Police Log - 1/6/20

Posted 1/7/20

DUI Just after 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, Officer Derek Mourato and other officers responded to a two-car accident in the area of 87 West Natick Road. Mourato made contact with one of the operators involved, and he reports detecting the odor an alcoholic

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Police Log - 1/6/20

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DUI

Just after 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, Officer Derek Mourato and other officers responded to a two-car accident in the area of 87 West Natick Road.

Mourato made contact with one of the operators involved, and he reports detecting the odor an alcoholic beverage on the woman’s breath. The officer describes the woman’s speech as “slurred and mumbled” and her movements as “slow and delayed.”

The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which she reportedly failed.

Camille A. Buffi, 61, 145 Briggs St., Providence, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, she is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Buffi 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. She was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test and intervals between vehicles.

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Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 23, Officer Charles A. Austin Jr. responded to Colleen Haxton’s Liquors at 1325 Post Road for a well-being check. Dispatch subsequently advised that a female driver had almost struck the building and was now slumped over her vehicle’s wheel.

At the scene, Austin observed a 2018 Hyundai Elentra located directly in front of the building’s entrance. The vehicle had “driven up the handicap ramp almost striking the building,” according to the officer.

The vehicle was running, Austin reports, while a woman was seated in the driver’s seat speaking on her cell phone. The officer reports that he asked the woman to exit the vehicle, at which point she became “extremely aggressive and combative.”

The woman was handcuff and detained in the rear of Austin’s cruiser. The officer reports that a “strong odor” of alcohol emanated from the woman’s breath and she showed other signs of intoxication, including “very mumbled” speech and “extremely bloodshot” eyes. The woman is said to have refused to undergo field sobriety testing.

Donna L. McCain, 65, 59 Mann St., Warwick, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, she is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

McCain 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.

LARCENY

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 23, Officer David O. Thompson responded to a Cowesett Road home for a report of larceny.

At the scene, the reporting party told Thompson that a metal detector had been stolen from her porch at some point during the previous two weeks. The metal detector – valued at approximately $800 – had last been seen on Dec. 9 and was found to be missing on the afternoon of Dec. 22. The matter was documented.

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Shortly before 1 p.m. on Dec. 23, Officer Brian J. Holleran responded to Barrette Fabrication at 1077 Toll Gate Road regarding the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle.

At the scene, the reporting party told Holleran the damage to his vehicle – described as a 2001 Jeep Wrangler – occurred sometime between Dec. 15 and Dec. 23.

Security camera footage was available and provided to police at a later date. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

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Just before 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 25, Officer Jessica L. Masso responded to the NYLO Hotel at 400 Knight St. for a report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle. Dispatch advised the reporting parties were guests at the hotel and the damage had occurred on Dec. 23.

At the scene, the reporting parties told Masso they had arrived at the hotel on the night of Dec. 22. The vehicle was working when they left the hotel between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 23, but when they started the vehicle again at 6:30 p.m. that night, it produced a loud sound along with fumes and an odor.

The next morning, the vehicle was taken to an auto body shop, where the reporting parties said they were told the vehicle’s catalytic converter had been removed. Repairing the vehicle cost more than $1,450, the reporting parties said.

Police later obtained security camera footage of the hotel’s parking lot. The matter was forwarded to detectives.

SHOPLIFTING

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Dec. 20, Officer Ryan McGarry responded to the JCPenney location at Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress.

Dispatch advised that asset protection personnel at the store were attempting to detain a female suspect outside the store. McGarry, upon his arrival, located the suspect and an asset protection officer.

According to the asset protection officer, the suspect had been observed concealing merchandise on her person before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay. At that point, the suspect was confronted, and she is said to have initially run into the parking lot and hid before returning to the store’s entrance.

The merchandise taken from the store – identified in McGarry’s report as miscellaneous makeup products – had a combined value of $733 and was recovered.

Sage Luna Pagliarini, 20, 21 Larch Drive, Coventry, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

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Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, Officer Maxwell A. Neiley responded to the Target location at 1245 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress.

Dispatch advised that the male suspect had been observed entering a dark colored sedan that was attempting to lead the parking lot northbound onto Bald Hill Road. The suspect was said to have taken a laptop and several toys from the store.

Upon arriving in the area, Neiley located the suspect vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop. The operator matched a description of the suspect, while a laptop and several toys were located in plain view in the vehicle’s backseat.

A loss prevention associate at the store later identified the operator as the shoplifting suspect, according to Neiley. The stolen merchandise, with a combined value of nearly $422, was returned to the store.

David Baxter Jr., 40, 209 Miantonomo Drive, Warwick, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

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