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Warwick Police Log 01/14/21

Posted 1/14/21

DUI Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 2, Officer Nicholas DeMarco was traveling north on Warwick Avenue when he observed a northbound GMC Yukon swerve over double-yellow lines into the southbound lanes. "e;The vehicle then attempted to correct itself by

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Warwick Police Log 01/14/21

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DUI

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 2, Officer Nicholas DeMarco was traveling north on Warwick Avenue when he observed a northbound GMC Yukon swerve over double-yellow lines into the southbound lanes.

“The vehicle then attempted to correct itself by swerving to the right, over the white dividing line and into the right lane, before adjusting back into the left lane,” the officer reports.

Additionally, DeMarco reports that a records check found the vehicle did not match its displayed registration plates.

DeMarco initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the male operator and female passenger. The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that evening. Additionally, the officer reports, the operator slurred his speech, exhibited “bloodshot, watery eyes” and had an odor of alcohol on his breath.

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

Tristan Roberts Irvin, 27, 67 Penn St., Providence, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters he is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Irvin was charged with driving under the influence and cited for driving without/expired license, third or subsequent offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test, a laned roadway violation and improper use of registration or title certification. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions pending a court appearance.

SHOPLIFTING

On Oct. 4, 2020, Officer Sara Goes responded to the Target store at the Warwick Mall regarding previous shoplifting incidents.

At the scene, an asset protection officer for the store told Goes that a review of security camera footage had identified a suspect in four separate cases of shoplifting that took place in July and August. The asset protection officer said the female suspect had been arrested on a charge of shoplifting at the store on Sept. 7, and that she was linked to the prior incidents based on a review of security camera footage from the dates in question.

According to information Target provided to police, the stolen items included storage bins, baby formula and energy drinks. Combined, the items were valued at more than $1,500.

Based on the information provided by the store, an arrest warrant was issued for the suspect on four counts of shoplifting.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 24, officers Gian Micheletti and Nicholas DeMarco responded to Providence Police headquarters to take custody of Michelle L. Parker, 265 Althea St., Apt. 1, Providence, on the warrant. Parker was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and held pending arraignment.

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At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 26, Officer Tyler Stone responded to the Walmart on Post Road for a report of shoplifting.

At the scene, a loss prevention officer advised that two male suspects were in the custody of store employees. The loss prevention officer said one of the men had been observed selecting a vacuum, windshield wipers and automotive lighting from the auto department. He was then seen selecting other, less expensive items and removing their barcodes, which he is said to have used while utilizing a self-checkout line.

The loss prevention officer said the suspect rang up $142 worth of merchandise but paid only $65. All of the items were recovered. It was later determined that the other man had not been involved in the theft.

Ryan M. Danielson, 26, 70 Sharon St., Cranston, 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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At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, Officer Thomas Greene responded to the JCPenney store at the Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch advised that a male suspect was in the custody of store personnel.

At the scene, a loss prevention associate told Greene the suspect had been observed walking through the store with an empty bag. He was then seen selecting a pair of jeans, removing their tags, placing them in the bag and exiting the store without making any attempt to pay. At that point, he was met by employees and escorted back inside.

Greene reports the suspect initially provided him with a false name.

Amado Amezquita, 50, 201 Hillcrest Ave., Providence, was arrested on charges of shoplifting and obstructing an officer in the execution of duty. He was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

LARCENY

At approximately 1:40 p.m. on Jan. 5, Officer Jordan Guyton responded to Barrette Fabrication at 1077 Toll Gate Road for a report of larceny. Dispatch advised that a catalytic converter had been stolen from a vehicle at the location.

At the scene, the reporting party told Guyton that on Dec. 30, a customer had dropped off a Toyota 4Runner for service. The vehicle was moved to a side lot on Jan. 1 and remained there until Jan. 5. That afternoon, the theft of the catalytic converter was discovered.

The owner of the vehicle advised that he wished to pursue a complaint. Security camera footage from the business was to be reviewed, and the matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

VANDALISM

At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Jan. 3, officers Steven Moretti and Nathaniel Gray responded to a Narragansett Bay Avenue home for a report of vandalism to a mailbox.

At the scene, the officers observed the mailbox, which Gray reports was “damaged in a manner of which appeared consistent with damage from a vehicle backing into it.”

The reporting party requested to file a complaint in the event it was determine the damage had been caused intentionally. No witnesses or suspects were immediately identified, and the matter was documented.

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Just before 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, Officer Britton Kelly responded to the Shaw’s supermarket at 320 Warwick Ave. for a report of malicious damage.

At the scene, the reporting party told Kelly his 1979 Mercury Cougar had been parked in the market’s lot while he shopped inside. When he returned to the vehicle, “he noticed that a portion of the quarter vinyl roof on the vehicle, along with a plastic window louver, appeared to have been melted.”

The reporting party suggested “some type of heat source, perhaps a torch of some type” had been used to cause the damage. He also told Kelly that a similar incident “occurred months earlier when he was parked in the Ace Hardware parking lot in the same plat as Shaw’s.”

No security camera footage was immediately available and no potential suspects were identified. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

At approximately 2:11 a.m. on Jan. 4, Officer Zachary Black was conducting a patrol in the area of the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard when he observed a 2009 Nissan Altima take the on-ramp to Interstate 95 north.

“I observed the vehicle did not have a properly illuminated rear registration plate,” the officer reports.

Black followed the vehicle, initiated a stop and made contact with its operator, who was found through a records check to have a suspended license and two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license.

According to Black, a “large aggressive canine” was in the vehicle, and the operator was the sole occupant. As a result, a sergeant advised the officer to release the operator from the scene with a summons.

Greg M. Anthony, 38, 38 West Drive, Rumford, was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense. He was additionally cited for illumination of rear registration plate and improper use of registration/title/certificate. ***

Just after noon on Jan. 5, Officer David Boardman was conducting a routine patrol in a marked cruiser on Greenwich Avenue when he observed a vehicle make an “abrupt right turn” onto Metro Center Boulevard.

According to Boardman, a records check found the vehicle did not match its registration plates. At that point, he initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to have a suspended license, at least two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license, and an active arrest warrant issued from Coventry Police.

Two other officers arrived on scene to provide backup, and Boardman reports a pair of of “taser knuckles (zap blast knuckles)” were found in the vehicle’s center console during an inventory.

Jason S. Brayman, 40, 22 Pond View Drive, Coventry, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and one count of possession of prohibited weapons other than firearms. He was additionally cited for improper use of title or registration. He was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later taken to Third Division District Court. ***

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 6, Officer Aaron Steere was patrolling in the area of the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard when he observed a 2004 Jeep with a Rhode Island inspection sticker and New Hampshire registration plates. A records check found the plates had expired in 2018 and did not match the vehicle.

Steere initiated a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 95 north and made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to have a suspended license and “numerous” prior convictions for driving with a suspended license.

Jasmine T. St. Hill, 33, 86 Slater St., Apt. 2, Pawtucket, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, 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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