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Warwick Police Logs 04/08/2021

Posted 4/8/21

MEN INJURED IN CRASH Three men were hospitalized following an early-morning April 4 crash near the intersection of Elmwood and Pawtuxet avenues, according to Warwick Police. Officers responded to the scene at approximately 2:46 a.m., finding an Acura

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Warwick Police Logs 04/08/2021

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MEN INJURED IN CRASH

Three men were hospitalized following an early-morning April 4 crash near the intersection of Elmwood and Pawtuxet avenues, according to Warwick Police.

Officers responded to the scene at approximately 2:46 a.m., finding an Acura sedan had collided with a Subaru SUV.

An “unresponsive” 23-year-old male was trapped in the Acura, according to police, and he was removed by Warwick rescue personnel before being transported to Rhode Island Hospital. The man was listed in critical but stable condition at the hospital earlier this week.

Police also found two 25-year-old men – the operator and passenger from the Subaru – on the sidewalk of the northbound lane of Elmwood Avenue. One of the men was lying on the sidewalk and the other was standing, according to police, but “both were conscious and alert.”

Both men were treated at the scene before being transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition earlier this week.

According to police, an initial investigation determined the Acura had been traveling south when it crossed the center lines and struck the SUV head-on. No witnesses to the crash have been identified.

“At this point, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash” a statement from police reads.

The Warwick Police Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sgt. John Curley in the Traffic Division at (401) 468-4293.

SHOPLIFTING

Just before 6 p.m. on March 19, Officer Jessica Masso responded to the JCPenney at the Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch advised a female suspect was in the custody of loss prevention personnel at the store.

At the scene, a loss prevention associate told Masso the suspect had been observed selecting “several clothing items” and concealing them in a bag before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay. At that point, she was met by loss prevention personnel and escorted back inside. Employees said the recovered merchandise, including women’s clothing and shoes, had a combined value of $311.

Zobia Ahmed, 32, Waterford, Connecticut, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court. ***

At approximately 2:13 p.m. on March 22, Officer Zachary Black and other officers responded to the JCPenney at the Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch provided updates from witnesses about the status of the male suspect, who had entered a Toyota minivan before leaving the scene heading west on Greenwich Avenue.

Officers arriving in the area checked for, but were unable to locate, the suspect vehicle. Black then met with a loss prevention employee from JCPenney, who said the suspect had concealed a pair of Nike sneakers – valued at $85 – in his hooded sweatshirt before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay. The suspect is said to have run away when confronted by loss prevention personnel outside the store.

Police were provided with a copy of security camera footage from JCPenney. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives. ***

Just before 4 p.m. on March 29, Officer Anthony D’Abrosca and other officers responded to the Target at the Warwick Mall for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch advised that the female suspect had been observed concealing merchandise in a backpack.

At the scene, D’Abrosca and other officers waiting at the exits. The suspect was then taken into custody when she left the store without making any attempt to pay for the concealed items.

An asset protection associate at the store told police the suspect had been observed using a backpack selected from the store to conceal other merchandise, including 12 clothing items and two electronic devices. The backpack and other items had a combined value of nearly $292, according to Target.

Allyson Elizabeth Cook, 49, 460 Pine St., Providence, was arrested on charges of shoplifting and shoplifting as a habitual offender and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. She was additionally wanted on an active bench warrant and was held pending an appearance before a bail commissioner.

LARCENY

At approximately 6:44 p.m. on March 29, Officer Sara Goes responded to a Kiwanee Road home for a report of larceny. The reporting party told dispatchers a bicycle had been stolen from his driveway.

At the scene, the reporting party told Goes that his daughter’s bike had been taken sometime during the previous weekend. The bike had last been seen on March 27, and the reporting party’s daughter discovered it was missing at approximately 3 p.m. on March 29.

No serial number was available for the bike, described as a purple or pink Kent 2 Cool Girls’ 20-inch BMX. The only security camera in the area was at a neighbor’s house across the street, and the reporting party said that neighbor had reviewed footage but found nothing related to the theft.

The matter was documented.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

At approximately 9:46 a.m. on March 28, Officer Sara Goes was traveling north on Bald Hill Road when she observed a 2003 Hyundai Sonata change lanes without using a turn signal. A records check found the vehicle’s registration was suspended and associated with a 2005 Ford.

Goes initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the operator, who was found through a records check to have a suspended diver’s license and “multiple prior convictions” for driving with a suspended license.

Joshua R. Arling, 39, 12 Burton St., Warwick, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court. He was additionally cited for turn signal required and operating a vehicle with suspended registration.

ON THE WATER

At approximately 4:20 p.m. on March 29, officers Gian Micheletti and Michael Roccio responded to Gorton Pond Beach on Post Road for a report of a kayak flipped over on the pond.

Micheletti observed a what appeared to be a kayak overturned in the center of the pond, and the Warwick Fire Department was contacted to respond with a rescue boat. The apparent kayak floated to shore before the arrival of fire personnel, however, and it was then determined to be a paddleboard rather than a kayak.

“A further check of the pond showed that there was no one in distress in the water and that the paddleboard must have blew into the water due to high wind conditions,” Micheletti reports.

No identification number or proof of ownership was found on the paddleboard. It was tagged and found property and stored at Warwick Police headquarters.

WARRANTS

Just before 2:30 a.m. on March 27, Officer Nia Pina responded to the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard for a report of a motor vehicle accident in the front parking lot.

At the scene, Pina observed a 2019 Chevrolet pickup truck and a 2016 Honda Accord. A records check found the male operator of the Honda was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued from Providence Police.

Steven Rodriguez, 24, 1057 Eddy St., Apt. 1, Providence, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was later transferred into the custody of Providence Police. ***

Just before 6 p.m. on March 30, Officer Sara Goes was conducting a patrol on Post Road when she observed a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis change lines twice without using a turn signal.

Goes initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the male operator, who was found to have a suspended license. He was additionally wanted on an active arrest warrant issued from Providence Police.

Michael K. Brown, 42, 26 Shiloh St., Providence, was taken into custody on the warrant and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. He was cited for driving with a suspended license and later transferred into the custody of Providence Police.

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