DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On Mar. 11 at approximately 4:55 p.m. Officer Derek Mourato was driving on Bald Hill Road near Target when he saw the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee throw what appeared to be a nip bottle out of its window. The Jeep then turned into Best Buy, at which time Mourato pulled it over.
The driver was identified as Jonathan Dodge, 34, of 60 Quaker Dr. Apt. #7 in West Warwick. Dodge admitted to drinking the Vodka nip and throwing the bottle out of the window because he didn’t want to get charged with “open container.” He admitted to have had a few drinks at a friend’s house, from which he was driving home, and said he had been drinking since the previous night after getting into an argument with his wife.
The officer observed Dodge to have bloodshot eyes, an odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and slurred speech. Dodge agreed to field sobriety tests and stepped out of the vehicle. Officer Mourato observed him to be unsteady on his feet at this time.
During the tests, Dodge indicated impairment by hitting almost every clue during the horizontal gaze, walk and turn, and one leg stand tests.
Dodge was placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarters. His car was towed from the scene.
At the station, Dodge refused to submit to a B.A.C. test. He was charged with DUI 1st Offense, Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test 1st Offense, Littering, and Inspection Sticker Required. He was then released to a sober adult.
On Mar. 10 at approximately 1:18 a.m. Officer David Waddington was doing patrol in the area of Gillooly Dr. and Parkside Ave. off of Narragansett Pkwy. He heard an engine revving and an argument occurring between a woman, sitting inside a Honda CRV, and a man, standing outside of the car. The disturbance was occurring at a residence on Parkside Dr., which was not the residence of the individuals involved, who were later identified as Devon Morales, 21, of 51 Maude St. in Providence and Eden Rose, 27, of 149 Home Ave. in Providence.
Upon walking up to the vehicle, the officer saw heavy damage to the front of the car and saw a different vehicle, which had been parked in the driveway, pushed into the fence of the yard. Morales began talking to the officer, while Rose appeared to be acting erratic in the car and concealing something in her waistband.
The officer had Rose step out the vehicle and she appeared to be unsteady on her feet, her speech was incoherent, and she continued to attempt to conceal something in her waistband. Officer Waddington asked her to bring her hands up, which she ignored and said she was trying to pull her pants up. The officer then detained Rose against the front of the car and patted her down, at which time he also called for backup.
During the pat down, the officer found a clear plastic bag with blue capsules, with appeared to be powder inside, and called for a female officer to come to assist in a more thorough pat down, since he thought it to be narcotics.
He then placed Rose in the rear of his vehicle and spoke with Morales, who said they had been at a gentleman’s club earlier in the night and he thought that Rose had taken the drug “Molly,” and the pills she was carrying might be that substance.
Upon checking on her in the backseat, the officer observed Rose to be unable to sit still, sweating profusely, having dilated pupils, and her eyes were jerking back and forth. He also smelt alcohol on her.
The female officer from Providence arrived and conducted a pat down, finding a baggie that contained what appeared to be several large pieces of crack rock cocaine.
Due to her physical condition, Rose was transported to Kent Hospital.
At the hospital, Rose refused to take a chemical test.
During this time, the substance tested positive for cocaine and was placed into evidence. The blue pills, of which there were 26, came back positive for “Molly.”
Rose was discharged from Kent and taken to the police station. She was charged with Possession of Cocaine – Felony, DUI/Drugs/Alcohol – B.A.C. Unknown 2nd Offense, Driving on Suspended License 1st Offense, and Refusal to submit to Chemical Test 1st Offense. She was then held for bail.
On Mar. 7 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Officer Russell Brown responded to the JC Penney at Warwick Mall about a shoplifting that had occurred a few minutes before.
The asset protection employee told him that a male in his 20s had grabbed 13 Nike shirts, valued at $25 each, and left the store. Video surveillance from the store showed the male doing exactly that and run towards out to the parking lot. Mall security’s video did not show the suspect at all.
A copy of the video was taken and the asset protection employee was told to contact Warwick Police if they received any additional information.
On Mar. 8 at approximately 12:37 p.m. Officer Albert Marano Jr. responded to a shoplifter at the JC Penney at the Warwick Mall who had already been detained by the store’s loss prevention officer.
The loss prevention officer said that Cassandra Cabral, 20, of 26 Amy St. in Providence, had tried taking clothing items from the store and leaving without paying. Cabral was detained outside of the store and brought back without incident. She had tried taking a total value of $44.49 in merchandise.
Officer Marano transported her back to police headquarters, where she was released with a court summons for Shoplifting-Misdemeanor. A copy of video surveillance was put into evidence.
On Mar. 8 at approximately 3:20 P.M. Officers Anthony D’Abrosca and Nicholas DiNardo responded to the JC Penney at the Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifter in custody of loss prevention.
Loss prevention told them that Lindsay McSoley, 19, of 100 Escoheag Hill Rd. in West Greenwich, had taken items from the Sephora department and concealed them, then left towards the parking lot without paying. She was taken back into the store without incident.
McSoley had taken a total value of $54 in merchandise, all of which was recovered and undamaged.
She was then taken back to police headquarters, where she was given a summons for one count of Shoplifting-Misdemeanor and released from police custody.
On Mar. 10 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Officer Christian Vargas responded to the Burlington Coat Factory on Bald Hill Road for the report of a shoplifting earlier in the day.
The loss prevention officer said that upon reviewing video surveillance from 10:18 a.m. a male had come into the store and taken a Michael Kors hoodie valued at $29.99, a Michael Kors sweater valued at $26.99, and a Michael Kors t-shirt valued at $16.99. The store manager attempted to talk with him as he left the store, at which point he ran out of the store.
Upon reviewing video, the Officer saw the man leave in a Toyota Corolla, but could not identify the license plate number. The report was forwarded to Detectives.
On Mar. 10 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Officer William Castaldi was working detail at Warwick Mall when the manager at Pink said that multiple subjects had come into the store and stolen three t-shirts. The value of the three shirts was a total $144.85.
The manager provided descriptions of the three subjects, all male, and mall security provided a description and plate number for the black Suburban they had fled the scene in. The area was checked and the car could not be found. The report was taken for information purposes and the store manager said they would like to press charges if the subjects were caught.