Shortly before 10 p.m. on Nov. 26, Officer Kyle J. Fitzsimmons was traveling south on Greenwich Avenue near its intersection with East Avenue when he observed a vehicle following his cruiser “very closely.”
Fitzsimmons made a lane change and was passed by the vehicle, described as a white Toyota Camry. He then observed the vehicle travel at a speed greater than the posted speed limit of 35 mph.
The officer followed the vehicle and observed it cross the double-yellow lines and proceed through a red light while making a left turn onto Main Avenue.
At that point, Fitzsimmons initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator. The officer reports that the operator exhibited “bloodshot and watery” eyes and “extremely slurred” speech, and that the odor of alcohol emanated from inside the vehicle.
The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol that night and agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.
Lucas A. Molak, 21, 7 Ironwood Drive, Coventry, 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.
Molak was later released into the custody of a sober adult and 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, laned roadway violations and obedience to traffic control devices.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, Officer Tyler M. Stone responded to the Stop & Shop at 2470 Warwick Ave. for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch then advised that a male suspect had been escorted to the supermarket’s loss prevention office.
At the scene, a loss prevention employee told Stone that the suspect had been observed selecting a large number of items throughout the store and placing them into reusable Stop & Shop bags in a shopping cart.
The suspect is said to have then exited the store without making any attempt to pay, at which point he was met by loss prevention personnel. In all, 102 items with a combined value of $483.72 were recovered.
Daniel S. Kerzner, 43, 25 Prospect Hill Ave., West Warwick, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
Just before 5 p.m. on Nov. 24, Officer Anthony J. D’Abrosca responded to the JCPenney location at the Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch then advised that a female suspect was in custody.
At the scene, a loss prevention officer at the store told D’Abrosca that shortly before 4:30 p.m., Macy’s employees informed JCPenney that a known shoplifter had just left their store. The loss prevention officer then observed the suspect acting “very suspicious” in the children’s department where she selected several items from a rack before proceeding into a fitting room.
When the suspect left the fitting room, she had only a few items visibly in her possession, while a bag she was carrying now appeared “super full.” A check of the fitting room revealed no merchandise but several empty hangars.
The suspect then proceeded to the first floor using the escalator and exited the store without making any attempt to pay for merchandise. At that point, she was met by loss prevention personnel and escorted back inside the store.
JCPenney recovered 13 items with a combined value of $591.98, according to D’Abrosca.
Irma Y. Lopez Cordon, 36, 492 Broadway, Apt. 1, Providence, 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 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, Officer Ben L. Bratko responded to the Park ‘n’ Ride at 520 Airport Road for a report a larceny from a motor vehicle.
At the scene, the reporting party told Bratko he had parked his 1997 Dodge Ram at the location on the morning of Nov. 15. When he returned on the morning of Nov. 18, he discovered the vehicle’s catalytic converter had been stolen.
The matter was documented. No additional information was available.
At approximately 12:19 p.m. on Nov. 26, Officer Rose E. Michel met with a person in the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding a reported larceny from a motor vehicle.
The reporting party told Michel that he parked and locked his 2013 Ford Fusion outside his home on Post Road on Nov. 24. He returned to the vehicle and unlocked it with his remote key on Nov. 25 in order to place some items inside.
Then, on the morning of Nov. 26, the man’s mother noticed the vehicle’s trunk was open. It was then found that a golf bag containing 12 clubs, valued at approximately $900, was missing.
There were no indications of forced entry into the vehicle. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.
On the afternoon of Nov. 27, Officer Tammy J. Mello responded to the YMCA on Centerville Road for a report of larceny from a motor vehicle.
At the scene, the reporting party told Mello that while she was inside the YMCA, her 2017 Ford Edge had been broken into and a duffle bag was taken. The vehicle’s driver’s-side window was smashed, and a pair of prescription glasses valued at $400 was also missing. The matter was documented.
At 10:09 a.m. on Nov. 16, Officer James P. Wenneman responded to the intersection of George Street and Park View Avenue for a report of malicious damage. Dispatch advised that according to an anonymous caller, a stop sign at the intersection had been tagged.
At the scene, Wenneman observed “what appeared to be three characters on the stop sign in blue spray paint,” although he was unable to decipher their meaning.
Another officer responded to the scene to take photos of the vandalism, and the Highway Department was advised of the incident. No witnesses or suspects were immediately identified.
Just before 1 a.m. on Nov. 28, Officer Stephanie R. Pabis was conducting a routine patrol on Sandy Lane when she was flagged down by a woman who reported her boyfriend’s vehicle had been broken into. The vehicle was located in the Knights of Columbus parking lot.
According to Pabis, the vehicle’s passenger-side window had been broken and its glove box and center console had been rummaged through. The only item believed to be missing was a cell phone charging cable.
The vehicle’s owner arrived at the location and said the vehicle had been parked in the lot since approximately 10:30 p.m. None of the other vehicles nearby appeared to have been damaged.
No security camera footage was immediately available. The matter was documented.
At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 24, Officer Sara L. Goes was traveling north on Bald Hill Road when she observed a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta proceed through a red light near Men’s Warehouse.
Goes initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator. A subsequent records check found the operator’s license was suspended and he had two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license.
Joshua S. Roberts, 21, 15 Woodridge Drive, Warwick, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court. He was additionally cited for obedience to traffic control devices.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 25, Officer Jeffrey B. Taranto responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of West Shore Road and Oakland Beach Avenue.
At the scene, Taranto spoke with one of the operators involved in the accident. A subsequent records check found that the operator’s license was suspended and that she had more than two previous convictions for driving without a license.
Shakira L. Willey, 41, 71 Alto St., Apt. 2, Cranston, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.