Warwick Police Log 02/18/21

Posted 2/18/21

DUI At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, Officer Keara Enos and other officers responded to the area of Post and Airport roads for a report of an erratic operator. Dispatch advised receiving multiple calls regarding a Ford Edge, including one

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Warwick Police Log 02/18/21

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DUI

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, Officer Keara Enos and other officers responded to the area of Post and Airport roads for a report of an erratic operator. Dispatch advised receiving multiple calls regarding a Ford Edge, including one indicating the operator had “passed out” at the wheel. One of the callers indicated they were following the vehicle with their hazard lights on to assist police in locating it.

Police located the vehicle traveling south on Post Road Extension and observed it “drifting back and forth over the white fog line,” Enos reports. A stop was initiated just east of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Enos reports the male operator’s eyes were “glossed over and bloodshot,” and his speech was “slurred and slow.” He is said to have had difficultly maintaining his balance upon exiting his vehicle.

The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol earlier that night and agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.

Jason S. Mathieu, 50, 76 Woodhaven Road, Pawtucket, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, he is said to have agreed to chemical breath testing, which reportedly found his blood alcohol content to be significantly above the legal limit.

Mathieu was later transported to Kent Hospital for detox. He was issued a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. He was additionally cited for laned roadway violations.

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At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, Officer Nicholas DeMarco was driving east on Airport Road when he observed a Jeep “swerve over the dividing white line into the right lane of travel and then back into the left lane of travel.” He followed the vehicle and clocked it at 60 mph. After the vehicle turned left onto Warwick Avenue, the officer initiated a stop.

DeMarco made contact with the vehicle’s male operator, who is said to have exhibited “bloodshot watery eyes” and slurred his speech. The officer also reports detecting the odor of alcohol on the man’s breath.

The operator is said to have acknowledged consuming alcohol that night and agreed to undergo field sobriety testing, which he reportedly failed.

Erik Kelly, 38, Attleboro, Massachusetts, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters, he is said to have refused a chemical breath test.

Kelly was later released into the custody of a sober adult with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on a charge of driving under the influence. He was additionally cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, speeding, and laned roadway violations.

SHOPLIFTING

At approximately 4:18 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2020, Officer Sara Goes responded to Ulta Beauty at 1350 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident that occurred earlier in the day.

At the scene, a manager at the store told Goes that shortly after 11 a.m. that morning, a woman entered the store with a large, orange handbag that appeared to be empty. Employees are said to have observed the woman behaving suspiciously, and a subsequent review of security camera footage showed her concealing merchandise in her bag before exiting the store without making any attempt to pay.

According to the store, 41 cosmetics items with a total value of roughly $1,500 were stolen during the incident.

The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives. Based on follow-up investigation – which included identifying tattoos seen on the suspect in the security camera footage and cross-referencing that information with police and prison records – Detective Nadine Parmenter was able to identify the suspect, and a warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of shoplifting. The charge was a felony based on a previous shoplifting conviction.

At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Feb. 4, officers Kevin Warren and Johnathan DiPietro responded to the Rhode Island State Police Lincoln barracks to take custody of Ashley Brooke Jandron, 34, 71 Lear Drive, Coventry, on the warrant. She was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing and held pending arraignment.

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Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 28, Officer Frank Montanaro responded to the Walgreens at 1080 Bald Hill Road for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch advised the female suspect had left the store in a dark colored Jeep.

While Montanaro was en route to Walgreens, another officer advised that a 2011 Jeep Liberty had been stopped in the area of Bald Hill and Toll Gate roads. Montanaro responded to that location and spoke with the vehicle’s female operator, who is said to have acknowledged stealing items from Walgreens.

Another officer responded to Walgreens and picked up an employee who had observed the shoplifting incident. They then traveled to the location of the vehicle stop, where the employee is said to have identified the vehicle’s operator as the suspect.

The total value of the stolen items – including body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, cosmetics and headphones – was placed at nearly $278.

Laura K. Ellard, 35, 64 Greenwood St., Cranston, was arrested on a charge of felony shoplifting based on a previous shoplifting conviction. She was transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.

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At approximately 11:16 a.m. on Feb. 7, Officer Timothy Lipka responded to the Macy’s store at the Warwick Mall for a report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Dispatch advised that a male suspect had fled the location in the direction of Longhorn Steakhouse.

Lipka then observed a man matching the suspect’s description as he attempted to enter a silver sedan on Route 2. The officer activated his cruiser’s emergency lights and made contact with the suspect before taking him into custody.

A loss prevention officer from Macy’s then identified the man in custody as the suspect in the shoplifting, according to Lipka. The value of the stolen merchandise – a perfume gift set, which was recovered – was placed at $99.

Esmael Dos Santos, 27, 410 Pawtucket Ave., third floor, Pawtucket, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and transported to Warwick Police headquarters for processing.

LARCENY

At approximately 10 a.m. on Feb. 4, Officer Britton Kelly spoke with a woman by phone regarding a larceny from her vehicle.

The woman told Kelly that she returned home and locked her vehicle at approximately 7 p.m. the previous night. That morning, she returned to the vehicle and discovered her purse, which she normally keeps in the vehicle, was missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle, the woman said, and the wallet contained a driver’s license, credit card, ATM card and COVID-19 vaccination papers.

No security camera footage from the area of the woman’s home was immediately available. The matter was documented and forwarded to detectives.

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At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 6, Officer Ben Bratko responded to an Edgehill Road home for a report of larceny.

At the scene, the reporting party told Bratko that three bags of concrete and four bundles of shingles had been taken from her driveway at some point during the previous six days. The home was undergoing a renovation, and Bratko observed a “large amount of building materials on pallets” in the front driveway.

No security camera footage was immediately available. The matter was documented.

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