Police Log - 12/31/19

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Shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 19, officers Stephanie R. Pabis and Gerard DiTomasso responded to a single-vehicle accident in front of Warwick Fire Station 4 near the intersection of West Shore Road and Sandy Lane.

At the scene, the officers observed a white 2015 BMW 328I atop the center median with its front end slightly raised. Pabis made contact with the female operator, who refused medical attention. The officer reports she detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the woman’s breath.

The woman is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that night and refused to submit to field sobriety testing.

Donna M. Peno-Cote, 54, 113 Turner St., Warwick, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, she is said to have refused a chemical breath test/

Peno-Cote was later released into the custody of a sober adult with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. She was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test and leaving the roadway.

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Shortly before 8 p.m. on Dec. 21, Officer Charles A. Austin Jr. responded to Jefferson Boulevard to conduct a well being check. Dispatch advised that a vehicle had been observed making contact with the wall of a building and that the female operator appeared “out of it.”

At the scene, Austin observed the vehicle – described as a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee – against the wall of the building. “There was no damage to the building and very minimal damage to the vehicle,” the officer’s report reads.

Austin then made contact with the operator, who indicated she was not injured. The officer reports the woman appeared confused and exhibited bloodshot and watery eyes. Additionally, he reports detecting a “strong odor of an intoxicating beverage” emanating from the woman’s breath.

The operator is said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which she reportedly failed.

Terri Debartolo, 58, 358 Princess Ave., Cranston, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, she is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Debartolo was later transported to Kent Hospital for detox and issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. She was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test.

FRAUD

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, Officer Brian J. Holleran responded to the Enterprise Car Rental location at 300 Quaker Lane for a report of an overdue vehicle.

At the scene, a manager at the location told Holleran that a customer had been scheduled to return a 2019 Nissan Versa bearing Pennsylvania registration on Oct. 3. Multiple attempts to contact the customer proved unsuccessful, and a demand letter was sent on Nov. 1. The manager said Enterprise wished to pursue a criminal complaint.

Holleran then responded to the last known address of the person who had rented the vehicle. He located the vehicle at that address in West Warwick and retrieved the keys from the customer. The officer then prepared a petition for a warrant on a charge of obtaining vehicles with intent to defraud.

On Dec. 12 at approximately 10:30 p.m., West Warwick Police transferred custody of Suzanne M. Beaudoin, 57, 56 West St., first floor, West Warwick, to Warwick Police on the warrant. She was processed at Warwick Police headquarters and later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court.

LARCENY

At approximately 12:13 a.m. on Dec. 18, Officer Derek J. Hagopian responded to a Seneca Street home for a report of power tools being stolen from a vehicle.

At the scene, the reporting party told Hagopian he had discovered various power tools were missing from his vehicle, described as a silver 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The missing items had last been seen at approximately 10 p.m. on Dec. 16. The total value of the tools was estimated at between $5,000 and $7,000.

No security camera footage was immediately available. The matter was documented.

SHOPLIFTING

Just before 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, Officer Sara L. Goes responded to the Burlington location at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch advised that a female

suspect had left the scene but had dropped her wallet at the store.

Upon arrival, Goes met with a loss prevention associate at the store. The associate provided the wallet that had been dropped and identified the woman pictured on an ID card it contained as the shoplifting suspect. The associate said the woman had taken various merchandise valued at nearly $74.

Goes returned to Warwick Police headquarters to log evidence, at which point dispatch advised that a woman had called regarding a wallet that had been lost at Burlington. Goes spoke with the woman, who gave her name as that which appeared on the ID cards and other items within the wallet. The officer advised the woman to respond to headquarters to retrieve the wallet.

A warrant was subsequently issued for the suspect’s arrest on a charge of shoplifting. Just before 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18, Officer Joseph DiIorio and other officers responded to Cranston Police headquarters to take custody of Senica A. Muskelly, 42, 27 Greeley St., Apt. 3, Providence, on the warrant. She was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 19, Officer Derek J. Hagopian was conducting a routine patrol in a marked cruiser when he observed a white Nissan Altima with dark-tinted front windows pass ahead of him on Airport Road.

A records check revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended, and Hagopian initiated a motor vehicle stop in the area of Harmony Court. The operator was subsequently found to be driving with a suspended license and to have been convicted of driving with a suspended license on at least two previous occasions.

Jeffrey Rowe, 35, 151 Church St., Woonsocket, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was held as a probation violator pending an appearance in Third Division District Court. He was additionally cited for driving a vehicle with suspended registration.

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