Police Log - 03/12/20

Posted 3/12/20

IDENTITY THEFT On March 4 at 11:30 a.m., Officer David Thompson responded to a Shippen Avenue residence for a report of possible identity theft. At the scene, the reporting party told Thompson that when she checked her email at approximately 9:46 a.m.

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Police Log - 03/12/20

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IDENTITY THEFT

On March 4 at 11:30 a.m., Officer David Thompson responded to a Shippen Avenue residence for a report of possible identity theft.

At the scene, the reporting party told Thompson that when she checked her email at approximately 9:46 a.m. that day, she found a message that appeared to be from Apple.

“She stated that the email indicated that her Apple account had been shut down or locked,” Thompson’s report reads. “[She] stated that she then began to enter her information into the website that she was directed to from the email. She stated that after doing so, she contacted Apple, and found the email was not from them.”

The woman told Thompson the information she provided included her name, address and Social Security number. She was advised to contact all three credit bureaus, check her credit reports and file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

The matter was documented.

VANDALISM

At approximately 12:47 a.m. on March 4, Officer Ryan McGarry responded to the Courtyard Marriott on Jefferson Boulevard for a report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle. Dispatch advised that a hotel employee had discovered a vehicle in the parking lot with its rear driver’s-side window smashed.

At the scene, McGarry observed the damage and identified the vehicle’s owner – a guest at the hotel – through a records check. The owner responded to the vehicle and said that a computer bag was missing from the back seat but no other items appeared to have been taken.

The hotel employee told McGarry she had observed a small, black sedan enter the hotel’s parking lot prior to discovering the damage to the vehicle. “[She] stated that she found this suspicious because shortly after it entered the parking lot, no one entered the lobby,” the officer’s report reads. The employee also said that a review of security camera footage revealed a subject in a dark, hooded sweatshirt in the area of the damaged vehicle at the time of the incident.

McGarry then conducted a check of other vehicles in the hotel’s parking lot and discovered a 2019 Nissan Rogue with its rear driver’s-side window smashed. The vehicle was identified as a rental being used by a hotel guest, who was later contacted and indicated a pair of headphones had been stolen. The matter was documented.

INTENT TO DEFRAUD

On July 17, 2019, Detective Matthew Smith responded to the Hertz car rental location on Senator Street for a report of an overdue rental.

The reporting party told Smith the vehicle, a 2019 Kia Optima, had been rented on June 8 and was due to be returned June 15. On June 19, the renter was contacted and reportedly indicated he would return the vehicle by the end of that day, although he did not do so. A credit card on file for the rental was declined for additional charges, and subsequent attempts to contact the renter proved unsuccessful.

Smith reports he subsequent made contact with the renter, who advised he was on vacation in Nevada. Hertz advised, and the detective conveyed to the renter, that the company would not press charges if the vehicle were returned by July 19.

That date passed without the vehicle’s return, at which point a warrant was issued for the renter’s arrest on a charge of obtaining vehicles with intent to defraud. The vehicle was additionally entered into the police reporting system as stolen.

Shortly before 1 p.m. on March 2 of this year, Officer Derek Hagopian responded to Warwick Police headquarters to take custody of Michael D. Jenkins, 29, 12 Nickerson St., Apt. 5, Pawtucket, on the warrant. Jenkins was transferred from the custody of Rhode Island State Police.

Jenkins was processed and transported to Third Division District Court for arraignment.

STOLEN PLATE

At approximately 7:17 p.m. on March 2, Officer Kyle Palmer responded to the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding a report of a stolen vehicle registration plate.

The reporting party told Palmer that at approximately 10 a.m. that morning, she noticed the front plate on her 2016 Mercedes Benz was missing. The rear plate had not been taken. The front plate had last been seen affixed to the vehicle on the morning of March 1.

No additional information was available. The matter was documented.

SHOPLIFTING

Just after 1 p.m. on Feb. 2, Officer Britton Kelly responded to Colleen Haxton Liquors at 1325 Post Road for a report of shoplifting.

At the scene, the reporting party told Kelly that during a check, she discovered a bottle of Remy Martin V was missing from a shelf. A review of security camera footage from the night of Feb. 1 showed a male suspect concealing the bottle – valued at approximately $75 – and exiting the store without making any attempt to pay.

The suspect was with two other men who made purchases at the store, the reporting party said. The men are said to have left the scene in a Volkswagen Passat, although its license plate was not visible on security footage.

Copies of the receipts for the purchases were obtained and the matter was forwarded to detectives for further investigation.

Detective Brenton Groeneveld reports that images of the suspect were shared on Facebook on Feb. 24. The next day, the suspect is said to have contacted police and indicated he wished to turn himself in.

Shortly before noon on March 1, Michael Antonio Ortiz, 23, 24 Agnes St., Apt. 2, West Warwick, responded to Warwick Police headquarters and was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

Just after 8:30 a.m. on March 5, Officer Derek Mourato was traveling on Jefferson Boulevard when he observed a southbound vehicle whose operator was not wearing a seat belt.

Mourato initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with male operator and female passenger. A records check found the operator’s license was suspended and he had two previously convictions for driving with a suspended license.

Robert A. Komhlan, 34, 23 Duncan Ave., Apt. 1, Providence, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

WARRANTS

At approximately 12:41 p.m. on March 3, Officer Ryan McGarry was conducting a directed patrol at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard when he observed four individuals sitting inside a vehicle in the parking lot.

McGarry made contact with the vehicle’s occupants, including a man who was identified via a Guatemalan passport. A records check revealed the man was wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Third Division District Court.

Santos Moises Quezada Alvarado, 29, 77 Union Ave., Apt. 3, Providence, was taken into custody and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

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Shortly before 4 p.m. on March 4, Officer Gian Micheletti responded to the Conimicut Post Office at 805 West Short Road to assist another officer with a motor vehicle stop.

The vehicle have been stopped for a seat belt violation and its operator was found to be wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court.

Steven Marsden, 30, 33 Woodmont St., Providence, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

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