Warwick Police Log
The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Warwick Police.
A Trinity Street resident told police he parked his car around 12:15 on Feb. 8 and returned later that day to discover that his Garmin GPS unit worth $150 was missing. Nothing else was missing from the car.
A Cranston woman told police she parked her car around 10 a.m. at Child Inc. on Centerville Road on Feb. 8 and was told by a co-worker around 1:45 p.m. that her car’s window had been smashed and the GPS unit was missing and it appeared the car had been rummaged through because the GPS was kept in her trunk and whoever took it had to open it from inside the car. No suspects or witnesses.
A Logan Street resident told police he parked his work van in front of his house on Feb. 15 and returned to it around 6:20 a.m. to find that the unlocked van had been rummaged through and the backpack that held his laptop computer and a variety of memory sticks worth around $2,200 were missing, along with about $10,000 worth of automation programming adapters. He told Officer Robert Hart he would contact police when he had a complete list of serial numbers for the items. Hart said several other vehicles on Logan Street were also rummaged through with only a pack of cigarettes and some CDs reported missing. No suspects or witnesses.
A White Street resident told police he parked his car in front of his house around 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 13. When he returned to his car around at 7:30 p.m. and saw that the driver’s side rear window was smashed but still intact and nothing was missing from the vehicle.
A Wesleyan Avenue resident told police he found that three snow reflectors he had on his lawn had been broken off their stands and one of the reflectors was apparently thrown against the side of his house, damaging the siding. No suspects or witnesses.
Police were dispatched to Keeley Avenue around 11 p.m. on Feb. 11 for a report of a smashed windshield. The owner of the car said he was inside his house when he heard a car with a very loud exhaust go by his house just before he heard a loud bang. He said he went outside and saw a baseball-sized hole in his windshield that would cost $500 to replace. He said he had no idea who did it or why and that he never saw the car.
Officer Jason Brodeur reported arresting a Warwick woman suspected of switching the price tags on two pieces of clothing and paying a much lower price at the registers. A loss prevention agent at Macy’s in the Warwick Mall told Brodeur they saw the woman take a number of items inside the fitting rooms. She told Brodeur she checked the stalls after the woman left and found some price tags had been removed from some of the items. She said she found that a $99 dress was rung up at $49 and a $49 white top was rung up as $6.99. Shirley M. Vadenais, 61, of 398 Nausauket Rd. was charged with attempting to cheat the store out of $89. Vadenais was charged with shoplifting and later released with a summons.
DUI AND REFUSAL
Officer Jedidiah Pineau reported he stopped a car on Post Road around 7:35 p.m. on Feb. 5 after he saw it operating erratically before it accelerated to 55 mph and crossed the double yellow lines and nearly hit the curb on more than one occasion. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He said the driver told him she was not used to driving a pickup truck to explain her erratic driving but her speech was mumbled and slurred and she failed the field sobriety test. He said she blew a .112 blood alcohol level on the portable breath tester and was taken to headquarters where she blew a .120 and a .118 on the Breathalyzer. Sarah E. Deflumeri, 23, of 83 Scenic Dr. in West Warwick was charged with DUI and later released to a sober adult.
Officer Geoffrey Waldman reported he was on patrol around 1 a.m. on Feb. 3 when he heard a tip about a suspected drunk driver who had just left the Shell station at Greenwich and Main Avenues. He said he then drove over to Apponaug and saw the suspect vehicle come out of the Walgreen’s parking lot and stop at the light for Centerville Road. He said he did a traffic stop near the Route 95 on ramp and noticed that the driver smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence. He said the driver was failing a field sobriety test when he told Waldman he the tests were too hard. He said the driver was taken to headquarters where he blew a .165 and a .159 on the breath test. Stephen Condon, 57, of 27 Cone Dr. in West Warwick was charged with DUI and having an open bottle of alcohol in the car after police found a nearly empty bottle of Captain Morgan spiced rum on the floor of the passenger side of the car. He was held for the next session of District Court as a probation violator.
Officer Hovsep Sarkisian reported stopping a car he clocked at 97 mph on Route 95 on Feb. 4. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He said the driver failed a field sobriety test and was arrested of suspicion of drunk driving. Sarkisian said the driver refused a breath test at headquarters and was charged with speeding, DUI, refusal and possession of marijuana after police found about 6 grams of it in his car. Michael R. Diogo, 23, of 17 Wilson St. in Bristol was later released to a sober adult.
Officer James Curley reported he was on patrol around 1:20 a.m. on Feb. 4 when he heard a report of as drunk driver on the Airport Connector who had gone through the Airport entrance and came out the other side where Curley and another officer saw him head north on Post Road. He said they found the car at the corner of Airport Road and Post with its front end in the southbound lane and his tail end in the north and saw it cross over the center lane and travel north in the southbound lane until they pulled it over at Post Road and Tennessee Avenue. He said the driver appeared to be drunk and failed a field sobriety test. Curley said he refused to take a portable breath test at the scene of the stop and refused a breath test at headquarters. Juan Carlos Maldonado, 31, of 6 Washington St. in Bristol was charged with DUI, refusal, driving on a suspended license and then transported to Kent Hospital for detox.
Sgt. Thomas Snow reported he was in an unmarked car around 1:20 a.m. on Feb. 12 when he clocked a car doing 80 mph on Route 37 as it was swerving between lanes. He said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. He said he also found two oxycodone tablets on the man that he did not have a prescription for and a knife with a four-inch blade. Snow said Nile Arrighi, 23, of 1½ Appletree Ln. in Johnston was charged with DUI, refusal, possession of a controlled substance and carrying an illegal weapon.