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PRESS RELEASE – October 14, 2014

  1. Misdemeanor - DUI & Refusal:  On October 8th, 2014, at approximately 7:47 PM, Patrolman Daniel Kelley arrested Megan N. Baird, age 25,of 45 Brenton Road, Swansea MA on a charge of (1) Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/ or drugs (1st offense –BAC >.15). The arrest occurred after a School House Lane resident observed the vehicle Ms. Baird was operating enter the driveway and proceed to drive onto the lawn and across the yard to the rear of the residence before being stopped by the homeowner. Ms. Baird was arrested for suspicion of DUI after performing a series of field sobriety tests. She was returned to the station where she submitted to a breathalyzer test that resulted in a BAC (blood alcohol content) readings of .242 (1st phase), and .226 (2nd phase). Ms. Baird was processed and arraigned by Justice-of-the-Peace Michael J. Robinson on the above charge, and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a promise to appear in 4th District Court on October- 16, 2014.
  2. Misdemeanor - Motor Vehicle:   On October 09th, 2014 at approximately 4:25 PM, Patrolman Jeffrey Vaughn arrested Tracey Roy, age 41 of 26B North Road, Hopkinton, RI on a charge of Operating on a Suspended License, after a motor vehicle stop on Kingstown Road revealed her license was suspended. Ms. Roy was transported to the police station where she was processed and released on a summons to appear in 4th District Court for arraignment on November 6th, 2014.  
  3. Misdemeanor - Shoplifting:   On October 12th, 2014 at approximately 7:33 PM, Corporal William Litterio and Patrolman Daniel Kelley arrested Mark A. Wheeler, age 18, of 164 Lawton Foster Road, Hopkinton on a charge of Shoplifting, after Mr. Wheeler reached over the counter of a Main Street business and took two packages of cigarettes and left the store without paying for them. Mr. Wheeler was confronted by the clerk outside the store and he returned the cigarettes to the shelf and left in a vehicle. Mr. Wheeler later responded to Richmond Police Station after Hopkinton Police made contact with him regarding said incident.  Mr. Wheeler was processed at the station and released on a summons to appear in 4th District Court on November 13th ,  2014, to be arraigned on the above charge.
  4. Misdemeanor - Motor Vehicle:  On October 13th, 2014 at approximately 7:13 AM, Corporal Justin Vachon arrested Delorice Brown, age 43 of 352 Chestnut Street, Warwick RI, on a charge of Operating on a Suspended License, after a motor vehicle stop on Nooseneck Hill Road revealed her license was suspended. Ms. Brown was transported to the police station where she was processed and released on a summons to appear in 4th District Court for arraignment on November 13th , 2014.
  5. Bench Warrant:    On October 12, 2014 at approximately 9:09 PM, Patrolman Daniel Kelley arrested Roderic Point, age 51, of 36 Baker Pines Road, Richmond on the strength of an outstanding Affidavit and Arrest Warrant originating out of  the Warwick Police Department on 05/07/14 for one count of misdemeanor Shoplifting. Mr. Point was arrested after a motor vehicle stop on Nooseneck Hill Road. Mr. Point was transported to the station where he was processed and subsequently turned over to the Warwick Police Department.
  6. Misdemeanor - Motor Vehicle: On October 13th, 2014 at approximately 7:46 PM, Corporal William Litterio arrested Sharon J. Goode  age 51 of 1887 Mapleton Avenue, Suffield CT on a charge of Operating on a Suspended License, after a motor vehicle stop on Kingstown Road revealed her license was suspended. Ms. Good was transported to the police station where she was processed and released on a summons to appear in 4th District Court for arraignment on November 20th, 2014. 
  7. Misdemeanor - Motor Vehicle:    On October 13th, 2014 at approximately 10:00 PM, Corporal William Litterio arrested Houston Noyes age 30 of 930 Kings Factory Road, Charlestown, RI on a charge of Operating on a Suspended License, after a motor vehicle stop on Route 91 revealed his license was suspended. Mr. Noyes was transported to the police station where she was processed and released on a summons to appear in 4th District Court for arraignment on November 20th, 2014.  

PRESS RELEASE – October 7, 2014

  1. FELONY – Passing Counterfeit Bills:  On October 1st, 2014, at approximately 9:40 PM, Corporal William Litterio and           Patrolwoman Allison O’Connor arrested Kwayme Waddell, age 23, of 466 E 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York on charges                       of (1) Passing a Counterfeit ($100) Bill (one count), and (2) Possession of a Counterfeit ($100) Bill (4 counts), after officers             were alerted to an attempted fraudulent transaction that occurred at the Family Dollar in the Chariho Shopping Plaza, in which a             group of men had attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill, and use an unauthorized credit card to purchase a $499 gift card.               Officers located the three (3) suspects at the CVS pharmacy on Main Street and subsequently seized several bogus credit cards           and four (4) $100 counterfeit bills. The above officers were assisted in the investigation by Lieutenant John Arnold, Detective             Drew Bishop, and the US Secret Service, which led to the above charges. Mr. Kwayme was processed at the station,                            and was subsequently arraigned before Justice of the Peace Joseph Scott. He was held at the Intake Service Center at the ACI                  as he was unable to post the requisite $100,000 surety bail. 
  2. FELONY – Theft – Obtaining Credit Card Through Fraudulent Means: On October 1st, 2014, at approximately 9:40 PM,                 Corporal William Litterio and Patrolwoman Allison O’Connor arrested Rodell Collins, age 28, of 15 Canal Street, Ellenville, New     York on charges of (1) Theft-Obtaining Credit Card Through Fraudulent Means (seven counts), and (2) Obstructing Officer                  in Execution of Duty, after officers were alerted to an attempted fraudulent transaction that occurred at the Family Dollar in                the Chariho Shopping Plaza, in which a group of men had attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill, and use an unauthorized            credit card to purchase a $499 gift card.  Officers located the three (3) suspects at the CVS pharmacy on Main Street and      subsequently seized several bogus credit cards and four (4) $100 counterfeit bills. The above officers were assisted in the                  investigation by Lieutenant John Arnold, Detective Drew Bishop, and the US Secret Service, which led to the above charges.             Mr. Collins, who had falsely identified himself as Rudolph Peters, was processed at the station, and was subsequently arraigned             before Justice of the Peace Joseph Scott. He was held at the Intake Service Intake Center at the ACI as he was unable to post the requisite $100,000 surety bail.
  3. FELONY – Theft – Obtaining Credit Card Through Fraudulent Means: On October 1st, 2014, at approximately 9:40 PM,             Corporal William Litterio and Patrolwoman Allison O’Connor arrested Angel Villalba, age 27, of 429 Dumont Avenue, 12B,
    Brooklyn, New York on charges of (1) Theft-Obtaining Credit Card Through Fraudulent Means (four counts), and as a                           (2) Fugitive From Justice (State of Maryland on charges of Possessing Counterfeit Currency), after officers were alerted to an               attempted fraudulent transaction that occurred at the Family Dollar in the Chariho Shopping Plaza where a group of men had         attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill, and use an unauthorized credit card to purchase a $499 gift card. Officers
    located the three (3) suspects at the CVS pharmacy on Main Street and subsequently seized several bogus credit cards and                 four (4) $100 counterfeit bills. The above officers were assisted in the investigation by Lieutenant John Arnold, Detective Drew
    Bishop, and the US Secret Service, which led to the above charges. Mr. Villalba was processed at the station, and was           subsequently arraigned before Justice of the Peace Joseph Scott. He was held at the Intake Service Center at the ACI as he was         unable to post the requisite $100,000 surety bail.  
  4. Misdemeanor – DUI & Refusal: On October 4, 2014 at approximately 11:35 PM,  Patrolman Daniel Kelley arrested Jennifer L.     Culotta, age 41, of 51 Fairview Avenue, Hope Valley on charges of (1) Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/ or drugs (1st
    offense –BAC unknown), (2) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test, and (3) Presence of Alcoholic Beverage While Operating a       Motor Vehicle, after motor vehicle stop on Switch Road. Ms. Culotta was arrested on suspicion of DUI after performing a               series of standard field sobriety tests. She was processed at the station and was later released with a summons to appear in 4th         District Court on October 15th, 2014 for arraignment on the DUI charge.
  5. Misdemeanor – Motor Vehicle: On October 7th, 2014 at approximately 6:38 AM, Corporal Justin Vachon arrested Kenneth E.       Gordon, age 22, of 582 Devils Foot Road, North Kingstown on a charge of Operating on a Suspended License, after a motor         vehicle stop near 164 Kingstown Road revealed that his license had been suspended on September 19th, 2014 for Failure to   Appear/Pay. Mr. Gordon was processed at the station and was subsequently released with a summons to appear in 4th District Court
    for arraignment on October 30, 2014.
 



FORMER PRESS RELEASES

DRIVER CHARGED IN FATAL CRASH

FATAL CRASH ON HILLSDALE ROAD - November 22, 2013

ROBBERY at DUNKIN' DONUTS - November 16, 2013