Narragansett Police Log: March 14 and 15, 2011
An identity thief mocks his victim after the fact.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
URI Student Arrested for Possession of Marijuana
Brooke M. Johanson, 20, of the Lower College Road Apartments at the University of Rhode Island, was arrested at 1:10 a.m. on March 15 on a charge of possession of marijuana.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic at the intersection of Point Judith Road and South Pier Road saw a car driven by Johanson with a defective side headlight and a defective passenger side brake light. During the ensuing traffic stop on Woodruff Avenue, police said burnt marijuana could be smelled from the interior of the car.
Police said that Johanson initially told them she had smoked with friends earlier, but had no more marijuana. When police said they were going to search the car, they said Johanson then told them that there was some marijuana still remaining, in a bag in front of the passenger seat.
Johanson was arrested for possession, and issued a warning for the equipment violations on her car. The car was towed from the scene.
URI Student Cited for Driving With Expired License
Ryan Dale Watkins, 21, of 90 Morgans Way, Holliston, MA, was cited at 7:55 p.m. on March 14 on a charge of driving with an expired license.
According to police, an officer on traffic patrol on Point Judith Road clocked a car driven by Watkins at 54 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop and background check revealed that Watkins’ license expired on Feb. 28.
Watkins was issued a citation on scene. The passenger, a 21-year-old Narragansett man with an active driver’s license, was allowed to drive the car and Watkins home.
Jerk Identity Thieves Rub Salt in Wound
At 12:25 p.m. on March 14, police received a report of identity theft from a 45-year-old Narragansett woman.
According to the woman, Bank of America had called her to notify her that her card had automatically been canceled because of suspicious account activity. The bank told her that about $2,400 had been charged.
However, the woman added that the thieves had arranged for flowers to be delivered to her home address. The woman said the flowers contained a card that said, “thnx for ur money.”
Police filed the report for informational purposes.
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