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Warwick Police Log 10/15/20

Posted 10/15/20

DUI Just after 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, Officer Johnathan DiPietro responded to the area of the Job Lot on Warwick Avenue for a report of an erratic operator. Dispatch advised that a blue Toyota Camry was reportedly "e;all over the road"e; while traveling north

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Warwick Police Log 10/15/20

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DUI

Just after 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, Officer Johnathan DiPietro responded to the area of the Job Lot on Warwick Avenue for a report of an erratic operator. Dispatch advised that a blue Toyota Camry was reportedly “all over the road” while traveling north toward Atlantic Avenue and had turned onto Post Road southbound.

DiPietro spotted the suspect vehicle and observed it “swerving in and out of the leftmost lane several times.” The vehicle nearly sideswiped another vehicle at one point, the officer reports.

DiPietro initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who had “severely bloodshot and watery” eyes and “appeared confused and disheveled.” The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.

Marco T. Velasquez Urizar, 40, 123 Elwyn St., Cranston, 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.

Velasquez Urizar was later released into the custody of family members with 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 and laned roadway violations.

LARCENY

Just after 11 a.m. on Sept. 25, Officer Thomas Greene responded to the LongHorn Steakhouse at the Warwick Mall for a report of lost property. Dispatch advised that the reporting party, who was calling from Cranston, had taken off a college ring and watch in the establishment’s restroom the previous night and accidentally left the items behind.

Greene arrived at LongHorn and spoke with staff, who indicated neither the ring nor watch had been turned in. No security camera footage that might help determine who took the items was available.

Greene then made contact with the reporting party by phone. The man estimated the ring, a gold 1962 Rhode Island College ring engraved with his name, was valued at roughly $600. The watch, a bold Bulova brand, was valued at approximately $300. The man said he had contacted the attorney general’s office and was advised to make a report to its pawn shop database.

The matter was documented and the investigation was closed pending any additional leads.

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At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, Officer Daniel O’Connell responded to an Earlham Way home for a report of larceny from a motor vehicle.

At the scene, the reporting party told O’Connell she had left her vehicle unlocked in her driveway at approximately 2 a.m. the previous night. When she returned in the morning, she “discovered that it had been entered and rummaged through,” the officer reports. Missing from the vehicle were a bottle of perfume, “miscellaneous costume jewelry” and a wallet containing three restaurant gift cards.

No suspects were immediately identified. The matter was documented.

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Just before 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 5, Officer Britton Kelly spoke by phone with a reporting party regarding a vehicle break-in.

The reporting party told Kelly the incident occurred sometime overnight from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, and that the vehicle had likely been left unlocked. Approximately $20 in cash had been taken from the vehicle, although other items – including a dashboard camera, a pair of sunglasses and a cup of loose change – were not taken.

The reporting party said he would inquire with neighbors regarding the availability of security camera footage of the area from the timeframe in question. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

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Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, Officer Frank Montanaro received an online report regarding the theft of a boat trailer.

Montanaro then made contact with the reporting party, who said his boat trailer, valued at approximately $700, had been stored at a marina in Apponaug since May. When he asked the marina to pull his boat out of the water and load it onto the trailer, it was discovered that the trailer was missing.

A follow-up with the marina found that the trailer had been stored in a lot off the property. The lot provides free storage for trailers but is not secured. No security camera footage was available.

The matter was documented.

SHOPLIFTING

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Sept. 27, Officer Tyler Mobrice responded to the Walmart at 840 Post Road for a report of a shoplifting incident.

At the scene, an asset protection associate with the store told Mobrice that at approximately 8:15 p.m. that night, a man was observed acting suspiciously in the store. The man was seen selecting two boxes of diapers and a small bag of diapers before he exited the store without making any attempt to pay.

The asset protection associate showed Mobrice security camera footage that captured the incident. Outdoor cameras also showed the man entering the passenger side of a red pickup truck, believed to be a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, before leaving the scene.

The combined value of the stolen diapers was placed at nearly $83. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

VANDALISM

Just after 12:31 a.m. on Oct. 6, officers Brenen Cardoza and Gerard DiTomasso responded to a Glen Drive home regarding a report of malicious damage to a vehicle.

At the scene, the reporting party told the officers he had gone to Picasso’s Pizza at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in his work truck, a black Ford F250. When he left at approximately 11 p.m., he notocied the side mirror on the driver’s side had been damaged.

“The damage to the mirror appeared to be consistent with the size of a fist striking it,” Cardoza reports.

The reporting party said the damage would be inexpensive to repair. The matter was documented.

SUSPENDED/EXPIRED LICENSE

Just after 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, Officer Anthony D’Abrosca responded to the area of 3445 Post Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

At the scene, D’Abrosca made contact with the operator of one of the vehicles involved, who said he had been read-ended while traveling north on Post Road. The vehicle was not damaged and the operator was uninjured.

D’Abrosca then spoke with the second operator, who was also uninjured and whose vehicle had no visible damage. The operator told the officer he did not have a driver’s license, which was confirmed through a records check. The check also revealed the man had two prior convictions for driving without a license and was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued from Providence Police.

Marcos Joel Gonzalez, 36, 16 Pumgansett St., third floor, 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 issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court and transported to Providence Police headquarters.

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Shortly before 9 a.m. on Sept. 30, Officer Jacob Elderkin was conducting a routine patrol in the area of Toll Gate and Bald Hill roads when he observed a vehicle with “numerous equipment violations,” including a cracked windshield obstructing the operator’s field of vision.

A records check through dispatch found the vehicle’s registered owner was wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Third Division District Court. Elderkin then initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who was positively identified as the registered owner.

Stephen M. Stabile Jr., 22, 26 Saint James St., West Warwick, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was additionally charged with driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense. He was then transported to Third Division District Court for arraignment.

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