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Warwick Police Log 11/19/20

Posted 11/19/20

VANDALISM At approximately 8:18 a.m. on Nov. 2, Officer Thomas Greene responded to the Courtyard by Marriott Providence Warwick Hotel at 55 Jefferson Park Road for a report of damage to a vehicle. Dispatch advised that a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder had been

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Warwick Police Log 11/19/20

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VANDALISM

At approximately 8:18 a.m. on Nov. 2, Officer Thomas Greene responded to the Courtyard by Marriott Providence Warwick Hotel at 55 Jefferson Park Road for a report of damage to a vehicle. Dispatch advised that a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder had been broken into the previous night.

At the scene, the reporting party told Green he left his vehicle in the hotel’s parking lot at approximately 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. When he returned the next morning, he found the vehicle’s rear passenger-side windows had been broken. A laptop and several soccer balls in the trunk were untouched, and nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle.

Greene observed the damage to the vehicle. No security camera footage was available. The matter was documented.

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Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, Officer Sara Goes responded to the F.W. Webb Company building at 101 Jefferson Boulevard for a report of malicious damage. Dispatch advised that the back window of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado had been smashed.

At the scene, the reporting party told Goes he had parked his truck at approximately 5 p.m. on Nov. 3 before traveling to Maine for a work project. When he returned at approximately 4 p.m. on Nov. 6, he found the rear window had been smashed. Nothing had been stolen from the vehicle, however.

The damage to the vehicle was photographed. No security camera footage was immediately available. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

LARCENY

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, Officer Joseph DiIorio spoke with a reporting party regarding a larceny complaint.

The reporting party said a pump valued at $335 had been delivered to his home the previous week but was stolen after the delivery. He told the officer he did not have any security cameras at his home that would have captured the theft.

The matter was documented.

SHOPLIFTING

Just before 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, Officer Michael Rocchio responded to the JCPenney store at the Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch advised a female suspect was in the custody of loss prevention personnel.

At the scene, a loss prevention officer told Rocchio that the suspect had been observed selecting multiple clothing items from various departments, including a Red Sox jersey, two pairs of pants and a tank top, before entering a fitting room. The woman then left the fitting room “with only a few of the items she originally entered with.” A check of the fitting room revealed “only empty hangers and removed clothing tags,” according to the loss prevention officer.

The suspect is said to have selected two more pairs of pants and again entered the fitting room. When she left, another check found the room was still empty.

The suspect then exited the store without making any attempt to pay for any of the merchandise she had selected, as which point she was met by loss prevention personnel and escorted back inside. At that point, multiple clothing items with a combined value of $227 were recovered.

Angela Marie Gerundio, 40, 88 Newell St., Apt. 502, West Warwick, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting, second offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.

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Just before 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, Officer Sara Goes responded to the Macy’s store at the Warwick Mall for a report of a male shoplifting suspect in the custody of loss prevention personnel.

At the scene, a loss prevention officer told Goes that the suspect had been observed acting suspiciously while walking through the store’s fragrance aisle. The man was then seen selecting two fragrance sets and concealing them in his pants before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay for the items.

At that point, the man was met by loss prevention employees and escorted back inside the store. Two fragrance sets with a combined value of $248.24 were recovered.

Jose Pineda, 33, 98 Putnam Pike, Johnston, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. It was a felony charge based on a previous shoplifting conviction. He was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court. ***

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Nov. 7, Officer Brian Holleran responded to the Walmart at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch subsequently advised that two suspects had been detained by asset protection personnel.

At the scene, an asset protection officer for the store told Holleran that two men had been observed using a razor tool to cut open the packaging of items and remove security tags. The men were seen concealing DVDs, a streaming video device and men’s clothing items into their pockets before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay.

At that point, the men were met by employees and escorted back inside the store. According to Walmart, items with a combined value of $162.76 were recovered.

Michael F. Morelli, 46, 265 Pulski St., Coventry, and Joseph Benjamin Scheer, 64, 22 Seminole St., Warwick, were each arrested on charges of shoplifting and conspiracy and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. Each was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Oct. 25, Officer Aaron Steere observed a 2003 Ford SUV traveling west on Centerville Road in the area of Bald Hill Road. The vehicle did not have a front license plate, and a check of the rear registration plate found it did not match the vehicle.

Steere initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to have a suspended license and at least two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license.

Inlavongsa Bounthom, 30, 20 Robin St., Apt. 2, Providence, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. Bounthom was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court, as well as citations for operation of an unregistered vehicle, improper use of registration and driving without insurance.

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At approximately 8:20 a.m. on Nov. 8, Officer Jacob Elderkin was conducting a routine patrol on Metro Center Boulevard when he observed a 2000 Nissan Xterra with an expired temporary registration tag.

Elderkin initiated a motor vehicle stop 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.

Jewel Grayson, 20, 524 Elm St., Apt. 4, Woonsocket, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

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Just before 8 p.m. on Nov. 9, Officer Tyler Mobrice was conducting a patrol on Greenwich Avenue when he observed an older model Toyota Corolla “veer into the right lane, almost strike another vehicle, and quickly swerve back into the left lane.”

Mobrice initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to have a suspended license and at least two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license . The operator was also wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Third Division District Court.

Steven J. Reyes, 28, 20 Whitehall St., Cranston, was taken into custody on the warrant and additionally charged with driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

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Shortly after 6 p.m. on Nov. 11, Officer William Holz was conducting a routine patrol in the area of Metro Center Boulevard and Kilvert Street when he responded to a report of a nearby motor vehicle accident.

Holz made contact with one of the operators involved in the accident, who was found through a records check to have a suspended license. Additionally, the operator was wanted on two active bench warrants, one each from Third and Fourth division district courts.

Jon J. Hill, 36, 1655 Pontiac Ave., Apt. 8, Cranston, was taken into custody on the warrants and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. Based on a review of his criminal history, he was also charged with driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense. He was later transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

WARRANT

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, Officer Nia Pina responded to the Radisson Hotel on Post Road to assist another officer with a traffic stop.

At the scene, the other officer told Pina that one of parties involved in the stop was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued from Rhode Island State Police and a bench warrant issued from Superior Court. Dispatch confirmed the warrants and Pina took Jessica Paulino, 29, 185 Benedict St., Providence, into custody.

Paulino was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was held pending the arrival of State Police for pickup.

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