The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments.
On February 8 at approximately 4:36 p.m., Officer Richard Varan responded to Cherry Hill Manor in regards to a fraud complaint. He then met with a Cherry Hill Manor social worker who advised that a resident had provided her with information in regards to fraudulent transactions in his checking account.
It was determined that a substantial amount of money was missing from the man’s Bank of America account, and the social worker told the officer that she contacted Bank of America on his behalf to inquire about the missing funds. The bank then informed her that since November 2017, there were several transactions in different amounts to a T-Mobile account totaling $3,282.78. There were three names associated with the T-Mobile account, and the resident was unfamiliar with those names.
The account was frozen by the bank, which was conducting its own investigation into the fraudulent transactions. The case was then forwarded to detectives for review.
On May 10, after an investigation, Jenay Amos, 28, of 3 Whelan Road Apt. 3-4 in Providence was arrested and charged with larceny. She was advised of her rights, processed and rerleased with a Third District Court summons to appear.
Officer Derek Parascandolo responded to the Subway at 2656 Hartford Avenue for a report of embezzlement from the business. At the scene he took a report in which it was discovered that an employee, identified as Lindsay Godfrey, 30, of 7 Earhart Street in Johnston, was alleged to have taken money from the business cash register.
On April 4, it was discovered that the cash drawer was $40 short, and continued to be short during the next two weeks. A total of $245 was reportedly taken during that time. On April 18 Godfrey was confronted by the employer and advised that video surveillance had captured her taking money from the register, at which time she stated that she would pay it back. She then left her shift early and it was discovered that another $40 was missing and that Godfrey had not been back since.
A complaint was taken and the business stated they would provide video surveillance of the incident. The report was then forwarded to detectives for review.
On May 10, detectives responded to 7 Earhart Street in an attempt to locate Godfrey. Upon arrival, she was identified and placed under arrest before being transported to police headquarters. She was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Solomon on a felony count of embezzlement. Bail was then set at $1,000 with another arraignment date set on August 9.
While on a fixed post in the area of 1880 Hartford Avenue on May 11 around 5:49 p.m., Officer Ryan Lemieux observed a car traveling westbound with a driver not wearing a seat belt. A traffic stop was then initiated and the driver identified as Rafael Delossantos, 25, of 98 Petteys Avenue in Providence.
A background check revealed that Delossantos had an active warrant originating out of Providence for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Dellossantos was then taken into custody without incident and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and held for the Providence Police. He vehicle was towed from the scene, and Delossantos was issued a summons for not wearing a seat belt.