Police Log - 10/29/19



Just after 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 20, Officer Cody Wild was on patrol at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue when he observed a green Ford Escort stopped at a green light. The vehicle remained stopped for several seconds before taking a right turn just as the light was about to change.

Wild followed the vehicle and observed it swerve between lanes. At that point, he initiated a motor vehicle stop. As the vehicle attempted to pull over, it struck the curb with its right front tire, causing a hubcap to fall off.

Wild made contact with the operator and “immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath.” The operator is additionally said to have slurred his speech and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that night and consented to field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.

Jose Gonzalez-Lopez, 28, Attleboro, Massachusetts, 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.

Gonzalez-Lopez was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on charges of driving under the influence and driving without/expired license. He was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test and a laned roadway violation. He was held pending an appearance before a bail commissioner.


Just after 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, Officer Ryan E. Shibley responded to a Lufkin Court home for a report of larceny.

At the scene, the reporting party told Shibley that a mountain bike – described as a gray and black Roadmaster – had gone missing from the property sometime between the morning of Oct. 12 and the afternoon of Oct. 15. No security camera footage was available. The matter was documented.


At approximately 5:21 p.m. on Oct. 17, Officer Justin M. Martin responded to the Walmart location at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a stolen credit card being used at the store.

At the scene, the reporting party told Martin that he had been working out at the Planet Fitness location near the Walmart and had left his wallet and personal belongings in a locker at the gym. He was in the gym for approximately two hours, and when he returned to the locker, he noticed that his wallet was out of place and that a debit card was missing.

The man immediately froze the card and checked his account, at which point he found purchases had been made at the nearby Walmart and Burlington locations. The Walmart purchase was for $480.37 and the Burlington purchase was for $247.91.

Loss prevention personnel at Walmart were able to provide security camera footage showing two suspects. Additional security camera footage was sought from Planet Fitness.

The matter was forwarded to detectives.


At approximately 11 a.m. on Oct. 20, Detective Matthew T. Smith responded to the Extended Stay America location at 268 Metro Center Boulevard for a report of a stolen vehicle.

At the scene, the reporting party told Smith he had parked his white 2013 Chrysler 200 and gone to his room on Oct. 19. When he returned the next morning, he found the vehicle was missing. Inside the vehicle at the time were two credit cards and a Social Security card.

Later on Oct. 20, Smith was advised that the vehicle had been located in a parking lot at a different location. Nothing was missing from the vehicle, but a child seat had been moved and more than a half-tank of gas had been used.

No security camera footage was available. The matter was documented and the case was considered closed.


Shortly before 6 p.m. on Oct. 22, Officer Brian W. Fontaine responded to the Stop & Shop location at 2470 Warwick Ave. for a report of shoplifting.

At the scene, a loss prevention associate told Fontaine that a female suspect had been observed selecting various items throughout the store and placing them in a shopping cart. The suspect then went to the produce department and printed out discount banana labels, which she affixed to other items, including apples, tomatoes, butter and cheese.

The suspect is said to have paid for the merchandise at the incorrect prices – a total of $43.23, rather than the full value of $172.15 – before exiting the store. The suspect also concealed additional health and beauty items in a plastic bag and did not pay for them, according to the loss prevention associate.

Elda O. Leiva, 49, 338 Arlington Ave., 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.


Shortly after 12 p.m. on Oct. 22, Officer Tyler J. Mobrice was on patrol on Warwick Avenue when he observed a red Ford E-150 traveling south at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle passed the officer’s position, it slowed down. The officer then observed its rear registration plate was not illuminated.

Mobrice initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contract with the operator. A subsequent records check revealed the man’s driver’s license was suspended and he was wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Superior Court.

Joseph Gosselin, 1447 Main St., West Warwick, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving with a suspended license and cited for illumination of rear registration plate. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions on the warrant.


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