Police Log - 09/05/19



Patrolmen Derrick Palazzo and Nicholas A. Manocchio responded to report of vandalism at the Lofts at Pocasset Mill, 75 Pocasset St., early on the morning of Aug. 24.

Manocchio said upon arrival, an unidentified resident of the complex said that a woman wearing a floral dress broke windows and left the scene. As Manocchio was parking his vehicle to speak with the reporting party, the same unidentified resident ran up to the vehicle and told officer the woman – later identified as Tammy Toler, 48, 175 2nd St., East Providence – had pulled back into the parking lot.

Manocchio said he then observed a gray vehicle reverse from a parking spot and accelerate at a high rate of speed in order to leave the lot. Manocchio advised communications personnel that he believed the vehicle was trying to evade him. The vehicle was eventually detained at the entrance/exit of the complex. He noted that the operator of the vehicle was wearing a floral dress.

Manocchio asked Toler why she took off when she saw him, to which she stated that she did not see Manocchio and was driving home. Manocchio said Toler told him that she had come to see her ex-boyfriend. The report is heavily redacted after this point, but Manocchio writes that Toler said she broke multiple panes of glass. He also wrote that he observed eight broken panes of glass to the window of an apartment.

Toler was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor vandalism. She was arraigned Aug. 24 and released on $3,000 personal recognizance with a Third Division District Court date of Sept. 9.


Patrolman Michael A. Martufi Jr. responded to the intersection of Killingly Street and Hartford Avenue on the afternoon of Aug. 28 to assist with a motor vehicle stop.

During the stop, procedural checks on the driver – identified as Thomas M. Fallah Jr., 32, 17 Allendale Ave., Johnston – revealed that he was wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Superior Court for failure to appear originating from a first-degree robbery charge. Fallah was placed under arrest and transported to Superior Court.


Patrolwoman Kayleigh Cooper and Patrolman Derrick Palazzo responded to Burlington Coat Factory at 1386 Atwood Ave. on the evening of Sept. 1 to assist the Johnston Fire Department with a report of an unresponsive male.

Joseph Souza, 36, 66 North Spruce St., East Providence, said that he had fallen asleep in his car, and he subsequently signed a refusal to be transported to the hospital with JFD. A check revealed that Souza was wanted on two warrants, one of which being a bench warrant for a hold without bail violated and the other a bench warrant for hold without bail failure to appear for an arraignment.

Both stemmed from a previous DUI charge, Cooper said. Souza was arrested and transported back to JPD headquarters before being taken to the ACI for arraignment.


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