At approximately 12:41 a.m. on April 12, Officer Alfred J. Silveira was on routine patrol in the area of Greenwich and Cadora avenues when he observed a vehicle with an unreadable registration sticker and one of its headlights out.
Silveira initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who is said to have had “bloodshot and watery” eyes. The operator is additionally said to have slurred her speech, and the officer reports detecting an “odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath.” The operator denied having consumed alcohol that evening.
The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which she reportedly failed. She is also said to have agreed to submit to a preliminary breath test at the scene, according to Silveira, but over the course of four attempts “appeared to be purposely not cooperating in order for the test not to obtain an accurate reading.”
Jovanna Nunez, 39 Roanoke St., Apt. 2, Providence, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She is said to have refused a chemical breath test at headquarters.
Nunez was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence and additionally cited for operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, improper use of registration or title certificate and refusal to submit to a chemical test. She was released into the custody of a sober adult.
On April 12 at 12:47 p.m., Officer Jordan P. Guyton was traveling south on Warwick Avenue when he observed a black Chevrolet driving ahead of him drift over both the dotted white line and the double yellow line.
Guyton initiated a motor vehicle stop in the area of Harrison Avenue and made contact with the operator and two passengers. The operator is said to have had difficulty providing paperwork. She additionally had “mildly bloodshot” eyes and slurred her words, according to Guyton, who also detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath.
The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier in the evening. She is also said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which she reportedly failed.
Melissa R. Potter, 41, 56 Horta Drive, West Warwick, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. Potter is said to have agreed to take a chemical breath test, which reportedly found a blood alcohol content significantly above the legal limit.
Potter was later released and issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence.
On April 11 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Sgt. Joshua P. Myer responded to the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters to speak with a man regarding a reported case of fraud.
According to the reporting party, two men approached him in the parking lot of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1239 Division St. at approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 9 and offered to repair a dent on his vehicle. The men are said to have provided the reporting party with a business card and told him they could conduct the work on the spot for $250. The reporting party agreed to have the work done for $200.
“He stated that the men worked on the dent for approximately 20 minutes, and the dent appeared to have been removed, but he could not fully observe the surface of the vehicle due to car wax covering the area,” Myer wrote in his report. “[The reporting party] stated that the two men advised him that the wax would stay on until the following afternoon.”
The reporting party told Myer than on April 10, he removed the wax and found paint damage with three holes. He called the number on the business car and spoke with the company’s owner, who indicated that the two men who conducted the work did not work for him and had used the card fraudulently.
The case was forwarded to detectives.
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE
Just after 5:30 p.m. on April 8, Officer Derek Mourato was posted in the eastbound lanes of East Avenue when he observed a silver Toyota Highlander pass by with sunscreen material on the front windshield and both side windows. A records check revealed the vehicle’s registration was suspended.
Mourato initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the Toyota’s operator and passenger. A check found the operator was wanted on a bench warrant issued from Family Court as well as a full extradition warrant issued from Georgia on a charge of possession of a firearm in commission of a narcotics crime.
James A. Lacera, 29, 780 Reservoir Ave., Apt. 249, Cranston, was arrested on a charge of being a fugitive from justice and transported to Warwick Police headquarters to await a court appearance. He was additionally cited for operating with a suspended registration and windshield obstructing view.
At approximately 12:40 a.m. on April 16, Officer Christopher R. Cote was traveling on Greenwich Avenue when he observed a 2013 Chevrolet with an expired inspection sticker. A records check found the vehicle’s registration was suspended.
Cote initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator and the sole passenger. A check then found the operator’s license was suspended.
Robert M. Girouard, 31, 19 Canfield Court, Warwick, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense. He was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court. He was additionally cited to operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.
Shortly before 1 p.m. on April 11, Officer Aaron C. Kay was conducting an enforcement detail in the area of Bald Hill and Toll Gate Roads when he observed a black 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling south on Bald Hill Road. The operator of the vehicle was holding a cell phone up to her ear.
Kay initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator. A subsequent records check revealed the operator’s license was suspended and that she was wanted on a bench warrant issued from Superior Court.
Stephanie C. White, 28, 10 Nestor St., Apt. 8, West Warwick, was taken into custody on the bench warrant and additionally charged with driving with a suspended license, second offense. She was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on the suspended license charge and transported to Superior Court on the warrant.
At approximately 12:45 a.m. on April 16, Officer Kevin P. Warren was on patrol in the area of 2225 Post Road when he observed a green 2001 Honda Accord without its headlights on.
Warren initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the Honda’s operator and two passengers. A records check found that one of the passengers was wanted on a bench warrant. The court that issued the warrant is not specified.
David A. Boulanger, 45, 6 Beaton St., Coventry, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.