Police Log - 09/12/19

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STABBING

Five people have been charged in connection with an early-morning incident at a Warwick establishment that left two people with stab wounds.

According to a statement from Warwick Police, officers responded to a report of a disturbance at All Stars Bar & Grill at 685 Airport Road at approximately 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers arriving at the scene found two male victims – both 25 and from Warwick – with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso. Both men were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. They were reportedly in stable condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

Police say John Decarlo, 35, of Brooklyn, New York, is charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, possession of a prohibited weapon other than a firearm – in this case, a knife with a blade larger than 3 inches – and disorderly conduct. He was due to be arraigned in Third Division District Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Four other men – Yannis Pavlis, 26, of Warwick; Jonathan S. Paquin, 23, of Warwick; Nicholas E. Marasco, 26, of Narragansett; and Jason E. Moniz, 29, of Providence – have been charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the incident. They were each released with a summons to appear in district court.

Police said their investigation remains ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the incident or has additional information is asked to contact detectives at 468-4233.

DUI

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 31, Officer Brian J. Holleran was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Post Road and Arnolds Neck Drive when he observed a Jeep Cherokee traveling below the posted 35 mph speed limit and repeatedly crossing the white fog line.

Holleran initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, at which point he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle and the operator’s breath. The operator is said to have had “bloodshot, watery eyes” and acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that night.

The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.

Michael Pierce, 40, 28 King St., Apt. 4, East Greenwich, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. At 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.

Pierce was later released into the custody of a sober adult with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court. He was additionally cited for a laned roadway violation.

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At approximately 9 p.m. on Aug. 5, Officer Jacob T. Elderkin was conducting a routine patrol heading north on Bald Hill Road when he observed a southbound vehicle traveling 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. The vehicle also had no lights on and was drifting across lanes.

Elderkin reversed direction to follow the vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop. He made contact with the operator, who is said to have had an “overwhelming odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath.” The operator also exhibited slurred speech and “extremely bloodshot and watery eyes,” according to the officer.

Elderkin reports that the operator initially refused to exit the vehicle. He also states that he observed an open container of what appeared to be sangria at the operator’s feet.

The operator eventually exited the vehicle and is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which she reportedly failed. Elderkin reports the operator refused a portable breath test.

Elderkin advised the operator she was being placed under arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, at which point he said she “began violently pulling away from me.” She is said to have continued resisting, and officers used pepper spray in the course of securing her within a cruiser.

Sara R. Reyes, 26, 24 Merino St., Johnston, was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, she is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Reyes was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. She was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test, speeding, operating an unregistered vehicle, times when lights required and laned roadway violations. She was held as a bail violator pending an appearance before a bail commissioner.

VANDALISM

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, Officer Charles A. Austin Jr. responded to the Greenwood Terrace Apartments at 2426 Post Road for a report of malicious damage to a vehicle.

At the scene, the reporting party told Austin that the passenger-side sliding door of her vehicle had been damaged. The vehicle had been parked at approximately 9 a.m. that morning and checked again around noon, but when she returned to the vehicle at approximately 5 p.m., “there was a hold about the size of a fist” in the door’s window. No items appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

No security camera footage was available and no other damage was reported. The matter was documented.

SHOPLIFTING

Just before 5 p.m. on Sept. 6, Officer Brian J. Holleran responded to the Walmart location at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch advised that an asset protection associate at the store was attempting to get a suspect to return to the store.

At the scene, the asset protection associate told Holleran that the suspect had been observed placing multiple items in a shopping cart before proceeding to a self-checkout lane. The suspect is said to have only scanned and paid for some of the items. The suspect was then observed selecting additional items from the store before proceeding to the exit in the garden section without making any attempt to pay.

The suspect was then met by asset protection personnel and escorted back inside the store. More than $537 worth of merchandise was recovered.

Laura M. Monteiro, 34, 22 Chambers St., Cumberland, was arrested on a charged of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

TAMPERING

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Sept. 5, Officer Evan E. Johnson met with a couple at Warwick Police headquarters regarding their vehicles being tampered with.

The couple indicated that between 10 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, all three of their family’s vehicles had been tampered with and $5 in change had been removed from one of the vehicles. The couple said all three vehicles were unlocked and had their glove boxes gone through, although no other items were missing.

The matter was documented and a request was made for additional police checks of the couple’s neighborhood.

LARCENY

At 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 6, Sgt. Joshua P. Myer met with a reporting party at Warwick Police headquarters regarding a larceny complaint. The reporting party told Myer that on the afternoon of Sept. 4, he discovered his iPhone 7 – valued at approximately $700 – was missing. The man said the phone had been placed in a gym bag in an unlocked locker at LA Fitness, located at 1500 Bald Hill Road. The matter was documented.

WARRANTS

At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 6, Officer Kevin P. Warren responded to the Motel 6 at 20 Jefferson Boulevard to assist staff with the ejection of a person from the premises.

At the scene, Warren made contact with the motel’s night manager, who indicated the person – a female guest staying with her boyfriend – was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. He told police the motel wished to have the woman removed from the property. Warren then spoke with the woman’s boyfriend, who indicated his girlfriend was intoxicated and they had been involved in an argument.

Efforts to locate the woman were initially unsuccessful. Meanwhile, a records check found her boyfriend was wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court.

Edwin A. Maldonado, 27, 33 Pope St., second floor, Providence, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

Officers eventually found the woman after being diverted by dispatch for a report of a possible overdose at the Motel 6. The woman was not overdosing but was highly intoxicated, according to Warren. She was transported to Kent Hospital for treatment.

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At approximately 8:43 p.m. on Sept. 5, Officer Ali M. Jaafar responded to the bus stop near the Showcase Cinema at Warwick Mall for a report of a disorderly person. Mall security was requesting to have the person removed from the property.

Jaafar made contact with mall security at the scene and conducted a records check on the person involved, who was found to be wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Fourth Division District Court.

David J. Disumma, 59, with a last known address in Woonsocket, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

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