Police Log


The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police

Officer William Castaldi reported he was dispatched to Goddard Park around 10 a.m. on May 23 to meet with an East Greenwich police officer that was detaining a Warwick man for possession of narcotics. The officer said he came to the boat ramp to serve a subpoena when the man ran away into the woods. The officer said he saw the same man coming out of the woods later and confronted him and patted him down and then called Warwick Police when he found drugs and drug paraphernalia. Castaldi said he confiscated 19 tablets of hydrocodone, a gram of heroin, three grams of crack cocaine, a spoon, a needle and a copper scrub pad from the suspect. Anthony G. Lombardi, 22, of 107 Viceroy Rd. four counts of felony possession of controlled substances.

Officer Robert King reported he was dispatched to the corner of Main Avenue and West Shore Road around 5 p.m. on May 19 for a road rage incident in which one of the parties involved brandished a pistol. King said he saw a car that matched the description in the parking lot of the Tiger Mart on West Shore Road and found the driver inside the store. He said the subject was very cooperative and admitted he had a verbal altercation with two people in another car but denied there was a gun involved. He said the driver did consent to a search of his car and police found a Walther air pistol and over $4,400 in cash in the car. He said they also found several prescription pain pills and a syringe and two vials of Trenolone, a steroid. Jonathan J. DeRobbio, 25, of 3089 West Shore Rd. was charged with possession of controlled substances. King said the cash they found in the car turned out to be a bank deposit from the convenience store DeRobbio worked at.

Two brothers where arrested at the Motel 6 around 12:40 a.m. on May 24 after police were dispatched to the motel for a disturbance. Officer Hovsep Sarkisian reported that they arrived and saw two men looking out of a window on the second floor but found no one in Room 240, where the disturbance was reported, but they got a call from two other officers who said they had two men downstairs. Sarkisian said they found that someone had sprayed the hotel room and the hallway with a fire extinguisher and they found the broken extinguisher in the parking lot. He said they were interviewing two of the men when a third man rounded the corner of the building who claimed he was just going back to his room. He said they determined that the two brothers, identified as Kenneth and Justin Ryan, were the people responsible for the mess and they were arrested. Sarkisian said Kenneth Ryan became very irate about being arrested and began to threaten the officers, calling them “bitches” and saying, “You think you’re Providence cops? You don’t know who my father is. Just wait. Don’t you worry, I’ll get you,” and more of the same all the way to headquarters, including a graphic description of what he intended to do to the officer’s family, claiming he was an MMA fighter and that he was going to find him and cut him some time when the officer wasn’t working “…then smiled and blew kisses at me.” Kenneth Ryan stated, “Yeah, you’re pretty. I’m gonna [expletive] you too.” Justin W. Ryan, 21, of 10 Oakland Ave. in Cranston was charged with disorderly conduct and malicious damage to property. Kenneth G. Ryan, 19, of 6 Spofford Ave. in Warwick was charged with disorderly conduct, malicious damage and making threats to public officials.

A man from Sharon, Mass., told police he came back to the Apponaug Harbor Marina on May 13 to get his boat ready for the season and discovered that his outboard motor was missing and all the electrical lines leading to it had been cut. The owner told Officer Christopher Lo that the last time he saw the motor was in December of last year, when he removed most of the valuable items from the boat before leaving it at the marina for the winter. He said he made sure that the motor was secured to the boat at that time. He said the motor was a 1987 9.9 horsepower Nissan motor worth about $500. There was no other damage to the boat and nothing else was missing. Lo said he forwarded his report to detectives.

Officer Hovsep Sarkisian reported he stopped a car on Route 95 North for doing 82 miles per hour while weaving from lane to lane. He said he had to use his siren and air horn to get the car to pull over near Exit 15. He said the driver appeared to be under the influence and smelled of alcohol. He said the driver admitted that he had one beer while watching the Mayweather fight in a Providence bar. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and blew a .125 on the portable breath analyzer but accused Sarkisian of arresting him because he was black. He said Doric Jeannite, 28, of 44 West Emerson St. in Melrose, Mass., was taken to headquarters where he refused to take another breath test. Sarkisian said he counted out the man’s money in front of him prior to placing him in a holding cell and counted $190. He said the man told him he had $200, so he counted it again with a sergeant present and again got $190 and the man said, “Nope, I ain’t tippin’ you ten dollars. Put my money back.” Sarkisian said he was later released on $1,000 surety bail, due to the fact that he was from out-of-state.


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