Police Log 05-26-22

Posted 5/31/22


Have you seen Charlotte Lester?

The Warwick Police Department continues to request the public’s help in an ongoing missing person case, according to a press …

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Police Log 05-26-22



Have you seen Charlotte Lester?

The Warwick Police Department continues to request the public’s help in an ongoing missing person case, according to a press release.

Charlotte Lester of Warwick, was last seen around 10 p.m. Monday, May 16 in the Apponaug section of Warwick.

Lester, 44 years old, is described as a white female, 5’7’’, slim to medium build, brown eyes, spotty balding or brown hair that may change in appearance due to the wearing of wigs, according to police.

She was reported as missing by an acquaintance on Thursday, May 19, after she failed to contact her friends for several days. Her dog was located abandoned in the Elmwood Avenue area of Warwick on Wednesday night, May 18, according to Warwick Police.

Police are also looking for Lester’s vehicle, a 2006 Red Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, with a black front bumper and aftermarket rims, possibly bearing RI registration 1IL194.

In relation to this investigation, the Warwick Police Department did execute court-authorized search warrants at 29 Staples Ave. in Warwick, an address Lester was known to frequent, according to police. At this time no further information is available for release, police said.

Anyone with information about Charlotte Lester, her vehicle or this case should contact the Warwick Police Department at 401-468-4233 or 401-468-4200.


On Saturday afternoon, May 21, Providence Police investigated a bank robbery in Providence.

Providence Police apprehended and have charged William Archer, 59, of Providence with Second Degree Robbery.

“As a result their apprehension Warwick detectives did question Archer regarding the Harbor One Bank robbery at 2089 Warwick Ave. on Friday, May 20,” according to a press release from Warwick Police. “Archer implicated himself in the Warwick robbery. The Warwick Police Department will also be filing a second degree robbery charge against Archer.”

Around 2:20 p.m., Friday, May 20, a robbery occurred at the Harbor One Bank, 2089 Warwick Ave. Police said “a tall white male wearing a white zipper-style jacket, a black winter hat, sunglasses, and a medical mask entered the bank and passed a note demanding cash.”

“No weapon was displayed,” according to police. “The suspect fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.”

Anyone who has any additional information should call the Warwick Police Department at 401-468-4233 or 401-468-4200.


Around 5:45 a.m., May 6, Warwick Police were dispatched to the Park & Ride lot at 400 Centerville Road, to investigate a reported larceny from a motor vehicle.

When police arrived on the scene, they spoke to the caller who told them that he left his truck in the lot overnight, and when he returned to it, several of his tools had been taken out of the locked tool box in the bed of the truck, and scattered around.

Shortly after noticing the missing tools, the victim said a man on the scene approached him and asked if he would like to buy some tools. The man also asked him for a jump start of his own vehicle, which was parked nearby.

When the victim walked to the man’s vehicle, he allegedly observed a set of yellow and black jumper cables on the car’s hood. The victim recognized the cables and told police they were last stored in the locked tool box in his truck.

The victim pointed out the alleged thief, identifying Nicholas A. Iannitelli, 27, of 51 Willow St., Coventry.

Iannitelli was accompanied by his girlfriend, identified on the scene as Kayla Sousa, 29, also of 51 Willow St., Coventry.

“Iannitelli made a spontaneous utterance to (an officer) on scene, stating ‘I just took the cables to jump my car, I wasn’t stealin’ them I was gonna give them back.”

Iannitelli was arrested and charged with Larceny Less than $1,500 and transported to Warwick Police Headquarters for processing. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

While police were investigating the matter, Sousa allegedly “attempted to interfere with the investigation by answering questions for Iannitelli,” Warwick Police Officer Wilfredo Ortiz Beriguete wrote in the police incident report.

While one officer was attempting to talk to Iannitelli, “Sousa would join the conversation and start to answer on behalf of Iannitelli,” police wrote.

“Sousa was advised to step back and to not interfere with the investigation,” Beriguete wrote. “Sousa did this on three separate occasions and was advised not to interfere in each instance.”

Sousa was cuffed, searched and placed in the back of a police cruiser. She was later processed, photographed, fingerprinted and charged with Obstructing Officer in Execution of Duty.


Around 7 p.m., May 9, Warwick Police responded to the Park & Ride lot at 400 Centerville Road for a reported larceny. On the scene, police spoke to the victim, who told them that the catalytic converter had been cut off and stolen from his 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.

The victim told police that he parked his truck in the lot around 7 a.m. that day. When he returned to his truck about 12 hours later, the catalytic converter was missing.

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