Police Log - 10/08/19


Shortly after 8 p.m. on Sept. 6, Officer Brian J. Holleran responded to Haxton’s Toll Gate Liquors at 1123 Bald Hill Road regarding an earlier shoplifting incident.
At the scene, the manager on duty at the store told Holleran that a review of security camera footage revealed that a man had entered the store just after 7:30 p.m., selected a 1.75-liter bottle of grape Smirnoff vodka valued at $18.49, concealed the bottle in a white paper bag and then exited the store without making any attempt to pay.
Based on a review of security footage and a check of Division of Motor Vehicles photo records, a suspect was identified and a warrant was issued on a charge of shoplifting.
At approximately noon on Sept. 30, Officer Hovsep A. Sarkisian responded to a reported disturbance on Warwick Avenue. At the scene, police located Aaron R. Park, 28, 2060 Warwick Ave., Apt. 8, Warwick, and took him into custody on the warrant. He was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.


On Sept. 26 at 3:15 p.m., Officer Justin N. Martin responded to the Kohl’s location at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting suspect in custody.
At the scene, a loss prevention supervisor at the store told Martin that the suspect had been observed selecting a pair of earrings, children’s clothing items and two bras before entering a fitting room. The suspect is said to have concealed the items in her purse before leaving the fitting room and exiting the store without making any attempt to pay. At that point, she was met by loss prevention and escorted back into the store.
The merchandise, with a combined value of nearly $200, was recovered.
Sharon McGee, 61, 1585 Main St., Apt. 7, West Warwick, 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 10 a.m. on Sept. 26, Sgt. Joshua P. Myer responded to the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding a report of larceny. The reporting party told Myer that at approximately 3 p.m. on Sept. 25, his wallet had been stolen from the Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness location at 2191 Post Road. The man said he left his belongings in a locker at the fitness center, and when he returned, the wallet – which contained bank and credit cards, a driver’s license, a Social Security Card, additional cards and $120 in cash – was gone.
The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.


At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, Officer Richard P. Odell responded to a Long Street home for a report of a stolen American flag.
At the scene, the reporting party told Odell the flag – measuring 3 feet by 5 feet, and affixed to a wooden pole – had been on his front porch. He said he left home at approximately 1 p.m. that day, and when he returned around 4:30 p.m., the flag was gone. The flag and pole were valued at $35.
The reporting party told Odell that a neighbor’s flag had been stolen as well. Odell made contact with the neighbor, he said his flag had gone missing between the time he left for and returned from work that day.
Both matters were documented.

On Sept. 27 at 10:22 a.m., Officer Britton E. Kelly responded to a Sherwood Avenue home for a report of malicious damage. At the scene, the homeowner told Kelly that it appeared someone had attempted to enter or exit his property overnight by scaling a picket fence. Three pickets on the fence had been damaged, although no other damage was visible. The matter was documented for informational purposes.

At 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, Officer Christopher R. Cote was patrolling eastbound on Centerville Road when he observed a silver 2010 Toyota ahead of him swerve to the left and cross the double yellow lines.
Cote initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator and sole passenger. A subsequent records check found the operator’s license and the vehicle’s registration were both suspended. The operator was also found to have at least two previous convictions for driving with a suspended license.
Nicolas Anthony Teixeira, 28, 156 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, 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 operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, no insurance and a laned roadway violation.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 27, Officer Timothy W. Lipka observed an apparently disabled vehicle causing a traffic hazard at the intersection of Post and Airport roads.
Lipka made contact with the vehicle’s operator and sole passenger, who indicated they had run out of gas and were attempting to move the vehicle. The officer pulled behind them to assist. A records check then revealed the passenger was wanted on an active bench warrant issued Third Division District Court.
Justin Russell, 28, 575 Dyer Ave., Cranston, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. AAA responded to the scene and provided gas for the vehicle.


Just before 8 p.m. on Sept. 28, Officer Timothy J. Tavares responded to the area of Post Road and Colesonian Drive for a report of a suspicious person.
At the scene, Tavares located and made contact with a man matching the description provided by dispatch. The man is said to have told the officer he was heading home, although he was walking in the wrong direction.
A subsequent records check revealed the man was wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court.
Russell Gardei, 68, 69 Fair St., Warwick, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.


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Justin was dumb, He was a passenger in a car that ran out of gas, There was no reason to ID he should have refused.

He was not suspected of a crime or ready to commit crime!!!!! Once again there is no need to ID if you did not commit a crime or was suspected of a crime!!! Justin rights were violated!!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
RI Schadenfreude


Warwick Police check the identification of every person they contact (it's also a standard for accredited departments like WPD), and this is a perfect example of WHY.

Failure to identify yourself is also a consideration for arrest in RI; in many cases, not providing an ID is considered suspicious behavior in and of itself (for example, having and evading a warrant for one's arrest)...Catch-22. An individual can be "temporarily" detained, which MAY last until you identify yourself- the only question is how much free time you have on your hands.

There's an easy way and a hard way, but it's always MY way.

It sounds like you prefer to have people with active warrants walking your city streets, potentially being a threat to other citizens, you and/or your loved ones...is there something fundamentally wrong with you? Are you suggesting that police should wait until a crime has been committed, or is ABOUT to be? Do you believe that they're psychic, as well?

Friday, October 11, 2019