Police Log



On April 22 at approximately 8:04 p.m., Officer Christopher Gillis was dispatched to the Meadowbrook Shopping Center for a report of a shoplifting from Stop & Shop. While en route to the store dispatch advised that security had an adult woman in custody.

At the scene the officer reports that he met with the reporting party, who stated that she observed the woman, later identified as Brianna Donovan, 28, of 1363 Main St., Apt. 2 in West Warwick, in an aisle with four bags of packed groceries and no “scan it” device in her possession. Security then stated that they observed Donovan running out of the rear exit of the store with the concealed merchandise still in her cart without paying. Donovan was stopped by security outside and escorted back into the store.

A receipt of the merchandise taken was provided to Officer Gillis, which listed $158.26 worth of goods. The merchandise was not damaged and was returned to the selling floor to be sold. A written statement was then provided by security for the police report.

Donovan was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. She was charged with one count of shoplifting and issued a Third District Court summons.


Officer Quentin Tavares was dispatched to the parking lot of DSW on Bald Hill Road on April 22 around 8:45 p.m. for a report of malicious damage. Prior to arriving on scene, Officer Tavares was informed that a store employee had left work and noticed that her right front window had been smashed.

Upon arrival the officer met with the reporting party, who said she arrived at DSW at approximately 4 p.m. At around 8:30 p.m. she walked out to her vehicle to find that the entire right front window had been smashed out. Missing from the vehicle was her Windows Pro laptop, valued at $1,000, textbooks valued at $120 and a backpack were missing.

There are currently no suspects or witnesses, but the complainant wishes to press charges should one be found. MISSING JEWELRY

At approximately 8 p.m. on April 23, Officer Nicholas DiNardo met with a reporting party at police headquarters to take a report of a larceny.

There the victim told him that she had two pieces of jewelry missing from her residence. She said the last time she saw the jewelry was on the weekend of March 11. She said that she went away and came back to discover them missing on April 16. She also said that she did not have any unknown visitors in her residence.

The first item was described as a white gold, quarter karat diamond ring with two smaller carats on each side. The second was described as a yellow gold ring with a three quarter karat, pear shaped diamond, with a diamond insert that has multiple shapes. The woman stated that this item was very identifiable and she does wish to pursue a complaint if located.

The report notes that the victim stated that she did have friends in and out of the residence throughout the week, however she does not wish to confront them and does not believe they were involved. A claim was filed through the woman’s home insurance.


On April 23 at approximately 7:47 p.m., Officer Ali Jaafar was traveling east on Lincoln Avenue when he observed a vehicle with what appeared to be a windshield obstruction in the form of multiple air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror.

Officer Jaafar then ran a check of the car’s registration, which revealed that the registered owner had a suspended license. A traffic stop was initiated at Lincoln Avenue near Post Road. He then made contact with the driver, who then identified as Keith Perry. This information did not match the name of the registered owner. Checks on Perry were negative, and he stated to the officer that his license was out of New York.

The officer then observed a tattoo on the driver’s left hand that said “in it to win it.” Officer Jaafar had previously read through records that the registered owner, Roy Flynn of 10 Sterry St. in Pawtucket, had the same tattoo.

The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and was placed in handcuffs. He continued to argue that he was not Roy Flynn and was Keith Perry until the officer informed him that he was able to identify him as Flynn based on the tattoo.

As a result of the investigation, Flynn was charged with obstructing an officer in execution of his duty by providing a false name. He was also charged with driving on a suspended license. He was later released with a summons to appear at the Third District Court for his charges.


At approximately 5:34 p.m. on April 24, Officer Karen Haarr responded to the Bald Hill Road JC Penny for a report of a shoplifting in progress. A loss prevention employee advised that a female wearing her black hair in a ponytail was taking items from the Sephora area of the store and placing the items in a black purse underneath her gray jacket.

Officer Haarr responded along with several other officers. The woman was eventually apprehended in the parking lot near Old Navy. The woman then identified herself to officers as “Kristy Brown” and that she never had a license.

A background check of that name did not reveal any “Kristy Brown” who looked like the suspect in question. A male party who was with the woman then provided the officer with her real name, Ashley Jandron, 31, of 15 Walnut St. in West Warwick.

In a statement provided by the security, the store alleges that Jandron attempted to conceal $846 worth of merchandise. Background checks revealed that Jandron had an outstanding warrant. She was then transported to police headquarters where she was charged with obstruction and later transported to the ACI.


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Grocery stores need to stop putting out valuable food items where thieves can just walk up and take them.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018