Shortly after 7 p.m. on June 5, Officer Kyle J. Fitzsimmons was traveling east on West Shore Road in the area of Glenwood Drive when he observed a 2013 Chrysler 300 with Rhode Island registration traveling west in the eastbound lanes.
Fitzsimmons avoided a collision by pulling his vehicle to the right and nearly going onto the walking curb. He then turned around and initiated a motor vehicle stop.
Fitzsimmons reports detecting the “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” emanating from the vehicle. The operator’s eyes are said to have been “bloodshot and watery and very heavy,” and “it was very evident that he was confused and his speech was slurred.”
The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol at a bar earlier in the evening. Fitzsimmons reports observing an open case of beer inside the vehicle as well.
The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.
Kevin S. Kroll, 25, 300 Smithfield Road, Apt. 17, North Providence, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters, where he is said to have refused a chemical breath test.
Kroll was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. He was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, overtaking on the left and operating with a canceled registration.
Just after 3 p.m. on June 4, Officer Steven D. Moretti responded to the Macy’s location at Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident and a female suspect in custody.
At the scene, two asset protection officers told Moretti that the woman had been observed selecting items from the cosmetics and children’s sections and concealing them in a cloth bag. The woman then exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the items.
The woman was met by loss prevention personnel outside the store and escorted to the loss prevention office. Employees are said to have recovered $559 worth of stolen merchandise from the woman’s bag.
Danielle Lemieux, 32, 24 West Hunt St., Central Falls, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
On June 7 at approximately 5 p.m., Officer Thomas W. Greene responded to the Macy’s location at Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. Prior to his arrival, dispatch advised that two female suspects were in custody.
At the scene, a loss prevention associate at the store told Greene that the two women had been observed selecting items from the store’s Junior Department before entering the same stall in a fitting area. When the women exited the stall, a check by loss prevention personnel found several empty hangers. The women then exited the store, passing all points of purchase. They were met by loss prevention inside the mall and escorted back into the store.
Loss prevention indicated that stolen merchandise with a combined value of $156 and $88, respectively, was recovered from the women’s handbags.
Samantha R. Klang, 20, 27 Stevens Road, Cranston, and Kathryn Klang, 18, of the same address, were each arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. Both were later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
On the evening of June 8, Officer Brian J. Holleran responded to the Target store at 1245 Bald Hill Road for a report of a “suspicious situation.”
At the scene, Holleran observed a man standing in front of the story with a shopping cart containing two fans. A loss prevention officer from the store was nearby and told Holleran that he believed the man had exited the store without paying for the fans.
The man is said to have told Holleran he was attempting to return the fans but had been unable to do so because he did not have a receipt.
A records check found the man was wanted on three active bench warrants issued from Third Division District Court. At that point, Holleran took the man into custody.
A subsequent review of surveillance video from the store showed the man entering the store without the fans, selecting a shopping cart and proceeding to the section where the fans are located. The customer service desk at the store also indicated no one had attempted to return the fans in question.
In addition to being taken into custody on the bench warrants, Shawn P. Ferris, 46, 30 Howard Ave., Cranston, was charged with shoplifting and shoplifting as a habitual offender. He was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on June 12, Officer Matthew T. Caradimos responded to the Macy’s location at Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress.
Dispatch advised that according to loss prevention at the store, two suspects were observed running through the parking lot and entering a gray Audi sedan that fled in the direction of West Natick Avenue.
The suspect vehicle was observed by other officers, and the suspects are said to have fled the rear of the vehicle on foot. One was detained, while Caradimos pursued the other through the mall’s food court. The second suspect was then detained inside the mall.
A loss prevention associate at the store told police that earlier that night, he had observed two men “making rapid selections” of merchandise “with no regard for pricing, color or size.” The men are said to have removed clothing from hangers and concealed the merchandise inside a shopping bag. At that point, they exited the store without making any attempt to pay.
Stolen merchandise with a combined value of $428 and $760, respectively, was recovered from the suspects.
Kenneth Hernandez, 31, with a last known address of 91 Brown St. in Pawtucket, was charged with shoplifting and held as a bail violator.
Jason Clark, 26, 71 Updike St., Providence, was charged with shoplifting and later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER
On June 11 at 8:10 p.m., Officer Derek Mourato was traveling south on Post Road when he observed a vehicle with items hanging from its rearview mirror and reportedly obstructing its view.
“The operator of the vehicle was also ashing out a cigarette, in violation of the Littering Prohibited statute,” according to Mourato.
The officer initiated a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Post and Coronado roads and made contact with the operator and sole passenger in the vehicle. He ran a records check found that the driver had an active license and no warrants, and the passenger had a suspended license and no warrants.
“Given the name that the passenger provided to me, I obtained a DMV photo which had close similarities, but did not appear to be the same person,” according to Mourato.
Further questioning of the driver and passenger revealed that the passenger had provided his brother’s name and identification. A check of the passenger’s real name revealed an active bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court, according to Mourato.
In addition to the warrant, Christopher S. Oladapo, 28, 27 Primrose St. Apt. 1, Pawtucket, was arrested on a charge of obstructing an officer in the execution of duty. He was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and later released on bail.