The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
ALONG THE TRAIL
Officer John Choquette reported two larcenies that occurred in the parking lot of the Rocky Point Walking Trail on Jan. 7. Choquette said he met with a woman there who told him she parked her vehicle in the lot around 12:30 p.m. and returned around 2 p.m. to find that the front driver’s side window had been smashed and her purse had been stolen. She said the purse contained two credit cards and about $60 in cash.
He said he found two other people who told him they arrived around the same time as the first victim but returned around 1:30 p.m. and found the passenger side window on the pickup truck they arrived in was smashed and the woman’s purse was gone. She told Choquette her purse contained credit cards, a camera, her Social Security card and about $50 in cash. Choquette said he checked all the other vehicles in the lot and found no other cars or trucks with damage. No suspects or witnesses.
Officer Eric Lima reported he was on a traffic post around 6 p.m. on Jan. 8 when he spotted a car with expired plates heading north on Warwick Avenue. He said he pulled the car over in the CVS parking lot at 767 Warwick Ave. He said a check on the driver revealed that she had a suspended license and an outstanding warrant from Superior Court for failure to appear. He said Deandra Watson, 30, of 75 Cypress St. in Cranston was on the warrant and the suspended license charge and called a tow for the car. He said an inventory search turned up three small bags of what looked like marijuana in the console. He said he also found 11 containers of baby formula and 11 packages of diapers in the back seat and neither the driver nor her passenger had receipts for the items or a clear reason for having them in the car, except that Watson said the car belonged to her boyfriend and that the items were probably stolen. Lima said he informed her that the goods would be kept at headquarters for safekeeping and would be returned with proof of purchase. He said Watson was charged with possession of marijuana, driving an unregistered car and driving on a suspended license and held at the ACI for arraignment.
Officer John Madden arrested a Providence man on Jan. 10 after a shoplifting in progress was broadcast for the Super Stop & Shop in Meadowbrook around 2 p.m. Witnesses reported the suspect was at the bus stop in front of the store and he was detained there by responding officers. An employee at the store told police he saw the suspect take a number of packages of batteries and conceal them in a shopping bag before leaving the store without paying for them. He said they recovered 18 packs of batteries from the suspect worth a total of $188.26. He said he also discovered that he was wanted for shoplifting in Cranston and had a prior conviction in November for shoplifting. Brian Michael Gaines, 52, of 1380 Broad St. was charged with habitual felony shoplifting and held for the Bail Commissioner.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Jedidiah Pineau reported a DUI stop on Jan. 7 around 9:40 p.m. he said he stopped the car for having a plate on a 2003 Volvo S60 that should have been on a 2002 S40 that was suspended. He said the driver appeared to be under the influence and appeared to trying to lean away from him. He said his speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and registered a .094 on the portable breath tester. He said George J. Lawrence, 49, of 77 Yates Ave. in Warwick blew a .103 twice at headquarters and was charged with DUI, first offense and for driving an unregistered vehicle and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Christopher Fernandes reported he was dispatched to a rollover accident at West Shore Road and Wharf Road on Dec. 17 and found a car resting on its roof directly in front of the Elks Lodge. He said there was a man there who was saying, “My car! My car! I’m in so much trouble!” but later said someone else was driving the car as he was transported to Rhode Ilsand Hospital. He said Stephen Mambro, 19, of 375 Longmeadow Ave. refused to take a chemical test at the hospital and a preliminary test at the scene. He was charged with refusal and a laned roadway violation.
Officer Jedidiah Pineau reported and accident at 3319 Post Rd. that resulted in a DUI and refusal charged of a Coventry man on Dec. 21. He said he arrived to find a car that had been rear ended by a pickup truck. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol and could not count backward from 100 to below 90. He said the driver failed the field sobriety test refused a preliminary breath test with the portable tester. John B. Hawkins, 24, of 31 Hamburger Rd. was charged with refusal and DUI and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Gregory Johnson charged a North Providence woman with DUI and doing 56 in a 35 mph zone on Dec. 22. Johnson said he clocked it with his radar before pulling her over near Buttonwoods and Main Avenue around 1:25 a.m. He said Donna M. Cantone, 42, of 2 Lees Farm Commons Dr. failed a field sobriety test and blew a .173 and a .165 blood alcohol content on the breath test at headquarters. She was charged with speeding and DUI and later released to a sober adult.
Officer John Larivee reported he clocked a car doing 60 mph on Post Road around 1:48 a.m. on Dec. 31. He said he followed the car onto the Airport Connector where he clocked it at 95 mph before it slowed down for the Route 95 South ramp. He said he activated his lights and the car stopped at the bottom of the ramp and had to be told to move into the breakdown lane. He said the driver was on his cell phone while he was being told to do so. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. He said the driver questioned him several times about “How can you arrest me for suspicion of DUI?” He said the driver was continuously uncooperative after that and refused to give his address and said he would not answer any questions without his lawyer present. He said an inventory search of the man’s car turned up marijuana and what appeared to be cocaine and both substances tested positive at headquarters. Domenic J. Iacone, 21, of 507 Douglas Hook Rd. in Chepatchet was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, refusal, speeding, DUI and laned roadway violations and held for the Bail Commissioner.
Officer Albert Marano reported an accident near East Avenue and Bald Hill Road around 1:15 on Dec. 30. He said he spoke with a man who said he was heading east on East Avenue when a car crossed over the center line attempting to turn onto East Avenue and hit him head on. Marano said he then spoke with the other driver who admitted he had been drinking too much to drive and failed a field sobriety test. Alan J. Macedonio, 23, of 500 Mendon Rd. in Cumberland was taken to headquarters where he refused to take a breath test. He was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Matthew Moretti reported arresting a Cumberland woman on Greenwich Avenue on Jan. 5 for driving erratically and administered a field sobriety test to the driver around 10:45 p.m. He said Alexandra Klara, 23, of 27 Sumner Brown Rd. failed the test and was taken to headquarters where she refused a breath test. She was charged with DUI, refusal and laned roadway violations before being released to a sober adult.
Officer Hovsep Sarkisian reported arresting a Charlestown woman on Dec. 30 he saw her stumble out of her car around 12:35 a.m. after hitting the rear of another car at the red light at Airport and Post Roads. He said he gave the woman a field sobriety test but had to stop it out of fear she would fall and hurt herself. He said Kasandra Desousa, 34, of 25 Skagerreck Rd. was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Matthew Moretti reported he stopped a driver near Main Avenue and Sundance around 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 31 after watching it weave from lane to lane and repeatedly tap the brakes without stopping. He said the driver, Spence M. Meehan, 28, of 53 Drowne St. in Cranston failed a field sobriety test and blew a .253 blood alcohol content on the portable breath tester. He said Meehan was taken to headquarters where he registered a .213 and a .243 BAC. Moretti also noted that Meehan admitted to him that he was texting his girlfriend while he was driving, asking her what kind of pizza she wanted him to bring.