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Police Logs 10/07/21

Posted 10/7/21

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK A 62-year-old man was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Sunday on West Shore Road, according to Warwick Police. Officers found the man in the middle of the roadway near 2677 West Shore Road after responding to reports of the

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Police Logs 10/07/21

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PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

A 62-year-old man was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Sunday on West Shore Road, according to Warwick Police.

Officers found the man in the middle of the roadway near 2677 West Shore Road after responding to reports of the incident shortly after 7 p.m., police said in a statement. The man was “semi-responsive” when emergency personnel arrived and had injuries described as serious. He was then transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where his condition was listed as critical.

“Initial investigation shows the male had entered the roadway, not utilizing a nearby crosswalk, crossing from north to south,” the statement from police reads. “He was struck by a Honda Accord as he entered the eastbound side of the roadway. The Honda was operating easterly in the left hand lane of travel. The operator stopped immediately after the collision and called 911.”

According to police, an initial investigation found that neither speed nor alcohol appeared to be a factor in the incident. An investigation through the department’s Crash Reconstruction Team was considered ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Traffic Division at 468-4200.

DUI

At approximately 6:46 a.m. on Sept. 18, Officer Evan Brown was conducting a patrol when he received a report of an erratic operator in the area of Interstate 95 and Jefferson Boulevard.

Brown and other officers responded to the area and located the reporting party, who was driving a 2021 GMC Yukon, at the intersection of Main and Greenwich avenues. The reporting party pointed officers to a dark-colored Mercedes that was traveling north.

The Mercedes was stopped and Brown made contact with its male operator. “I was immediately able to detect a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the interior of the vehicle,” the officer reports. “His eyes were bloodshot and watery.”

After initially refusing, Brown reports the operator exited the vehicle. The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol and marijuana earlier that morning. Brown additionally reports that at one point, “due to his increasing agitation and rapid hand movements to his pockets and waistband,” the operator was detained with handcuffs in the rear of a cruiser.

Brown reports that when the operator was asked if he would submit to field sobriety testing, he “requested his lawyer.”

He adds: “According to the reporting party, the operator of the Mercedes had exited his vehicle multiple times to threaten him. At one point, he lifted his shirt; the reporting party was unable to distinguish if the male had a weapon, and fled.”

A supplemental report from Officer David Babcock indicates the reporting party had first encountered the Mercedes while driving south on I-95 in Providence. As the reporting party followed the Mercedes onto Jefferson Boulevard, its operator “became aggressive … and attempted to hit his vehicle,” the report reads.

The report also states the just prior to the arrival of police at Main and Greenwich avenues, the Mercedes “attempted to ram [the reporting party’s] vehicle and swerved around him.” Then, the operator of the Mercedes is said to have “aggressively” walked toward the reporting party “and lifted his shirt in a manner to expose something in the waistband.”

Another supplemental report, from Sgt. Ryan Lancaster, indicates police found no firearms or weapons during a pat-down of the Mercedes’s operator.

Enrique G. Suarez, 33, 320 Lowell Ave., Apt. 2, Providence, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, Suarez is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Suarez was later released into the custody of two sober adults and issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. He was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test. ***

At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 25, Officer Tyler Luiz was conducting a patrol on Centerville Road when he observed a 2016 Nissan Maxima “change lanes and nearly collide with my police cruiser.”

“The Nissan did not use a turn signal when changing lanes … I had to make a sudden movement to the left to avoid a collision with the vehicle,” Luiz reports.

Luiz initiated a stop in the area of Centerville Road and Quaker Lane and made contact with the vehicle’s female operator. The operator had a “strong odor” of alcohol on her breath, “spoke with slurred speech” and had “red bloodshot, watery eyes,” the officer reports.

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

Tenisha M. Miller, 28, Rumford, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test, second offense, and held pending an appearance before a bail commissioner. She was additionally cited for turn signal required.

IDENTITY FRAUD

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, Officer Zachary Black and Detective Hovsep Sarkisian responded to Citizens Bank at 300 Quaker Lane for a report of a fraud incident in progress. According to dispatch, a customer was using a fake driver’s license.

At the scene, police made contact with bank employees, who said the license involved had been confirmed as fraudulent.

Black reports the woman involved in the incident “initially would not cooperate or speak with officers,” but “as we began questioning her, she then admitted her true identity.”

According to the reporting party at the bank, the woman had entered the bank at around 12:15 p.m. seeking to replace the debit card for an account. The reporting party the asked the woman for identification and placed it under a UV light – an authenticity test “it did not seem to pass.”

“[The reporting party] then asked for bank account information which the suspect was able to provide, however, the suspect was unable to confirm answers to any other questions that she was asked such as the amount of the direct deposit, if any, nor was she able to confirm her phone number,” Black’s report reads.

Black reports that as officers continued their questioning of the woman, “she stated that she was dropped off by two males in a cream colored vehicle and was instructed to take the ID, which she knew was fraudulent, and obtain a debit card.” The woman offered to help police apprehend the men by asking them to return to the bank, Black reports.

“Officers attempted to make contact with these suspects by allowing [the woman] to talk on the phone with them in an attempt to get them to respond to the bank, however, they would not do so,” the report continues.

Black also reports that a fraudulent check for $4,206 was found in the woman’s possession. The check was made out to a landscaping company and belonged to the person whose identity was being used in the attempted fraud.

Arlene Carol Sands, 56, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested on charges of identity theft and computer access for fraudulent purposes. She was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

SHOPLIFTING

At approximately 7 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2019, Officer Anthony D’Abrosca responded to the Macy’s at the Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch advised a male suspect had left the store with a jacket and fled the scene in a Nissan Sentra heading south on Greenwich Avenue.

Officers arriving the area were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. D’Abrosca then arrived at Macy’s and spoke with a loss prevention officer, who said the suspect had concealed the jacket – a North Face brand valued at $249 – within his own jacket before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay.

Security camera footage was obtained, and the matter was forwarded to detectives. After additional investigation – including the use of registration information and a photo lineup – Detective Adam Arico was able to identify a suspect, and a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of shoplifting.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, officers Jeffery Taranto and Gregory Accinno responded to Pawtucket Police headquarters to take custody of David M. Worster, 32, Chicopee, Massachusetts, on the warrant. Worster was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 24, Officer Tyler Luiz was traveling south on Warwick Avenue when he observed a northbound vehicle with a taillight out.

Luiz turned around to follow the vehicle and discovered through a records check that its registration was suspended. Records also indicated the vehicle’s registered owner had a suspended license.

Luiz initiated a stop and made contact with the operator, who was found to be the vehicle’s registered owner. Additionally, the operator was determined to have two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license.

William Irons, 51, 172 Walnut St., East Providence, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, 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. He was additionally cited for driving with suspended registration.

LARCENY

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 18, Officer Nathaniel Gray responded to Warwick Police headquarters regarding a report of a stolen mini-bike.

The reporting party told Gray the mini-bike – a Coleman CT200-4, valued at approximately $550 – had been stolen from a friend’s home on Warwick Avenue sometime between noon and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. The reporting party had no documentation regarding ownership of the bike, which had been purchased through Facebook several months earlier.

The matter was documented.

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