Police Log



Officer Mark Jandreau reported malicious damage at the Boys and Girls Club of Norwood on Jan. 29. An official at the club showed Jandreau where someone had bent and broken a tail pipe on one of their buses. They estimated it would cost $200 to repair. No suspects or witnesses.


A customer at Bertucci’s Restaurant told police she returned to her car around 6:55 p.m. on Jan. 30 and found that someone had broken a rear window of the car and stolen a Dell laptop computer and a Verizon wi-fi card worth a total of around $1,000. No suspects or witnesses.

A resident of Edmond Circle in Warwick told police he returned to his vehicle the morning of Jan. 27 and found that someone had rummaged through it and taken a GPS unit and an iPod worth about $600 in total. There was no damage to the car, but there were footprints in the snow around his vehicle and another owned by his neighbor. No suspects or witnesses.

A Warwick woman told police she went to the Healthtrax gym on Post Road around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 30 and left around 10:55 because it was so busy. She told police she got all the way home before she realized her purse was missing. She said her car was locked while she was inside but no broken windows or signs of forced entry were on the car. She said several credit and debit cards were in it, along with her driver’s license and $160 in cash. No suspects or witnesses.


A Scituate man came into headquarters on Feb. 1 to report that someone had broken into his daughter’s car while he was having dinner with his daughter at Legal Seafood on Post Road the day before. He said she was visiting from Pennsylvania and called him to tell him she only noticed her suitcase was missing when she got home. The Scituate man said he returned to Legal Seafood to see if there was a suitcase left in the parking lot. He said he found a small, carry-on case under some bushes in the parking lot that did not belong to his daughter and he gave that to Officer Michelle Caron at headquarters. There was no sign of his daughter’s bag at the restaurant. Caron reported that she spoke with the man’s daughter on the phone and she said she would fill out a statement from that Caron had faxed to her.

In the meantime, Caron said she traced a receipt found in the carry-on to a man in Derry, New Hampshire, who had been staying at the Foxwoods MGM in Connecticut who reported his bag missing to them. Caron said she called the man and asked him about the bag and he told her he didn’t really know where he lost his bag, but he did stop at Bertucci’s for dinner while dropping off a friend at the airport. Perhaps it was taken from his car then, he suggested. He also told her there were several cell phones in the bag that were not in it when Caron went through it.

Caron reported that she got the report from the Pennsylvania woman on Feb. 3, in which she said she got home to Philadelphia without stopping before she noticed the suitcase was missing and another smaller bag had been opened and gone through but nothing had been taken from it. She said she thought she locked her car at Legal Seafood but there was no sign of forced entry when she was looking through the car back home. She told Caron there were clothing, computer equipment and some jewelry worth around $675 in total. No suspects or witnesses for either theft.


Police reported recovering $454 worth of merchandise from a 34-year-old Providence woman on Jan. 29. Officer Stephen Major said Sokpha Stacey Chea, of 136 Oxford St. was stopped outside the JC Penney store in Warwick Mall after she walked out with 12 items she didn’t pay for. Major said Chea gave some money to a friend before she was taken away to take care of two children who were with her when she was arrested.

Jacqueline A. Glover, 30, of 27 Roma St., Bristol, was charged with shoplifting at the Target store in Warwick Mall on Jan. 29. Loss prevention told police she was running from the store around 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. Officer Gary Driscoll said he caught her and cuffed her. He said a loss prevention employee told him she was seen concealing DVDs and she fled when they approached her outside. Driscoll said they told him the nine round magnets he found in her pocket were intended to defeat security devices. Driscoll said the Glover denied she did anything criminal and he informed her she could assert that in court when she got there. She was later released with a summons.

Shannon Morrissey, 36, of 108 Ives St., Providence, was charged with shoplifting at the Walmart at Rhode Island Mall on Jan. 27. Loss prevention told police she concealed a number of items on her person before walking out of the store without paying for them. She was later released with a summons.

Brittany P. Tavares, 21, of 19 N. Bend St., Pawtucket, was charged with shoplifting at the Walmart store on Post Road on Feb. 1 when loss prevention told police she was shoplifting. Police learned she had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Makia O. Bailey, 20, of 57 Salmon St., Providence, was arrested at the same time and later released with a summons for shoplifting. Bailey was released with a summons. Tavares was released after paying a $500 bail.

Officer Charles Austin reported he was on patrol when he heard a call about a shoplifting suspect fleeing in a green SUV on Greenwich Avenue. He said he spotted and pulled the car over and apprehended the man when he attempted to flee on foot. He said a loss prevention officer came to the scene and identified items in the vehicle as property of Macy’s, three gift sets of Gucci fragrance worth $250. Nicholas R. Morenzi, 31, of 77 Cavalcade Blvd., Warwick, was charged with being a habitual offender, driving on a suspended license, driving a car with no registration and being a probation violator with dozens of prior arrests.

Jonathan Scott Raymond, 48, of 52 East St., West Warwick, was charged with being a habitual offender on Jan. 28 after loss prevention at Sears in Rhode Island Mall told police they saw him conceal a pair of children’s shoes up his sleeve after taking them out of their box and then walked out of the store without paying for them. Police said they also located some outstanding warrants under an alias for failure to appear.

Armando Galvan, 60, of 222 Melrose St., Providence, was arrested at the Walmart store on Post Road on Jan. 29 after police stopped him outside with five Bluetooth speakers concealed in the sleeves of his jacket that he did not pay for. Officer Patrick Smith said Galvan was charged as a habitual offender and with possession of controlled substances for pills they found concealed on him as well. He was also told he would be arrested for trespassing if he came back to the store.


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Thieves have been hitting cars at Legal Seafood for years now. They know that travelers leave bags, laptops, other valuables in plain site in their cars while they go to dinner.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014