The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments.
On March 24 around 7 p.m., Officer Adam Parkinson and other members of the department responded to the Sky View Motor Inn on Hartford Avenue in reference to a report of a verbal dispute,
Upon arrival the officers met with patrons outside of the business who advised that they were distraught due to them finding dried blood in their bathroom, according to the report. They advised that they expressed their discontent with management, at which point an argument ensued. According to Officer Parkinson’s account, the patrons were borderline disorderly, were very loud and argumentative, and kept saying, “I know my rights…I ain’t leaving.”
A manager advised the officers that he no longer wished for their patronage and voluntarily refunded them their cash. He insisted that they leave and a no trespass order be given. Officer Parkinson advised the patrons to leave and they were given one hour to collect their belongings.
At around 8:19 p.m., Communications Personnel received a call from the motor inn that the unruly patrons had left but that they had vandalized the room. Officer Parkinson responded back to the scene to discover that the patron’s room was in shambles. He noticed that there was a broken flat screen TV, broken sconces, damaged bureau, bathroom vanity, towel bar, and shower.
The motor inn employee estimated that there was upwards of $2,000 worth of damage, and wished to pursue criminal charges.
Several officers then responded to America’s Best Value Inn in Scituate in reference to locating the suspects. The suspects were then located at the IGA Plaza. Agustin Navedo, 29, of 525 Chalkstone Avenue in Providence, was then taken into custody after allegedly admitting to the vandalism. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters. Navedo was later arraigned before Justice of the Peace Daniel Connor on a vandalism charge. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and given a Third District Court summons to appear.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
While on a fixed post in the area of Greenville Avenue and Lee Street on March 23 at approximately 11 p.m., Lieutenant Joseph Salvadore observed a car traveling westbound at a high rate of speed. He then followed the vehicle and reported that the suspect driver crossed the road’s double yellow lines and entered the eastbound lanes of travel.
A traffic stop was initiated, and the car struck the curb while stopping. Lieutenant Salvadore then approached the vehicle and observed that the driver’s eyes were closed and his head was down with his chin against his chest. There was also a large pitbull in the back seat.
The officer then woke the driver, later identified as John L. Sullivan III, 26, of 37 Rose Street in Cranston. Sullivan stated to the officer “I’m trying to get my dog home to Cranston.” While speaking, the officer observed the smell of alcohol emanating from Sullivan, and that he exhibited signs of intoxication. Additional officers then arrived on scene to provide assistance.
Sullivan agreed to partake in a series of standardized sobriety tests. Based upon his performance and the officers’ experience and training, it was determined that Sullivan was unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely and that he would be arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters without incident.
At the station he consented to a chemical breathalyzer test. He was later criminally charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and driving with a suspended license. He was also cited for laned roadway violations and driving with a suspended registration. His dog was also transported to police headquarters and placed in a sally port pending pickup from a family member.