The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
Two residents of Allen Avenue told police they discovered that someone had gone through their cars overnight on June 19 and taken a hunting knife and a GPS unit. Officer Jason Cooke said the owner of the hunting knife said it had a leather case and had EWAD carved in it. He said he put the value at $44.95 because he saw the same knife at Wal-Mart for that price. Cooke said he was talking with that man when a neighbor walked up and said that his car had been rifled as well and a $112 GPS unit was taken. Both owners told Cooke they left their vehicles unlocked. No suspects or witnesses. Police later did a canvas of the area and found several other cars that had been “gone through” and an owner on Comma Street reported two GPS units worth a total of $400 were missing from his car. No witnesses.
Officer Matthew Barlow took a report of a broken window from the security at the Met Life office on Quaker Lane around 4:10 p.m. on June 19. He said they had the owner come down to the car who explained that she came to work at her usual time that day but her husband came by around noon to drop off a bottle of wine, which he put inside her car. She said he never mentioned the broken window so they should assume it was broken some time after that. The report did not say if the bottle of wine was still in the car. No suspects or witnesses.
Officer Brian Murray was sent to Electronic Drive around 9 a.m. on June 16 for a report of a number of batteries that were missing from trucks and equipment that belonged to a construction company. The owner of the company showed Murray a battery holder that was left next to a truck and Murray took it to headquarters to be processed for fingerprints by BCI. The owner estimated that the batteries were worth a total of $750. No suspects or witnesses.
A resident of Briarwood Meadows on Quaker Lane told Officer Matthew Barlow he parked his car in the lot around 4 p.m. on June 18 and returned around 7 a.m. the next morning and saw that a cell phone charger, an iPod charger and a stereo connector were missing from the car. There was no damage to the unlocked car and the equipment was worth around $40. No witnesses.
Officer Darren Parillo reported he was dispatched to Kohl’s in the Rhode Island Mall for a shoplifting in progress around 9:50 a.m. on June 25. Loss prevention reported that the suspect fled in a 2011 red Hyundai onto Route 2 in an unknown direction. He said the plate was reported to be NO4 on a candy apple red Sonata registered in Coventry. He said he notified Coventry police to notify or identify the driver of the car. The loss prevention agent at Kohl’s told Parrillo he saw the suspect take a George Forman grill and a pair of Nike shoes and present them to the customer service desk as returns. The clerk at the counter asked the woman for an ID and she grabbed the merchandise and was heading out of the store when loss prevention approached her. He said she dropped the merchandise and fled the store. He said they had all of the action on closed circuit television (CCTV) and that they wanted to press charges. Parrillo said Coventry called and said they had the woman at her home and Parrillo took the loss prevention agent to Coventry where he identified Andrea M. Verrier, 34, of 8 Grant Dr. as the woman who fled from the store. She was arrested and processed and then presented to District Court as a probation violator.
Officer Jacob Elderkin reported he was dispatched to Macy’s in the Warwick Mall around 3:40 p.m. on June 24 for a shoplifting suspect in custody there. The loss prevention agent at Macy’s told Elderkin he saw the suspect enter the Sunglass Hut and started watching him on the CCTV system as he started crawling around on the ground across from the hut, apparently waiting for the sales associate’s back to be turned before he got up and walked into the hut, took a pair of Guess sunglasses and headed out the east exit without paying for the glasses. He said he stopped him and escorted him back to the loss prevention office to wait for the police. Jonathan Lyon, 21, of 298 Legion Way in Cranston was charged with one count of shoplifting and told he would be arrested for trespassing if he came back to the store. He was held for the next session of District Court to be presented as a probation violator.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Matthew Barlow reported he was dispatched to Lucas Road around 7:25 p.m. on June 18 to assist East Greenwich Police in a hit and run and DUI investigation. The East Greenwich officers told Barlow the subject they had in custody had been involved in a hit-and-run accident in East Greenwich earlier where she rear-ended another car and then decided not to wait for police and drove off, after hitting the same car again. They told Barlow they believed the woman was drunk and unfit to drive and obstructed and assaulted one of their officers. She faced charges with them but they also believed she was DUI in Warwick and asked Barlow to give her a field sobriety test. Barlow said she failed the test and was taken to headquarters where she refused a breath test. Michaela J. Parkinson, 24, of 149 Lucas Rd. in Potowomut was charged with DUI and refusal.
Officer Geoffrey Waldman reported he was dispatched to the intersection of East and Greenwich Avenues for a driver asleep behind the wheel of a blue Mercedes SUV. He said he arrived and found the brake lights were on and the man was passed out at a green light. He said he reached into the vehicle and put it in park and shut the engine off. He said it took a lot of effort to get the man’s attention and he was very disoriented. He said the man had mumbled speech and smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. He said the driver was taken to headquarters where he registered a .184 and a .186 blood alcohol content on the breath test. Anthony J. Griffin, 29, of 140 Bayview Ave. in Cranston was charged with DUI and later released to a sober adult.