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Police Log 08-12-21

Posted 8/12/21

DUI Just after 9:30 p.m. on July 29, officers Nathaniel Gray and Randy Bell responded to the area of 1350 Bald Hill Road for a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. The reporting party described the vehicle involved as a 2020 Cadillac with New York

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Police Log 08-12-21

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DUI

Just after 9:30 p.m. on July 29, officers Nathaniel Gray and Randy Bell responded to the area of 1350 Bald Hill Road for a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. The reporting party described the vehicle involved as a 2020 Cadillac with New York registration.

Gray located the vehicle at the intersection of Universal Boulevard and Bald Hill Road. As he followed the vehicle westbound on Universal Boulevard, he observed its tires cross lane lines. Additionally, the vehicle “stopped for an extended period of time (approximately 10 seconds) at a green light with the brake lights applied.” The vehicle then continued west on Universal Boulevard from a left turn only lane, at which point the officer initiated a stop.

Gray made contact with the female operator, who is said to have had “very slurred speech.” The operator is also said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol.

A records check revealed the operator’s license was expired, according to Gray. The operator is then said to have agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which she reportedly failed.

Sharon A. Campo, 55, Port Jefferson Station, New York, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, she is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Campo was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. She was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, laned roadway violations, manner of turning at intersection, driving without/expired license, and parking or stopping prohibited at an intersection. She was held pending an appearance before a bail commissioner.

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At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 3, Officer Keara Enos was conducting a traffic post at Warwick Avenue and Airport Road when she “heard the sound of an engine accelerating towards my position.”

The vehicle making the noise, a 2010 Acura MDX, soon came into view, traveling south on Warwick Avenue. Enos estimated the vehicle was traveling at least 60 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Enos pursued the vehicle, clocking its speed at 85 to 90 mph. She attempted to initiate a stop at Warwick and Church avenues, but the Acura continued heading south.

“The Acura was not stopping or yielding for my emergency lights, so I activated my sirens and sounded the air horn numerous times,” Enos reports. “On Warwick Avenue just north of the intersection of Sandy Lane, the Acura hit the brakes abruptly so that the vehicle came almost to a complete stop and activated its right turn signal, however, [it] continued traveling south at a slow rate of speed. The Acura then abruptly increased speed and took off traveling southbound on Warwick Avenue once more.”

Enos reports the Acura “crossed the white fog line numerous times” as it continued on Warwick Avenue. Once it reached the Oakland Beach Avenue intersection, it “began traveling once again at an extremely high rate of speed.” The officer continued to follow the vehicle – which was “easily identifiable” due to its activated right turn signal – as it continued toward the sea wall area and north on Stender Avenue. Then, on Suburban Parkway, the Acura finally came to a stop.

Officers made contact with the male operator, who was the vehicle’s sole occupant, and ordered him out of the vehicle. He did not comply with verbal commands from police, at which point he was removed from the vehicle, Enos reports. The Acura then began to roll toward a nearby Honda HR-V, and it struck that vehicle before Enos was able to hit the brakes and put it into park.

As the operator was taken into custody and read his rights, Enos reports detecting a “strong odor” of alcohol on his breath. Later, after he was transported to police headquarters, the operator is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Henry G. Tino, 29, 15 Saint Mary’s Road, North Providence, was charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence. He was also cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, laned roadway violations, and speeding. He was transported to Third Division District Court.

LARCENY

Just before 12:30 p.m. on July 26, Officer David Boardman responded to the Macy’s at the Warwick Mall for a report of a prior larceny.

At the scene, a store employee told Boardman a male suspect had fled the store with a “large amount of men’s Polo merchandise.” A review of security camera footage showed the suspect selecting “four piles” of shirts before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay. The suspect was seen entering the passenger’s side of a silver or gray Infiniti before leaving the area heading toward Cranston.

The store employee advised another man was with the suspect, but the second man did not take any items. In all, approximately 25 shirts with a combined value of more than $2,460 were stolen.

According to Boardman, the registration of the vehicle in which the suspect left the scene was traced to a 2020 Chevy Silverado that had been rented from a Hertz store in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and subsequently reported stolen in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The matter was forwarded to detectives. On July 27, Detective Adam Arico reported that a review of security camera footage from Macy’s yielded no usable information regarding the suspect’s identity. The investigation was deemed suspended due to a lack of evidence.

SHOPLIFTING

At approximately 3:16 p.m. on May 29, Officer Maxwell Neiley responded to the Walmart at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of shoplifting.

Dispatch initially advised a female suspect was in the custody of loss prevention personnel. Before police arrived, however, dispatch provided an update that the suspect had left the store and left the scene in a Ford F150. The suspect was said to have left her driver’s license behind.

At Walmart, a loss prevention officer told Neiley that the suspect had been observed concealing clothing items in a trash can she had selected from the shelves. The suspect is also said to have concealed a pair of sandals and other items in her purse.

The suspect then went through a self-checkout line, scanning only the trash can and not the items inside. According to the loss prevention officer, an employee in the self-checkout area then took the lid off of the trash can and asked the suspect to go to another register.

At that point, the suspect is said to have discarded her shopping cart and exited without making any attempt to pay for the items concealed in her purse. She was then met by store employees and escorted back inside.

Fifteen items – include the sandals, candy, a laser pointer, shower gel and a board game – with a combined value of roughly $93 were recovered. The suspect is then said to have become “upset” and asked to use the bathroom, at which point she fled the store.

Based on the driver’s license left at the scene, a warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest on a charge of shoplifting.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, officers Oliver Pinheiro and Joseph DiIorio responded to Johnston Police headquarters to take custody of Tarren Wild, 31, 185 Pine River Drive, Apt. B, North Kingstown, on the warrant. Wild was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and held pending an appearance in Third Division District Court.

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