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VANDALISM

On July 2 at approximately 4:32 p.m., Officer Richard Odell responded to Papi’s Tacos at 750 West Shore Road for a report of malicious damage to some vehicles.

Upon arrival Officer Odell met with the reporting party, who stated that a tire on her vehicle and two tires on another vehicle were cut and deflated. Officer Odell then observed the damage to both cars with the punctured tires. The estimated damage was approximately $200 per tire.

The complainant stated that just before she noticed the damage, a Hispanic male wearing a blue polo and a navy blue hat was in Papi’s Tacos and was asked to leave due to being intoxicated. She provided the officer with his name and age, but said that she did not see him damage the tires but thought that it was suspicious. Officer Odell’s report also notes that there were several tires punctured at Ollie’s Pub on Saturday, June 30.

The case was then forwarded to department detectives for review.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

At approximately 8 p.m. on July 2, Officer James Wenneman was dispatched to the area of Spencer Hill Court. Dispatch had advised that the reporting party had stated they observed a man passed out at the wheel of a car that was in the middle of the road.

Once at the scene Officer Wenneman observed the vehicle in the middle of the street and that the car was still running. He found the driver, later identified as Sean Crump, 48, of 41 Blackmore in East Greenwich, sitting inside the vehicle with both hands on the wheel staring forward. Once near the car, the officer reportedly observed an open 12 pack of Bud Light on the passenger’s seat and an open can of beer in the center console.

Upon speaking with Crump, the officer detected signs of intoxication as well as the smell of alcohol. Crump was instructed to turn off the ignition, and when asked what day it was he responded ‘Tuesday’ when it was Monday. He was asked to exit the vehicle and then agreed to partake in a series of standardized sobriety tests.

Basted upon his performance during testing and the officer’s observations, it was determined that Crump was unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely. He was arrested and taken to police headquarters. At the station, Crump later refused to take a chemical breathalyzer test. He was charged with driving under the influence, first offence, refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test, and driving on an expired license. He was later released to a sober adult.

SHOPLIFTING

Officer Thomas Paine was dispatched to the Warwick Mall Macy’s on July 3 around 8 p.m. for a report of shoplifting.

At the store he spoke with a loss prevention associate, who stated that at 7:50 p.m. she observed a male quickly selecting items. He was described as a white male in his twenties with a slender build and about 6’1” in height. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, plaid shorts, a gray baseball hat and sunglasses.

The man then proceeded to the exit while still selecting items as he walked. He then passed all points of sale and set off the store’s alarms as he exited without paying. The loss prevention officer then approached the man and asked him to drop the merchandise. He then tossed the items at her and exited to the parking lot, where the associate eventually lost sight of him.

A total of $484.96 worth of merchandise was recovered after the incident. The loss prevention officer stated that she could identify the suspect and that the store wished to press charges if the man was found. The report was forwarded to department detectives for review.

STOLEN TIRES

On July 4 at approximately 8:23 p.m., Officer Thomas Greene was dispatched to Han’s Palace at 2470 West Shore Road for a report of a larceny. Dispatch advised that all four tires were taken from an employee’s car.

At the scene, the officer observed multiple people surrounding the vehicle, which was resting on all four rotors. Around the car were scattered lug nuts. A witness told the officer how he discovered the vehicle and reported the incident. Other witnesses described a maroon Jeep that may have been involved in the incident, but did not have a license plate number. The loss was estimated to be around $600.

The lug nuts were seized as evidence for possible fingerprints. The scene was photographed, and a report was forwarded to department detectives for review. STOLEN CONVERTER

Officer Rose Michael met with a complainant at police headquarters on July 5 at 10:10 a.m. for a theft report. She spoke with the party, who stated that on July 2 at approximately 7 a.m. he discovered his commercial vehicle was damaged and its catalytic converter stolen.

At the time of the incident, the box truck was parked in the lot of The House of Glass located at 2527 Post Road. A report was taken and sent to department detectives for review.

EGGING

On July 5 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Officer Ryan Shelby responded to Elmore Street for a vandalism report.

At the scene he spoke with a husband and wife, who informed the officer that at around 2 p.m. his vehicle was egged. He stated that his vehicle was parked just across the street in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts at 2677 West Shore Road.

He was informed by a Dunkin Donut employee that a customer who had gone through the drive through saw that someone had egged his vehicle, and provided the license plate of the potential suspect vehicle, however no registration came back with the number provided.

The couple tried to remove the egg but were not entirely successful. The man stated that if a suspect was found that he wished to press charges.

STOLEN FROM SHED

Officer Paul White responded to a Palmer Avenue address on July 6 at approximately 8:30 a.m. for a report of items stolen from a shed.

At the scene he spoke with several people, who stated that they found the door to the shed at the residence to be open, and that three motorcycles had been stolen. While the officer was at the scene, one of the members of the reporting party checked the nearby Rocky Point bike path and found one of the missing motorcycles.

The motorcycles were entered into the police database as stolen. A report was taken and forwarded to department detectives for review.

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