Patrolman Adam Parkinson along with several members of the department responded to 776 Hartford Avenue on February 1 around 11:45 a.m. in reference to a disturbance at the trailer park. At the scene officers observed residents in a heated verbal exchange.
According to the police reports, an investigation determined that an argument had ensued between four parties. The parties involved have an ongoing history of problems with each other, and this incident stemmed from a parking issue. The argument escalated and resulted in a physical altercation where Sherry Rivers, 43, of 776 Hartford Avenue #2 in Johnston allegedly bumped a victim with her chest and slapped a phone out of their hand, resulting in damage.
The incident was captured on cell phone video, which was shown to the officers, and the victim indicated that they wished to press charges. Rivers was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters and charged with simple assault, and disorderly conduct.
While in the process of sorting the above matter out, a resident from behind the trailer park, Charles Salera, 48, of 1 Phillips Angel Court in Johnston, walked onto the property and made a threatening remark in front of the police officers. Salera is alleged to have said “you keep it up and I’m gonna [expletive] smash you…I don’t care.” Officers then stepped in front of Salera’s path before a physical altercation could ensue.
Salera was subsequently placed in handcuffs without incident and informed he was under arrest for disorderly conduct. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and later released.
On December 23 around 6:36 p.m., Officer Adam Parkinson responded to the Stop and Shop on Commerce Way in reference to a report of a shoplifting which had just transpired. At the store, he met with a manager who advised that he witnessed a male suspect attempt to carry a basket full of merchandise out of the store without paying.
The man was described as a white male in his late 20s, approximately 5’10” in height with a thin medium build. He had blonde hair and was wearing a gray sweatshirt.
The manager advised that he followed the suspect to the parking lot, announced himself and asked the man to stop. However the man took off running and dropped the basket in the process. The suspect eventually entered a vehicle and sped out of the lot onto Atwood Avenue, and a license plate number of the vehicle was obtained. The recovered merchandise in the basket were 18 packages of butter and one sleeve of ice cream cones valued at a total of $98.00.
Through the investigation it was determined that the suspect was Gregory Bone, 28, of 28 Reardon Avenue in East Providence. A warrant for his arrest was drawn on December 30.
On February 2 at approximately 2:20 a.m., officers responded to the Smithfield Police station to obtain custody of Bone, who had been detained. He was transported to Johnston Police headquarters where he was processed and held for arraignment on misdemeanor shoplifting.
On February 1 at approximately 10:35 a.m., Officers Derek Parascandolo and David Galligan responded to the Skyview Motor Inn on Hartford Avenue in an attempt to locate Kristina Coletta, 31, of 11 Raven Boulevard in Coventry, on an active Coventry Police Department Warrant for harassing text messages.
Upon arrival the officers knocked on the door at which time Colletta answered the door and was later positively identified via her driver’s license. Colletta was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and later turned over to Coventry Police.
On February 2 at 4:37 p.m., Patrolman Kevin Brady observed James Bowers, 45, of 20 Park Street #153 in Johnston in the parking lot of Walgreens on Plainfield Street. Bowers was the subject of an active Superior Court bench warrant for failure to appear for a pre-trial conference stemming from a breaking and entering charge. He was taken into custody without incident and later transported to the ACI Men’s Intake Center.