Police Log 09-22-22

Posted 9/21/22


Around 7:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, the Warwick Police Department responded to the intersection of West Shore Road and Main Avenue for the report a motorcycle crash.

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Police Log 09-22-22



Around 7:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, the Warwick Police Department responded to the intersection of West Shore Road and Main Avenue for the report a motorcycle crash.

Warwick Police Officers arrived on scene and learned that a male operator was traveling east on Main Avenue in the left lane. The motorcycle operator appears to have been attempting to navigate a left hand turn onto West Shore Road when he lost control of the bike, impacted the curb and was thrown from the motorcycle, according to a department press release.

The operator was found unconscious and appeared to have suffered a serious head injury, police said.

The rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to police, who identified him as Keith Burr, of Warwick.

Burr was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he is in serious condition, police said.

The Warwick Police Accident Reconstruction team responded to the scene and is actively investigating. Anyone who was a witness to the crash is encouraged to contact the Traffic Unit at 401-468-4200.


At 6:21 a.m., Sept. 3, Warwick Police Officer Charles M. Walker was on a fixed traffic post on Elmwood Avenue when he observed a white Nissan Maxima sedan driving by at “an excessive rate of speed and possibly looking down at a cell phone.”

Walker followed the vehicle and ran the plates, which allegedly came back to a 2003 Ford (not matching the Nissan). Walker initiated a traffic stop near Seasons Corner Market, 2128 Elmwood Ave.

“Upon myself exiting my vehicle, the driver rolled his windows down and put both of his hands out of the window,” Walker wrote in the arrest report. “As I walked up to the vehicle I asked the driver why he had his hands out the window to which he stated that he was doing it for safety purposes.”

Walker asked for the driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. He was unable to provide a license and said that it was suspended.

“When asked about his registration he stated that his son owns the car and he does not know where the registration paperwork is and was unable to find it,” Walker wrote. “When asked about the plates not matching the vehicle the driver stated that the car was recently purchased and he fixed the plates on the vehicle for the time being.”

Police identified the driver as Andrew J. Gould, 48, of 14 Middle St., West Warwick.

Gould presented a bill-of-sale for the car, but it was dated in July.

Police confirmed that this would be Gould’s third arrest for driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor offense.

Additional Warwick Police units arrived on the scene, and Gould was asked to step outside the vehicle.

Police searched Gould and allegedly located a pill bottle with no label.

“I asked Andrew what was in the pill bottle and he stated that it should be crushed up Vicodin with a straw,” Walker wrote. “Upon opening the pill bottle, I observed there to be two bags of white powder and a cut off piece of straw.”

Police say they also found a blue pill (possibly Adderall) loose in Gould’s pocket, and the driver did not have proof of prescription. Police continued the search and then allegedly found “an abundance of yellow pills (7) loose in his pocket.” Police identified the pills as Diazepam.

“Both pills as well as the white powder are considered a controlled substance and I advised Andrew that he was also going to be charged with possession of a controlled substance,” Walker wrote.

A motor vehicle search allegedly yielded two prescription bottles of Methadone in a lock box, according to police.

Gould was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule I-V Controlled Substance (10 grams or less) and Driving on a Suspended License (third offense, misdemeanor).

“BCI tested and weighed the white powder, and it confirmed there to be a trace of fentanyl, weighing 2.5 grams,” Walker wrote.

Gould also received a citation for Improper Use of Registration or Certificate of Title.


Around 10:51 p.m., Aug. 21, Warwick Police Officer Jake R. Reddy responded to the area of Masthead Drive following the report of a motor vehicle crash with no injuries.

Upon arrival, he approached one of the drivers, later identified as Michelle Botelho, 23, of 117 Setian Way, West Warwick.

“Immediately upon speaking with Botelho, I could detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her mouth,” Reddy wrote in the arrest report. “I observed her to have bloodshot and watery eyes.”

“I had to ask Botelho several times to explain what the sequence of events were prior to the two vehicles crashing, and she could not give me an explanation that made sense,” Reddy wrote.

Botelho allegedly told police that she had “four drinks on her boat,” according to the arrest report. 

She consented to a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Following completion of the tests, Botelho was arrested and transported back to Warwick Police Headquarters. She was charged with DUI of Liquor (BAC unknown, first offense) and received a citation for Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (first offense). She was released from the station to a sober adult. 

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