The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by they Warwick Police
DUI AND REFUSALS
Officer John Curley reported clocking an SUV doing 60 miles per hour on Post Road around 11:30 p.m. on May 5. He said he followed the vehicle and saw it almost hit the curb several times and cross the centerline before he pulled it over just off Main Avenue. He said the driver appeared to be drunk and failed a field sobriety test. He said Davina M. Simoneau, 31, of 72 Walnut Glen Ave., Warwick, refused a breath test. She was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Matthew Moretti said he pulled a car over at Post Road and Kent Avenue around 11:35 p.m. on May 3 for going the wrong way around the rotary in Apponaug. He said the driver told him she was not from around there and didn’t realize she was going the wrong way, but Moretti said she smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence. He said he gave her a field sobriety test that she failed and she was taken to headquarters, where she refused a breath test. Erin Philbrick, 26, of 48 Darling St., Warwick, was charged with DUI, refusal and going the wrong way on a one-way street and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Hovsep Sarkisian reported stopping a car with Virginia license plates that was traveling south on 95 while weaving in and out of lanes around 2:30 a.m. on May 5 and pulled the car over. He said the driver smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. He was taken to headquarters, where he refused to take a breath test. David Delponte 55, of 40 Web St., North Kingstown, was charged with DUI, refusal and laned roadway violations and later released.
Officer Daniel DiMaio reported he was blocking 95 North to traffic from Route 37 while police and fire personnel were dealing with a serious accident on 95 around 1:25 a.m. on May 3. He said he had his emergency lights on when he heard the screeching of tires followed by the sound of a car slamming into the cruiser. He said someone had taken the exit off 37 in spite of the lights and failed to stop in time to avoid the collision. He said the driver and her passenger told him they were not injured and he asked them where they were coming from. They named a bar on Airport Road where the driver claimed she only had two drinks throughout the evening, even though she smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence. He said the driver told him she had no injuries that would prevent her from taking a field sobriety test, and DiMaio said he gave her a test and she failed it. Alexandra Nicole Wylie, 22, of 9 Michigan Ave., Providence, was taken to headquarters, where she refused to take a breath test. She was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Sgt. John Choquette reported he was dispatched to an accident at the off-ramp from Route 95 just south of Exit 15 around 1:15 a.m. on May 3. He said he found a pickup truck with a lost front tire and a broken rear axle and the airbags deployed and the windows smashed. He said he ran up to the truck and found the driver behind the wheel and asked him if he was injured. He said the man told him he wasn’t hurt but could not tell him what happened. He said the man was excited, very talkative and was looking for his cell phone. Choquette said the driver smelled of alcohol and looked drunk. He said a light pole was down in the road partially blocking Route 95 North and the missing tire on the ramp. He said other officers arrived and they blocked off the area while waiting for the accident to be cleared. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters, where he refused to take a breath test after saying he felt he was being forced to take it. Daniel J. Daly, 41, of 1972 Village Green, East Providence, was charged with DUI and refusal.
In the meantime, Officer Geoffrey Waldman said he did an inventory search of the pickup before it was towed and discovered between 150 and 200 collectable sports cards spread throughout the back seat of the pickup truck and a lot of them were in protective cases, indicating they had some value. He said he also found a box of 25 to 30 coins, also in protective cases. He said he bagged up the cards and coins and took them to headquarters. Waldman said he was taking a closer look at the cards and coins at headquarters when Sgt. Scott Robillard reminded him of a recent break into Coach Collectibles on West Shore Road, where a number of sports cards were taken. Waldman said he went to the cellblock and complimented Daly on his collection and asked him if he was in the card collecting business and he said he was not. He said Daly also said he didn’t know anybody that owned a sports card store.
“I asked him where he had gotten the cards, to which he stated that, ‘I’ve always had them, I guess.’”
Waldman said he asked them why they were in the truck, and he said he wasn’t sure and then said he was trying to sell them because he needs the money. Waldman said he decided to hold onto the cards and coins and then forwarded his observations to the detective investigating the Coach Collectibles job and told him the cards and coins were in a BCI evidence locker.