as she took three t-shirts from stock and brought them to the cashier as a return and exchanged them for three other shirts she had selected. Loss prevention said the transaction amounted to $69, and Miller was charged with shoplifting at headquarters and later released with a summons for District Court.
Rebecca Desiata, 19, of 1441 Main St., West Warwick, was charged with shoplifting after an employee of the Ocean State Job Lot on West Shore Road told police she saw her take several pieces of clothing and a bottle of nail polish and conceal them in a bag before leaving the store without paying for the goods. Desiata was processed at headquarters and later released with a summons for District Court.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Jason Brodeur reported he was on patrol around 9:35 p.m. on April 16 when he got a call about a potential road rage incident near the intersection of Toll Gate and Bald Hill Roads. He said he arrived and found a blue Ford stopped in the right lane of Bald Hill Road even though it had a green light. He said he directed the driver to pull over into the Town Faire Tire parking lot and went to speak with her. He said the driver appeared to be under the influence and he asked her if she had been drinking and she responded, “So what? Go ahead and arrest me.” He said he asked her why she had stopped in the middle of the intersection and she replied that she was trying to find someone “who gave a [expletive],” and that no one cared about her and she should just commit suicide. He said the woman refused to complete a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters, where she refused a breath test. Brenda A. Demasi, 52, of 115 Borden Ave., Johnston, was charged with DUI and refusal and then taken to Kent Hospital for evaluation because of her suicide remark.
Officer Christian Vargas reported he was on patrol around 9 p.m. on April 17 when a pickup truck cut in front of him on Post Road, forcing him to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting the truck that had turned onto Kentucky Avenue. He said he followed the truck as it left the road and went onto the grass before it pulled over for the vehicle stop. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and admitted he had a few beers and was driving to a friend’s house on Chestnut Street, which Vargas noted was in the opposite direction the truck was headed. He said the man told of previous broken bones and crushed discs and had a cane in the back of the truck, so he dispensed with the field sobriety test but did give the driver a preliminary breath test and he blew a .298 on the portable breath analyzer. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to headquarters, where he registered a .251 and a .253 blood alcohol content on the breath test. Paul F. Miranda Jr., 45, of 38 Fiume St., West Warwick, was charged with DUI. He was also charged with felony possession of marijuana, second offense, based on the five grams they found in the truck and a prior conviction for the same charge, and held for the bail commissioner.