Police Log - 01/17/19

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VANDALISM

Officer Jessica L. Masso reports responding to the Greenwich Village Apartments, 300 Lambert Lind Highway, Jan. 10 at approximately 1:45 p.m. for a report of vandalism.

Upon her arrival at the scene, the maintenance supervisor indicated a plow truck had been vandalized, apparently sometime between the morning of Jan. 7 and the afternoon of Jan. 9. On Jan. 10, the maintenance supervisor noticed the truck’s driver’s side window was broken and that the plow controller, valued at approximately $450, had been stolen.

On Jan. 14, the apartment complex’s office manager provided police with video surveillance of the vandalism and theft. The manager also indicated that through social media, she found the vehicle used by the suspect seen in the video was similar to a vehicle stolen recently from a Providence church.

Masso’s report was forwarded to detectives.

Officer Keri-Ann Leighton reports responding to 66 Sprague Ave. at approximately 11:17 a.m. Jan. 12 for a report of vandalism to a vehicle.

The vehicle’s owner told the officer that sometime between 8 p.m. on Jan. 11 and 11 a.m. on Jan. 12, the back window of his 2007 Saturn Vue had been smashed. The owner is said to have told the officer he believed the incident could potentially be linked to other incidents.

There were no witnesses and no surveillance video was available, according to the report.

COUNTERFEIT BILLS

Officer Tyler J. Mobrice reports responding with other officers to Best Buy, 24 Universal Blvd., Jan. 11 at approximately 7:45 p.m. for a report of a man attempting to purchase items with counterfeit currency.

Upon arrival, another officer was speaking with the man, later identified as Kelvin L. Harrison, 29, 3105 Ave. V, Apt. 413, Brooklyn, New York. A search of the man yielded multiple $20 bills, which an officer “deemed to be counterfeit through the lack of reflective material on the bills.” Mobrice reports that Harrison was then asked to place his hands behind his back, at which point he fled on foot.

Officers pursued Harrison, and he was apprehended and taken into custody in the area of Webster Bank. The report states Harrison ignored verbal commands and actively resisted during the process.

Mobrice reports officers subsequently found Harrison allegedly made a purchase of two pairs of shoes from DSW Shoes using counterfeit bills, and a total of twelve bills totaling $240 were recovered from that store. At headquarters, it was determined that the 38 bills found in Harrison’s possession at Best Buy totaled $760. The U.S. Secret Service’s Providence field office was then contacted.

Harrison was charged with passing of counterfeit bills and resisting arrest. Surveillance footage was obtained from DSW Shoes, and the report was forwarded to detectives.

SHOPLIFTING

Officer Derek Mourato reports responding with other officers to the area of Pier One Imports, 1276 Bald Hill Road, Jan. 7 at approximately 8:57 p.m. for a report of a shoplifting in progress. Dispatch advised that a 2018 Toyota RAV4, which came back as stolen, has been witnessed leaving the scene.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers spoke with the store’s assistant manager, who said a woman had been seen acting suspiciously before selecting a marble coffee table valued at $99 and running out the door. The assistant manager said the woman ran into the glass door and struck her face while exiting the store.

On Jan. 8, the store’s manager responded to police headquarters and indicated the store wished to press charges if the suspect were identified. He also told police he would attempt to obtain surveillance video.

Office Thomas W. Green reports responding with another officer to the JCPenney location at Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Jan. 11 at approximately 10:47 a.m. for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch indicated that a woman had taken items before departing in a black SUV.

A loss prevention associate told police she had monitored the woman and observed her taking numerous items from the men’s apparel department. She told police she observed the woman leave the store but was unable to make contact before the woman left the scene. Officers were provided an itemized receipt for four items, including three pairs of fleece jogger pants and a beanie, with a total value of $193.

The store provided police with surveillance video, which is said to have shown a light-skinned female wearing a maroon baseball cap, blue vest, black sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and black sneakers and carrying a duffel bag that appeared to be green.

It is believed the suspect was the sole occupant of the black SUV. The vehicle is said to have had a large dent over the rear passenger side wheel well.

The loss prevention associate indicated JCPenney wished to press charges if the subject is identified. The report was forwarded to detectives. MARIJUANA POSSESSION

Officer Aaron L. Steere reports observing a 2009 Ford bearing a Washington State transporter registration while traveling on I-95 south at approximately 9:28 p.m. Jan. 4.

Steere’s report states that through “experience and previous investigations,” he is aware that such registrations are “commonly used improperly” and are not meant for use outside of Washington State.

Based on that knowledge, Steere initiated a traffic stop just prior to the Jefferson Boulevard exist on the Airport Connector to confirm the validity of the plates. The operated is said to have told Steere he was traveling from his automotive dealership in Somerset, Massachusetts, to his residence in Coventry. He reportedly told Steere he uses the vehicle to travel to and from work and to conduct business errands.

“This is in direct violation of the statute for use of transporter plates, which dictates that the plates be used for the sole purpose of delivery,” Steere’s report states.

The officer reports that a check found the operator’s license to be suspended. He also reports that a subsequently inventory of the vehicle revealed 7.5 grams of marijuana located in the center console.

Alex M. Del Rosario, 30, 402 New River Road, Apt. 209, Manville, was issued summonses on charges of driving with a suspended license, third offense, improper use of a transponder plate and possession of marijuana, one ounce or less.

Officer Michael C. Bailey reports observing a gold Mercedes Benz operating on Centerville Road while on a detail with another officer on the night of Jan. 4. The vehicle was reportedly traveling at approximately 45 mph, above the posted speed limit of 35 mph, before it entered the on ramp to I-95 north.

The officers initiated a traffic stop on the highway near exit. The operator’s license is said to have come back as suspended. Bailey reports detecting the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle during the stop. The operator is said to have acknowledged the presence of marijuana in the vehicle, with the sole passenger is said to have denied being in possession of any marijuana.

Both the operator and passenger were removed from the vehicle, and Bailey reports a subsequent search revealed a syringe containing liquid THC and bags of marijuana weighing 13.5 grams.

The operator, Tyler Ward, 27, 71 Burnside St., Cranston, was issued summonses on charges of driving with a suspended license, first offense, and possession of marijuana, one ounce or less.

The passenger was placed in operation of the vehicle after officers confirmed he possessed an active driver’s license. Both parties were then allow to leave the scene.

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