Warwick Police Log


The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.

A Pawtucket man was charged with stealing over $730 worth of DVDs from the Target store in the Warwick Mall on Feb. 9. A Mall security guard told police he was alerted by Target security that the man walked out of the store with a number of DVDs concealed in his sweatshirt and jacket and when they confronted him, he put the goods on the floor and attempted to leave when they grabbed him and detained him for police. A Target security guard told police the same man had been in the store on Feb. 6 and got away with a number of DVDs. Officer Jason Brodeur took custody of the suspect, identified as Christopher George Ames, 28, of 178 Windmill St. and got a copy of the video showing Ames concealing the goods. Brodeur said he also learned that there was a warrant out for Ames for failure to appear in District Court. He was charged with felony shoplifting and held for arraignment in the morning.

Mary Hedwood, 19, of 9 Richard Ct. in Coventry was charged with shoplifting on Feb. 10 after security at Kohl’s in the Rhode Island Mall told police she concealed three pairs of earrings in her purse and left the store without paying for them. She was later released with a summons.

Luis R. Dorville, 45, of 45 Algonquin St. in Providence was charged with stealing two shirts, a jacket and a watch worth a total of $318.99 from Kohl’s on Feb. 13. Loss prevention told police he took the items into a fitting room and then concealed them under his clothing. He was later released with a summons.

Also arrested at Kohl’s on Feb. 13 was Noely Vandeusen, 24, of 11 Wildcat Rd. in Madison CT. Loss prevention said she took three pieces of jewelry worth $52 and hid them in her purse and walked out without paying for them. Arrested with her was Victoria Madrid, 20, of 52 Rolens Dr. in South Kingstown, who was charged with stealing two pieces of jewelry worth $32. They were both released with summonses.

Officer Maryellen Jessop responded to the Walmart on Post Road on Feb. 6 for a report of a woman who had been working her way through the store concealing merchandise throughout the store before she attempted to leave without paying for the goods. The loss prevention agent for the store told Jessop that there was still some merchandise concealed on her person that the suspect would not admit she had. She told Jessup she saw the woman conceal some underwear from the women’s department in her pants but refused to take them out. Jessop said she did a pat down of the suspect and felt a bulge and the suspect admitted she had some underwear hidden in her underwear and pulled out two lace thongs and turned them over to the loss prevention agent. Suzana M. Pona, 36, of 51 Mellon Rd. in Warwick was charged with shoplifting $40.10 worth of goods and later released with a summons.

Officer Nicholas Reay reported he was dispatched to the Warwick Mall for a report of malicious damage. He said he spoke with an employee of Cap On Head jewelry kiosk who said a woman approached him with a necklace in her hands and was yelling profanities at him and saying it was not the necklace he was supposed to charge her for. He said he asked her for a receipt before he would take it as a return and she told him she was never given a receipt. He said it was the business’s policy that no returns are made without a receipt and she became enraged and started yelling at him and picked up two cases of jewelry and threw them on the floor. A Mall security guard told Reay he heard the woman swearing at the clerk, which drew a crowd, and then saw her throw the cases on the floor. He said he had to physically restrain her and escorted her to the security office and called police. Neay said he took Nicole Marie Goodrich, 35, of 39 Carnation Dr. in Cranston, into custody and charged her with disorderly conduct and malicious damage and later released her with a summons.

Officer Jacob Elderkin reported malicious damage on Lee Street on Jan. 28. A man there told him he was sleeping around 10:20 p.m. when he heard a loud crash outside and went to see what happened. He said he found a white mailbox beside his car that had apparently been thrown from a vehicle. He said the mailbox hit the mirror on his car and broke it off. No witnesses or suspects.

Officer Jedidiah Pineau reported he was on patrol around 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 when a car pulled up beside him at Post Road and Warwick Avenue that had an expired inspection sticker. He said he pulled the car over and learned that the driver’s license had been suspended due to his not paying child support. He said a check also revealed that he had two warrants for failure to appear. He said he arrested Luis R. Ayala, 25, of 99 Rugby St. for the warrants and for driving on a suspended license. Pineau said he was doing an inventory search of the car prior to towing and found a fresh marijuana roach in the door pocket beside the passenger. He said the passenger denied it was his and the driver denied it was his, so he charged the passenger because it would have been difficult for the driver to place the roach where it was found. Andre Marizan, 22, of 954 Narragansett Blvd. in Cranston was charged with felony possession of marijuana after Pineau discovered that he was on probation of possession of marijuana. Pineau said he also turned up a total of four baggies of marijuana by the time he finished his inventory, one in the ashtray beside the steering wheel and driver’s seat and three more in a sweatshirt behind the driver’s seat. He said Ayala also had a prior conviction for possession of marijuana, so he too was charged with felony possession. Both men were held for the next session of District Court.

Officer Gary Driscoll reported a spate of larcenies from motor vehicles in the area of Trinity Street and Potters Avenue overnight on Feb. 8. He said sunglasses, a GPS units and a calculator were reported within an hour of each other. All of the parties told Driscoll they parked their cars unlocked the night before. No suspects or witnesses.


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