The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
Police took a report of aluminum scrap taken from the Day-o-Lite Company on Chestnut Street on Dec. 10. A manager told police someone cut through the locks on the scrap bins in front of the business and stole about $1,000 worth of aluminum. He told police it must have happened between Dec. 7 and Dec. 12. No suspects or witnesses.
A Cranston man told police he was at Gregg’s Restaurant on Post Road between 5:15 and 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 13 and had locked his minivan before going inside but did not lock the back gate because it was not working automatically. He said he didn’t realize that an L.L. Bean bookbag that belonged to his son was missing from the vehicle until they got home. He said the bag cost $65 and had about $200 worth of schoolbooks in it. No suspects or witnesses.
Emily H. Ali, 22, of 28 Young St., Newport, was arrested at Kohl’s at Rhode Island Mall on Dec. 15 and charged with stealing bras, underwear, sweaters, jeans and jewelry worth a total of $604.55. She was taken to headquarters, processed and released with a summons for District Court.
Police were dispatched to the Walmart on Post Road around 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 to take custody of four people charged with shoplifting from the store. Loss prevention told police they observed the quartet in the electronics department, arts and crafts, and the cosmetics section, where they selected and then concealed items from those departments and attempted to leave the store without paying for the goods. Several cars were used to transport Heather M. Brady, 26, and Caroline Gnieski, 21, and Tyler H. McNair, 21, all of 100 Harborside Blvd., Providence, and Cassidy C. Hubbard, 19, of 2 Washington Ave., West Hall, Providence, to headquarters, where they were charged with stealing a total of about $100 worth of merchandise and then released with summonses for District Court.
A Warwick woman told police she got a phone call from a man who said he was Dave from Microsoft and that her computer was being compromised and she needed to pay him $10 to get it fixed. She said it was coincidental that she was having problems with her machine and she allowed him access. She said she filled out a Western Union form online using her Mastercard and was informed that the payment was denied. She said she then tried to use her Visa card and that, too, was denied and “Dave” terminated the call. The woman said she then called both card companies to find out why they didn’t pay and they told her that Dave actually tried to take $433 on each card but Visa and Mastercard denied it because they thought the charges were fraudulent. She was advised to tell the police about the incident and they closed her accounts and issued her new cards.
Officer Matthew Moretti reported stopping a car on Route 95 after seeing it speed on Main and East Avenues and cross lanes erratically around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. He said he stopped it just before Jefferson Boulevard. He said all three occupants were acting nervous as he approached the car and all had their IDs out and handed them to him with shaky hands without being asked when he got to the car. Moretti said he detected a faint odor of marijuana in the car and called Officer Aaron Steere and his K-9 partner, Viking. He said Viking indicated there were drugs in a door panel light fixture and they found seven bags of what looked like marijuana and some pills that looked like alpramozol, a prescription drug. He said they also found other hiding places in the car and several weapons.
Moretti said he ran the name of the driver and he came back with a gang affiliation, and Moretti asked him if he was still in the Hanover Street gang in Providence and the suspect said, “No, I don’t bang anymore.” He said Moises Perez, 24, of 861 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs with intent to deliver.
Not long before Perez was arrested, Officer Brian Chianese said he stopped a car for running a stop sign near Hazard and Oakland Beach Avenues. He said the passenger in the car, identified as Eric J. Rodriguez, 20, of 637 Sandy Lane, had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in District Court.
Chianese reported he then asked the driver, Kem Morm, 20, of 155 Hanover St., Providence, if he had drugs in the car and he admitted they were in the trunk. He said Morm opened the trunk and handed him four “dime bags” of marijuana.
Morm was later released with a summons for possession, first offense. Rodriguez was released after his girlfriend posted $967 in cash for bail.
Officer Matthew Higgins reported he saw a car cross over the double yellow lines on West Shore Road and pulled the car over at Beach and Bellman Avenues when it finally stopped. He said the car smelled strongly of marijuana and the passenger had been acting furtively before they stopped and he called Officer Paul Wells and K-9 Fox to the scene to sniff out the drugs. He said Fox only found residual amounts of marijuana in the car until they found a baggie in the passenger’s pants pocket that later tested positive for marijuana. Eduard Silva, 39, of 110 Surrey St., West Warwick, was charged with possession of marijuana and later released with a summons.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer John Larivee reported he was on patrol around 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 9 when he stopped a car with Arizona license plates on Route 95 North for swerving in and out of lanes. He said the driver’s eyes were bloodshot, she smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. He said he called another unit for traffic safety while he conducted a field sobriety test. He said the driver failed the field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters, where she refused a breath test. Larivee said Chelsey R. Horn, 25, provided him with an Arizona license but indicated she lived at 150 Union Ave., Providence, and showed him a rent receipt as evidence of residence. She was later released with a summons to a sober adult.