Johnston Police Log, Sept. 3, 2021


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


Around 10:30 a.m., July 29, while on a fixed post at 2880 Hartford Ave., Providence Police Officer Cody Weaver observed a vehicle driving eastbound on Hartford Avenue with no front registration plate affixed, according to the police incident report.

Weaver turned on his overhead emergency lights and sirens and conducted a motor vehicle stop at 2600 Harford Ave.

After checking with the DMV, Weaver discovered the vehicle’s registration had been suspended. Weaver made contact with the driver, and identified him as Rashad L. Glenn, of 228 Baker St., Providence.

After a background check, Weaver discovered that Glenn had an active Second District Court warrant for failure to appear for Driving with a Suspended License.

At this time, an additional Johnston Police cruiser arrived on scene.

Glenn was handcuffed and placed in the back of a cruiser and later transported back to police headquarters for processing.

A RILETS check revealed Glenn’s license was also suspended, according to the police incident report. Further investigation revealed this was allegedly Glenn’s third and subsequent offense, resulting in misdemeanor charges. Glenn was issued a Third District Court Summons for Driving with a suspended license, third offense. He was also issued summons for Display of Plates and Operation of Vehicle when Registration is Suspended.

A tow truck arrived on the scene to tow the vehicle. Prior to towing the vehicle, the plate was seized and secured as evidence. An inventory of the vehicle was conducted.

“During this inventory, a large amount of a green leafy substance, later positively identified as marijuana by the NARC-II test kit, was located under the driver’s seat in individual packing bags and concealed in an Amazon Delivery bag,” according to the police incident report. “Also located in the vehicle during the inventory were more individual packing bags, a scale, and large sealed bags.”

The items were seized on the scene and brought back to headquarters for processing, according to police.

At headquarters Glenn was processed, fingerprinted, photographed, and allowed to use the phone. He was placed in a cell.

The marijuana found was measured in ounces, and determined to weigh 1.62 ounces, according to the report.

Glenn was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I or II (Marijuana). Glenn was held pending arraignment.


Johnston Police Detective Thomas M. Dwyer responded to Home Depot, 100 Stone Hill Drive, on March 31 and met with store representatives regarding a report of shoplifting.

The store’s loss prevention officer told police that on March 27, a “skinny tall white male suspect who was wearing a sleeveless gray” T-shirt, blue jeans, black winter hat and bright blue sneakers had entered the store around 2:27 p.m.

The alleged suspect retrieved a shopping carriage and walked to the electrical department where he placed to rolls of electrical wire in the carriage and then exited the store through the garden department around 2:31 p.m.

Police were told the man did not make “any attempt to purchase the said items valued at $608.07,” according to the police report.

The store provided video surveillance and a photograph of the suspect to police.

Police learned that the suspect fled the scene in a silver “older model Nissan Murano” with Maine plates. The plate numbers provided, however, did not match the vehicle, police said in the incident report.

“There were several recent query checks received on the license plate which came back to a David J. Laurie, who resides out of North Providence,” police wrote in the incident report. “He does not match the suspect’s description and I was met with negative results when attempting to make contact with him via phone.”

Without any updates, the case was closed on April 28 “due to lack of evidence,” according to the police report.

However, on July 7, while Dwyer was investigating the incident further, David M. Lemoine, of 30 Mulberry St., Pawtucket, was positively identified as the suspect, according to a supplemental narrative police report.

Police said Lemoine had 17 previous charges on his record, including two previous shoplifting charges, according to the police report.

After reviewing photographs of Lemoine, he was identified as the same suspect in Home Depot surveillance photos from March 27.

Police prepared an affidavit and arrest warrant for Lemoine for shoplifting over $1,500 and Habitual Offender-Shoplifting.

Around 8 p.m., on July 18, Johnston Police officers responded to North Providence Police Department, 1967 Mineral Spring Ave., to take custody of Lemoine, who was wanted on two counts of felony shoplifting, two counts of conspiracy, and two counts of habitual offender shoplifting.

On July 8, an affidavit and arrest warrant was prepared for David J. Laurie, of 32 Widow Smith Road, Glocester, for Shoplifting/over $1,500, Shoplifting/under $1,500 and two counts of Conspiracy.

Around 8 p.m., on July 18, Johnston Police responded to the North Providence Police Department at 1967 Mineral Spring Ave. to take custody of Laurie, who was wanted out of Johnston on the above charges. He was also wanted for a bench warrant for obtaining signature by false pretenses, and a warrant out of the Smithfield Police Department for five counts of shoplifting and two counts of conspiracy.


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