TWO SENTENCED IN KILLING
Two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the 2016 murder of 19-year-old man in Warwick.
Appearing before Justice Daniel Procaccini in Superior Court on Monday, Andrew Soben, 22, of West Warwick and Jake Cabral, 22, of Warwick admitted their involvement in the March 26, 2016, killing of Michael Rogers and attempted murder of David Rogers at their Haswill Street home.
Soben pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder, assault with intent to murder and conspiracy. He received a 60-year sentence, with 50 years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions and the remainder suspended with probation.
Cabral pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder and received a 10-year sentence, with seven years to serve and the balance suspended with probation.
According prosecutors, Jared Rogers – the brother of David Rogers and uncle of Michael Rogers – orchestrated the attacks and recruited Soben, Cabral and two other men to help.
Jared Rogers was sentenced to life in prison in March of this year after pleading no contest to charges of second-degree murder, assault with intent to murder and conspiracy.
John Ingram, another defendant, has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges. His sentencing is scheduled for May 21. The final man charged in the incident, Josue Morillo, is awaiting trial.
At approximately 1:10 a.m. on May 6, Officer Alfred J. Silveira responded to the intersection of Post and Airports roads for a report of a vehicle operating erratically. The reporting party indicated a red 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse had been operating erratically before pulling abruptly to the side of Airport Road.
Silveira observed the vehicle in the area of Post and Vanderbilt roads and initiated a traffic stop after it changes lanes without utilizing a turn signal.
Silveira made contact with the operator, who is said to have had “moderately bloodshot and watery” eyes and an “odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath.” The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier in the evening.
The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which reportedly indicated signs of impairment. The operator is said to have then consented to a preliminary breath test at the scene, which is said to have produced a blood alcohol content reading significantly above the legal limit.
Alionzo V. Zamparripa Campos, 35, 97 Clyde St., West Warwick, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters. He is said to have agreed to submit to a chemical breath test, which reportedly found his blood alcohol content to be well above the legal limit.
Zamparripa Campos was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence and released into the custody of a sober adult. He was additionally cited for laned roadway violations.
At approximately 1:12 a.m. on May 6, Officer Cody Wild was on a fixed post on Bald Hill Road when he observed a vehicle traveling south at a high rate of speed. The vehicle made a left turn in an attempt to pull into the McDonald’s parking lot, missing the entrance and nearly driving over a curb, according to the officer.
Wild initiated a motor vehicle stop in the McDonald’s parking lot and made contact with the operator, who is said to have had “bloodshot and watery” eyes, slurred speech and a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath.” The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier in the evening.
The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.
Joseph A. Piccione, 30, 87 Woodview Drive, Cranston, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters. He is said to have agreed to submit to a chemical breath test, which reportedly found his blood alcohol content to be significantly above the legal limit.
Piccone was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. He was additionally cited for turn signal required and backing up prohibited.
On the afternoon of April 17, Officer Matthew T. Smith responded to the Work ’N Gear location at 945 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting. Dispatch advised that the suspect in the incident had left the scene in a 2011 Toyota Camry.
Upon arrival, Smith made contact with the store’s assistant manager, who reported that a man had taken a pair of boots from the store without paying shortly after 4 p.m. The boots were valued at approximately $240.
Store employees told Smith they recognized the man from a visit he made earlier in the day, during which he purchased a T-shirt and claimed to have accidentally broken the security device on the pair of boots that were later stolen. He had given his name during the earlier visit when asked to sign up for the store’s coupon mailing list.
Police issued an arrest warrant for the suspect on a charge of shoplifting. On May 8, Warwick Police officers responded to North Smithfield Police headquarters to take Joseph S. Almonte, 36, 76 Sweet Ave., third floor, Woonsocket, into custody on the warrant. He was transported back to Warwick headquarters for processing.
On May 5 at approximately 12:53 p.m., Officer Thomas W. Greene responded to the Macy’s location at Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident. Prior to his arrival, dispatch advised that a suspect was in the custody of the loss prevention office at the store.
At the scene, a loss prevention associate at the store told Green that the woman was observed selecting multiple items – including two small change purses, two shirts, black leggings and a black hoodie – before entering a fitting room.
The woman is said to have then exited the fitting room – which a check found to be empty – while carrying the leggings and a plastic bag in which she had concealed the other items. She is said to have then attempted to exit the store while passing all points of purchase, but was intercepted by loss prevention personnel. The total value of the items was placed at $303.50.
Angela M. Gerundio, 39, 200 Post Road, Apt. 502, Warwick, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was held as a probation violator pending a court appearance.
At 12:45 p.m. on May 7, Sgt. Steven M. Nelson met with a man at Warwick Police headquarters regarding a reportedly larceny.
The reporting party said he had been at the Warwick Mall’s food court area on May 1 when he removed two rings to use a hand sanitizer station. When he finished drying his hands, he found the rings were missing.
The rings are described as gold ring with a 1.25-carat diamond and a wedding band with eight diamond chips. The former has a replacement value of $3,250, while the latter is valued at $800.
A check with Warwick Mall information and security found the rings had not been found or turned in.
At 6:08 p.m. on May 4, Officer John D. Madden responded to a Maywood Avenue address for a report of possibly malicious damage.
At the scene, the reporting party told Madden that the front window of her residence appeared to have been damaged by shots from a BB gun. The officer observed the damage and “could clearly see” two BB holes in the window. It was believed the damaged had occurred within the preceding few hours.
No suspects were immediately identified.
Just before 10 p.m. on May 3, Officer Randy S. Bell responded to the Pizza Hut location at 1627 Warwick Ave. for a report of fraudulent credit card use. At the scene, a cashier told Bell that a customer had placed an order to pick up, and prior to the customer’s arrival, the store received a call from a Washington State resident indicating his Pizza Hut mobile app had just been used to place an order at the Rhode Island store. When the person who had placed the order arrived, the cashier told him he was not the owner of the credit card used in the purchase, at which point he reportedly ran to a blue sedan bearing Rhode Island registration and left the scene. The Washington resident was referred to Pizza Hut’s corporate management. Police left a message with the victim of the fraud.