The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
DRUG CHARGE ADDED
Officer Scott Chanthaphouvong reported taking custody of a shoplifting suspect at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall and adding drug possession to the charges after he found a pill on the suspect. A loss prevention agent at the store told Chanthaphouvong she saw the man select nine items from the men’s department and then head out with them wrapped in a vest. She said the items added up to $428.50 worth of merchandise. Chanthaphouvong said he found a broken pill in the suspect’s wallet that the suspect said it was given to him for opiate withdrawal by a clinic but did not have a prescription for the drug. Radames Tilson, 24, of 271 Stillwater Dr. in Warwick was charged with shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance and was remanded to the ACI when he failed to post the $1,000 surety bail.
Officer Paul Wells reported taking custody of two shoplifting suspects at the Walmart store on Bald Hill Road on Feb. 6. A loss prevention agent told Wells they would only press charges for the woman involved because the man with her, identified as her husband, was only accused of stealing $12 worth of goods. The woman, identified as Tara Moore, 31, of 138 Blade St. in Warwick was charged with stealing $244.44 worth of DVDs. Wells said that Chuck Moore, 29, of the same address, was allowed to leave but Wells noted that he was going to notify Moore’s probation officer about the incident because he was released from jail less than three weeks before for possession of more than eight pounds of marijuana with intent to deliver. Tara Moore was charged with one count of shoplifting and later released with a summons.
Officer Jason Brodeur was dispatched to the Target store in the Warwick Mall on Feb. 4 for a woman accused of stealing being held for attempting to shoplift more than $814 worth of merchandise, including a Dyson vacuum cleaner worth $599, Enfamil formula, a cell phone and a pair of boots. Loss prevention told Brodeur the woman took a Dyson vacuum cleaner and tried to return it at the service counter and then walked out with the rest of the goods after the refund was denied. They said they had it all on video and Chantelle Cornejo, 18, of 25 Redwing St. in Providence was taken to headquarters and processed for shoplifting and later released with a summons.
Officer Michael Walker reported he was dispatched to the Cowesett Apartments on Post Road around 11:15 p.m. on Feb. 5 for an attempted housebreak. He said the woman who called met him in the parking lot and told him she came home and was just going into her apartment when she heard a crackling noise. She said she went to the source of the noise and saw that the sliding glass door was completely shattered but mostly intact and the screen slightly open. A neighbor of the caller told Walker he heard two or three bangs around 10:30 p.m. and grabbed a baseball bat and went to his sliding door to see what was going on. He said he didn’t see anyone in the area at that time. Walker called detectives and told them about the attempted break-in.
Officer Daniel Lopez reported he was dispatched to the Blackstone Valley Youth and Family Collaborative on West Shore Road around 9 a.m. on Jan. 30 for a malicious damage report. He said he met with an employee there who told him that sometime between Friday and that morning someone broke the plate glass front window of the office. He also showed Lopez six smaller side windows that were smashed as well. He told Lopez he had no idea who broke them but said he doubted it was any of the students or other workers there.
A Warwick woman called police on Feb. 6 to report that the handicapped placard for her mother’s vehicle had been stolen while her vehicle was parked in a lot on Warwick Avenue. The serial number was 122521. No suspects or witnesses.
A Myrtle Avenue woman called police on Jan. 29 to report that she left her car in the driveway of her house unlocked and returned the next morning to see that someone made off with her car stereo, two 12-inch woofers, a 100 watt amp and her Tom-Tom GPS unit. She said the items were worth a total of $950. No suspects or witnesses.
A Post Road resident told police she returned to her car outside her residence the morning of Feb. 2 and noticed that it was very loud when she turned it on and she took the 2000 BMW 530i to her mechanic on West Shore Road and was told the catalytic converter had been cut from it. Office Julio Benros said he went to the mechanic to see the damage and was told it apparently cut from the car with a Sawzall and it would cost $350 to buy another.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Manuel Pacheco reported he was on patrol around 9 p.m. on Jan. 31 when he got a call about a hit-and-run accident near Work Out World on West Shore Road and the suspect car was heading toward Apponaug followed by the victim. He said he caught up with the suspect car and pulled it over into the Dunkin Donuts in Apponaug. He said the driver of the car appeared to be under the influence and smelled of alcohol. He said he gave the man a field sobriety test and he failed it. Pacheco said Elias Farhut, 64, of 3791 Post Rd. refused a breath test at headquarters and was charged with refusal, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was later released to a sober adult.
Officer Patrick Smith reported he was on Bald Hill Road around 12:55 a.m. on Jan. 29 when he saw a silver Nissan swerving from lane to lane and over the double yellow lines at 51mph. He said he pulled the car over and noticed that the driver appeared to be under the influence and smelled of alcohol. He said he gave the man a field sobriety test and he failed it. He said Robert Simpson Jr., 51, of 32 Carrs Pond Rd. in West Greenwich was taken to headquarters where he refused a breath test. He was charged with DUI and refusal and later released to a sober adult.