The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments.
While on patrol on Greenville Avenue on March 8 around 11:38 a.m., Sergeant Luca Lancelloti observed a green Ford Explorer with different, unmatched license plates on the front and back of the car. A check of one of the license plates revealed that it had been stolen, while the other plate came back as belonging on a 1995 Honda.
A traffic stop was then initiated, and contact was made with the driver, identified as James Fleet, 46, of 1344 Plainfield Street in Johnston. According to the report, Fleet told the officer that he had just purchased the car and the plates that were attached. Checks on Fleet revealed that his license was suspended and that he had an active Third District Court Warrant.
Fleet was placed under arrest and charged with receiving stolen goods and driving on a suspended license, third offense. His vehicle was towed and he was transported to police headquarters before being transported to the Third District Court. There he was arraigned by Judge McCaffrey and bail was set at $2,000.
DRIVING WITHOUT CONSENT
On March 4 around 6:30 a.m. Officer Mario Mennella responded to Serrel Sweet Road for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. While on route he observed a parked vehicle with heavy front-end damage. The driver was identified as Marvin Alvarez, 20, of 15 Wychwood Place in Johnston. A complainant had reported Alvarez on March 3 as taking the vehicle without consent. Alvarez was taken into custody without incident and charged with driving without a license and driving without the consent of the owner.
At approximately 2:40 p.m. on March 6, Patrolman Remy Mendez observed a car headed south on Killingly Street with an operator not wearing their seatbelt. A traffic stop was then conducted, and contact was made with Jordan Ramos, of 9 Duxbury Street in Providence. Background checks revealed that Ramos had an active Providence Police Department warrant for violation of a no contact order. Ramos was taken into custody without incident and later turned over to the Providence Police.