Police Log 11-03-22

Posted 11/2/22


At 6:13 p.m., Oct. 13, Warwick Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 2247 Warwick Ave.

Upon arrival, police spoke with the driver of a white Sentra, …

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Police Log 11-03-22



At 6:13 p.m., Oct. 13, Warwick Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 2247 Warwick Ave.

Upon arrival, police spoke with the driver of a white Sentra, who told police that the other driver collided with her vehicle, and then allegedly “got out of his vehicle and started kicking and punching her vehicle screaming, ‘You (expletive deleted) (expletive deleted)!’”

The other driver was identified by police as Austin Trudeau, 30, of 18 Vale Court, West Greenwich.

Warwick Police Detective Randy S. Bell spoke to a witness at the scene who said she saw the incident after the crash. She told police that Trudeau, who was driving a green SUV, exited his vehicle and approached the other driver’s vehicle. She told police he was “continuously yelling” swears, kicked and punched the car while the female driver was inside the vehicle.

Trudeau was arrested and charged with Vandalism/Malicious Injury to Property and Disorderly Conduct. He was searched and placed in a cell, processed and issued a District Court summons to appear on Nov. 10.


At 4:26 p.m., Oct. 14, Warwick Police Officer Connor R. Bemis was driving south on Greenwich Avenue near Veterans Memorial Drive when he observed a Ford F-150 bearing  Pennsylvania plates traveling in front of him with a shattered windshield.

Bemis ran a registration check on the vehicle and found the plates came back as “inactive on a BMW,” he wrote in the arrest report. He initiated a traffic stop.

Police identified the driver as Charles T. Wilson, 41, of 12 Juniper St., Barrington. Wilson allegedly told police that his “license was suspended” and “appeared to be extremely nervous as we spoke,” Bemis wrote.

“Wilson also had no bill of sale, registration, or any form of DMV paperwork for the truck,” Bemis wrote. “I then conducted checks on my MDT and confirmed the vehicle to be unregistered in RI.”

Bemis also confirmed that Wilson’s license was suspended for his third or subsequent offense.

After another cruiser arrived on scene, Bemis asked Wilson and a passenger to exit the vehicle. Police identified the passenger as Katherine M. Gunther, 40, of 19 Sutton St., Apt. R, Greenville.

“As Gunther exited the vehicle I observed several crack pipes sticking out of cigarette packages in plain view next to the center console,” Bemis wrote. “I then proceeded to ask Gunther, as the crack pipe was on the passenger side of the vehicle, if there were any drugs inside the vehicle. Gunther, who was noted to be shaking heavily and pacing, stated she ‘smokes crack’ and did not state anything further.”

Bemis noted that her behavior was “consistent with having just used a stimulant based drug.”

Bemis proceeded to conduct a “probable cause” search of the vehicle and “immediately located a small glassine plastic baggie in plain view,” according to the report.

Police said the baggie contained a “white rock-like substance” suspected to be crack cocaine.

Both parties were asked separately who the suspected crack belonged to, and Gunther allegedly told police it belonged to her and she had recently used the “product from the seized baggie.”

Both Gunther and Wilson were handcuffed and detained.

They were both transported to Warwick Police Headquarters, processed and charged.

Wilson faces a charge of Driving on a Suspended License (third offense, a misdemeanor) and Gunther was charged with Possession of I-V Controlled Substance Less than 10 Grams.

Wilson also received traffic citations for Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Improper Use of Registration.


Around 10:20 a.m., Oct. 5, Warwick Police spoke with a city resident reporting “malicious damage” to her car tires. The woman told police that she was working at Trader Joes, 1000 Bald Hil Road, and she believes “someone damaged the tires to her vehicle” while it was parked in the lot, according to the incident report.

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