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Narragansett Police Log: September 22, 2012

A Narragansett man is charged with stealing $60 in tenderloin from Roch’s.

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Narragansett Man Charged With Larceny from Roch’s, Also Has Two Warrants for Arrest

Leslie Bernal, 32, of 1084 Boston Neck Road, Apt. #7, Narragansett, was arrested at about 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 22 and charged with larceny. Police said there were also two Sixth Division District Court warrants out for Bernal’s arrest.

According to police, they received a report of a larceny at Roch’s on Sept. 21, and reviewed surveillance footage of the incident at that time. On the footage, a man is seen shoving tenderloin steaks down his shorts as he left the market.

The next day, an officer noted a man – Bernal – matching the appearance of the man in the footage. Police said Bernal was exiting CVS on Boston Neck Road at the time.

According to police, when asked about the stolen steaks from Roch’s, Bernal told them, “I’ll pay for the steaks. I will have cash on Monday and I can go to Roch’s and pay for them. Do you think they’ll drop the charges?”

Police told Bernal that they appreciated his honesty, but the store manager wished to press charges. Police said the value of the steaks was about $60.

A background check also revealed the two warrants for failing to appear at court hearings. Bernal couldn’t come up with bail money, and he was transferred to the ACI at about 12:45 p.m.

URI Students Cited for Transportation of Alcohol

- Mia T. Nguyen, 20, of 40 Angell Road, Narragansett, was cited at about 8:28 p.m. on Sept. 22 and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor. Police said Nguyen is a student at the University of Rhode Island.

According to police, Nugyen’s car was observed swerving on Angell Road. A traffic stop was made near Sewell Road.

Police said that Nguyen claimed to have swerved to avoid hitting a cat. However, police noted two 12-packs of beer – Moosehead Lager and Samuel Adams Fall Seasonal – by the feet of a passenger.

- Laura J. Sundberg, 20, of 7 Davisville Lane, Narragansett, was cited at about 10:02 p.m. on Sept. 22 and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor. Police said Sundberg is a student at the University of Rhode Island.

According to police, an officer driving behind Sundberg’s car on Point Judith Road near John Street observed that it had a defective rear plate light. A traffic stop was made near Fisherman’s Memorial Campground.

Police said that during the stop, Sundberg appeared to be very nervous. When asked if there was any alcohol in the car, she initially told police no, before allegedly stating yes when asked a second time.

According to police, a bottle of Barefoot Pinot Grigio was confiscated. Sundberg was cited and allowed to drive from the scene.

The beer was confiscated, and Nguyen was cited for the alcohol.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from Narragansett police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters on Caswell Street. If we’re missing a call or report you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.greenwell@patch.com.

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