While on patrol in the area of 1300 Hartford Avenue on April 25 around 3 p.m., Lieutenant Joseph Salvadore reported that he observed a car traveling eastbound with Ryan Cooley, 28, of 39 Dale Avenue Apt. A in Johnston. Lt. Salvadore had prior knowledge that Cooley was the subject of three active arrest warrants.
Lt. Salvadore then responded to Cooley’s address in an attempt to locate the suspect vehicle. As he pulled into the apartment complex, he noted that Cooley had just exited the vehicle and was entering the apartment. While waiting for additional units to arrive on scene, Cooley opened the door, observed the police vehicle, and quickly closed the door. Seconds later a woman exited, quickly smoked a cigarette and walked back inside.
Officers then knocked on the door and the same woman who was outside moments before answered and allowed officers entry to the apartment. She stated that Cooley was upstairs when asked, and officers gave several verbal commands for Cooley to come downstairs however he failed to do so. Officers asked if there were weapons in the home and the woman stated that there was.
Cooley eventually allegedly stated “I’m up here” and that he was hiding in the attic. He then emerged and was taken into custody.
Cooley was taken to police headquarters where he was charged with obstructing an officer in execution of duty. He was later turned over to the Pawtucket Police for an outstanding warrant.
On April 24 at approximately 12:43 a.m., Officer Michal Martufi along with other members of the department were dispatched to Willow Street for a report of vandalism in progress. The reporting party stated that David Diaz, 24, of 119 Silver Lake Avenue, Apt. 1 in Providence, had just vandalized her car. While enroute to the scene dispatch advised the officers that Diaz was still standing at the end of the driveway causing a disturbance.
At the scene the reporting party said that Diaz had left on foot headed towards School Street and provided a description. A man fitting Diaz’s description was then located and identified as him as Diaz. He was eventually placed into handcuffs and taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.
At the station, officers were unable to process Diaz as he reportedly was highly argumentative, uncooperative, and made several threats. He later became compliant and was processed, charged with misdemeanor vandalism and released with a Third District Court summons to appear.
Patrolman Derrick Palazzo reports that on November 30 around 9:15 p.m., he and other members of the department responded to the Walgreens on Plainfield Street in reference to a stolen motor vehicle. Prior to arrival, dispatch advised that a black 2105 Hyundai Sonata had been stolen from the parking lot.
Checks of the area for the vehicle proved negative. An employee inside the store told officers that she observed a Hispanic man inside the store requesting a ride and to charge his cell phone. After several minutes, the man purchased an Arizona Iced Tea then left the store.
At approximately 11:04 p.m., the disabled vehicle was found parked in the area of Homestead Avenue at Merino Avenue. Officers found no damage to the car, and observed an Arizona Iced Tea can that was left in the center console. The vehicle was then towed to police headquarters.
On April 16, a summary of analysis findings report from the Department of Health was provided to the Johnston Police Department stating that the swab for DNA sent to them from the crime scene was a DNA match to Domenic DiCarlo, 21, of 31 Elm Street in Johnston. Walgreens surveillance video on the date of the theft were compared to police photographs of DiCarlo from previous arrests, and reportedly confirmed to police that he was the male suspect. An arrest warrant was then drawn for DiCarlo.
DiCarlo was then arrested by police who visited his home on April 28and charged with felony larceny. over $1,500. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace George Lazieh and released on $10,000 personal recognizance. He was then provided with a Sixth District Court summons to appear on June 29.
On April 28 around 5:49 p.m., Officer James Provuncher responded to the Plainfield Street Walgreens. At the store a complainant told officers that two black males had just stolen his bicycle.
According to the complainants’ statement, while getting a haircut at JJ’s barber shop on Plainfield Street, he noticed the two men approach his bicycle which had been on the sidewalk leaning up against the barber shop wall. One took the bike on the sidewalk. The complainant then exited the barber shop and followed the men on foot while calling the police.
Officers then entered Walgreens and two males were observed standing at the rear of the store. One male, identified as Christopher Hazard, 25, of 100 Veazie Street Apt. 4 in Providence, was the subject of four active Superior Court bench warrants. He was later charged with larceny, conspiracy, obstructing a police officer, and resisting arrest. He was later transported to the ACI.
The other suspect, identified as Khalil Jordan, 20, of 349 Douglas Avenue Apt. 2 in Providence, was placed under arrest and charged with two misdemeanor larceny under $1,500 and conspiracy. He was also later transported to the ACI.