DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
On June 9 at approximately 4:32 p.m. Officers Ali Jaafar and Justin Martin responded to a hit and run in progress that was occurring in the Atlantic area of Warwick Avenue. The reporting party said that a woman had rear-ended his car in front of the Auto Zone on Warwick Avenue and continued driving, until he followed her to a stop-light intersection and she eventually got out of the car to talk with him.
The woman was identified as Maureen Tumbleton, 46, of 35 Grove St. in Hopkinton, Mass. While speaking with the man who got rear ended by Tumbleton, Officer Jaafar noticed Tumbleton was swaying uncontrollably, had flushed skin, had bloodshot eyes, and was slurring her words. She said she had had one drink that afternoon.
She also had trouble taking her purse out, and the officers had her do a series of field sobriety tests, which she agreed to.
During the tests, every clue indicated that Tumbletown was impaired. Also during the tests, she was continually asking where her things were and what was to happen to her vehicle.
Tumbletown was placed into custody and transported to police headquarters, where she told the officers she had two drinks at Buttonwoods Brewery in Cranston and hadn’t eaten since 2:00 p.m., and because of her small stature she may have appeared more impaired than she was.
She agreed to breathalyzer tests, during which she tested at .172 B.A.C. the first time then .174 B.A.C. in the second test. These occurred just before 6:00 p.m.
Tumbletown was released to a sober adult with a court summons to appear for DUI of Liquor and/or Drugs .15 or Greater (1st Offense) as well as Duty to Stop – Accident Resulting – Damage to Attended Vehicle. Photos of the vehicle she hit were placed into evidence for that case. No injuries had been sustained by either individual.
A larceny of a wallet at the Dave’s Marketplace on Airport Road was reported to Officer Russell Brown on June 6 at approximately 12:06 p.m.
The reporting party said that she had paid with her grocery items that day with cash from her billfold, which she left in her purse in her shopping cart while she gathered her grocery bags. When she went home, she realized the billfold was no longer in her purse and returned to the store to tell them.
Video surveillance showed a male and female entering the store and taking the billfold from her cart, and then walking around the store before eventually leaving with the billfold and all its contents. No items from the billfold were left behind in the store. Before leaving, the female bought two drinks with an EBT food card and the male then left separately, before entering a red GMC Envoy, which the registration for was not obtained by the loss prevention officer, and leaving the premises.
The billfold contained the victim’s two debit cards, three credit cards, and $100 in cash. The victim put a freeze on all the cards and said she wished to pursue a complaint about the larceny. A copy of the video surveillance was entered in to evidence at police headquarters.
On June 6 at approximately 7:21 p.m. Officer Tyler Stone saw a car speeding on Greenwich Avenue in the area of Lowe’s and, after finding in the system that the registration was suspended, he pulled the car over.
The driver was identified as Cecelia Spetrini Mathieau, 28, of 45 Capron St. Apt. #3 in Providence. She said she had just purchased the vehicle that day and the plates were her boyfriend’s, which is why the registration and plates were not registered, although she did not have valid documentation that she had just purchased the vehicle.
Spetrini said that she only had her RI ID card and that her license was suspended. The officer found that her license had been suspended on multiple occasions.
Officer Stone had the car towed, and before it was taken away they did an inventory search of the vehicle. During the search, the officer found a cigarette container that contained 9 blue and white pills labeled R 5039, also known as Adderall, a schedule II amphetamine. There was no prescription bottle or card in the car, and Spetrini told him her prescription card was at home. He told her she would need someone to bring that to the scene from home, which she was unable to do.
Spetrini was placed into custody and told the officer she had made a mistake and called herself an idiot, indicating that she had bought the pills from someone.
She was brought to police headquarters, where she was jailed. She was charged with Possession of Schedule II controlled substance, Operating with a Suspended License, Operating without Insurance, and Driving on Suspended license 1st offense. The pills were placed into evidence.
An unidentified male shoplifted $200 worth of steak and shrimp from the Stop & Shop in Meadowbrook plaza on June 7. Officer Hovsep Sarkisian responded to the report around 2:31 p.m. on June 8.
The security personnel there said that on June 7 at approximately 10:49 a.m. a male entered the parking lot with another person driving a small silver car. The male went to the seafood department, where he put four bags of shrimp valued at $21.99 a bag into a shopping cart, then selected several packages of steak. He then ran out of the store with all the merchandise through the pharmacy department and got into the vehicle, which left the premises immediately.
The store wished to press charges and there was no other information to go off of. The estimated store loss was $200. A copy of video surveillance was taken and the report was forwarded to detectives.