Police Log - 10/31/19


The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments.


Patrolman Kevin Brady responded to CVS Pharmacy at 1400 Hartford Ave. on the evening of Oct. 23 for the report of a larceny of medication.

Upon arrival, Brady spoke with a loss prevention associate who advised Brady that he started an investigation into missing Alprazolam pills. It revealed that on Oct. 21, 30 tablets had been taken. A review of video surveillance showed found that technician Bradlee Haggerty selected a bottle of Alprazolam to be filled, even though there was no order. Haggerty then placed pills inside a vial and walked down to the RX box.

He then reappeared without the vial. The associate spoke with Haggerty about the incident, and Haggerty is said to have advised that beginning in January he had been stealing pills from the pharmacy. He admitted to stealing a total of 246 tablets of four different medications amounting to $151.86.

Once at Johnston Police headquarters, Haggerty is said to have provided a full confession.

Haggerty was charged with felony counts of larceny of a controlled substance and embezzlement/fraudulent conversion over $100.


Patrolman Michael A. Schiappa and several other officers responded to Shell gas station at 1396 Hartford Ave. the evening of Oct. 27 for the report of a disturbance in the parking lot.

Schiappa spoke with a party who said he works as a cashier at the gas station and arrived for his shift five minutes earlier.

Schiappa said he noticed the man was bleeding from his mouth and Johnston medical personnel were requested to respond.

The man said that while he was walking toward the left side of the building, a man – later identified as Vincent Dalessio, 61, 1804 Atwood Ave., Johnston – was walking toward him. The man said that, while trying to walk past Dalessio, the latter purposely walked into him and their shoulders collided. The man said he was pushed backwards and off balance, after which time he said he was in fear of his well being.

The man said he struck Dalessio with a closed fist in the chest, after which he was pushed backward and hit in the mouth by Dalessio with a closed fist. He was then pushed to the ground. At some point, Schiappa said, Dalessio pulled the man’s shirt over his head and struck him in the face again.

Dalessio would not elaborate on the incident other than the fact he said he was involved in a fight prior to police arrival, Schiappa said. Schiappa said he noticed a small laceration on Dalessio’s left hand that was consistent with the assault the unnamed man had described.

The unnamed party refused medical help from the Johnston Fire Department, but stated that he wanted to pursue criminal charges against Dalessio. Checks showed that Dalessio was wanted on a bench warrant issued from Superior Court, and he was taken into custody. He was also charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.


On the morning of Oct. 22, Patrolman Michael A. Leveillee observed a vehicle with an expired registration sticker traveling on Plainfield Street.

Leveillee conducted a motor vehicle stop and spoke with the driver, identified as Steven M. Dasilva, 37, 174 Mendon Ave., Pawtucket. Checks revealed that Dasilva’s registration was suspended and that he was wanted on an active arrested warrant issued from East Providence Police.

Dasilva was arrested without incident and issued a Third Division District Court summons for Oct. 28. He also received a Johnston Municipal Court e-citation for violation of inspection and a Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal summons to appear Nov. 14 for a suspended registration.

Dasilva was transported to 504 Killingly St., where he was turned over to East Providence Police.


Patrolman Michael A. Schiappa and several other officers responded to a report of a disturbance between two men the evening of Oct. 25.

Upon arrival, Schiappa said he spoke with Michael Guadagno, 48, 124 Federal Way, Johnston, and it should be noted that the report is heavily redacted. Schiappa said Guadagno told him the men engaged in a verbal argument that led out of the apartment and into the parking lot. Schiappa said the men later engaged in a verbal argument and Guadagno chased an unnamed party outside and into the parking lot. Schiappa said there was no evidence the incident became physical.

However, a check showed that Guadagno was wanted on an active bench warrant issued from Third Division District Court. He was taken into custody without incident.


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