At approximately 2:19 a.m. on Oct. 5, Officer Oliver M. Pinheiro responded to the intersection of Airport and Post roads for a report of a man passed out within a vehicle on the roadway.
At the scene, Pinheiro observed a 2019 GMC Sierra stopped at a green light in the right-turn lane of Post Road northbound. The officer parked behind and approached the vehicle, observing the operator to be sleeping or unresponsive in the driver’s seat. The vehicle was in drive and the man’s foot was compressed on the brake pedal.
The operator then became responsive, although Pinheiro reports he appeared “confused and disoriented.” The man was ordered to put the truck in park and complied with a request to exit the vehicle.
The operator is said to have slurred his speech, and Pinheiro reports detecting a “slight odor of an alcoholic beverage” on the man’s breath. The operator is additionally said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol that evening.
The operator is then said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.
Raymond M. Aunchman, 47, 5 Quinlan Court, Warwick, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, he is said to have refused a chemical breath test.
Aunchman was later released with 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 and parking or stopping in an intersection.
At approximately 12:10 p.m. on Oct. 5, officers James B. Vible and Matthew T. Caradimos responded to the Warwick Mall for a report of two female shoplifting suspects being monitored by loss prevention personnel. The suspects were said to have been observed concealing merchandise at JCPenney.
Dispatch then advised that one of suspects had used pepper spray on a loss prevention officer.
Upon arrival at the scene, Caradimos pursued the suspect who had used the pepper spray. He located the woman running near Macy’s and took her into custody.
The second suspect had fled on foot and was reportedly observed hiding near the Cumberland Farms on West Natick Road. Vible responded to the Cumberland Farms and was able to locate and detain the second suspect, who reportedly acknowledged being in possession of stolen merchandise.
The first suspect was found in possession of $1,050 worth of stolen merchandise, while $426 worth of merchandise was recovered from a handbag found in the second suspect’s possession.
Tanquasia Carpenter, 21, 22 Penn St., Providence, was arrested on charges of shoplifting and simple assault or battery and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
India Smith, 24, 674 Manton Ave., Providence, was charged with shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was held as a probation violator.
On Oct. 6 at approximately 5:17 p.m., Officer Maxwell A. Neiley responded to the Walmart location at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch then advised that a loss prevention officer from the store was following a female suspect in the area of BJ’s Brewhouse.
Upon arrival, Neiley found the suspect detained by and speaking with two other officers. The loss prevention officer told Neiley that the woman had been observed concealing multiple food items in a reusable shopping bag before exiting the store through the lawn and garden department without making any attempt to pay. Twelve food items with a combined value of $24.75 were recovered.
Maryanne Sivo, 40, 82 Mockingbird Drive, Cranston, 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.
At approximately 6 p.m. on Oct. 10, Officer Kevin P. Warren met with a person in the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding a report of identity fraud.
The reporting party told Warren that he had been mailed a bill from Verizon for $110.04. The man did not, and had never previously, had an account with Verizon. He contacted the company’s fraud division and was advised to file a report with police.
The reporting party also said he had gone to a Verizon Wireless store and been told that someone had opened an account using his name and Social Security number. The account was opened using an old phone.
The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.
At approximately 1 p.m. on Oct. 6, Officer Hovsep A. Sarkisian responded to a Bellman Avenue home for a report of a broken window on a motor vehicle.
At the scene, the reporting party told Sarkisian that he had last checked the vehicle – a registered antique – at approximately 10 p.m. on Oct. 5 and observed no damage. The next morning, he found the vehicle’s rear driver’s side window had been broken.
Hovsep reports that it appeared a “small object” had been thrown through the window. No additional information was available, and the matter was documented.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, Officer Michael D. Walker responded to the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 1500 Bald Hill Road for a report of damage to a motor vehicle.
At the scene, the reporting party told Walker that she had been driving in the parking lot near the restaurant when an umbrella from the patio area went airborne in a gust of wind and struck her vehicle’s windshield.
According to the officer, the windshield was “completely shattered,” and a point was visible at which the umbrella had nearly punctured through the glass. Another patron at the restaurant witnessed the event and spoke with the officer.
Management at the restaurant were aware of the damage and took responsibility, according to Walker. No injuries were reported. The matter was documented.