The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police, and other departments.
On May 29 around 5:30 p.m., Patrolman Richard Varan observed a car traveling east on Traver Avenue with an expired registration tag from October 2014. A traffic stop was then initiated and contact was made with the driver, identified as Edrick Ramsey, 45, of 248 Vermont Avenue in Providence.
A check with the DMV revealed that the car’s registration was not on file or actively registered. The registration was also found to have last been assigned to a Nissan, not the Jeep Grand Cherokee that Officer Varan had stopped. Further checks revealed that Ramsay had a suspended driver’s license.
Ramsey was issued a summons for operating an unregistered vehicle and driving with a suspended license-third offense or greater. His car was towed from the scene.
Further background checks on Ramsey found that he was wanted on an active Superior Court warrant. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to police headquarters where he was processed. He was later taken to the ACI intake on the warrant charge.
On May 13 around 12:16 p.m., Officer Derek Parascandolo responded to the Hartford Avenue Price Rite parking lot for a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle. At the scene he met with the victim, who stated that she was just approached by a man who witnessed a woman exit her vehicle (which was parked next to the victim’s car) and then strike the victim’s car with her own car door several times.
Officer Parascandolo observed the damage to the victim’s car, which was described as a thin three-foot long dent with blue paint that rubbed off from the other car. The victim told the officer that she had been inside the supermarket for about an hour and did not suspect anyone in particular that would commit such vandalism.
Witnesses to the event stated that they observed the woman exit her vehicle and then strike the vehicle next to hers several times with her car door. She appeared to be very angry and yelled throughout the incident. The woman then allegedly made threatening motions towards a customer walking out of the store.
Video surveillance from the store was obtained, and a license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle was observed. Checks on the plate number revealed that it belonged to Christine Kue, 31, of 12 Loxley Drive in Johnston. The report was forwarded to department detectives and eventually an arrest warrant was issued for Kue.
On May 29, Sergeant Josrph McGinn responded to 12 Loxley Drive in an attempt to locate Kue. She was found and placed under arrest without incident and transported to police headquarters. Kue was later arraigned before Justice of the Peace Maselli on charges of disorderly conduct and vandalism/malicious injury to property. She was released on $3,000 personal recognizance with a District Court date to appear on June 11. She was also issued a no contact order with the victim of the incident.
On May 26 around 12:50 p.m., Officer Derrick Palazzo along with several members of the department responded to the Dunkin Donuts at 1491 Atwood Avenue in reference to a disturbance in progress inside the business.
First on the scene was Sergeant David Loffler, who placed two male parties in hand restraints to quell the disturbance. Officer Palazzo then spoke with employees of the restaurant who stated they observed a man standing in line waiting for his coffee when another man, identified as Anthony John Calabro, 60, of 19 Coulters Road in Cranston, approached the man, threw a chair at him and then began to hit him.
The victim attempted to defend himself by restraining Calabro until police arrived. According to the victim’s account, he was waiting in line when he was approached by Calabro, who kicked a chair at him and demanded that he sit down. The victim told police he didn’t know who Calabro was and was confused by what was happening. He said Calabro was unprovoked and then picked up the chair and attempted to strike the victim several times. He was also scratched by Calabro. The Johnston Fire Department was called to the scene and evaluated the victim’s injuries.
Officer Palazzo then tried to speak with Calabro who allegedly stated that he could not elaborate as to why he assaulted the victim, but kept repeating that he was involved in a motor vehicle accident some time ago. He was then taken into custody and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with felony assault and disorderly conduct.