Police Log


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

Officer Patrick Smith reported that he was dispatched to Shawomet Avenue around 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 9 for a report of some boats that had been untied and set adrift. He said one owner told him his backyard faces onto the bay and his boat had been tied to his private dock but was now butting against his neighbor’s dock. His neighbor told Smith that the Harris pontoon boat that they had tied to their dock earlier was about 50 yards out in the harbor and drifting away. The owners of the pontoon boat informed Smith that there had been boats tied to yet another dock nearby and now there were no boats at that dock. Smith said he went to that home and was informed that a boat was there earlier, a 22-foot Boston Whaler that belonged to a friend, but now, Smith saw, it was about 75 yards into the harbor and drifting. The harbormaster was notified and by the time he arrived, the boats in the harbor were not visible from the shore, but the Harbormaster located them and returned them to their owners. The pontoon boat had its console cover removed and the faceplate for the radio was gone, and it looked like the throttle had been manipulated, but no damage was done. The Boston Whaler was recovered and the owner said the boat cover and a fishing rod were missing. The man who called retrieved his boat from his neighbor’s dock and reported there was no damage to the boat, but three plastic Adirondack chairs from his yard had been thrown in the water. There were no suspects or witnesses.

A West Warwick woman was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit after police responded to the parking lot of the Christmas Tree Shop around 1 a.m. on Aug. 14. A witness had called police and said he was following a pickup truck that was driving erratically but had stopped in the parking lot before police arrived on the scene. Officer Michael Walker said he found the driver with her head resting on her arm between the door and the steering wheel and knocked on the door to wake her. He said she appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol but denied she had been drinking. He said the woman failed a field sobriety test. He said Sgt. Scott Robillard had located a handgun and ammunition in the car and he questioned her about that. He said she told him her antique shop and her mother’s house had been broken into and she had the gun for protection. Walker said he told her it was illegal to carry a pistol in her car without a permit for a concealed weapon and she was arrested on the gun charge and the charge of carrying a firearm while intoxicated. He said Donna K. Ansay, 57, of 13 Eddy St. refused a breath test at headquarters and was held for the next session of District Court.

Officer Melissa P. Schlitzer reported arresting a West Warwick man for walking out of the Greenwood Inn on Aug. 15 without paying for his meal. She said she arrived and found other officers were questioning workers and the suspect. The waiter who served the suspect told police the suspect told him he was meeting someone for dinner at the restaurant and ordered two vodka drinks and an order of baked stuffed shrimp before he announced that it looked like his friend would not be coming after all and the server went to print out the bill when the busboy informed him that the man had walked out of the restaurant without leaving any money. The server told police he then got in his truck and went after the man and found him about a half mile down the road and called police. The owner of the Inn told police he would not press charges if the man paid his bill and police assisted the suspect in calling three people he thought would be able to pay for the meal with no success. Bruce R. Authelet, 41, of 33 Janet Dr. was charged with obtaining accommodations with intent to defraud. A record check revealed that Authelet was already on probation for shoplifting and he was held for the next session of District Court.

Police reported three breaks into cars in the residents’ parking lot at the Villa Del Rio on Greenwich Avenue between Aug. 12 and 13. Headphones, GPS units, a wheel lock and a set of car keys were reported missing. The car keys had been used by someone in an attempt to steal the 2006 Honda but apparently hit something in the parking lot and was abandoned near the basketball court. No witnesses or suspects.
A resident of Gillooly Drive told police he returned to his pickup truck around 8:50 a.m. on Aug. 12 and found that someone had torn the stereo and navigation system out of the dashboard and ripped the passenger seat and door panel, probably in the act of taking the stereo. No witnesses or suspects.
A man who lives on Kilvert Street told police he came out to the parking lot around 7 a.m. and saw that his 1997 Nissan Maxima was missing. He said no one had permission to drive it and that the car had body rot on both sides and has mesh window covers on the driver and passenger sides and a K-Love bumper sticker but nothing else distinctive or unusual about it. The car was entered as stolen and was discovered around 12:30 p.m. in Providence in good condition and with both license plates attached. The owner was advised where he could claim his car.

A Warwick man was arrested at the Stop & Shop on Greenwich Avenue on Aug. 18 after an employee there told police he saw the man wheel a cart of groceries beyond all the registers and stopped him as he was leaving the store. William J. Petrangelo, 36, of 66 Collingwood Dr. was charged with shoplifting and later released with a summons.
A Cranston woman was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on Aug. 13 after loss prevention there told police she saw the woman select a number of First Impressions and Carter’s children’s wear, including two pairs of shoes, and take them into a fitting room along with a baby stroller. She said she stopped the woman as she was leaving the store and recovered eight items worth $175.96 from a backpack the woman was carrying. Officer Gary Driscoll said he waited with the suspect until her mother came to take custody of her 16-month-old child and then took Jaclyn M. Mangione, 25, of 17 Williams St. to headquarters. She was later released with a summons.
A Providence woman was arrested for shoplifting at Macy’s on Aug. 17 and was later turned over to Providence Police, who had a warrant out for her on a first degree robbery charge. Officer John Zaborski reported that the woman and a 13-year-old girl were charged with shoplifting after loss prevention at the store stopped them outside the store and recovered two pairs of jeans and two tops concealed in the girl’s handbag worth a total of $191.95. Naisha Franco, 21, of 95 Emerson St. was held for Providence and the 13-year-old was released to her mother after she was charged with shoplifting.


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