Police Log - 03/14/19



Shortly after 7 p.m. on March 2, Officer James P. Wenneman and other officers responded to the area of Atlantic Avenue following reports of a vehicle going off the road and striking a parked vehicle.

At the scene, the officers observed a white 2017 Toyota Corolla up against a silver 2006 Mercedes Benz E350 in a parking lot. A witness told police she witnessed the Camry roll into the other vehicle at a slow speed. The operator of the Camry, according to the witness, appeared “out of it.”

Wenneman made contact with the operator of the Camry, who is said to have had “moderately bloodshot, glassy and watery” eyes. The officer also reports detecting a “strong odor of an intoxicating beverage” emanating from the woman’s breath.

The woman is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that day, and to have initially refused to exit her vehicle. When she did exit the vehicle, Wenneman states that she was unstable on her feet.

The woman is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which Wenneman discontinued because of her inability to maintain her balance and concerns over her safety.

Sheryl L. Rabil, 57, of 137 Fair St., Apt. 1, Warwick, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. She was transported to Kent Hospital, where is said to have declined to provide blood for a blood alcohol content test.

Rabil was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. She was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test. She was left in the custody of Kent Hospital staff.


Just before 7:30 p.m. on March 3, Officer Bruce D. Law was posted at the intersection of Cowesett and Post roads when he observed a motor vehicle accident. A vehicle stopped at a red light was struck in the rear by another vehicle.

The operator of the first vehicle told Law she was injured, but she was able to move her vehicle into the parking lot of Home Loan Investment Bank.

Law reports the second vehicle, a 2014 Toyota Venza, had come to a stop approximately 250 feet from the scene. It was facing north on Post Road and partially blocking the right lane of travel. He made contact with the operator, who was still seated in the vehicle, and reportedly “immediately detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her breath and her vehicle.” He observed a large welt on the woman’s forehead, and she stated that her head hurt.

Law assisted the woman in exiting the vehicle and crossing the street to the bank’s parking lot, where she is said to have declined transportation to the hospital.

The woman is said to have told Law she had been at a bar in East Greenwich and acknowledged having multiple drinks earlier in the evening. She is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which she reportedly failed.

Isa F. Moraes, 38, of 3595 Post Road, Apt. 11202, Warwick, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters. She is said to have agreed to a chemical breath test, which reportedly found her blood alcohol content to be significantly above the legal limit.

Moraes was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. She was additionally cited for intervals between vehicles. She was also transported to Kent Hospital to have the welt on her forehead evaluated.


On March 6, Officer Brian J. Holleran responded to the Burlington location at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a larceny.

At the scene, the reporting party told Holleran that she had placed her phone down in the home department while working and forgot to retrieve it. She later realized the phone, an iPhone 8, was missing.

Security video showed a woman believed to be in her late 30s picking the phone up in the area where it had been placed. The woman seen in the video is said to have placed the phone in her purse before making a purchase, exiting the store and entering a white Acura.

The security video and the reporting party’s statement were entered into evidence.


Just before 11:30 p.m. on March 3, Officer Christopher R. Cote responded to The Trap, 195 Old Forge Road, for a report tires and rims being stolen from a vehicle.

Upon arrival, Cote observed a black 2018 Honda CR-V with Rhode Island registration parked outside the establishment. All four tires and rims were missing, and the vehicle was resting on plastic crates. Additionally, its driver’s side front window had been smashed and its glove box was left open.

The vehicle’s owner told Cote that the tires had a locking lug nut, the key to which was believed to have been in the glove box.

Security video from the parking lot was provided to police the next day. The video is said to show a silver hatchback entering the parking lot at approximately 8:30 on March 3 and backing into a spot next to the victim’s vehicle. The hatchback is then seen briefly leaving before returning and again parking next to the CR-V. The video is said to show the victim’s vehicle being jacked up and a person in dark clothing behind the vehicle.

No additional information was available at the time of the report, according to Cote.


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