Around 1:56 a.m., Oct. 28, Warwick Police Officer Connor R. Bemis was on routine patrol near the intersection of Centerville and Hardig roads when he spotted a gray Ford pass “at a …
Around 1:56 a.m., Oct. 28, Warwick Police Officer Connor R. Bemis was on routine patrol near the intersection of Centerville and Hardig roads when he spotted a gray Ford pass “at a high rate of speed, according to the arrest report.
Bemis initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Timothy R. O’Brien, 26, of 86 Falcon Ridge Drive, Exeter.
“I observed O’Brien to have bloodshot and watery eyes,” Bemis wrote in the report. “I detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage to be emanating from O’Brien’s breath.”
O’Brien told police he was swerving on Centerville Roade because of the “pot holes.” Bemis noted that O’Brien was “acting very excited, very talkative and spoke with a quick speech.”
Police asked O’Brien to consent to a series of standardized field sobriety tests. He consented. Following the tests, police determined he had been driving “under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs.” He was arrested and transported to Warwick Police Headquarters.
Police searched O’Brien’s socks and shoes.
“Inside O’Brien’s socks … (police) located small glassine twisted baggies containing a white powder like substance,” Bemis wrote. Police suspected the bags contained cocaine.
Warwick Police Officer Edmund F. Pierce III provided a supplemental narrative report.
“Prior to placing Timothy in the cell, I had him turn his pockets inside out, again yielding negative results for contraband,” Pierce wrote. “I then had Timothy remove his socks and at this time three small dime bags of a white powdery substance which I believed to be cocaine fell on the floor. I asked Timothy what they were and he stated that it was cocaine.”
Police tested the substance with a “Tru Narc machine,” which confirmed the substance was cocaine.
O’Brien was charged with DUI of Liquor (BAC unknown, first offense), Possession of Schedule I-V Controlled Substance (less than 10 grams), Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test (first offense), Laned Roadway Violations, and Speeding (11+ mph in Excess of the Posted Speed Limit (first offense).
Around 11:40 a.m., Oct. 28, Warwick Police responded to the Target at the Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, to follow-up on an earlier shoplifting report. They spoke to a loss prevention associate, who told them a man had taken a “large amount of merchandise” and passed all the points of purchase without paying.
Security personnel asked the man to see a receipt, but he ignored them and continued on and exited the store. Security told police that the suspect “was on his phone, pretending to (be) occupied.”
The suspect climbed into a silver Kia SUV and drove away. They got the plate number and saw a “juvenile” in the vehicle with the suspect.
Police identified the suspect as Louis Acevedo, 33, of 206 Bateman Ave., Apt. 3, Cranston. Acevedo allegedly told store employees that he “forgot to pay and wanted to go back into the store to pay,” according to the incident report.
He showed a receipt for a single item, for $12. The store estimated Acevedo had approximately $500 in “stolen merchandise,” including clothing, a watch, “Marvel items,” and a soccer ball. The store was temporarily unable to access security surveillance footage, so police waited to file criminal charges.
On Oct. 31, police called Acevedo on the phone and he told them he would respond to Warwick Police Headquarters to turn himself in on a misdemeanor Shoplifting charge. He voluntarily showed up, was searched, processed and received a Third District Court date.
At 1:34 a.m., Oct. 30, Warwick Police Officer Ryan E. Costa was on a fixed posted near the intersection of Warwick and Dixie avenues when he spotted a slow traveling vehicle, “below the normal flow of traffic.”
Costa followed the 2015 BMW X3 and watched it swerve from the right lane to the left, according to the arrest report. The driver allegedly swerved several more times, traveling south on Warwick Avenue, and traveling around 30 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone.
“The vehicle approached the intersection of Warwick Avenue and Church Avenue, to which the vehicle suddenly cut from the right lane into the left lane without utilizing a turn signal,” Costa wrote. “The vehicle came to a stop and turned onto Church Avenue, again not utilizing a turn signal. The vehicle came to a stop next to a box truck to have a conversation with a box truck driver.
Costa activated his cruiser’s emergency lights and pulled onto the sidewalk next to Navigant Credit Union, 2100 Warwick Ave.
Police identified the driver as Luis Rodriguez, 55, of 12 Humes St., Second Floor, Providence.
The driver told police he was in “Warwick looking for a wine and cheese restaurant,” but didn’t know the name or address of the restaurant. He also told police he had no phone or ID, and his driver’s license had been suspended.
“While speaking with Rodriguez, he was leaning against his vehicle and I observed Rodriguez’s eyes to be pinpoint and watery,” Costa wrote. “I also noted that his speech was slurred while speaking with him.”
He told police he had consumed no alcohol that day.
Police asked Rodriguez to consent to a series of standardized field sobriety tests. He consented. Following the tests, police determined he had been driving “under the influence.” He was arrested and transported to Warwick Police Headquarters.
While processing Rodriguez, police say they discovered multiple aliases and an active warrant for his arrest, tied to a Superior Court case. He was charged with DUI of Liquor (BAC unknown, first offense).
“Upon running routine checks of Rodriguez, it was determined that he did not have a driver’s license and the registration of the vehicle that he was operating was suspended,” Costa wrote.
Rodriguez was cited for Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test, Driving Without a License, Operating a Motor Vehicle with Suspended Registration, Laned Roadway Violations and Turn Signal Required.
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