Police Log - 09/05/19

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DUI

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Aug. 24, Officer John M. Curley IV was conducting a routine patrol on Toll Gate Road when he observed a vehicle traveling approximately 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.

“I also observed that vehicle several times to cross from the right lane of travel westbound over the double yellow lines, traveling in between the eastbound and westbound lanes of travel for approximately 5-8 seconds, then correcting itself and moving back into the westbound lanes,” the officer reports.

Curley initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, at which point he “detected the moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath.” Additionally, the officer reports that the man’s speech was slurred and his eyes were “moderately bloodshot and watery.”

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

George J. Shaheen, 58, 236 Elmdale Road, Scituate, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. At headquarters, he reportedly refused a chemical breath test.

Shaheen 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, speeding and a laned roadway violation.

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Shortly after 1 a.m. on Aug. 27, Officer Normand G. Guilbert was conducting a fixed patrol at the intersection of Airport Road and Warwick Avenue when he observed a vehicle cross over the double yellow lines while making a left turn onto Airport Road.

Guilbert followed the vehicle and observed it traveling at approximately 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. At that point, he initiated a motor vehicle stop.

Guilbert made contact with the operator, who had “glossy and heavily bloodshot eyes” and slurred his speech. The operator is said to have denied consuming alcohol that night and agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.

Patrick B. O’Connor, 26, 49 Waver Road, North Kingstown, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. At headquarters, he is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

O’Connor was later released into the custody of a sober adult 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, speeding and a laned roadway violation.

VANDALISM

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, Officer Jeremy T. Smith responded to a Blackburn Street residence for a report of vandalism.

At the scene, the reporting party told Smith that he had parked his 2005 Ford F-150 in his driveway at approximately 7 p.m. the previous day. When he returned to the vehicle in the morning, its rear left window had been shattered. Power tools and construction equipment were placed in the back seat of the vehicle, but no items appeared to be missing.

Smith observed two pieces of brick approximately six feet from the vehicle, and he surmised they had fallen from a chimney on the home, which was “in severe disrepair.”

“The contour and angle of the roof would most likely direct a fallen brick from the chimney to travel in the direction where [the reporting party’s] vehicle was parked and was likely the cause,” Smith reports.

No security camera footage was immediately available. The matter was forwarded to detectives.

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At approximately 11 a.m. on Aug. 26, Officer Nicholas J. DiNardo responded to the intersection of Wallace and Adelaide avenues for a report of malicious damage.

At the scene, the reporting party told DiNardo that an excavator belonging to D’Ambra Construction had been vandalized sometime between the afternoon of Aug. 23 and the morning of Aug. 26. The reporting party said the excavator had stalled out shortly after being started that day, and a mechanic subsequently determined that four to six gallons of water had been poured into its fuel tank.

No suspects were immediately identified. The matter was documented.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

Just after 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, Officer Zachary J. Black was patrolling on Jefferson Boulevard when he observed a vehicle without an illuminated rear license plate leave the parking lot of the Motel 6.

Black initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who indicated that his driver’s license was suspended and that he did not have insurance for the vehicle. A records check confirmed that the plates affixed to the vehicle did not match it and that the driver’s license was suspended. The operator was also found that have two previous convictions for driving with a suspended license.

Robert E. Murphy, 37, 58 Walnut St., Johnston, 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 illumination of rear registration plate and no insurance.

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scot63

I'm glad officer Black was on the ball!!! way to be on the ball YOU ARE MY HERO!!! illumination of registration plate glad he is patrolling our streets GREAT JOB!!!!

Thursday, September 5
RISchadenfreude

The faulty plate light gave Officer Black probable cause for the traffic stop; if you're going to be a scofflaw and drive repeatedly on a suspended license with no insurance and improper display of plates (especially when leaving a known narcotics nuisance), it's a good idea to make sure all your vehicle equipment is in working order.

Great job (minus the previous commenter's sarcasm)!

Monday, September 9
Happy

I am kind of shocked at the amount of repeat violators that are caught, processed for the present violation, and then released to appear in court which they just blow off!

Why are they not held at the ACI? After all, they are "repeat" violators.

More of the city money wasted on all this processing with no consequences, sad!

Tuesday, September 10