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Police Log 5/21/20

Posted 5/21/20

DUI At approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 10, Officer Kevin Warren responded to Shaw's supermarket at 320 Warwick Ave. to assist with a driving under the influence investigation. Dispatch advised that two vehicles had been involved in a minor motor vehicle

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Police Log 5/21/20

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DUI

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 10, Officer Kevin Warren responded to Shaw’s supermarket at 320 Warwick Ave. to assist with a driving under the influence investigation. Dispatch advised that two vehicles had been involved in a minor motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Warwick Avenue and Post Road, and one of the operators had left the scene.

Upon arriving at Shaw’s, Warren found that Officer David Boardman had a suspect who was involved n the accident in custody. Warren was asked to administer field sobriety testing to the suspect with the assistance of Sgt. Cabreja, who served as a translator due to a language barrier.

Warren reports that the suspect acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that day. He then administered the field sobriety testing, which the suspect reportedly failed.

Gregorio Ramos, 39, 169 Wendell St., Providence, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, Ramos is said to have agreed to submit to a chemical breath test, which reportedly found his blood alcohol content to be significantly above the legal limit.

Ramos was charged with driving under the influence and duty to stop for an accident resulting in injury. He was additionally cited for driving with a suspended license, second offense.

LARCENY

Shortly before 7 a.m. on May 6, Officer Ryan McGarry responded to New England Landscape Lighting at 319 Bald Hill Road for a report of larceny from a motor vehicle.

At the scene, an employee of the business told McGarry that upon arriving at work that morning, he discovered the catalytic converter had been removed from two company vehicles – 2005 Ford Ranger and a 2014 Chevy utility van.

A review of security camera footage did not show the theft or any potential suspects. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

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Shortly after 9 a.m. on May 7, Officer Matthew Caradimos responded to a West Pontiac Street residence for a report of larceny from a vehicle.

At the scene, the reporting party told Caradimos he had left his 1998 Chevy work van parked in front of his home on the night of May 6. When he returned to the vehicle at 7 a.m. on May 7, he found the majority of the tools in the van had been stolen. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

The missing tools have a combined value of nearly $8,000, according to the reporting party. No security camera footage was immediately available. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

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Shortly before 4 p.m. on May 10, Officer Thomas Paine responded to a Cindy Lane residence for a report of a larceny.

At the scene, the reporting party told Paine he had parked his truck – which he uses for work – in his driveway at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 8. When he went out to clean the vehicle at around 2 p.m. on May 10, he discovered several of its compartments was unlocked and partially open. The interior of the vehicle was locked and had not been accessed, but the compartments are used to store a variety of tools and equipment.

The reporting party said several items had been taken from those compartments, including a $900 saw, a $300 saw, a $150 screw gun, an $80 hand drill, a $150 electric grinder and two diamond blades valued at $400.

No security camera footage was immediately available. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

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Shortly before noon on May 12, Officer David Boardman responded to the New England Tech Automotive Building at 101 Access Road for a report of stolen motor vehicle parts.

At the scene, a staff member at the building told Boardman that while working on a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup truck, he noticed the vehicle was very loud. A subsequent check revealed the vehicle’s catalytic converter had been removed. Staff also discovered that another vehicle a 2006 Ford Carrier van, had damaged consistent with an attempt to remove its catalytic converter.

No other vehicles were damaged. The matter was documented.

TRESPASSING

Just after 12:30 p.m. on April 21, Officer Jeffrey Taranto responded to Collen Haxton’s Liquors on Post Road for a report of trespassing.

At the scene, the store manager told Taranto that a frequent customer who had been issued a no-trespassing order for the store had come into the building that day and attempted to purchase a bottle of alcohol. The manager said the man left the property after being advised that police would be called. The store provided security camera footage and indicated it wished to press charges. A warrant was subsequently issued for the man’s arrest on a charge of shoplifting.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on May 12, Officer Thomas Green responded to the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters to take custody of Nicholas Frank Ciolfi, 36, 17 Maynard St., North Providence, who was turning himself in on the warrant. He was processed and later transported to Third Division District Court for arraignment.

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