Just before 8 p.m. on Jan. 24, Officer Jessica L. Masso was conducting a patrol in the area of Quaker Lane and Cowesett Avenue when she observed a vehicle traveling ahead of her cruiser at an “extremely slow” speed.
Masso additionally observed the vehicle cross over the yellow lines into the opposite lane of traffic before it “quickly jolted” back into the correct lane. It then turned into the Stop & Shop plaza at 300 Quaker Lane, failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign before stopping in a lane of travel.
Masso attempted to initiated a stop, but the vehicle is said to have then continued traveling through the parking lot. Eventually, the vehicle pulled into a parking spot.
The officer then made contact with the vehicle’s operator, who is said to have had a screwdriver in his right hand. The officer observed that the panel below the vehicle’s steering wheel had been “completely pulled off” and there were no keys in the ignition, leading her to believe the vehicle may have been stolen.
Masso reports the operator was “very mumbled in his speech” and had “glossy eyes.” He is said to have initially agreed to undergo field sobriety testing before refusing to continue.
Colin S. Moore, 44, 249 Quaker Lane, West Warwick, 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 agreed to submit to a chemical breath test, which reportedly found his blood alcohol content to be significantly above the legal limit.
Moore was later transported to Kent Hospital for detox and issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. He was additionally cited to leaving the lane of travel.
Just before 5 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2019, Officer Ryan E. Shibley responded to Eddie’s 529 Bar on Warwick Avenue for a report of larceny.
At the scene, the reporting party told Shibley he had left his wallet at the register while shopping at the nearby Shaw’s supermarket that afternoon. When he realized his wallet was missing, he returned to the supermarket and spoke with a manager. They reviewed security camera footage and observed a woman pick up the wallet and leave the store.
The reporting party told Shibley that the wallet contained $100 in cash, a driver’s license, bank and credit cards and his wife’s Social Security card.
Shibley reviewed the Shaw’s security camera footage and was able to identify a suspect through the supermarket’s transaction logs. The matter was forwarded to detectives and a warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest on a charge of larceny under $1,500.
At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 26, Officer Paris L. Norwood responded to Cranston Police headquarters to take custody of Rayna Jean Dannel, 33, 325 Bayview Ave., Cranston, on the warrant. She was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.
Just before 9 p.m. on Jan. 28, Officer Maxwell A. Neiley responded to the Rite Aid at 1080 Bald Hill Road for a report of an auto theft in progress. Dispatch advised that the reporting party had left her silver 2004 Chevrolet Impala running in the parking lot and that it was gone when she exited the store.
At the scene, Neiley spoke with the reporting party, who said the vehicle contained her purse, a laptop computer and two children’s car seats. The purse contained several credit cards, tax forms, her birth certificate, an unknown amount of cash and her driver’s license.
The reporting party told Neiley she was not the vehicle’s registered owner but used it for daily transportation. The owner responded to the scene shortly after the officer’s arrival.
Security camera footage was not immediately available. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Jan. 27, Officer Justin N. Martin responded to the Target located at Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting that occurred Jan. 24.
At the scene, an asset protection officer for the store told Martin that a review of security camera footage revealed a male suspect selecting multiple routers from the electronic section before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay. The stolen items had a combined value of nearly $2,220, according to the asset protection officer. The matter was documented.
Shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 29, Officer Zachary J. Black was conducting a directed patrol in the area of the La Quinta Inn on Jefferson Boulevard when he observed a white Chevrolet van bearing Ohio registration.
Black identified and made contract with the operator, who reportedly said he was waiting for a coworker. A records check revealed the man was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued from the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio.
Robert Joseph Brown, 53, Richmond, Ohio, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was held as a fugitive from justice pending an appearance in Third Division District Court.