Johnston Police Log, Oct. 6, 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.



Johnston Police charged Abraham M. Almall, of 10 Saddler St., North Providence, with Duty to Stop-Damage to an Attended Vehicle, following an incident around 8:14 a.m., Aug. 15. He was released with a Sept. 26 District Court date.


Around 9:20 a.m., Nov. 28, 2021, a Johnston store reported a larceny that had just occurred, and the suspects fled in a red older model Ford F-150. Store loss prevention associates told police that a man, whom they allegedly recognized from a previous larceny, enter the business.

The employee then watched the man select se4veral items, place them in a cart and exit the business at 9:35 a.m., passing all points of checkout without making any attempt to purchase the items. They told police the suspect fled in the pick-up truck and drove east toward Atwood Avenue. Employees described the suspect as “heavy set” and that “he walked with a limp.” They provided the truck’s license plate information.

Johnston Police Patrolman Derek Parascandolo checked the vehicle’s registration information and matched the suspect from video surveillance with a mugshot of a man with 12 previous criminal charges. That suspect was “involved (passenger) with the suspected vehicle in the Town of Narragansett on” Sept. 24, 2020, according to the incident report. The case was forwarded to the Johnston Detective Division.

Johnston Police eventually filed an arrest warrant for Jason T. Brant, of 101 Homewood Ave., North Providence, for a misdemeanor charge for Shoplifting, according to the arrest narrative.

The Coventry Police Department had custody of Brant on Aug. 16, 2022, and turned him over to Johnston Police. Brant was charged with Larceny (Under $1,500) and held pending arraignment, according to Johnston Police.


Around 9:30 p.m., Aug. 22, Johnston Police Patrolman Thomas Santurri was at a fixed post at 2 Greenville Ave., when he observed a brown Hyundai Sonata drive past his location westbound, with “heavy window tint.”

Santurri detained the vehicle near 632 Greenville Ave., and made contact with the driver. A passenger in the car was identified as Jamil Scott Skinner, of 200 Gordon Ave., Apt. 212, Providence, and police discovered he had an “active No Contact Order” that was the “result of Mr. Skinner’s arrest by the Woonsocket Police Department” on Aug. 25. That incident resulted in the violation of a No Contact Order, Domestic Failure to Relinquish Telephone, and Obstruction.

Police confirmed the No Contact Order and Skinner was taken into custody, processed and held pending arraignment. Johnston Police checked cross agency files and discovered this was alleged Skinner’s third or subsequent offense, “therefore the Violation-No Contact was charged as a felony.”


Around 7:50 p.m., Sept. 7, Warwick Police Officer David M. Gaulin responded to Ross-Simons Jewelry Store, at 136 Lambert Lind Highway, Warwick, to investigate a reported motor vehicle crash.

No injuries were reported and the involved vehicles had pulled off the roadway into the business parking lot.

A Toyota Rav 4 and a Nissan Altima were parked in the lot, with a man and a woman standing behind the Altima.

Both drivers said the vehicles were waiting to make a left onto Lambert Lind Highway, when the driver on the right veered into the vehicle in the left turning lane.

The driver of the car that allegedly caused the accident was identified as Kaitlyn E. Boutin, 31, of 9 Loxley Drive, Johnston. She told police she was on her way home from work and “thought there were two, left hand turn lanes,” according to the arrest report. “Boutin stated that she was turning left and must have gotten too close to (the other) vehicle.”

While collecting Boutin’s license, registration and proof of insurance, Gaulin wrote that he “observed Boutin’s eyes to be bloodshot and watery.”

“I also observed Boutin’s pupils appeared to be dilated,” he wrote in the report. “I detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her person.”

Police said Boutin ultimately admitted to having “one glass of wine,” according to the report.

She was asked if she took any prescription medication, and she told police that she was prescribed Xanax and took about “one and a half” prior to driving, police said.

Boutin consented to a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Following the tests Boutin was arrested and charged with DUI. She was transported to the Warwick Police Headquarters where she submitted to a chemical test. The first breath sample allegedly registered a blood alcohol content level of 0.366, and the second sample, 0.333, and a third sample, 0.335, according to the arrest report.

Boutin was charged with one count of DUI of Liquor (0.15 or greater, first offense) and transported to “Kent Hospital for detox, where she was left in the care and custody of hospital staff,” according to police.

Boutin was also cited for a Manner of Turning at Intersection traffic offense.


Around 1 p.m., Aug. 24, Johnston Police responded to a store town to investigate the report of a shoplifter in the custody of the store’s loss prevention associates.

Police identified the suspect as Johnatan Josue Arevalo, of 69 Glenwood St., Worcester, Massachusetts. Store employees told police that Arevalo (also known as Josue Bonilla) allegedly walked past the point of sale with a shopping cart full of power tools that had not been paid for, according to the arrest report.

“It should be noted that there was a language barrier and that Johnatan spoke very little English,” Johnston Police Patrolman Chrisopher Rotella wrote in the arrest report.

The shopping cart allegedly contained one Ryobi combo tool kit, two Rigid drywall screw guns, two Dewalt 3/8th drive corded screw guns, one quad bright light, one Makita corded grinder, two 47.75-inch roof shingle strippers and two 55-inch roof shingle strippers. The store provided video surveillance of the incident.

Arevalo was charged with misdemeanor Shoplifting and trespassed from the property. He was released with a District Court summons to appear on Oct. 17.


Around 4:15 p.m., Aug. 1, Johnston Police responded to a local address for the report of vandalism to a vehicle. The registered owner was the caller’s younger brother, who left the vehicle there the previous day. The vehicle was vandalized with a blunt object. The front windshield and driver’s side window were smashed. The caller also told police that she had been receiving “numerous” phone calls from a woman identified as Jazmin Montalvo, of 241 Rand St., Apt. 1, Central Falls. She identified Montalvo as an “ex-girlfriend” of an unnamed acquaintance.

The caller told police that she called Montalvo “in an effort to stop the phone calls when (Montalvo allegedly) stated she was the one that vandalized said vehicle,” Johnston Police Patrolman Steven Letterle wrote in the incident report.

Police ran a criminal background check on Montalvo and discovered that she had an active bench warrant for Second Degree Child Abuse. The case was turned over to Johnston Police detectives for further investigation.

Johnston Detective David T. Slinko Jr. spoke to Montalvo on the phone and then requested a warrant for Montalvo’s arrest on a Vandalism Malicious Damage to Property charge. Slinko noted in the Aug. 10 supplementary report that Montalvo has “seven charges on her BCI and a Superior Court Full Bench Warrant issued” on July 28.

Pawtucket Police eventually arrested Montalvo on Aug. 27 for the active Johnston Police warrant. They turned her custody over to Johnston Police. She was searched, processed and secured in a cell while awaiting arraignment. She was arraigned at 6:26 p.m., Aug. 27, and ordered to appear in District Court on Aug. 29.

“Montalvo was both a bail and probation violator and was remanded to the ACI,” according to Johnston Police Detective Michael G. Edwards.


At 5:30 p.m., July 8, Johnston Police responded to a business in town to investigate the report of a possible embezzlement from the store by an employee.

Johnston Police Patrolman Steven Letterle spoke to the store manager who told him that a new employee, identified as Niko A. Everson, of 20 Park St., Apt. 160, Johnston, started his first shift on July 8 and was allegedly seen, on video surveillance, approaching the rack of gift cards and placing several in his back pockets.

The manager told police that Everson “then scanned the cards with the register and placed them back into his pockets,” around 3:02 p.m., according to the incident report.

The five gift cards were allegedly scanned totaling $1,500 and the store’s loss prevention officer was contacted and would give police additional evidence.

Everson allegedly went on his break around 4:20 p.m. and never returned. The manager told police that she was able to cancel the five gift cards at 5 p.m., however Everson had already allegedly purchased $40 in “unknown merchandise” using the cards. The case was forwarded to Johnston Police Detectives for further investigation.

On Sept. 6, Everson was arraigned on a Johnston Police arrest warrant for Embezzlement. Bail was set at $5,000 with surety. Everson was held without bail as a “46g bail violator,” according to Johnston Police Assistant Detective Commander Megan E. Boulet.


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