According to a report filed by Patrolman Derrick Palazzo, a pizza deliveryman for a Providence pizza store should have been suspicious of an order he got the night of Nov. 10. He told police a caller ordered two large pizzas and made a point of asking if the deliveryman “had change for a hundred.” The deliveryman told police he made sure that he did have enough money before he arrived at 5 Joy St. He said he was met at the front steps by a man who said he didn’t have a wallet. He said a second man came around a parked mini-van and they argued about who was going to pay for the pizzas before one of the men went inside the house and came out another door holding a rifle. He said he pointed the rifle at his face and said, “Give us the money and the pizzas now!” The deliveryman said he immediately gave them the money and the pizzas and the men fled the area. Palazzo said he recognized the description of one of the subjects. Palazzo said the pizza man told him he recognized both men from other pizza deliveries, at 5 Joy St. and at 9 Victoria Mount St., but did not recall their names. Palazzo said they developed further information that identified both suspects and a warrant was issued for their arrests.
Sgt. Michael Babbitt reported they got more information that both parties may be living on King Street. He said they were driving around that area looking for them on Nov. 16 in an unmarked car when one of them recognized the car on Pontiac Avenue and they both fled behind a building and into a field, ignoring Babbitt’s commands to stop. Babbitt said they chased them through the field and arrested them at gunpoint. Alec A. Perry, 18, of 343 Simmonsville Ave., Johnston, and Joshua Michael Carey, 22, of 1475 Plainfield St., Johnston, were charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Perry was additionally charged with using a firearm while committing a crime of violence. They were both held without bail at the ACI. Perry was out on bail for breaking and entering at the time of his arrest. Carey has a number of prior convictions, including larceny, domestic violence and disorderly conduct.
Patrolman Stephen Altomari reported he and another officer went to North Providence around 11:25 p.m. on Nov. 18 to execute a warrant for a motorcycle rider accused of fleeing from police in Johnston. He said they arrived at 116 Waterman Ave. and could see the motorcycle in a garage at the rear of the property and they could see in plain sight the black leather jacket, silver glasses and black gloves the suspect was said to be wearing during the pursuit on a chair in the living room. Kenneth A. Marcoccio, 51, of the same address, was taken to Johnston, where he was charged with reckless driving and eluding police and driving on a suspended license.
Patrolman David Loffler reported going to a domestic disturbance call on Plainfield St. around 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 14. He said the man and woman at the address both insisted it was nothing more than a verbal argument. Loffler said he was satisfied that they were telling the truth but a check on the man involved revealed two active warrants from District Courts. He was wanted for failure to appear on a suspended license charge in Third District Court and failure to appear on a shoplifting charged in Sixth District Court. Richard M. Fratus Jr., 26, of 2073 Plainfield St., was later transported to Third District Court for arraignment.
Patrolman Ryan Lemieux reported he and another officer went to Naples Avenue around 11 a.m. on Nov. 14 to arrest a man for vandalizing a 1995 Ford Mustang at the Clubhouse Pub on Aug. 5. Lemieux said they had video surveillance from the pub that identified Samuel W. Cardarelli as the man who did it. Cardarelli was transported to District Court, where he pleaded no contest to the charge and was one year suspended sentence and probation.