Police Log


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

A Warwick woman told police that someone had thrown eggs at her car on Leigh Street on July 16, cracking the windshield and damaging the paint on the hood. The woman said she parked her 2012 Scion XB around 6 p.m. the day before and returned to it around 12:45 p.m. that day and found that an egg had cracked the windshield and then “cooked” onto the hood, where it damaged the paint. No suspects or witnesses.

A man who lives on Welfare Avenue told police he went to his car around 9:30 a.m. on July 16 and found that someone had been inside his car and took a set of golf clubs worth around $4,000, according to the owner. No suspects or witnesses.

Warwick police say they have a pretty good idea that a man who was taken to Westerly Hospital early Tuesday morning was the same man who hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Warwick Neck Avenue and West Shore Road around 12:30 a.m. just minutes before. Lt. Michael Gilbert said Warwick police put out a statewide lookout for the car that struck a man as he and his girlfriend were crossing the street in front of the Rocky Point Pub. Hopkinton police told Gilbert they were pursuing the suspected vehicle for a traffic violation and it fled at high speed until it left the road and crashed into the woods. The man was taken from the scene to Westerly Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Gilbert said neither Warwick or Hopkinton have charged the driver yet as they continue their investigation and would not release his name, but Gilbert expressed confidence that it was the same man who hit the pedestrian in Warwick. The pedestrian, who Gilbert did not identify, was taken to Kent Hospital and treated for non-critical injuries. His girlfriend was not hit by the suspect’s car.

A Providence woman was arrested for shoplifting at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on July 14 and charged for an outstanding warrant concerning a prior shoplifting in Warwick. Joanne St. Lawrence, 51, of 70 Phoebe St. was identified as the same woman who fled the store three days before and got away but was later identified by the license plate of her car. This time Warwick officers who were waiting outside stopped her and her male accomplice. Dwayne Morgan, 49, of 533 Douglas Ave. in Providence was charged with felony shoplifting because of prior convictions and being on active probation. Police also located another warrant for Lawrence for shoplifting at Kohl’s. She was charged with two counts of shoplifting and later released with a summons for District Court. Morgan was remanded as a probation violator.
Heidi L. DelSignore, 38, of 77 Park View Blvd. in Cranston was arrested for shoplifting at the Wal-Mart on Post Road on July 13. Loss prevention at the store told police they saw her select a number of items from the cosmetics department and conceal them in her purse before making some clothing selections that she did pay for. She was stopped outside after she left the store and was held for police. She was later released with a summons.
Sahi S. Saez, 26, of 357 Burnside Ave. in Woonsocket was arrested and charged with stealing $147.93 worth of goods at the Target store in the Warwick Mall on July 14 after loss prevention agents detained her for leaving the store without paying for items concealed she and a companion had placed in their purses before paying for some other minor items and not the concealed goods. Another woman who got away when they were approached by loss prevention was identified as the minor sister of Saez.
Desiree Lee Carpenter, 19, of 9 Chester Ave. in Berkley, Mass., was arrested at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on July 12 after loss prevention charged her with stealing a dress worth $29.50 while her companion, identified as Lori E. Roberts, 21, of 11 Potter Ave. in West Warwick, was charged with stealing assorted women’s clothing worth $266. Roberts was later released with a summons. Carpenter was held for the bail commissioner.
Fan Yuan, 24, of 28 Apollo St. in East Providence was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s on July 14 after loss prevention gave police a statement saying she took a phone case and concealed it in her purse and then went into a fitting room with a number of items and came out with none of the items in view. Loss prevention said they recovered 13 items worth $770.80 from Yuan. Officer Matthew Higgins reported that Yuan was a Chinese citizen here on a student visa and numerous attempts to contact the Chinese Embassy were unsuccessful. He said he faxed a copy of the police report to them. Yuan was released with a summons and told she would be arrested if she came into the store again.

Officer Nicolas DiNardo said he was traveling west on West Shore Road around 7:15 p.m. on July 7 when he clocked a car in front of him at 52 miles per hour. He said the car crossed over several lanes as he followed and pulled it over at Main Avenue and Modena Drive. He said the woman driving appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He said he gave the driver a field sobriety test that she failed. He said Kristy N. Marble, 25, of 330 Cherry Hill Rd. in Johnston was taken to headquarters, where she refused a breath test. She was charged with speeding, laned roadway violations, DUI and refusal and later released with a summons.
Officer DiNardo said he was on patrol around midnight the same day when he saw a car backing out of the parking lot of Rosie’s Lounge on Airport Road that had been reported stolen earlier that day. He said he turned on his lights and siren and waited for backup to make a felony car stop. He said two other officers maintained a position of cover as they drew down on the car and ordered the driver and passengers out of the car one at a time, to be put in handcuffs. He said the passengers were secured in the backs of the cruisers while he performed a field sobriety test on the driver, who appeared to be drunk and smelled of alcohol. He said the driver failed the test and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and taken to headquarters, where he refused a breath test. Matthew W. Smith, 32, of 29 Oak Terrace in North Smithfield was charged with DUI, refusal, felony theft of a vehicle and an outstanding warrant from District Court. He was assessed $5,000 surety bail on the new charges and then remanded to the ACI.


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