Police Log - 08/01/19

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DUI

Shortly after 10 p.m. on July 21, Officer Brenen J. Cardoza responded to the intersection of Sandy Lane and Warwick Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Dispatch advised that one of the operators involved in the crash was possibly intoxicated.

At the scene, the operator of the first vehicle involved in the crash – a Toyota Corolla – told Cardoza that he had been stopped at a red light waiting to turn left onto Warwick Avenue from Sandy Lane when his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2013 Hyundai Veloster.

Cardoza then made contact with the operator and sole occupant of the Hyundai, who is said to have been “standing very unsteadily and holding himself up with the open driver’s side door of the vehicle.” The officer additionally reports that the operator’s eyes were “bloodshot and glassy,” that his “speech was slurred” and that an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanated from his breath.

The operator of the Hyundai – who was not injured – is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that night. He is also said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly was unable to complete.

Gary L. Roy, 55, 107 Larkin Ave., Warwick, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, Roy is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Roy was later released with 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 intervals between vehicles.

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At approximately 6 p.m. on July 24, Officer Gerard J. DiTomasso and other officers responded to the area of West Shore Road and Main Avenue for a report of an erratic operator. Dispatch advised that the vehicle in question was described as a small, silver pickup truck bearing Rhode Island registration.

DiTomasso located the vehicle on West Shore Road and made contact with the operator, who is to have had slurred speech and “glassy and bloodshot” eyes. The officer also reports detecting a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” both inside the vehicle and on the operator’s breath.

The operator is said to have had difficulty maintaining his balance upon exiting the vehicle. He is also said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that day.

DiTomasso reports the operator refused to undergo field sobriety testing.

John F. Scallon, 66, 97 Stone Ave., Warwick, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He is said to have been confrontational during the arrest and to have refused a chemical breath test at headquarters.

Scallon was later transported to Kent Hospital for detox. He was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence and additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, failure to yield to emergency vehicles and leaving the lane of travel.

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At approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 25, Officer Christopher R. Cote responded to the area of exit 8 on Interstate 95 north to assist East Greenwich Police with a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle involved in said to have stopped in Warwick after initially failing to stop for police in East Greenwich.

Officers at the scene told Cote that witnesses had followed the vehicle – a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica bearing Massachusetts registration – from North Kingstown up Route 4 and onto Interstate 95 in East Greenwich. Police from that town located the vehicle and observed it operating erratically at a speed of only 15-20 mph.

Cote made contact with the operator, who indicated she was traveling home from Charlestown. The officer reports detecting the odor of alcohol on the breath of the operator, who is also said to have had bloodshot eyes and slurred her speech heavily. The officer additionally observed damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle, and the operator reportedly said she did not know how the damage had occurred.

The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which she reportedly failed.

Lydia L. Klufas, 54, Seekonk, Massachusetts, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, she is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Klufas 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. She was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test and laned roadway violations.

SHOPLIFTING

At 1:30 p.m. on June 30, Officer Britton E. Kelly responded to Colleen Haxton Liquors at 1325 Post Road for a report of shoplifting.

At the scene, the reporting party told Kelly that a woman had entered the store and asked to use the restroom at approximately 1:20 p.m.

The woman then proceeded into the back storage room and concealed three bottles of wine – with a combined value of approximately $60 – on her person, according to the reporting party. The woman is said to have purchased a 25-ounce can of Mike’s Hard Lemonade before exiting the store without paying for the concealed bottles.

The woman was described as having blonde hair and wearing a blue dress. She is said to have left the scene in a white Ford Escape with Rhode Island registration.

A check of the vehicle’s registration showed a Cranston collision center as the vehicle’s owner. The owner of the business told police he had rented the vehicle to another man. A call to a number for the renter was reportedly answered by a woman, who told Kelly she would return to the liquor store to meet him but failed to arrive. An arrest warrant was subsequently issued on a charge of shoplifting.

Just before 10:30 a.m. on July 25, Terresa Gail Egan, 44, 134 Atlantic Ave., Apt. 1, Warwick, responded to Warwick Police headquarters to turn herself in on the warrant. She was processed and transported to Third Division District Court.

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On the evening of July 4, Officer Brian J. Holleran responded to the Walmart location at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch subsequently advised that a male suspect had left the area in a brown, four-door Nissan sedan bearing Massachusetts registration.

At the scene, Holleran made contact with the owner of the vehicle, who said it had been taken by two men described as “associates.” She was advised to tell the men to contact Warwick Police.

Holleran then spoke with an asset protection officer for Walmart, who indicated she had observed a man concealing multiple items in a plastic comforter container before proceeding to the store’s exit without making any attempt to pay.

The items included multiple pieces of clothing valued at more than $272. All of the merchandise was recovered, as the man left it after being met by asset management personnel at the exit.

An arrest warrant on a charge of shoplifting was issued for a suspect following further investigation.

Just before 4 a.m. on July 27, Warwick officers responded Central Falls Police headquarters to take Raymond Joseph Davis, 36, 26 Jenks St., Apt. 4, Central Falls, into custody on the warrant. He was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and held pending arraignment.

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Just before 5 p.m. on July 23, Officer Kyle J. Fitzsimmons responded to the Kohl’s located at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress.

At the scene, Fitzsimmons made contact with a loss prevention agent at the store, who indicated that a female subject had concealed and failed to pay for items while going through the checkout line. The subject was met at the store’s exit and is said to have responded willingly to the loss prevention office.

The stolen items included a hair straightener and several shirts and socks, according to the loss prevention agent.

Chianny Dejesus, 20, Danbury, Connecticut, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was held pending her ability to post bail.

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