Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, Officer William R. Holz responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the area of 444 Quaker Lane. One of the northbound lanes was closed as officers assisted with traffic control while a tow truck driver assisted in clearing the roadway.
Holz reports a vehicle – described as a 2010 Hyundai Elantra – then approached the scene in the northbound lane at a high rate of speed and failed to yield despite signals for it to stop. The officer reports that he and the tow truck driver were forced to “dart out of the roadway in order to avoid being struck by the vehicle.” The vehicle then veered into the other lane “at the last moment, slamming on its brakes just as it passed northbound of us.”
Holz approach the vehicle and made contact, which contained a female operator and several passengers. According to the officer, a “very strong odor of burnt marijuana” emanated from the vehicle when the operator rolled down the front driver’s-side window. The operator is additionally said to have had “bloodshot, watery eyes.”
The operator exited the vehicle at Holz’s request and is said to have acknowledged smoking marijuana earlier that night. She is also said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which reportedly indicated impairment.
Jillian Turner, 18, 52 Firwood Drive, North Kingstown, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Kent Hospital, where she is said to have refused a chemical test.
Turner was then taken to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released into the custody of a sober adult with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. She was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test and failure to obey a police officer. *** Just before 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, Officer Normand G. Guilbert was on patrol at the intersection of Bald Hill Road and Cowesett Avenue when he observed a black Ford F150 stopped at a red light in the westbound lane of Cowesett Avenue.
The truck then proceeded through the intersection while the light was still red. Guilbert followed the vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop.
The officer made contact with the operator, whose eyes were said to be “glossy” and “bloodshot.” Additionally, the odor of an alcoholic beverage is said to have emanated from the operator’s breath, and there appeared to be vomit in the man’s lap. The operator is also said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that night.
A records check found the operator’s license was suspended, as was the registration for his vehicle. Guilbert reports the operator refused to consent to field sobriety testing.
At that point, Felipe J. De La Roca, 44, 119 Pender Ave., Warwick, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, he is said to have refused a chemical breath test. A further records check revealed he had been convicted of driving under the influence within the past five years.
De La Roca was charged with driving under the influence, second offense, and driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense. He was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle, obedience to traffic control devices and operating with a cancelled registration. He was held pending an appearance in Third Division District Court. *** At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, Officer Derek J. Hagopian responded to the intersection of Post Road and Van Buren Street to assist another officer with a motor vehicle stop.
At the scene, the other officer indicated the operator of the vehicle involved had been speeding, committed several laned roadway violations and showed signs of impairment.
Hagopian made contact with the operator and “detected a moderator odor of alcohol emanating from his breath.” The operator is also said to have slurred his speech.
The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.
Timothy Lee Ahearn, 55, Plainfield, Connecticut, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, he is said to have consented to a chemical breath test, which reportedly found his blood alcohol content to be significantly above the legal limit.
Ahearn was later released into the custody of a sober adult and issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. He was additionally cited for speeding, laned roadway violations and possession of marijuana, one ounce or less. SHOPLIFTING
On the morning of March 4, 2016, Officer Darren C. Parrillo responded to the loss prevention office at the Target location at the Warwick Mall. The store’s loss prevention personnel had reportedly identified a suspect in two previous shoplifting incidents.
Loss prevention personnel provided security camera footage of the suspect, who was alleged to have stolen fitness watches and related accessories. A criminal complaint was completed and two warrants were issued on charges of shoplifting.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2019, Officer Charles A. Austin Jr. responded to Portsmouth Police headquarters to take custody of Ryan L. Tellier, 44, Taunton, Massachusetts, on the warrants. Tellier was also taken into custody on a bench warrant issued from Third Division District Court.
Tellier was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and then to the Adult Correctional Institutions. *** At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, Officer Sara L. Goes responded to Dick’s Sporting Goods at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch then advised that the suspect had left the store heading toward Walmart.
Goes searched the area but was unable to locate the suspect. She then responded to the sporting goods store and met with an employee, who said the suspect had come into the bicycle department at approximately 4:15 p.m. and taken a bicycle from the rack before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay. The bicycle was valued at nearly $300.
Goes spoke with other employees and obtained security camera footage, which was forwarded to detectives.
A warrant for the suspect’s arrest on a charge of shoplifting was subsequently issued. On Nov. 4, Officer Michael C. Bailey responded to Third Division District Court to take custody of Richard M. Johnson, 49, 93 Elena St., Cranston, on the warrant. Johnson was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later released with a summons. WARRANTS
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, Officer Christopher R. Cote was stopped at a red light at the intersection of an access road near TGI Friday’s and Centerville Road when he observed a 2015 Toyota with an expired registration sticker. A records check then revealed the vehicle’s registration had been cancelled.
Cote followed the vehicle onto Centerville Road and initiated a motor vehicle stop. He made contact with the operator and sole passenger, and a records check found the passenger was wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court.
Ivana L. Brea, 19, 18 Whelan Ave., Providence, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.