Police Log


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


Officer Gilda Fortier reported that she was dispatched to headquarters to take a report of a larceny that occurred at the Stop & Shop on Quaker Lane on March 13. The property manager told her that he was notified two weeks before about a fire hydrant that had been found lying on its side behind the store. He said the Warwick Fire Department discovered the hydrant and the fire marshal dispatched personnel to fix the hydrant, but the hydrant was gone when they got there. The property manager said he took a closer look and realized that a second hydrant was also missing. He told Fortier it appeared that someone had disassembled the hydrants and had stolen them. He said the hydrants were worth $4,500 each and believed that more than one person would have been involved in the theft because the estimated weight of the hydrants was a few hundred pounds each. He also reminded Fortier that several manhole covers had been stolen from the property last year and that an arrest was made in that case. Fortier forwarded her report to detectives. No suspects or witnesses so far.


A Pawtucket woman was charged with stealing $253.

50 worth of goods from Macy’s in Warwick Mall on March 12. Loss prevention at the store told police they saw her gather a number of pieces of jewelry and clothing and then take the stuff into a fitting room and then emerge with much of the goods concealed. They said they recovered a jacket, leggings, a necklace, a pair of jeans and two tops from her after they stopped her as she left the store without paying for the goods. Yesica A. Cadavid, 22, of 117 Suffolk Ave., was later released with a summons.

Tiffany Abreu, 24, of 319 Elmwood Ave., Providence, was charged with stealing three items of clothing from Macy’s on March 15. Loss prevention told police they recovered a pair of leggings and two tops from her that were worth a total of $62. She was later released with a summons.


A woman who lives on Post Road told police she came back to her car after it was parked overnight at her residence on March 13 and found the back door had apparently been kicked in and key marks along the surface of the trunk, bumper and door. No suspects or witnesses.


A Pawtucket woman told police she parked her car in front of the Empire Beauty School on Bald Hill Road on March 13 and found the front driver’s side window smashed and her purse and wallet missing. She told police the purse and wallet were worth $50 and $65, respectively. No suspects or witnesses.

An employee at Designer Shoe Warehouse on Bald Hill Road told police she left her car while she was working at the DSW and came out after her shift to find her driver’s side window smashed and her cell phone, GPS unit, her backpack and two Michael Kors totes and a wallet were missing. She said the missing stuff was worth around $900. No suspects or witnesses.

A Warwick woman told police she had been shopping for groceries at Dave’s Market Place at Airport Road and Warwick Avenue around 11 a.m. and loaded her car and drove away before she realized she had left her pocket book in her shopping cart. She said she went back and asked if it had been turned in but had no luck with that. She said her license, cell phone, iPod and several gift cards to Lowe’s IHOP and Walmart. Officer James Vible reported he checked around the area himself, hoping to find the missing purse or some surveillance of the parking lot, with no success.


Officer Melissa Schlitzer reported she was on patrol around 1 a.m. on March 10 when she saw a driver run a red light at Warwick Avenue and Sandy Lane. She said she started after it and it abruptly pulled over at Picasso’s Pub. She said she heard about a hit-and-run at the All Stars Pub on Airport Road earlier and this car was suspected of being involved. She said the driver appeared to be drunk and used the car for support when he got out for a field sobriety test. She said he failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters, where he refused a breath test. Jordan D. Jones, 25, of 46 Mayfair Rd., Warwick, was charged with DUI and refusal and running a red light.

Officer Matthew Moretti reported he was dispatched to Post Road in Apponaug for a reported hit and run of a parked vehicle. He said another driver called the accident in and said the suspect was weaving in and out of lanes on Post Road before it tucked into the parking lot for the Kramer Building on Post Road. Moretti said he was just turning into the parking lot as the suspect’s pickup was heading out and nearly hit him head-on. He said the driver appeared drunk and smelled of alcohol. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters, where he blew a .167 and a .161 blood alcohol content on the breath test. Joseph A. Mercier, 57, of 23 Princeton Ave., Warwick, was charged with DUI, having an open container of alcohol in the cab. He was also charged with driving an unregistered, uninsured vehicle. He was later released to a sober adult.


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