Police Log: Roof Top Break-In At Local Dunkin Donuts
The following arrest information was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department and describes their actions from Saturday, June 18 through the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 22. These reports do not indicate a conviction.
On Saturday, June 18 around 5:15 a.m. the South Kingstown Police received a call-in complaint of breaking and entering at the Fortin Road Dunkin Donuts. Police responded to the scene and spoke with the opening manager, who stated that she arrived at work and found the office door ajar and money on the floor. She also found that the walk-in refrigerator had been accessed via a hole in the roof. Officers made their way to the roof and found that the refrigeration unit on the roof had been moved, and a grate cut so that the culprit(s) could gain access to the store. Once inside, the suspects took $1,200 to $1,300 in cash and coins. The investigation remains open.
Main Street Thief Avoids Police
On Saturday, June 18 around 12:45 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Main and Prospect Streets for a report of a suspicious male. Police made contact with the individual, who according to witnesses at the local CVS allegedly concealed items under his shirt and walked out to Main Street. The man gave police his identification card, and then suddenly took off running. Police were unable to re-capture the man, but recovered two shopping bags containing stolen razors and other items from CVS.
Police were then informed that a customer of CVS had had her car broken into while inside the store. They returned to the scene and spoke with a woman who stated a bank deposit bag containing approximately $193 in cash and coins had been taken from her car. Officers checked surveillance tapes, which showed a man matching the description of the CVS shoplifter also accessing the victim’s vehicle. The suspect has not yet been captured as of press time.
Laurie Morales, 32, of 40 South Rd. Apt B20 in South Kingstown was arrested on Monday, June 20 around 6:43 p.m. for shoplifting from the Wakefield Shaw’s supermarket. Police were called to Shaw’s and met with a loss-prevention officer who had Morales in custody. The officer told police he had watched Morales going through the store, concealing items in the undercarriage of a car seat stroller. The recovered items include liquid detergent, a bar of soap, a package of baby Orajel, and a pack of gum, valued in total at $22.47. Morales was taken to SKPD, processed, and released with a Fourth District Court summons.
Joshua Perry, 22, of 575 Saugatucket Rd. in South Kingstown was arrested on Tuesday, June 21 around 1:55 p.m. for driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop on Old Tower Hill Road. He was taken to SKPD, processed, and released with a Fourth District Court summons for June 30.
Thomas Sabento, 23, of 155 Stonehenge Rd. in Kingston was arrested on Tuesday, June 21 around 9:05 p.m. for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Old Post Road. The officer observed Sabento’s vehicle stopped in the roadway and made contact with him, and found him to be confused. The officer turned around and stopped behind Sabento’s vehicle and asked him to submit to a series of field sobriety tests, to which he complied.
According to the police report Sabento was unable to complete the tests to the satisfaction of the officer and he was placed in custody. A search of his vehicle also yielded two small bags of suspected marijuana, a small scale, and other drug paraphernalia. Sabento was taken to SKPD, processed, and later released with a Fourth District Court summons for June 30.
Roberto Albino, 40, of 1006 Kingstown Rd. in South Kingstown was arrested for domestic simple assault on Tuesday, June 21 after police were alerted at SKPD to a disturbance that had occurred around 10:00 p.m. Police responded to the Kingstown Road home after hearing family members describe that Albino had been physically aggressive during an argument. Albino was taken into custody, where he later refused to give a statement.
Jacobi Ball, 20, of 80 Lyon St. in Pawtucket was arrested on Wednesday, June 22 around 2:11 a.m. for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after he called police to report himself lost in the woods. Police responded to the northern area of Succotash Road, where GPS had located the vehicle, and found a vehicle in the woods off a long driveway. The officers also found Ball at the wheel of the car with keys in the ignition. Ball stated to officers that he had gotten lost, and then accidentally driven into the woods while attempting to make a U-turn. The officers reported that Ball appeared unsteady on his feet after he complied and exited the vehicle. Police also allegedly detected an odor of alcohol on Ball’s breath and asked him to complete a series of field sobriety tests.
Ball failed to complete the tests to the satisfaction of the officer and was placed in custody. He was taken to SKPD, where he later agreed to take a breathalyzer. He was issued a Fourth District Court Summons for DUI with a BAC of .15 percent or greater and later released.
On Sunday, June 19 around 6:01 p.m. police were called to the South Kingstown town beach for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. Police spoke with the complainant, who stated that he parked his red 2000 Land Rover around 5:15 p.m., locked it, and went to the beach. When he returned, the vehicle was gone. The vehicle has been entered into police databases as stolen.
On Monday, June 20 around 8:11 a.m. police were called to the Curtis Corner Middle School for a report of vandalism. The custodian who discovered the damage showed officers a large, 46”x36” double-pane windown in the music room that had been broken. The investigation remains open.
On Monday, June 20 around 10:15 a.m. officers were dispatched to the South Kingstown Housing Authority office at 364 Curtis Corner Rd. for a complaint of vandalism. The complainant showed officers that a large window of the covered bus stop had been smashed. Several unidentified residents alerted the property manager that they had seen several local juveniles leaving the area around the time of the crime. No suspects have been arrested at this time.
On Monday, June 20 around 1:05 p.m. police were called to the Ocean State Job Lot on Old Tower Hill Road for a report of a stolen bicycle. Police spoke with a Job Lot employee, who stated she saw a man park his bike and enter the store. Minutes later, a different man approached the bicycle and rode off with it. The investigation remains open.
Descriptions of events are based solely from police officer reports provided to Patch.