The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police
Officer Britton Kelly reported a stolen bike on Namquid Drive on Oct. 26. The owner told Kelly he was out of his house from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. that day and came back to see that his daughter’s black Trek 7.1 FX road bicycle was missing. The owner gave Kelly the serial number for the bike and told him it cost $400. There were no witnesses or suspects. Kelly said he checked the surrounding area looking for the bike with no success. The report was forwarded to detectives.
Officer Christopher Lo reported going to the Kohl’s store in the Rhode Island Mall on Oct. 30 to take custody of a shoplifting suspect. Loss prevention at the store said they observed the suspect selecting various articles of clothing and a bottle of perfume and concealing them in a Whole Foods bag before leaving the store without paying for the goods. Loss prevention told Lo the total value of the merchandise was $183.50. Alicia Galluccio, 33, of 6 Terre Marr Dr. in West Warwick was taken to headquarters where she told police she was pregnant and wanted to go to the hospital. Lo said they called Warwick Rescue but after they arrived, Galluccio changed her mind and said she would wait. Lo said she signed a waiver saying she turned down the transport. She was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and later released with a summons for District Court.
A Warwick patrolman was sent to Prince Street around 9 a.m. on Oct. 27 for a report of a stolen car. The patrolman took the information about the car, but the victim said she did not know the registration number because the car had recently been bought by her father. Officer Raymond Cox reported that he met with the victim’s father at headquarters later and got the plate number and other information about the 2001 silver Honda. He told Cox there were no keys in the car when it was stolen. He also told Cox he would press charges if the perpetrator were caught. No suspects or witnesses.
A man from Seekonk came to headquarters on Oct. 30 to report he left his pickup truck in a driveway around 3:30 p.m. the day before and returned to it around 9:30 that morning and noticed that the glove compartment was open and things inside the car looked disturbed. He said he looked in the back seat and saw that his laptop case was missing. He said the bag contained an $850 Dell Inspiron laptop and several accessories and the case itself cost around $300. The owner said he believes he left the truck open because there was no sign of forced entry. Officer Gilda Fortier noted that the larceny occurred while Hurricane Sandy was moving through the area.
On Oct. 24, Officer Fortier reported that two drain covers had gone missing from the Target Plaza on Bald Hill Road. The property manager told Fortier he manages the plaza at 1276 Bald Hill for a Boston-based real estate firm and that he had already notified them of the missing covers and his supervisor told him to file a police report for insurance purposes. The two 24” by 24” metal drain covers were valued at $450 each. No suspects or witnesses. The report was forwarded to detectives.
A Vera Street resident told Officer Quentin Tavares he was sleeping around 11 p.m. on Oct. 27 when he heard a loud noise in his kitchen. He said he went to see what happened and found a rock on the kitchen floor and the glass kitchen door was shattered. He said he looked outside to see who did it but there was no one to be seen. He said he had no idea why someone would have caused the damage. He said the glass would cost about $300 to replace. No witnesses.
AFTER THE STORM
A Coventry woman came into headquarters around 1 p.m. on Oct. 31 to report she drove to her friend’s house on River Vue Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 and left her Coach bag inside her car and locked the car. She said she went back to the car around 12:45 a.m. and realized her purse was missing. She said she checked on the credit and debit cards later that morning and found that the debit card had been used to buy gas at a Warwick gas station and three of her credit cards had been used at a Red Box. She said she was continuing to cancel her cards and monitor her accounts and that she would press charges if whoever was responsible were caught. There were no suspects or witnesses. The case was forwarded to detectives.
Yet another incident of a pumpkin being used as a missile of malicious damage was reported on Nov. 1. An East Providence man told said he was staying at a friend’s house and parked his Pontiac Grand Am on Fair Street overnight. He said he returned the next day and found that a large pumpkin had been heaved through his rear windshield. Officer Joseph DeDonato noted that this was one of multiple reports about thrown pumpkins within the last two weeks. No suspects or witnesses.