SK Police Log: June 24, 25 and 26, 2012
A North Kingstown woman can’t bluff her way past South Kingstown police.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
North Kingstown Woman Charged With Receiving Stolen Goods, Reckless Driving
Carolyn A. Morabit, 22, of 474 Gilbert Stuart Road, North Kingstown, was arrested at about 7:29 p.m. on June 24 and charged with receiving stolen goods worth less than $500 and reckless driving.
According to police, two officers monitoring traffic on Route 1 near Bridgetown Road saw a car speeding in the breakdown lane. Police said as they attempted to make a traffic stop, the car pulled into the driveway of a home on Tower Hill Road.
Police said when they talked to the driver – Morabit – she initially said that she was dropping off a shirt for a friend that lived at the home. However, she couldn’t provide police with the correct name of the homeowner, and allegedly told them that she made this up to avoid getting a ticket for traveling in a breakdown lane.
According to police, based on Morabit’s deception a search of her car was conducted. Police said they found three purses, one of which included checks and a Bank of America credit card belonging to another woman.
Police said a dispatcher talked to the woman, who said Morabit had no reason to be in possession of her purse and credit card. The woman told police that she had only met Morabit once, and that she was the girlfriend of her roommate.
Morabit was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, and reckless driving. She was processed and released at about 9:30 p.m.
Wakefield Woman Charged With Driving With Suspended License
Desiree L. Ford, 23, of 173 Kenyon Ave., Wakefield, was arrested at about 1:46 a.m. on June 26 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Route 1 near the McGrath Judicial Complex clocked a car at 60 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made near Arrow Head Trail.
Police said a background check of the driver – Ford – revealed that her license had been suspended since November 2011 for failing to appear at a court hearing.
Ford was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. She was released and given a ride to her home at about 3 a.m.
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