Police Log


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

The Attorney General’s office announced last week that a Statewide Grand Jury indicted Derek Wilson, 41, of 7 Englewood Rd., Coventry, on Nov. 7. Wilson is charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault.
It is charged that on or about July 30, Wilson, an employee at the Trudeau Center in Warwick, sexually assaulted a developmentally delayed individual in the first degree.
The Warwick Police investigated the incident. Wilson was arrested Nov. 8 and arraigned the following day in Superior Court. Wilson was ordered held without bail at the ACI until a hearing yesterday.

Officer Christian Vargas reported he was on East Avenue around 6:50 p.m. on Nov. 2 when he was almost hit by a mini-van attempting to merge into his lane. He said he had to take evasive measures to avoid hitting the van. He said the van went straight while its directional was on beyond any turn and he decided to pull it over. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and was asked to take a field sobriety test. He said the driver told him he had made himself only one drink at his brother’s house, with six ounces of vodka and an equal amount of orange juice. Vargas said the driver failed the test and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Vargas said Timothy I. Allcock, 51, of 56 Maple Ave., West Warwick, blew a .121 and a .118 blood alcohol content on the breath test. He was charged with DUI, driving on an expired license and laned roadway violations.
Sgt. Michael Lima reported he was waiting to make a left turn onto College Hill Road from Route 2 South when he saw a car speeding north on Route 2. He said the speeder cut around a vehicle and ran a red light and Lima turned around to follow it. He said he caught up with the car near the On the Border restaurant and pulled it over. Lima said he asked him why he was driving so fast and the man said he had no reason other than he wanted to get home in a hurry. Lima said he and the car smelled of alcohol and he appeared to be intoxicated. He said he asked the man to get out of the car and take a field sobriety test and the man almost fell down and had to hold onto the vehicle. Lima said they tried the walk and turn test several times before the man admitted he could not do it and Lima agreed that he could hurt himself with any further tests. He arrested the man for suspicion of drunk driving and took him to headquarters, where he refused to take a breath test. Eric J. Ingram, 47, of 305 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, was charged with DUI, refusal, speeding, running a red light and laned roadway violations.

Officer Jeffrey Taranto reported he was on patrol around 1:40 a.m. on Nov. 2 when he clocked a truck doing 56 miles per hour on Post Road heading north. He said he saw the red pickup truck pull into Gregg’s parking lot. He said he stopped the truck after it drove over the sidewalk on its way out of the parking lot and stopped it beside the Route 37 ramp on Post Road. He said the driver got out of the cab unsteadily and had to be told to get back in and shut the truck off. Taranto said the man smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. He said other officers arrived and he got word that the driver may be a man wanted for a 24-hour domestic charge out of Richmond and he may have a shotgun. He said the warrant was confirmed and Taranto handcuffed the man and patted him down. He said he found an unlabeled prescription bottle with unidentified tablets that later turned out to be controlled substances he had no prescription for. Taranto said another officer was doing an inventory of the truck and found a loaded Taurus PT738 semi-automatic pistol under the driver’s seat and an empty chardonnay bottle on the floor of the passenger side. He said the gun had five hollow-point bullets in a clip and one in the chamber and was unloaded and put in safe mode. He said the man’s carry permit had been revoked in 2005 for a “domestic issue” and he told them the shotgun was in his hotel room at the Hampton Inn and another officer took his key card and went and got it. They later reported they found a Mossberg Maverick pump-action shotgun in the room and eight boxes of ammo for both guns. Robert B. Rawson, 66, of 1748 Atwood Ave., Johnston, was charged with DUI, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, possession of controlled substances and refusal and held for the Richmond Police.

Stephen S. O’Brien, 32, of 298 Sandy Lane, was charged with shoplifting at Kohl’s at Rhode Island Mall on Nov. 8. Loss prevention at the store told police they saw him take a watch in the jewelry department and put it in a little boy’s jacket pocket and followed that with a Christmas ornament that was also put in the child’s pocket and left the store with two watches on his own wrist without paying for any of the goods. They told police the boy was gone with his mother but O’Brien was handcuffed and taken to headquarters. He was later released with a summons.
Officer Eric Lima reported arresting a Cranston man at the Target store at Warwick Mall on Nov. 4 after loss prevention told him they saw the man and a 12-year-old boy in the store who they recognized from a prior incident and followed them around as they selected items and removed the tags and concealed them. He said they then made a purchase and headed out the door without paying for the concealed items. Thomas Giannini, 54, of 446 Laurel Hill Ave., Cranston, was charged with shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The boy was later released to a responsible adult and Giannini was held for the bail commissioner, who released him on $2,500 surety bail.


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