The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
Thieves made off with more than $8,500 worth of computers, cameras, iPads and other property taken from several cars while their owners were inside the Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant on Division Rd. on March 12. Witnesses told police they arrived between 5:30 and 6 p.m. and discovered the thefts when they returned to their cars after 8 p.m. All three cars involved had their windows smashed. One victim said she saw a white four-door sedan idling in the lot when she came out but did not see anyone inside it. No other witnesses were found. No suspects.
A Cranston woman was charged with felony shoplifting at Kohl’s in the Rhode Island Mall on March 11. Loss prevention told police they saw the woman take four pairs of panties and three bras and two purses into a fitting room and come out with none of the merchandise visible. She was stopped when she left the store without paying for the concealed goods and was charged with felony shoplifting based on prior convictions. Lynn M. Bennett, 49, of 4145 Pontiac Ave. was later transported to the ACI as a probation violator.
A West Warwick woman was arrested at Kohl’s on March 7 after loss prevention there told police she put bras, cosmetics and a robe in a shopping cart and wheeled it out of the store without paying for the stuff. Kelly L. Nicoll, 40, of 30 Dogwood Dr. was later released with a summons.
Erin M. Hobin, 25, of 23 Knight St. in West Warwick was stopped outside of the Wal-Mart on Bald Hill Road on March 6. Loss prevention told police she left the store without paying for $80.43 worth of merchandise concealed in her purse. She was later released with a summons.
Jourdan Gentile, 21, of 82 Searle Ave. in Cranston was arrested for shoplifting at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall on March 6. Loss prevention said she took the goods into a fitting room, concealed them on her person and attempted to leave without paying for $190 worth of merchandise. She was later taken to District Court for arraignment.
Aaron Jeffrey Menard, 23, of 32 Sackett St. in Providence was charged with felony shoplifting on March 5 after Officer Nicholas DiNardo, who was responding to a shoplifting in progress, stopped Menard in the parking lot. DiNardo said he asked him if he paid for the stuff he was carrying and Menard said he had not. He was charged with stealing over $450 worth of goods from Wal-Mart and Macy’s. Records showed that Menard had several convictions and several probation violations within the last three years. He was held overnight for the next session of District Court.
Stephanie C. Cummins, 35, of 246 Providence Ave. in East Providence was charged with shoplifting at the Wal-Mart on Bald Hill Road on March 5. Loss prevention told police they recovered about 60 items worth a total of $168.17 from a tote bag she was carrying. She was later released with a summons.
Amber Langanke, 21, of 3661 Kinston Rd. in South Kingstown was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s on March 4. Loss prevention told police she concealed bras and panties worth $201 and jewelry worth $115 and attempted to leave the store without paying for the concealed goods. She was later released with a summons.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Hovsep Sarkisian reported he was on patrol when a car crossed into his lane and almost hit him on Post Road around 1:10 a.m. on March 4. He said he steered out of a head-on collision and turned and stopped the car. He said he saw an open beer bottle in the rear seat and a plastic jug of vodka on the floor of the front seat. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was taken to headquarters where, after he protested that he went to college and wasn’t stupid, he refused to take a breath test. Felipe J. De La Roca, 37, of 119 Pender Ave. in Warwick was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.
On March 10, Officer Sarkisian reported he was on Sandy Lane around 1:20 a.m. when he pulled a car over for weaving in and out of lanes and over the double yellow line. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He said he gave the driver a field sobriety test that she failed and she was taken to headquarters where she registered a .221 and a .219 on the breath test. Olivia D. Carney, 36, of 1992 New London Turnpike in West Warwick was charged with DUI and laned roadway violations and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Javier Cabreja reported he was on patrol around 12:40 a.m. on March 7 when he and Officer Randy Francis pulled a car over that had stopped in the middle of an intersection, blocking two lanes of traffic before it suddenly sped north. He said he clocked the car at 49 miles per hour and pulled it over near Route 37 on Post Road. He said the driver denied he had been drinking but looked intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He said he gave the driver a field sobriety test that he failed and then took him to headquarters where he refused to take a breath test. Jason Lewis, 37, of 1677 Brayton Point Rd. in Somerset was charged with DUI and refusal and held for the next session of District Court.