At 11:51 p.m. on Nov. 4, Officer Christopher R. Cote was traveling north on Greenwich Avenue when he observed a gray 2007 Mercury heading south without its headlights on.
Cote turned around to follow the vehicle and observed it drift over the yellow line at two points. At that point, he initiated a motor vehicle stop.
Cote made contact with the vehicle’s operator and female passenger, and reports that the operator had glassy eyes and slurred his speech. The officer also reports detecting an odor of alcohol on the operator’s breath. The operator is said to have refused to submit to field sobriety testing.
Pat A. Barone, 37, 50 Ausdale Road, Cranston, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, he is said to have refused a chemical breath test.
Barone was later released into the custody of a sober adult and issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. He was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, times when lights required and a laned roadway violation.
At approximately 10:16 a.m. on Nov. 16, Officer Derek Mourato was on Centerville Road when he observed a red Subaru Outback with a fraudulent temporary registration plate.
“I immediately identified the registration to be fraudulent based on mistakes in the details and characteristics of the plate numbers and lettering,” the officer reports.
The vehicle then took a sudden turn into the parking lot of a Dunkin’ Donuts without using a turn signal, at which point Mourato initiated a stop. He made contact with the operator sole passenger, who is said to have provided a fraudulent bill of sale for the vehicle. A records check then found the operator’s license was suspended and that he had two previous convictions for driving with a suspended license. The check additionally found the fraudulent plate number was associated with a registration that had been canceled.
Albert F. Rosario, 30, 218 Webster Ave., Providence, 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 transported to Third Division District Court for arraignment, and he was additionally cited for operating a motor vehicle with canceled registration, registration and title offenses and operating without insurance, second offense.
Mourato contact the South Kingstown auto dealer whose business was listed on the fraudulent sales documentation. The dealer said there have been issues with fraudulent use of the business’ forms.
At approximately 5 p.m. on Nov. 2, Officer Ben L. Bratko responded to the Macy’s location at Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. At the scene, the officer found a male suspect in the custody of loss prevention personnel at the store.
A loss prevention associate told Bratko the suspect had been observed selecting multiple clothing items – including two jackets, a vest, a hat and underwear – before entering a men’s fitting room. When the suspect emerged, he was seen wearing one of the jackets he had previously selected.
The man then attempted to exit the store without making any attempt to pay but was met by loss prevention personnel. He was also found to be wearing other clothing items from the store, with a combined value of $114.
Damien Skye, 34, with a last known address on Broad Street in Providence, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was held as a probation violator.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 8, Officer Rose E. Michel met with a reporting party in the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding an alleged hit-and-run incident.
The reporting party told Michel that at approximately 11:30 a.m. that morning, she noticed a dent to the rear passenger-side portion of her vehicle. She said the vehicle, a Buick Encore, had been parked at the Burlington store at 650 Bald Hill Road while she shopped for roughly an hour.
Michel reports observing the damage and concluding that due to the height of its location on the vehicle, it was not the result of a hit-and-run. The matter was documented as a case of malicious damage.
Just before 10 p.m. on Nov. 8, Officer Evan E. Johnson met with a reporting party in the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding a larceny incident.
The reporting party told Johnson she had parked her rental vehicle at the Four Seasons apartment complex on Warwick Avenue on the afternoon of Nov. 7. The vehicle was left unlocked, and during the overnight hours, a bag containing clothing, a wallet and an ID was taken from inside.
The matter was documented.