Police Log


The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.

A Cranston woman was charged with shoplifting at the Kohl’s store at Rhode Island Mall on Nov. 5 after loss prevention at the store told police they had video surveillance of the suspect selecting a variety of items from displays and removing the packaging before concealing the items in her purse. They told police they stopped the woman when she left the store without paying for the concealed goods and two ornaments she placed at the bottom of the shopping cart. She was charged with stealing $95.85 worth of jewelry and ornaments. Officer Brian Murray said the woman had no BCI record and her 90-year-old grandmother with her at the time, so he allowed Michelle Carroccio, 47, of 39 Harris Ave., leave the scene with a summons for District Court.
About an hour later the same day, Murray was at the Macy’s store in Warwick Mall arresting a West Warwick woman accused to taking a Northface multi-colored hat off a mannequin and placing it on her head and posing in front of a mirror before walking out of the store without paying for it. Dana Cacicia, 43, of 12 Drawbridge Rd., was later released from headquarters with a summons for District Court.
Irma Rafael, 51, of 182 Garden St., Cranston, was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s on Nov. 4 after loss prevention told police she entered a fitting room with two tops from the women’s department and came out with only one of them visible. The loss prevention agent told police she saw a portion of the unaccounted for top under the V-neck sweater she was wearing. The agent said the woman walked out into the mall and began to run away when she recognized the agent from a prior incident at the store. She was later released from headquarters with a summons for District Court.
Officer William Castaldi was at Macy’s on Nov. 8 to take custody of a shoplifting suspect accused of taking a selection of six pieces of clothing into a fitting room and emerging later with only two items visible. Loss prevention told Castaldi they recovered three Polo shirts worth $29.50 each and two pairs of Polo boxer shorts at $28 each. Dino A. Santilli Jr., 20, of 218 Oak Grove Ave., Fall River, Mass., was held for the next session of District Court after Castaldi learned he was on probation and out on personal recognizance bail on two other charges.

A Staples Avenue woman told police she arrived at her son’s place of work to drop him off the morning of Nov. 8 and noticed that one of the taillights on her Jeep Liberty had been smashed and it looked like it was done deliberately and not as damage from an accident and showed police a small dent in the fender that also looked like it was done deliberately. No suspects.
Officer Joshua Myer reported meeting with an official from the Pawtuxet River Authority near the Cranston-Warwick city line on Nov. 12 concerning some all-terrain vehicles she saw while she was canoeing along the river the day before. She said she saw four-wheeled ATVs moving along the path beside the river in an area where they were not supposed to be and found that a bush had been torn up and deep ruts had been made in the grass of the Howard Conservation area and the cemetery there. Myer said they spoke of ways of keeping the ATVs out of the area, including blocking the path with boulders or a fence and of increasing patrols in the area to deter them in the future. She told Myer she would press charges if the operators of the ATVs were caught.
A Norwood Avenue woman told police she found her rear windshield smashed with a pumpkin on the morning of Nov. 13. She said she found the broken window and the smashed pumpkin in the street in front of her house. She told police she was not “feuding” with anyone and had no idea who threw the pumpkin at her car.
The director of the Boys & Girls Club on Oakland Beach Avenue told police she arrived to find some fresh graffiti in two separate places on the morning of Nov. 14. Officer Tammy Mello reported that the graffiti was fresh and done with a magic marker but she could not figure out what it said. Pictures were taken of the graffiti for future reference. No suspects.

Officer Joseph DeDonato reported going to Namquid Drive on Nov. 12 for a report of wheels stolen from a Toyota in a driveway there. The owner of the car told DeDonato he got up around 7 a.m. and found that the two wheels on the passenger side of the car were missing and the car was left propped up on a plastic milk crate that had since collapsed, leaving the car resting on the brake rotors. DeDonato said the missing wheels seem to have been stock rims and tires that were worth about $300 each. No suspects or witnesses.

Officer Matthew Higgins reported he went to Jefferson Boulevard around 5:12 p.m. on Nov. 13 to take a report of a stolen bicycle. The owner told him she left the bike on her front porch and locked up with a cable. She said she last saw the bike between 8 a.m. on Nov. 11 and 5 p.m. on Nov. 13. She said the reason she was at home to talk with Higgins was that the bike was her main mode of transport. She said she had looked all around the area around the porch and found no sign of the lock or the cable or the bike. She said she had no idea who would take it.

A Tidewater Drive resident told police his vintage 1978 Honda XR80 dirt bike went missing on Nov. 10. He told Officer Jacob Elderkin he last saw the motorcycle around 4 p.m., when he left the garage door open for his wife but noticed it was gone around 6:30 p.m. He said the bike had a black frame and white fenders and was worth a round $500. No suspects or witnesses.

Officer David Waddington reported he went to Winter Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 for a report of a missing hitch cover for a Cadillac Escalade. The owner told Waddington he parked his vehicle in the driveway near the garage of Clegg Field around 9:45 p.m. the night before and woke up the next day to see that the rear bumper cover for the trailer hitch was missing. No suspects or witnesses.


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