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BREAKING AND ENTERING

Patrolman Matthew Leveillee responded to The Journey Clinic at 985 Plainfield St. on June 24 around 9:43 a.m. for a breaking and entering report in progress. Reports indicated that a male suspect wearing a green shirt was attempting to force entry into a rear window.

At the scene, the officer responded to the rear of the building where he observed a male party wearing a green shirt and carrying an umbrella. When the man saw the officer, he began to quickly walk away towards Plainfield Street. Officer Leveillee ordered the man to stop, but he didn’t comply. The officer then ran to the man, and a brief struggle ensued. The suspect was then brought to the ground and eventually secured in handcuffs.

The man was then identified as Jesus Colon Rivera, 37, of 162 Broad St. in Providence. Additional officers then arrived on scene for assistance. Rivera was then transported to police headquarters.

Officer Leveille then met with a witness, who provided a written statement. The witness indicated that Rivera is a daily patient at the facility. When he arrived earlier that day, the facility was closed. Rivera was not granted access and spent 10 minutes repeatedly banging on the door and ringing the doorbell. He was advised that he was not going to be let in and asked to leave. His behavior continued as he walked around to the rear of the facility. There he tried to force open a window and began banging on it with his umbrella. Police were then called to the scene.

Rivera was charged with attempted breaking and entering and resisting arrest. He was arraigned by justice of the peace Connors, with bail set at $75,000 personal recognizance and a pre-arraignment date of Sept. 11.

MISMATCHED PLATES

While on a traffic post in the area of Greenville Avenue and Killingly Street on June 19 around 10:14 a.m., Patrolman Joseph Scotti observed a red BMW traveling west on Greenville Avenue with a Massachusetts inspection sticker. Affixed to the car were Rhode Island license plates, however the front and rear plates were different and mismatched.

A traffic stop was initiated in the area of Greenville and Rosemont Avenues. There contact was made with the driver, identified as Antonio Vasquez, 22, of 884 Putnam Pike in Chepachet. Vazquez provided a bill of sale from a private owner for the car, and advised that his license had been suspended.

A background check confirmed that Vazquez did have a suspended license. Vazquez was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters while his car was towed and license plates confiscated. He was issued a court summons for operating an unregistered vehicle and improper use of evidence of registration. Vazquez was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, third offense. He was then released.

WRONG WAY

Sergeant Luca Lancellotti was on patrol on June 23 around 11:11 a.m. when he observed a blue Hyundai with a broken window facing the wrong way on Traver Avenue, which is a one-way street. The vehicle appeared disabled and the driver, identified as Justin Marks, 31, of the last known address of 40 Leander St. in Providence, was wandering around the vehicle.

Sgt. Lancellotti approached Marks to see if he needed assistance. Marks stated he was having trouble with his vehicle and he was parking it for a while so it could cool off. Routine checks of the vehicle were negative, however it was revealed that Marks had an active Superior Court full bench warrant on a passing counterfeit certificates charge. He was placed under arrest without incident and taken to police headquarters while his car was towed. Later, he was taken to Superior Court.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

On June 24 at approximately 6:22 p.m., Patrolman Joseph Scotti was at a traffic post at the intersection of Simmonsville Avenue and Robert Circle when he observed a car travelling east on Simmonsville with a cracked windshield. A motor vehicle stop was initiated on Scituate Avenue near Rockcrest Land.

There the officer met with Brandon Bergeron, 19, of 11 Eton Ave. in Warwick. Bergeron provided the officer with appropriate paperwork, however a background check revealed that his license was suspended and that he had two previous violations for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Bergeron was then taken into custody and transported to police headquarters where he was booked and processed. He was charged with driving with a suspended license, third offense, and released with a summons to appear.

ERRATIC DRIVER

Around 8:30 p.m. on June 25, Officer Matthew Leveille along with several other members of the department responded to a Greenville Avenue address for a report of a female possibly thrown from a vehicle. At the scene it was determined that the woman was not thrown, but dropped off at the location while she was intoxicated. While attending to the call, dispatch relayed that they had received a call of an erratic driver in the area of Becker Avenue.

Officers responded and located the suspect vehicle and its operator, identified as Anthony Marinaro, 70, of 3 Becker Ave. in Johnston. Police observed a 40-ounce Budweiser resting in the center console. He was asked about driving erratically and he denied that he was. He was asked how much alcohol he had consumed, as he had shown signs of intoxication, and then Marinaro became aggressive while speaking with officers, assumed a fighting stance and attempted to lunge at them. He was eventually restrained, and during a brief struggle with officers suffered a minor abrasion to his forehead. He was treated at the scene and later transported to the hospital.

Witnesses provided police with statements, in which they observed Marinaro operating his vehicle through the area recklessly and at a high rate of speed while their young children were playing in the area. One witness attempted to speak with Marinaro about his driving, at which time he exited his car and threatened to “kill him” and then raised his shirt to reveal a small black handgun in his waistband. Another witness provided police with a copy of her home’s surveillance video, which captured the vehicle traveling on the roadway.

An inventory search of Marinaro’s car located a loaded black Glock 42 semi automatic handgun in the center console. Marinaro was charged with two felonies; carrying a weapon while intoxicated and license/permit required for carrying a pistol. He was also charged with driving under the influence, first offence, refusal to take a chemical Breathalyzer test, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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