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Warwick Police Log - October 22, 2020

Posted 10/22/20

DUI At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Oct. 7, Officer David Boardman was conducting a routine patrol on Bald Hill Road when he observed a vehicle, described as a 2015 Subaru Forrester, exit the parking lot of the McDonald's and enter the northbound lanes.

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Warwick Police Log - October 22, 2020

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DUI

At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Oct. 7, Officer David Boardman was conducting a routine patrol on Bald Hill Road when he observed a vehicle, described as a 2015 Subaru Forrester, exit the parking lot of the McDonald’s and enter the northbound lanes.

“The vehicle failed to yield while exiting the private parking lot … almost causing an accident with my police cruiser,” Boardman reports. “I had to slam on the brakes and swerve into the left lane of travel to avoid a collision with the vehicle.”

Boardman observed the vehicle “make several laned roadway violations as it quickly sped up” and continued north on Bald Hill Road, “weaving in both lanes of travel.” Its erratic operation continued as it turned on to East Avenue, where the officer was finally able to initiate a motor vehicle stop near the Interstate 95 overpass.

Boardman made contact with the vehicle’s male operator and reports immediately detecting the odor of alcohol on the man’s breath. The operator is said to have exhibited “mildly bloodshot and watery eyes” and acknowledged consuming alcohol that evening.

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

Justin J. Schwarz, 39, 22 Lakeside Ave., 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.

Schwarz 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, failure to yield entering from a private driveway or road, and landed roadway violations.

STOLEN VEHICLE

At approximately 2:10 a.m. on Oct. 9, Officer Ryan McGarry was notified by dispatch that a vehicle – described as a dark-colored Chevy Camaro – had been reported stolen from a car rental agency at T.G. Green Airport.

Shortly thereafter, McGarry was conducting a patrol on Jefferson Boulevard when he observed a black Chevy Camaro parked in the northbound travel lane. The vehicle was unoccupied, and a records check confirmed it was the vehicle that had been reported stolen. The vehicle had sustained “significant damage” to its front-end, passenger-side rocker panel and front passenger-side tire and wheel, the officer reports.

Airport Police were notified and responded to the scene, which was transferred into their custody. The matter was documented.

VANDALISM

Just before 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 9, Officer Daniel O’Connell responded to a Milton Road home for a report of malicious damage.

At the scene, the reporting party told O’Connell that two windows on his mother’s house had been damaged the previous night. The reporting party’s mother said she had heard a loud crash at approximately 11 p.m. on Oct. 8 and discovered that two double-paned glass windows had been smashed, possibly by rocks.

Neither the woman nor O’Connell was able to locate and items or projectiles that might have caused the damage. A fallen tree limb was observed near the windows, but the reporting party told O’Connell it had not caused the damage.

The woman had not reported the damage the night prior, O’Connell reports, because of the late hour.

The matter was documented.

LARCENY

Just after 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, Officer Nia Pina responded to the Staples location at 1276 Bald Hill Road for a report of larceny. Prior to her arrival, dispatch advised that an employee reported that the catalytic converter had been stolen from his vehicle while he was at work.

At the scene, the reporting party told Pina he had arrived for work at approximately 3 p.m. that day. When he went to his vehicle for a break at approximately 6 p.m., he “noticed that his muffler was hanging off his vehicle.” Initially, the reporting party believed the muffler had “rusted off,” but when a family member arrived to assist, it was discovered the catalytic converter had been cut from the exhaust system.

The valued of the catalytic converter was placed at between $250 and $300. The matter was documented.

SHOPLIFTING

At approximately 10 a.m. on Oct. 8, officers Tammy Mello and Brian Holleran responded to Chesca’s at 4552 Post Road for a report of a man who had stolen cigarettes from the store before fleeing the area on foot.

Holleran located and detained a person matching the description of the suspect, while Mello continued on to the store. There, she spoke with the reporting party, who said the suspect had entered the store and asked for three packs of Marlboro cigarettes before fleeing with the packs. The stolen cigarettes had a combined value of $31.17.

Mello then brought the reporting party to the scene where Holleran had detained the man matching the suspect’s description. The reporting party is said to have identified the man as the person who committed the theft.

Keith W. Souca, 25, 55 West Ave., first floor, Pawtucket, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.

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Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, Officer Nicholas DiNardo responded to the JCPenney at the Warwick Mall for a report of an adult female shoplifting suspect in custody.

At the scene, a loss prevention associate at the store told DiNardo that just before 1 p.m., the suspect had been observed selecting a pair of jeans, checking to ensure there was no anti-theft device attached, and concealing the pants in a black shopping bag.

The suspect is said to have then selected three other pairs of jeans and gone inside a fitting room. Minutes later, she exited with only one pair of jeans. At that point, she is said to have returned to the jeans section, selected two more pairs of jeans, concealed the items inside her jacket, and exited the store without making any attempt to pay.

She was then met by loss prevention personnel and escorted back inside the store. Five pairs of jeans with a combined value of $347.50 were recovered. Additional stolen items were reportedly also found in the woman’s bag.

Melissa A. Guzman, 29, 290 Beckwith St., Cranston, was arrested on a charged of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, Officer Matthew Caradimos was conducting a check of the Rhode Island Central Korean Church at the intersection of Norwood and Perry avenues when he observed a vehicle cut through the church’s parking lot from Norwood Avenue.

Caradimos recognized the vehicle and its occupants from a stop he had made earlier in the day. He reports that based on the prior stop, he knew the person now operating the vehicle – who had been its passenger earlier in the day – had a suspended license, along with more than three prior convictions for driving with a suspended licenses.

Caradimos pursued the vehicle and initiated a stop on Gary Street. At that point, the operator, identified as Ryan M. Yeadon, 42, 244 Greenwood St., Cranston, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.

Yeadon was later released with a summon.

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At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Oct. 12, Officer Nia Pina was traveling south on Post Road when she observed a 2007 Dodge Charger with its registration plate hanging from the vehicle.

Pina observed the vehicle’s tires swerve across the fog line as it took a left onto Airport Road. Additionally, one of the vehicle’s brake lights was out.

Pina initiated a motor vehicle stop in the area of Granger Court and made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to have a suspended license and two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license.

Jeremy R. Collazo, 27, 16 Charles St., Warwick, 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 laned roadway violations.

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