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Warwick Police Log 04/15/21

Posted 4/15/21

STOLEN VEHICLE At approximately 2:15 p.m. on April 3, Officer Cody Wild responded to Dick's Sporting Goods at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. At the scene, the reporting party told Wild he arrived for work at the sporting goods

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Warwick Police Log 04/15/21

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STOLEN VEHICLE

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on April 3, Officer Cody Wild responded to Dick’s Sporting Goods at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a stolen motor vehicle.

At the scene, the reporting party told Wild he arrived for work at the sporting goods store at approximately 8 a.m. that morning and left his keys in his 2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. He had been running late and accidentally left the vehicle unlocked. When he returned to the parking lot at 2 p.m., the vehicle was missing.

No security camera footage was immediately available. The vehicle was entered into police records as stolen, and the matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

On April 4, Cranston Police advised Warwick Police that the vehicle had been recovered at the CVS at 681 Reservoir Ave. in that city. The vehicle was abandoned and its keys were inside. The vehicle’s owner was notified.

RECKLESS DRIVING

Shortly before 6 p.m. on April 3, Officer Joseph DiIorio and other officers responded to Rocky Point Park for a report of a rollover accident.

At the scene, the officers observed a Jeep Cherokee with “major damage to the roof and sides.” Witnesses said the vehicle had rolled onto its roof but had been flipped back over onto its tires prior to the arrival of police. The witnesses told police the vehicle had been doing “donuts” in the park’s dirt parking lot before rolling over. DiIorio reports there was a “large crowd” in the area when police arrived.

A female passenger from the Jeep had injured her leg and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

The male operator of the vehicle, identified as David Flowers, 23, of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested on a charge of reckless driving and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.

LARCENY

At approximately 10:20 a.m. on April 3, Officer Britton Kelly spoke by phone with a reporting party regarding a stolen bicycle.

The reporting party told Kelly that sometime overnight between April 2 and April 3, a bike belonging to one of his children was taken from the driveway of his home on Apollo Street. The bike was described as a 20-inch BMX valued at approximately $300.

An outdoor security camera at his home was blocked by an overgrown shrub and did not capture the theft. The reporting party said two other bicycles had been stolen from his property in the previous week.

The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

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Shortly before 1 p.m. on April 11, Officer Robert Canis-Langlais responded to Wilscape LLC on Toll Gate Road for a report of larceny.

At the scene, the owner of the business told Canis-Langlais that three shrubs, each valued at $190, were missing. The theft was discovered that morning and was believed to have occurred overnight. An inventory was ongoing to determine if any other plants were missing.

No suspects or witnesses were immediately identified. The matter was documented.

SHOPLIFTING

Shortly before 5 p.m. on April 2, Officer Michael Rocchio and other officers responded to the Target at the Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch advised that a male suspect had last been seen leaving the store carrying three vacuum cleaners.

Rocchio and the other officers observed a man matching the suspect’s description with “three vacuum cleaners and several bags next to him,” and he was placed him into custody. A records check found the man was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued from Rhode Island State Police.

Officer Joseph DiIorio then met with an employee from Target, who identified the man in custody as the shoplifting suspect. He told police the man had been observed removing electronic security tags from two vacuum cleaners, both Shark brand, valued at roughly $330 and $430, respectively. The man is said to have placed those items, along with a Dyson fan valued at $500, into a shopping cart before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay for the items.

The stolen items, with a combined value of roughly $1,260, were recovered.

Todd M. Bourassa, 44, 38 Foster St., Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of shoplifting and unlawful use or removal of theft detection shielding devices and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court and later transferred into the custody of State Police on the outstanding arrest warrant.

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At approximately 1 a.m. on April 5, Officer Ryan Costa responded to the Four Seasons at 1190 Quaker Lane for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress.

At the scene, an employee told Costa that the male suspect had entered the store wearing a yellow shirt and gray robe. The suspect asked for several packs of cigarettes, and when the employee retrieved them and placed them on the counter, the suspect grabbed them and fled the store without paying. The suspect is said to have left the scene in a gray four-door sedan, heading east on Division Street.

Nine packs of cigarettes with a combined value of nearly $108 were taken, according to Four Seasons. The matter was documented, and police scheduled a later time to review security camera footage.

VANDALISM

At approximately 10:44 p.m. on April 9, Officer Joseph DiIorio responded to at Armstrong Avenue home for a report of a mailbox struck by a motor vehicle.

At the scene, the homeowner said she heard a loud bang outside at approximately 10 o’clock that night. Looking outside, she saw a vehicle speeding away. A review of Ring security camera footage showed a white vehicle strike her mailbox before leading the scene.

DiIorio reports the mailbox was “hanging off the post but still operable.” Police checked the area for the suspect vehicle, and the matter was documented.

WARRANTS

At approximately 2:18 p.m. on April 5, Officer Derek Mourato was traveling south on Post Road when he observed a blue Saturn with Texas registration.

“Based on the characteristic of the registration/buyer tags, I immediately identified the plates to be fraudulent and counterfeit,” Mourato reports. He also reports that the operator of the vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt.

Mourato initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to be wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Superior Court.

Pablo A. Floran Montero, 32, 467 Randall St., Apt. 1, Cranston, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions to be held pending a court appearance.

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