Police Log



On Sept. 9 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Officer David Boardman was on detail at the McKinley’s on Division St. when a physical altercation occurred inside the bar.

According to police, a man later identified as Kyle Wood, 34, of 95 North St. in Douglas, Mass. was highly intoxicated and had been following around a group of people that night. One of the witnesses said an altercation was about to happen in the back.

When the officer went out to the back patio, he saw Wood punch a male in the face. Along with security staff, Officer Boardman intervened and restrained Wood to the ground outside.

The victim later told the assisting officer, Timothy Tavares, that Wood was following him around the bar and attempting to talk to him and his girlfriend. When the victim asked Wood to leave, he said Wood became hostile and swung at him, striking him on the side of his head, though there were no marks or bruises.

The victim said he would like to press charges against Wood for the assault.

Wood was taken to police headquarters, where he was charged with one count of Simple Assault and one count of Disorderly Conduct. He was then released to a sober adult with court summons.


On Sept. 7 at approximately 9:25 a.m. Officer Sara Goes responded to the report of a disturbance near the McDonald’s on Bald Hill Road. She was advised by dispatch that an older woman and a younger McDonald’s employee who approached the victim’s car yelling at her.

Upon arrival, Officer Christian Vargas was already speaking with the victim. The victim told them that she was driving on Bald Hill Rd. and while stopped at a red light she was setting up her GPS. She said a different female got out of her vehicle on the road and started banging on her window and telling her she was texting against the law.

She also said the female was swearing at her, and the victim drove forward when the light turned green and the suspect threw coffee at her car as she drove away. The victim said she wished to press charges on the suspect.

The suspect was soon after found and identified as Desiree Brown, 30, of 21 Orchard St. in West Warwick. Brown said she believed the victim had been texting and driving on the road and had almost hit the car she was in, which her mother was driving.

She said she got angry and got out of the car at the light and started screaming at the female in the other car, and also admitted to throwing coffee at her vehicle after she drove away.

Officer Goes determined that Brown would be charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct. She was taken to police headquarters and was later released with a court summons.


On Sept. 12 at approximately 1:12 a.m. Officer Alfred Silveira was on patrol on Post Rd. when he observed a vehicle going an estimated 67 m.p.h.

He put on his lights and attempted to pull the car over, but it continued driving on Post Rd., appearing to travel in the middle of the lanes, and eventually pulled over on the road. The driver was identified as Christopher Dansereau Jr., 47, of 5 Cottonwood Dr. in Cranston.

Dansereau said he had no reason for why he was speeding. He said he was coming from Providence and was trying to get home. The officer observed his eyes to be bloodshot, his face flushed, his speech slurred, and an odor of alcohol coming from his breath. He told the officer he approximately four to five beers while in Providence that night.

Dansereau agreed to a series of field sobriety tests, during which he failed the first test then refused to continue with the other ones.

He was then transported to police headquarters, where he formally refused to take a chemical B.A.C. test.

Dansereau was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol 1st Offense B.A.C. Unknown. He was also issued for Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test and released to a sober adult with court summons.


On Sept. 6 at approximately 11:02 a.m. Officer Aaron Steere was at his post on Centerville Rd., off the Rte. 95 south ramp, when he saw a driver without her seat belt on coming off the ramp. He stopped the car outside the entrance to the Toll Gate High School complex.

The driver told the officer her name was Tiffany Taylor, but through system checks and eventually asking a fellow employee of the woman, as she worked in the complex, he found that she was lying about her name.

She was eventually positively identified as Letitia Scott, 31, of 13 Florence St. in Providence. She said she lied about her name because she did not have a license and was concerned she’d be arrested.

She had numerous convictions on her record for operating without a license, and this was her third and subsequent offense.

She was then issued court summons for Driving on Expired License 3rd Offense as well as Improper Use of Registration and No Seat Belt.


On Sept. 6 at approximately 9:22 a.m. Officer David Boardman responded to the report of larceny from a car at the Fairfax Village Apts. on Post Road. The victim said she had parked her vehicle outside the night before, unlocked, and when she came out that morning her laptop, valued at approximately $1,500, was missing from her front seat. The laptop was entered into the system as stolen. There were no suspects at the time and the surveillance cameras at the apts. didn’t point in the direction of where her car was parked.


On Sept. 7 at approximately 2:03 p.m. Officer Britton Kelly responded to a residence on Deborah Rd. for the report of larceny from a car. The victim said he had left $1,150 in cash inside his center console three days prior, and on that day, a Monday, he saw that it was gone. He said that he had left a video camera on top of the cash, and that is was still in there, so it may contain fingerprints. The victim said he’d left his car unlocked because there weren’t usually problems in his neighborhood.

There was no video surveillance of the area and there was no suspect information at the time. The report was forwarded to detectives.


On Sept. 8 at approximately 6:40 a.m. Officer Brian Murray responded to a residence on Downing Lane for the report of a larceny from a car. The victim said that both he and his wife’s vehicle had been gone through and a both of their Beats headphones, valued at $300 each, were taken from the vehicles. He said they had last been seen around 10:30 p.m. the previous night. The victim said that one of his neighbors had called Warwick police around 1:40 a.m. to report a suspicious male in his driveway that video surveillance had captured. The male was described as being between the ages of 20 and 30 and wearing blue jeans and a dark shirt. Most of his face was covered in the video. The report was forwarded to detectives.


On Aug. 25 at approximately 3:28 p.m. Officer Thomas Duncan responded to the JC Penney at Warwick Mall for the report of a shoplifting that had previously occurred.

The loss prevention manager said an older man had shoplifted a $125 purse, but when he was approached outside the store he threw it on the ground and left.

On Sept. 10, a man named Serafino Avella, 68, of 8 May St. in North Providence, turned himself in at police headquarters for the shoplifting warrant that was out on him. He was booked and transported to 3rd Division District Court.


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