Police Log


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

Officer John Curley went to the Jamestown Apartments on Warwick Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on June 24 for a report of malicious damage. A resident there told him she parked her car under the trees at the back of the building the night before and found that someone had “keyed” the car overnight. She showed Curley the scratch, which ran from the front fender to the back door, and he agreed that it looked like it was made on purpose with a key. She estimated that it would cost $500 to repair the damage to her 2005 Chevrolet Impala.
Officer Jeffrey Taranto reported that he was dispatched to the Homestead Suites on Metro Center Boulevard around 6 a.m. on June 28 for a report of malicious damage. An employee had called in a broken car window and Taranto spoke with the receptionist who directed him to the owner’s room. The Connecticut man told Taranto he checked in the day before around 5 p.m. He said he made two trips back to the car between 5 and 7 p.m. to get stuff out of the car and there was no damage to the car. He said he didn’t know about the broken window until 6 a.m., when the officer came to his room to tell him. Taranto informed the man that they found a cement brick beside the car that had been used to smash in the front passenger side window. The man told Taranto he has been working for the U.S. Marine Corps in Rhode Island but lives in Connecticut and had no idea who would have had a motive to break his window. There was no video surveillance or witnesses to the incident. The case was forwarded to detectives.
Officer Patrick Smith reported a smashed window at the Linbrook Apartments on June 28. The owner of a 2005 Mitsubishi Gallant said he parked the car the night before and went out with a friend until 9:30 p.m. and didn’t notice any damage on his car but he woke up around 5:45 a.m. that morning and found the driver’s side window shattered but still together and that nothing was missing from the car. He said he had no idea who would have done the damage to his car. No suspects or witnesses.

Officer John Curley reported he was dispatched to the Wal-Mart store on Bald Hill Road around 10:25 a.m. on June 26 for a shoplifting in progress. He said he then heard the suspect fled on foot and then heard she was in the custody of loss prevention agents from the store. A loss prevention agent told Curley he started watching the woman as soon as she came in and saw her select a cooler form the sports department and then move on to the infants department and select six cans of Enfamil and conceal them in her handbag. He said she then went to the candy section and took 10 packages of candy bars and conceal them in the cooler before starting out of the store without paying for the stuff. He said he and another loss prevention agent approached her outside and she fled on foot, back into the store and then out of the garden exit. He said, as he was closing in on her, a customer grabbed her and held her. He said they escorted her back inside to the loss prevention office to get information and recover the merchandise as they waited for the police to arrive.
Loss prevention told Curley the Enfamil was worth $122.88, the candy cost $116.47 and the cooler was worth $18.88. Curley said photos were taken of the items and Amy Lee Wiese, 33, of 90 North St. in Norwich, Conn., was charged with shoplifting. Curley said they found a spoon and a syringe in Wiese’s purse. She was transported to District Court for arraignment.

Officer Albert Marano reported larcenies from two cars that had been left unlocked in a driveway on Morse Avenue on June 26. The owner of the cars said he came out around 5 a.m. that morning and found the door on one of his cars was ajar. He said he looked inside and saw that someone had gone through it and thrown the contents around. He said the other car was in the same condition. He told Marano about $15 in change and about $40 worth of CDs were missing from the cars. No suspects or witnesses. He said he would press charges if the person responsible were caught.
Officer Brian Chianese was dispatched to May Avenue on June 28 for a report of a GPS unit taken from a parked car there. He said the woman told him that she last saw the GPS unit on June 20, the last time she used it. She said she went to use it again that night and realized it was gone. She said she asked her neighbors if they saw anything unusual during that time and they informed her that there had been a string of breaks into vehicles in the area but did not see anything in reference to her car. She told Chianese the unit was worth $120 and would press charges if the person responsible for the theft were found.


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