DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On February 9 around 10:22 p.m., Officer Holleran responded to 3376 Post Road in the area of The Remington House for a vehicle versus pedestrian motor vehicle accident.
At the scene the officer located a red Jeep parked southbound on Post Road with a woman laying on the ground conscious and breathing. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Joseph Greene, 49, of 17 Duke Street in East Greenwich. When asked about the accident, Greene replied that he was traveling home from his girlfriend’s home in West Warwick when a person jumped out into the road.
While speaking with the suspect, officers detected signs of intoxication. When asked if he had been drinking that evening, Greene allegedly stated that he had five beers, which was normal for him when he drinks. Greene then consented to take a series of sobriety tests.
Based upon Greene’s performance during testing, it was concluded that Greene was impaired and unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely. He was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters, where he later refused to take a breathalyzer test.
The pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital as a precautionary measure, and a statement was taken from the victim and another eyewitness. Her injuries were reportedly minor.
Greene was charged with driving under the influence first offense and refusal to submit to a chemical test and provided with a court summons to appear. He was later released to a sober adult.
Officer Alfred Silveira met with a victim at police headquarters on February 10 at approximately 2 p.m. for a fraud report.
Officer Silveira spoke with the complainant, who stated that at approximately 2 p.m. on January 27 he noticed that he vehicle have been rummaged through and his wallet was taken from his vehicle. On February 10 he noticed that there were multiple charges on his debit card totaling $45.24.
The victim wished to file a complaint and to press charges if a suspect is found. He was provided with an identification theft informational packet and the case was forwarded to department detectives.
On December 10 at approximately 3:39 p.m., Officer Walter Larson was on patrol when he was dispatched to the West Marine store at 399 Bald Hill Road in reference to a shoplifter.
Upon arrival he met with an assistant manager who advised that she observed a taller black male enter the store around 3 p.m. He was seen walking to the back of the store by the battery jump starters and selected an item off the shelf. He then later exited the store with what appeared to be a bulge in the front pouch area of his hooded sweatshirt.
Surveillance footage of the incident confirmed the account, and a witness statement was taken. The case was forwarded to detectives for review.
On February 12 at approximately 1:11 p.m., Officer Rose Michael was dispatched to Cowesett Road for a report of a larceny. At the scene the officer met with the reporting party who stated that he parked his Ford F250 in the lot of his employer’s vacant property in November. When he returned to the vehicle he discovered the rear registration plate was missing, the exhaust was removed and electrical wires underneath the vehicle were cut. There are currently no suspects or witnesses, and the report was forwarded to detectives for review.
Officer Richard O’Dell responded to 5300 Post Road on February 13 around 4:32 p.m. for a report of a stolen ladder.
At the residence they spoke with the owner, who stated that a ladder was stolen from the basement storage area in his apartment building. The storage area was secured by a wooden door and a padlock. The wall protecting the storage area was composed of chicken wire, which was broken and bent in such a way that would grant someone access to the ladder.
The ladder was described as red in color and six feet tall valued at $100. There are currently no leads or suspects.
CAR BROKEN INTO
On February 11 at approximately 12:40 p.m., Officer Russell Brown was dispatched to Pocono Drive for a report of a larceny from a vehicle that had occurred overnight.
The resident stated that she arrived home on February 10 around 10 p.m. and parked her vehicle in her driveway unlocked. When she returned to the vehicle the next day she discovered the glove compartment open and multiple items missing. A report was taken for documentation purposes only.
Officer Daniel O’Connell was dispatched to Chambly Avenue on February 10 at approximately 9:30 a.m. for a report of a larceny. At the scene he met with the vehicle owner, who reported that sometime overnight her vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, have been entered and searched through. Taken from the car were an iPod Touch and an iPhone charger. There are no suspects or witnesses.