Johnston Police Log, May 19, 2022


EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident reports provided by the Johnston Police Department.


At 5:45 P.M., May 1, Johnston Police officers responded to Providence Police Headquarters to take custody of Daniel L. Campos, of 737 Cranston St., Apt. 3, Providence, who had active warrants out of Johnston for Shoplifting-Felony and Shoplifting-Habitual Offender. Campos was transported back to Johnston Police Headquarters where he was processed and secured in a cell.


Around 9:27 a.m., May 3, Johnston Police Officer Edward Gonzalez stopped a blue 2016 Toyota for speeding on Hartford Avenue. The driver was identified as Brandon Billian, of 75 Nantucket Drive, Mystic, Connecticut.

Billian had an active arrest warrant out of Westerly Police Department for Violation of Banking Laws. Billian was taken into custody and transported to Johnston Police Headquarters for processing and was subsequently turned over to Westerly Police for further investigation. He was also issued a traffic summons for Speeding. His vehicle was towed from the scene.


Around 10:30 p.m., May 12, while working a fixed post at the Bel-Air Motor Inn, 2154 Hartford Ave., Johnston Police Officer Thomas Santurri observed a red Dodge Nitro exit the parking lot without an inspection sticker on the front windshield.

The vehicle was detained in the area of 2100 Hartford Ave., and made contact with the driver, Dennis Horton. Santurri identified a passenger in the vehicle as Tiffany Wilding, of 2154 Hartford Ave., Apt. 6, Johnston.

A check through DMV records indicated that the vehicle’s registration was suspended. A subsequent check through the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Telecommunications System showed that Wilding had an active arrest warrant out of Cranston Police Department.

Wilding was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters, processed and turned over to Cranston Police. Horton was issued a Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal summons for Operation of Vehicle When Registration is Suspended and No Inspection Sticker.


Around 9 p.m., Johnston Police responded to 107 Reservoir Ave. to investigate a report of two men arguing in the roadway. Upon arrival, police spoke to an individual on the scene who told them Joseph J. Starnino, of 107 Reservoir Ave., Johnston, allegedly shined a laser through his windshield, was yelling at their vehicle while in the roadway, and punched the hood of his vehicle.

The victim told police Starnino shoved him as he exited his vehicle. Police spoke to passengers in the victim’s car who corroborated the stories. Starnino was cuffed and placed in the back of a cruiser. He was transported to be processed, permitted to make a phone call and secured in a cell. He was charged with Simple Assault or Battery and Vandalism.

Starnino was arraigned by a Justice of the Peace and released on $1,000 personal recognizance. He was given a Third District Court date of May 30.


Around 9 p.m., May 11, Johnston Police officers responded to the parking lot of Market Basket, 1300 Hartford Ave., to investigate reports of an ongoing disturbance.

After speaking to witnesses, Richard A. Clark III, of 96 Leading St., Johnston, was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving and Disorderly Conduct. Clark was transported to headquarters, processed and later released with a Third District Court summons.

Clark allegedly, according to witness statements included in the police incident report, “drove recklessly through the parking lot” at a high rate of speed, causing several pedestrians to jump out of the way and running over curbs before striking the rear bumper of another vehicle. 


At 8:42 a.m. on May 3, Cranston Police arrested William Jordan, 29, of 14 Paradise Lane, Johnston, on a Cranston Police Department A&A warrant for Violation of Family Court Restraining Order. The arrest was the result of William Jordan turning himself in at headquarters. Jordan was transported to Third District Court for arraignment.


At 12:26 a.m. on May 3, Cranston Police arrested Emmanuel Ramos, 37, of 1229 Plainfield St., Apt. 123, Johnston, on charges of Domestic Disorderly Conduct. The arrest was the result of a disturbance at 28 Cedar St. Ramos awaited arraignment.


At 11:01 a.m. on March 7, Cranston Police arrested Deon J. Pratt, 20, of 14 Black Berry Knoll Way, Apt. 2, Johnston on charges of Possession of Schedule II & Possession of Schedule IV as a result of a suspicious person call at 85 Briggs St. Pratt awaited arraignment as violator.


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