Police Log


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

Officer Jason Cooke reported he was dispatched to Macy’s in the Warwick Mall for a shoplifting in progress around 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. Dispatch told him there were four suspects who left Macy’s and were heading toward the Long Horn Steak House. Cooke said he stopped three males near the Stat Medical building and asked them what they were doing. He said two other officers arrived and they questioned and searched the men but found no merchandise on them but two of them were detained for further investigation. He said Macy’s loss prevention told him that two men left the store with two bags they believe were “booster bags” to defeat sensor tags. They said those two men got in a car in the Stat Medical parking lot. Cooke said there was a car in the lot that had severely fogged up windows and they found two suspects inside. Cooke said the two booster bags were under the car next to the suspect’s car.
Loss prevention then told police what they observed inside the store. They said five men came in the store and two of them had “boxy-looking shopping bags” that they put on the floor, next to the Polo section of the men’s department and one of the men shielded the other as they loaded Polo shirts into the bags and that two others did the same thing. Cooke said the booster bags contained 14 shirts worth a total of $1,349.98. They said they also had video of the incident. Cooke said it was determined that four of the five men who came into the store were involved in the theft and they were all arrested and taken to headquarters. Luis Musset, 22, of 152 Paririe Ave.; Christian Pena, 18, of 164 Norwood Ave. in Cranston; Shyheim D. Robertson, 18, of 162 Indiana Ave.; and Arnold J. Angeles, 18, of 218 Power St., all in Providence, were charged with shoplifting and conspiracy to shoplift. Angeles was additionally charged with an outstanding warrant.

Officer Manuel Pacheco was dispatched to the 1149 Restaurant on Division Street on Sept. 25 for a report of two larcenies from a car there. A woman from Texas said she arrived at the restaurant around 5:30 p.m. and parked her rental car in the lot. She said she came out around 7:35 p.m. and found the rear driver’s side window smashed and her laptop bag gone. She said there was a $1,500 dell computer and $200 worth of accessories; her keys, credit cards, license and office supplies were in the bag. The second victim was from North Andover, Mass., who reported he noticed his laptop was missing when he found the rear driver’s side window was smashed and his brief case with his passport and his $1,800 Apple laptop was gone. There were no witnesses or suspects.
A bankcard and a $300 pair of prescription sunglasses were reported missing from an unlocked vehicle on Commodore Avenue on Sept. 26. No witnesses.
A resident of Toll Gate Village told police a pack of cigarettes and a Joy electric cigarette went missing from his unlocked Dodge Avenger overnight on Sept. 26. No suspects.
A resident of Toll Gate Commons told police she unloaded groceries from her VW Jetta the night before and left her car open overnight on Sept. 26 and found a mess in her car and her $100 GPS unit missing the next morning. No witnesses.
A Nintendo game system worth $150 and a couple of discount movie tickets were reported missing from a car on Fairfax Drive on Sept. 19.
A man who lives on Lucas Road told police he went out to his car and found the door ajar and a number of items missing, among them, a 16g iPod, $25 in cash and a $10 roll of quarters were missing from the console. No witnesses.
A woman on Fairfax Drive told police she saw an ashtray from a car on her lawn the morning of Sept. 17 and realized it was from her car. She said she had usually had $15 to $20 in quarters in it for tolls. Nothing else was missing.
A Connecticut man told police he left his 2009 Lexus RX350 in the parking lot at Bertucci’s on Post Road on Sept. 18 and returned to find the rear window of his car smashed and a $50 brief case with nothing of particular value in it was gone [No mention of what the window would cost to repair].
A plastic cup that held around $50 in change and a $200 GPS unit were reported stolen form a car on Newfield Avenue on Sept. 16. No witnesses.

Officer Quinton Tavares reported that a mailbox was knocked over on Pearl Avenue around 7:55 p.m. on Sept. 14 and a resident called police to say that the woman who hit the box was attempting to drive away when a resident prevented her from leaving. Tavares said he spoke with the female and noticed she appeared to be under the influence and smelled of alcohol. He said she was swaying and could not stay in one spot as he spoke with her. He said she explained that she was on her way home from an AA meeting and got lost and hit the mailbox as she was turning around. Tavares said he had trouble keeping her head still for a nystagmus test and she almost fell over on the one-leg stand. He said he called the test off for her safety and arrested her for suspicion of drunk driving. He said she asked him to look for her cell phone in her purse before they left for headquarters but told him not to look go through the middle of the purse. Tavares said he smelled marijuana and found a bag that smelled and looked like marijuana. He said Stephanie DaRosa, 23, of 70 John Street refused to take a breath test at headquarters and the stuff he found in her purse tested positive for marijuana. She was charged with DUI and refusal and given a court date to coincide with another DUI charge from Aug. 30.
Officer Dale Drowne reported he went to an accident between a pole and a truck around 1166 Greenwich Ave. on Sept. 18. He said there was no one in the truck and it and the pole had heavy damage. He said he asked a witness where the driver was and was told he was walking north on Greenwich. The witness also told him he saw the truck driving on the sidewalk with its light off when it hit the pole. Drowne said he found the man down the road, sitting on a guardrail and being detained by another witness, an off-duty ACI corrections officer still in his uniform. The CO told Drowne he came upon the accident and saw the driver walking away with injuries and held him for Police and Rescue to deal with. Drowne reported that the diver smelled of alcohol and he escorted him back to the scene, where Rescue had arrived. He said the man’s head had smashed the windshield on impact with the pole and he was taken to Kent Hospital for treatment for the injury. Drowne said he went to the hospital to interview the driver and asked him if he would submit to a blood test and he refused. Dimas C. Pestana, 57, of 132 Potowomut Rd. in Warwick was charged with refusal and driving with a suspended license.
Officer Patrick Smith reported seeing an erratic driver on West Shore Road around 1:25 a.m. on Sept. 21 that was clocked at 51 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone as it drifted in and out of its travel lane. He said he pulled the car over and detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and noticed the man appeared to be drunk. He said he asked the man if he believed that he was intoxicated and the man replied, “No, I’ve just had a lot to drink.” He said the driver had to hold onto the car to stay upright as they started a field sobriety test. He said he stopped the test when the driver almost fell down doing it and arrested him for suspicion of drunk driving. Herland G. Campos, 21, of 156 Longmeadow Ave. in Warwick was charged with DUI, refusal, and speeding and laned roadway violations and then transported to Kent Hospital for detox.
Officer Christopher Lo reported finding a car that had gone over the curb and was on the sidewalk with a flat tire around 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 14. He said the driver was sitting on the curb at the Cowesett Hills Apartments and appeared to be intoxicated. Two witnesses said they saw the car bounce off the sidewalk and identified the woman as the driver. Smith said Barbara Spencer, 52, of 105 Caporal St. in Cranston, was charged with DUI after she blew a .334 on the portable tester at the scene and a .340 and a .326 blood alcohol content on the breath test at headquarters and was then transported to Kent Hospital for detox.


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To the people whose cars were broken into: Why would you leave your expensive items out in plain view, unattended?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

i am so tired of hearing about cars being broken into and people having laptops, wallets, money, purses stolen..only to find out the car was unlocked or sitting in plain view of anyone walking by!! get a clue people or maybe its a lot of insurance fraud being reported.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

We had our car broken into and because it was locked we not only lost what was stolen but also had to pay for a smashed window. The items were not out in the open but in the center console and also the trunk, which they climbed into the back seat and gained access. Clearly it doesn't really matter if a door is locked or not, or if items are left out in the open. If someone is going to rob you they will do it by any means necessary. I really hate the entire blame the victim mentality this society seems to always have against those they deem less worthy or intelligent. It was not their fault they were robbed. They were not doing anything illegal. Just hope you are not the next target.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The WPD should stop taking reports from these folks who refuse to take the minimum precautions and place items out of view in the trunk of their car or carry the valuables into the building. It is amazing what people leave in their cars. No commons sense whatsoever.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012