Police Log 05-04-23

Posted 5/4/23


Around 12:04 p.m., Friday, April 27, Warwick Police responded to the Burlington Coat Factory parking lot at 650 Bald Hill Road.

Callers reported a van crashed into and drove on top …

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Police Log 05-04-23



Around 12:04 p.m., Friday, April 27, Warwick Police responded to the Burlington Coat Factory parking lot at 650 Bald Hill Road.

Callers reported a van crashed into and drove on top of a parked car.

“These were the only two vehicles involved,” said Commander Michael Lima, Warwick’s Deputy Chief of Police.

Fire personnel on the scene said no one was hurt.

“The white van had an operator and a passenger inside,” Lima said. “Neither was injured. The black car was unoccupied; the owner was inside the store at the time of the incident.”

The crash occurred in the disabled parking area outside Burlington, next to Walmart.

No charges or citations were issued following the crash, according to police.

“The operator of the white van indicated the accelerator got stuck, which resulted in the van striking the pole and ultimately coming to rest on top of the black vehicle,” Lima explained. “The white van sustained damage to its front bumper and undercarriage. The black vehicle had extensive damage to its front bumper, front windshield, and roof. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.”


Around 12:50 p.m., March 25, Warwick police on patrol near the Motel 6, located at 20 Jefferson Boulevard, noticed a black Jeep registered to a woman who was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Police investigated, and discovered the suspect was staying at the hotel with a Johnston man who was also wanted by law enforcement.

Police knocked on the door of the motel room where the pair were staying. Eventually the door was opened by Jason Charles Dupuis, of 15 Myrtle Ave., Johnston. Dupuis was wanted by Warwick Police for one count of Shoplifting (greater than $100, second offense, a misdemeanor).

Police also took Stephanie Dowling into custody. Dowling was also wanted by Warwick Police for one misdemeanor count of Shoplifting.

“It should be noted, upon running further checks on Dupuis and Dowling, I observed that they both had pending warrants from North Kingstown Police,” Warwick Police Officer Nathaniel Gray wrote in the arrest report.

Dowling had an outstanding warrant for Shoplifting and Conspiracy, according to police. Dupuis had outstanding North Kingstown Police warrants for felony counts of Shoplifting and Conspiracy.

The Warwick charges originated on March 17, when Warwick Police responded to a report of shoplifting at Kohl’s at 650 Bald Hill Road. The pair allegedly took clothing valued at $154.65, by concealing it under a jacket while inside the fitting room. Police identified the pair after watching security surveillance footage.


Warwick Police responded to Kohl’s Department Store at 650 Bald Hill Road to investigate the report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Police were told that a man was in one of the changing rooms concealing store items. Police at the scene were directed to the changing room where a man, later identified as Cory L. Laberge, 40, of 74 McAloon St., Pawtucket, was allegedly placing store items in to a shopping bag that he had brought in with him.

He told police that he was not there to shoplift, but that he was placing the items in the bag to purchase at a later time.

“For officer safety reasons, Laberge was placed into handcuffs for the investigation,” Warwick Police Officer Maxwell A. Neiley wrote in the arrest report.

Store security told police they wanted Laberge trespassed from the store.

“Because Laberge never actually stole anything from the store, it was determined there would be no shoplifting charges, and a Trespass Order would be put in place against Laberge,” Neiley wrote.

While checking out Laberge’s criminal record, police discovered he had a bench warrant out of the Sixth District Court for failing to appear at a pretrial hearing. He was placed under arrest and searched.

During the search, police said they found “two small, clear, plastic baggies.”

“One baggie contained a solid, white, rock-like substance,” Neiley wrote. “The other baggie contained a powdery white substance.”

Laberge allegedly told police the baggies contained cocaine. He was taken into custody and the drugs were tested, resulting in one baggie testing positive for 1.6 grams of a fentanyl mixture and the other testing positive for 1.3 grams of cocaine.

Lebarge was additionally charged with two counts of Possession of Schedule I-V Narcotics. He was processed, photographed and fingerprinted.

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