CAR VS PEDESTRIAN
Around 5:43 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, Warwick Police officers were dispatched to the area of 90 Nausauket Road for the report of a “car vs pedestrian crash,” …
CAR VS PEDESTRIAN
Around 5:43 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, Warwick Police officers were dispatched to the area of 90 Nausauket Road for the report of a “car vs pedestrian crash,” according to police.
“Initial 911 calls reported the pedestrian was on the ground, barely conscious,” police said in a press release. “Officers responded to the area and located an unconscious male victim lying in the roadway with traumatic injuries to his head. Warwick EMS personnel responded and initiated treatment to the victim and transported him to Rhode Island Hospital.”
The Warwick Police Department Traffic Units’ Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the crash.
“Based off the initial investigation, it was learned that a Toyota Prius operated by 56 (-year-old) Charles Earle of Warwick, was travelling northbound on Nausauket Road approaching Long Street,” according to police. “The Prius crossed through the intersection continuing on Nausauket Road, at which point, the front passenger side of the vehicle impacted with a … pedestrian who was not in a crosswalk and was attempting to cross the roadway from east to west. The victims head impacted the windshield of the Prius resulting in major trauma.”
The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. According to police, speed and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors.
The victim is now listed in critical condition at RI Hospital, and identification has been withheld until family has been notified.
“This is an active investigation,” police said. “No charges are pending at this time.”
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information is encouraged to contact the Traffic Unit at 401-468-4200. Anonymous tips can be submitted via the WARWICKPD app or text WARWICKPD to 847411.
Around 3 p.m., Jan. 2, Warwick Police Detective Adam C. Arico was checking the Market Basket parking lot “on an unrelated call” when he spotted a store manager talking to a woman in the parking lot.
The manager told police that the woman was stopped for allegedly shoplifting after store employees say they saw her push a cart full of groceries past all points of purchase without attempting to pay.
Police identified the woman as Monika E. Sorel, 49, of 322 Eaton St., Providence. The store valued the groceries at $302.38.
Sorel was arrested and charged with Shoplifting (a misdemeanor).
Around 11:45 a.m., Jan. 2, Warwick Police Officer Nathaniel Gray was on patrol in the parking lot of the Rhode Island Mall near the entrance to Kohl’s when he spotted a man walking away from the building.
“It should be noted, I often work this area and have made a large amount of shoplifting arrests at this location,” Gray wrote in the arrest report.
Gray recognized a “bulge in the torso of his jacket as if he was concealing items.” The man “appeared nervous” and also had a backpack on, “which appeared … filled with items.”
Police identified the man as Robert Beauparlant, 40, of 30 Howard Ave., Apt. 58, Cranston.
Gray identified the bulge as a “sneaker protruding from the inside of his jacket.”
It was a brand new shoe.
After a search, police located a pair of new Nike sneakers tucked in his front waistband.
According to police, they found two more pairs of Nike sneakers inside the backpack.
Ultimately, according to the arrest report, police accused of stealing five pairs of Nike sneakers, valued at $480. According to police, this was his second shoplifting offense (greater than $100). Police note that he was also convicted of shoplifting on July 30, 2001.
He was arrested and charged with one count of Shoplifting (greater than $100; second offense).
Around 1:51 a.m., Jan. 6, Warwick Police Officer Michael S. Petrarca Jr. was at a fixed traffic post on Centerville Road when he spotted a black Infinity pass with window tint and no front plate.
He checked the rear plate and records showed it did not match the vehicle.
Police identified the driver as Holly A. Messier, 31, of 184 Alabama Ave., Providence.
“Upon initial contact I could detect an overwhelming odor of an alcohol beverage emanating form the vehicle,” Petrarca wrote in the arrest report.
Messier allegedly fumbled for her ID, but told police she did not have a valid driver’s license.
She allegedly admitted to police that she “had a beer.”
Messier was asked to consent to a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Following the tests, she was arrested under suspicion of DUI.
At police headquarters, she consented to a chemical breath test (her blood alcohol content, BAC, level registered 0.179 and 0.185 after two consecutive tests).
She was charged for DUI of Liquor (0.15 BAC or greater, second offense). Police also cited Messier for Driving with a Suspended License (second offense) and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Canceled Registration. Her vehicle was towed from the scene.
Around 8 p.m., Jan. 7, Warwick Police Officer Katerina M. Athaide was dispatched to the vicinity of West Shore Road and Oakland Beach Avenue for the report of an “erratic driver.”
The reporting party was following the suspect vehicle, a white E350 van, and claimed the van was “all over the road, blowing red lights, hitting snow banks, and driving at inconsistent speeds,” according to the arrest report.
Police caught up with the vehicle as it neared Warwick Neck Avenue near Ollies Pub at 941 West Shore Road.
Police identified the driver as Timothy M. Quigley, 53, of 67 Roger Williams Drive, Apt. 292, Johnston.
Police noted that his eyes were bloodshot and watery. They detected “the strong odor” of alcohol.
Quigley told police he was on his way back from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where he attended a Patriots game. He said he was driving to Ollies Pub “to have some more drinks.”
Police noted an empty 12-ounce can of Amstel Light in the front cup holder.
Police asked Quigley to consent to a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Following the tests, he was arrested under suspicion of DUI. Following the tests, he was arrested.
Quigley also refused a chemical breath test.
He was charged for DUI of Liquor (BAC unknown, first offense). Police also cited Quigley for Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test (first offense).
Around 10:30 p.m. he was released to the custody of a sober adult.
BREAKING & ENTERING
Warwick Police have announced an arrest in a series of commercial breaking and entering incidents that occurred between Jan. 9-19, at three separate commercial businesses in the city, during the early morning hours.
The businesses victimized included the Tri City Elks Lodge, the Cantina Del Rio Restaurant (twice), and the Jefferson Speakeasy, according to police.
On Jan. 19, “based on a joint effort by the Patrol and Detective Divisions, the suspected male was apprehended based on an outstanding arrest warrant for access to a computer for fraudulent purposes for a separate incident,” police announced. “The suspect was taken into custody, questioned by detectives, and multiple search warrants were executed.”
The investigation resulted in the arrest of George Andrews, 53, of Warwick. He was transported to Third Division District Court for arraignment on the following charges: Access to Computer for Fraudulent Purposes, four counts of Breaking & Entering, four counts of Larceny, and one count of Receiving Stolen Goods. Andrews was held as a bail violator.
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