Johnston Police Log, Oct. 13, 2022


EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident and arrest reports provided by the Johnston Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies.


At 2:53 a.m. on Oct. 9, Cranston Police arrested Vanessa Young, 49, of 88 Bishop Hill Road, Johnston, on charges of Obtaining Vehicles with Intent to Defraud and two Outstanding Superior Court Bench Warrants. The arrest was the result of the Warwick Police Department turning her over to our custody on an Arrest and Affidavit Warrant. Young awaited arraignment as a bail violator. 


At 3:50 p.m. on Oct. 4, Cranston Police arrested Rosa Rodriguez, 24, of 33 Boundry Ave., Johnston, on charges of Shoplifting and a Third District Court Bench Warrant. The arrest was the result of a call for service at Stop and Shop on Garfield Avenue. Rodriguez was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace.


Members of the Traffic Unit also concluded an investigation of a motor vehicle crash on Dyer Avenue that occurred on Sept. 27, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m. near Oxford Street. A vehicle, described as a 2003 Honda frontier pickup, driven by a 43-year-old male from Cranston, was traveling south on Dyer Avenue when the front driver’s side became detached. The tire rolled in a southerly direction, crossing the road and striking a 13-year-old girl walking north on the sidewalk adjacent to Dyer Avenue and crossing Oxford Street. The force knocked the girl backward, resulting in serious injuries. She was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where she was in the Intensive Care Unit. Her condition has improved and she has since been transferred out of the ICU.

Investigators noted that the lug nuts to the vehicle had come off and were found at the scene. It was learned that the driver had purchased the pickup from a private party earlier in the day and was returning to Cranston when the incident occurred. It appears the pickup had been stationary for some time and that the tire had recently been removed to perform a repair to a brake line. It is believed the lug nuts may have not been properly tightened when the tire was reinstalled.

Based on the investigation, the operator of the pickup was cited for the following motor vehicle violations: Driving with an Expired License, Vehicles Without Required Equipment or Unsafe Condition, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Evidence of Insurance (second offense), Improper Use/Evidence of Registration.


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