The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
A Warwick woman was charged with larceny at the Savers store on Universal Boulevard on Oct. 13. According to his report, Officer Jacob Elderkin reported he went to the store for a report of two women arguing about a purse. He said he met with a 24-year-old South Kingstown woman who told him she was shopping in the store and had taken several items to a fitting room to try on and only after she returned from the fitting room did she realize she left her purse in the fitting room. She told Elderkin she returned to find someone else in the fitting room and said she could see her purse hanging on a hook inside the stall as she knocked on the door and asked if her purse was in there. She said the woman told her to “hold on a second” before she handed her the purse, which was much lighter than it should have been and saw that her wallet, camera, earrings and cigarettes were missing. She said she asked the woman if she took the contents of the purse and the woman said no but the victim saw her digital camera in the jacket pocket of the woman and snatched it back as she was asking the suspect to give her the contents back. Elderkin said he asked the woman about the items and the woman did reach down into her pants and pulled out the missing wallet with $170 in it. He said he found the cigarettes and earrings in the suspect’s pocket and the a pair of men’s sneakers in her purse and a belt she was wearing that still had Savers tags on them. He said they found the medications in her pants pocket with a label indicating they belonged to the other woman. Elderkin said the suspect avoided a shoplifting charge because although she concealed the items, she never left the store without paying for the Savers merchandise. She was charged with larceny for the camera, the wallet, the money and the drugs from the purse. Rose Marie Brindamour, 52, of 20 Darrow Dr. in Warwick was later released with a summons.
Officer Geoffrey Waldman reported he and another officer were dispatched to Glen Drive around 7:35 p.m. on Sept. 28 after a neighbor called to say the front door of the house at 35 Glen Dr. was open and had been open for 10 or 15 minutes and the neighbor believed that the owners were out of town. Waldman said they entered the house and announced themselves and then found a man carrying some clothing and detained him while they investigated what he was doing there. He said the man claimed he lived there and said the six Suboxone pills in his pocket were bought from friends but he had no positive identification. He said the name the man gave was not the same as the owner, but the neighbor and another family member identified the man and said he did live there but the name he gave police was not correct. Waldman said it turned out the man’s real name was Frank W. Eldridge, 28, and there were several warrants out for him. Eldridge was arrested on the warrants and additionally charged with obstruction of a police officer and was transported to the ACI.
Officer Joshua Myer reported a missing drain grate from the Kenney Manufacturing property on Jefferson Boulevard on Oct. 9. A manager at the plant told Myer he got a call from an employee in the warehouse advising him that the grate was missing and presumed it was stolen. He said they would be checking the security cameras and that no one was supposed to be on the property from midnight on Oct. 6 and that morning. No suspects or witnesses.
Officer William DiGiulio reported a missing 60-foot aluminum ladder on Oct. 9. A resident of Gulf Street told DiGiulio the ladder was kept in his yard after he used it to paint his house and that the last time he used it on Oct. 8, he laid it on the ground in his backyard. He said he noticed it was missing that morning and that a fence surrounded the yard and it would have taken at least two people to carry it off. He said the ladder was worth around $300. No witnesses or suspects.
Officer Eric Lima went to the All Stars Bar on Airport Road on Oct. 8 for a report of a missing television. He said a manager at the bar told him he came to work around 10:45 a.m. that morning and noticed that the 52” flat screen TV was missing but didn’t know it was stolen until the owner of the bar came in at lunch time and asked about it. He told Lima the TV was there when he locked up the night before and he had no idea who could have taken it. There were no witnesses and the case was forwarded to detectives.
An East Providence woman was charged with shoplifting on Oct. 10 after a loss prevention agent at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall said she stopped her as she was leaving the store without paying full price for a sweater. The loss prevention agent said she saw the woman take the tag off of a marked down item and switch it with a tag on a $118 sweater before bringing it to the register where she paid $47.40. Irina I. Eidelson, 41, of 870 Warren Ave. was later released with a summons.
Several officers were dispatched to the Wal-Mart on Post Road around 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 for a shoplifting in progress. Loss prevention at the store told police they saw a man and a woman enter the rest room area with a large number of Blue-Ray DVDs and conceal the discs on their persons before walking out of the store without paying for the discs. Police said they stopped the couple on the way to their car in the parking lot. Police said they did an inventory search of the car prior to having it towed and found another large number of DVDs in the back seat, under a jacket. They said they recovered $358.89 worth of DVDS from their person and an additional $343.28 worth from the car that came from the Wal-Mart in Coventry. Gregory David Mansur, 23, of 14 Farley Ave. in Ipswich, Mass., and Amanda C. Mansur, 24, of 415 Friendship St. in Providence were later released with summonses for District Court.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Melissa Schlitzer reported stopping a car for running a red light around 1 a.m. on Oct. 5 and then charging the driver with DUI and refusal after the stop. She said she asked the man if he knew why she stopped him and he replied, “What red light?” She said he also admitted he had a couple of beers and “some Ativan” as well. She said he appeared to be intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. She said she took him directly to Kent Hospital for a blood test after he admitted taking the drugs. She said he refused and was taken to headquarters where Michael V. Marchetti, 22, of 85 Mystic Dr. in Warwick was charged with DUI, second offense and refusal, second offense, and got a ticket for running a red light. He was later released to a sober adult.
Officer Charles Austin said he was dispatched to Bald Hill Road for an intoxicated driver around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 7. He said he found the suspect and trailed the vehicle as it swerved from lane to lane at a very slow speed before he stopped it. He said the Warwick man he gave a field sobriety test to could not pass it and was taken to headquarters where he registered a .185 and a .191 blood alcohol content on the breath test. Meekey Khati, 29, of 3 Cedar Pond Dr. in Warwick was charged and then later released to a sober adult.
Officer Timothy Kenyon reported an accident involving a Ford Explorer and a telephone pole around 2 a.m. on Oct. 7. He said the accident was at Greenwich and Vancouver Avenues and there was heavy front-end damage to the vehicle. He said the driver appeared intoxicated but insisted she was all right and refused medical attention. Kenyon said the driver failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test at headquarters. Ashley Ann Krug, 25, of 3524 West Shore Rd. in Warwick was charged with DUI and refusal and released to a sober adult.