The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Johnston Police. Chief Richard S. Tamburini or Deputy Chief David DeCesare has reviewed all reports
Patrolman Jeffrey Fryer reported that a 1,200-pound snowplow was removed from a storage rack at a local landscaping company and carted away some time between July 4 and 7. The manager who reported the plow missing said it was worth around $3,000.
Fryer said the rack was about 12 feet high and there was a sander and another plow remaining on it. Fryer speculated that whoever took the plow had used a piece of heavy equipment to lift the plow off the rack and he noted that there was an imprint of an outrigger and a tire track about eight feet from the rack, possibly from a backhoe with an extended arm. He said it appeared that whoever took the plow entered the yard from an adjacent lot, which is home to a construction company. He said he also noted that there was a backhoe that belonged to the construction company there but it was secured and showed no signs of forced entry. The manager told Fryer that, to the best of his knowledge, the plow had no identifying marks or serial numbers. Fryer said attempts to contact the owner of the construction company were unsuccessful at that time. No suspects or witnesses.
Patrolman David Galligan reported a larceny on Plainfield Street on July 7. A 32-year-old woman reported a Brickman gas grill had gone missing from the second-floor porch on the east side of the house. She said she stayed with her mother in Cranston from July 3 until that morning, when she returned to find the grill was gone. She said she checked the backyard and the surrounding area but did not find it. She said the first-floor tenants of the house also had been away since July 3 and had no knowledge of the grill. She said she has had some issues with the people who lived upstairs from her but was not sure that they would have taken her grill. Galligan said he went upstairs to speak with the other tenants but there was no answer at the door. The woman said she bought the grill at Wal-Mart two years ago for $300. She said she didn’t want to file a criminal complaint but she did want the incident to be a matter of record.
Patrolman Derrick Palazzo reported he was dispatched to Mulberry Circle around 1:15 a.m. on July 8. He said a woman there told him she was afraid of repercussions if she called earlier but her husband was out of the house at the moment and she called to report that he assaulted her. Palazzo said she told him she was intoxicated the day before and got into an argument with her husband about whether they would have another child and several other issues between them and she decided that he was getting too aggressive and decided to spend the night on the couch by herself. Palazzo said she told him her husband came back at her and began the argument again. Palazzo said that was when she claimed it escalated and got physical and he started slapping her face several times before throwing himself on her and choking her with both hands. Palazzo said he asked her if she lost consciousness when he choked her and she told him she did not but said he then lifted her up by her arms and attempted to carry her into the bedroom but that she wanted to sleep on the couch. Palazzo said he took pictures of the bruises on the woman’s arms and got a written statement from her. He said he called the husband on the phone and he agreed to come back to the house and tell his version of events. Palazzo said his statement was consistent with what the woman told him and explained that he “snapped and choked her because she kneed me in the groin.”
Andron R. Shoup, 40, of 49 Mulberry Circle, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct and later released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a no contact order.
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Patrolman Robert Cardoza reported he was on patrol on Atwood Avenue around 7:50 p.m. on July 6 when he passed a car going in the other direction with the driver smoking a long thin cigar, consistent with a marijuana cigar, and pulled the car over in the parking lot at 1412 Atwood. He said the odor of burnt marijuana was coming from the car and the driver said, “I know why you are here.” Cardoza said he asked him what he meant by that and the driver replied, “You pulled me over because you saw me smoking weed.” Cardoza said the driver wanted to be cooperative and told him there was a bag of marijuana under the emergency brake lever. Cardoza said he recovered the bag and another patrolman searched the car prior to towing and discovered a digital scale and a glass and a metal pipe that had remnants of marijuana and residue on them. Nicholas W. Zorabedian, 19, of 49 Taylor Rd. in Johnston was charged with possession of 9.5 grams of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and driving in possession of a controlled substance.
Several Cranston Police officers were dispatched to Franklin Avenue in that city around 2:50 a.m. on July 2 for a disturbance in the street. Officer Ryan Shore reported he got there first and found a woman standing and screaming next to a green sedan. Shore said he had seen the same woman earlier and dispersed her from an address on Cranston Street after a verbal dispute and she was last seen walking toward Providence, after she was told to go home for the remainder of the night and she agreed to do so. He said he was walking toward her when she slammed her fist on the car and started approaching him, aggressively waiving her fists and yelling, “Arrest me.” He told her she was under arrest and told her to put her hands behind her back and she said, “Make me!” and he would “see what happened.” He said he grabbed her arm and turned her around and put the cuffs on without further incident. He said the man in the car told him he was a friend of hers but she gets drunk and out of control and refuses to get help. Bobbiejo Wendy Correia, 39, of 5 South Fairview St. in Johnston was charged with disorderly conduct and then transported to Rhode Island Hospital for detox.