Police Log - 12/13/18

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SHOPLIFTING

On Dec. 1 at approximately 1:19 p.m., Officer Michael Walker responded to a call at Walmart on Bald Hill Road regarding a shoplifter in custody.

Upon arrival, Officer Walker spoke with the loss prevention officer, who explained she had seen a female subject, later identified as Jessica Maynard, 32, of 151 Cato St. Apt. #2R in Woonsocket, select multiple packages of curtains and then proceed to the checkout. She placed the curtains into a shopping bag at the self-checkout register without scanning the items, made other purchases and placed those in the bag as well. She then passed all points of sale and made no attempt to pay for the curtains.

The loss prevention officer escorted Maynard to her office without incident, recovering seven curtains with a combined value of $67.45. Officer Walker placed Maynard into custody and transported her to Warwick Police headquarters, where she was charged with one count of misdemeanor shoplifting.

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On Dec. 1 at approximately 7:48 p.m., Officer Quentin Tavares was dispatched to Macy’s on Bald Hill Road for the report of shoplifting, and that two adult females were in the custody of their asset protection office.

Upon his arrival, Officer Tavares met with the loss prevention officer, who explained he observed on CCTV two female subjects enter the men’s jeans department and make rapid selection without regard for price or size. The two subjects, later identified as Lolita Adams, 55, of 174 Robinson At. Apt. #3 in Woonsocket, and Monique Dunn, 50, also of that same address, were carrying large bags in which they used to conceal merchandise after taking it into a fitting room.

Adams and Dunn, wearing some of the stolen merchandise, proceeded to attempt to leave the store without paying. They were then stopped by asset protection and brought in to wait for the arrival of police. Dunn had taken three items valued at $178.58 and Adams had taken one item valued at $79.50. Macy’s wished to have both individuals prosecuted and trespassed from the store.

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On Dec. 3 at approximately 11:45 a.m., Officer Evan Johnson and Officer Russell Brown were dispatched Ocean State Job Lot on Warwick Avenue for the report of shoplifting.

Upon arrival, the officers were met by the reporting party, who provided a written statement indicating that a white female, described as a middle-aged woman with brown hair in a ponytail and wearing a blue sweatshirt, had entered the store earlier that morning and selected a space heater. She then told the cashier she had purchased it and that a male in the store had shown her how to use it. She then exited the store, making no attempt to pay.

The loss prevention officer told officers that the same female subject had entered the store on Nov. 29 and selected an identical item, performing the same act of picking up the item and leaving without paying. The two Duraflame electric stoves were valued at $99 each. The store wishes to pursue criminal charges and have the woman no trespassed if she is identified. Police would review surveillance footage provided by the store.

STOLEN TIRES

On Dec. 1 at approximately 6:36 a.m., Officer Michael Isherwood responded to Cedar Pond Drive at the Royal Crest Estates apartment complex for the report of four tires being stolen.

Upon arrival, Officer Isherwood met with the complainant, identified as Travis Jordan, 29, who stated that he had went outside to walk his dog around 1 a.m. that same morning and the car had been fully intact. When he came back out to walk the dog again around 6:15 a.m., he found his car to be missing all four tires and rims, and that it was now resting on two milkcrates underneath the rear part of the vehicle, with the front bumper resting on the ground.

The vehicle sustained damage from hitting the ground in addition to the stolen tires, and Jordan said he wished to press charges if a perpetrator is found.

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On Dec. 1 at approximately 8:32 a.m., Officer Nicholas DiNardo responded to Cedar Pond Drive for the report of tire and rim theft.

Upon arrival, Officer DiNardo met with the complainant, identified as Quishi Lin, 48, who stated that he had parked his vehicle at the Royal Crest Estates parking lot at approximately 10 a.m. the previous day. The wheels were valued at a total of $4,000, and the tires were valued at $1,000 combined. Unfortunately for Lin, there is no evidence at the scene, no cameras in the area and no witnesses. A capture device within Lin’s vehicle did not record any of the larceny activity.

MARIJUANA POSSESSION

On Nov. 29 at approximately 6:26 p.m., Officer Matthew Caradimos was traveling north on West Shore Road when he observed a vehicle with Rhode Island plates traveling in front of him with a license plate light that wasn’t operational.

After conducting a traffic stop, Officer Caradimos approached the passenger’s side of the car and made contact with the driver, identified as Breanna Picillo, 21, of 845 Wakefield St. in West Warwick. The officer noticed the smell of marijuana when she rolled down the window to speak with him. He asked Picillo if there was marijuana in the vehicle, and she stated there was not. She said she used to be a medical patient, which may account for the smell in the car, however, she stated she was no longer a medical marijuana patient or cardholder.

After being asked to step from the vehicle, Picillo informed the officer there was approximately one gram of marijuana in the glove box, and she had lied before because she didn’t want to get in trouble. Picillo was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and a warning for her rear registration plate light being out.

WARRANTS

On Dec. 3 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Officer Matthew Caradimos was traveling south on Bald Hill Road when he observed a vehicle with Rhode Island plates that did not come up as valid on a registration check. Officer Caradimos initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle.

Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Kimberly Zinno, 47, of 792 Douglas Ave. in Providence, Officer Caradimos learned Zinno had no active driver’s license, and that the passenger, identified as Frank Adamo, 56, had purchased the vehicle the previous day from a friend at work. However, he did not have a bill of sale for the purchase. The officer also learned Zinno had a warrant out for failure to appear in court.

Zinno was placed under arrest for the warrant and issued a citation for driving without a license. The car was towed as Adamo did not have an active driver’s license either.

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On Dec. 6 at approximately 5:49 p.m., Officer Quentin Tavares was traveling north on Lambert Lind Highway when he observed a driver operating a vehicle without wearing their seatbelt. After running checks, it was learned that the operator, identified as Christopher Brennan, 34, of 5 Maple St. in Cranston, had a warrant out for their arrest.

After stopping the vehicle, Brennan was placed under arrest for the warrant and transported without incident to the ACI.

LARCENY

On Dec. 6 at 4:24 p.m., Officer Quentin Tavares was dispatched to Warwick Mall for a report of a larceny.

Upon arrival, he met with the reporting party, identified as Jasmine Johnson, 20, who stated she had left her wallet in the bathroom of the food court. Once she had realized she left the wallet, she went back to get it but found it to be gone. She stated a member of the mall’s cleaning staff had been in the bathroom at the time.

The wallet contained her passport, license, social security card, debit card, gym memberships and gift cards, and valued the contents at around $170. She wished to press charges if a perpetrator is found. Officer Tavares spoke with security personnel, who said a wallet had not been turned in. The manager of cleaning services said that no wallets were turned in and that no employees reported seeing the wallet.

VANDALISM

On Dec. 6 at approximately 9:42 a.m., Officer Quentin Tavares was dispatched to Holliman School, located at 70 Deborah Road, for a report of malicious damage. Officer Tavares was advised that paintballs had been shot at the school.

Upon his arrival, Officer Tavares met with principal Joseph Coffey, who stated that he was told someone had shot yellow paintballs at various areas of the school. No windows were broken, however the paintballs did cause some staining. He said the Warwick School Department wished to press charges if a perpetrator was found. Photographs of the scene were taken, but there is no suspect info at this time.

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