The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Cranston Police
Officer Andrew Henault reported he and several other officers were dispatched to the Dollar Tree store at Garfield Plaza on May 15 for a disturbance. He said they arrived to learn that the man who caused the disturbance had gone into the Stop & Shop and they found him in there, yelling incoherently and waving his arms around. Henault said it was obvious that he was mentally unstable and they took him to headquarters where he was charged with disorderly conduct. Court records revealed that Lincoln Totimeh, 46, of 87 Althea St. in Providence had a history of disorderly conduct and assault and he was later remanded to the ACI when he couldn’t make the $1,000 surety bail.
Officer Daniel Lee reported he and other officers were dispatched to Crescent Avenue for a road rage incident around 3 p.m. on May 15. He said they arrived to find a man standing outside an SUV shouting obscenities at children getting out of a nearby school and told the man to simmer down and watch his language. Lee said the man did calm down and gave them his side of the story but became agitated again when he was told this was the wrong way to handle it. He said the man replied by saying, “[Expletive] this, you guys don’t do nothing around here.” Lee said the man continued to loudly say they did nothing about the traffic situation around there and Lee reminded him that he was committing a traffic violation right there by being parked with his left wheels to the curb. Lee said he told him that he was going to get a ticket for that and came back with the ticket and the man tore it up and threw it on the ground and then “peeled out” at a high rate of speed with no seat belt on and without using a turn signal. He said the lieutenant who was present told Lee to pick up the pieces of ticket on the ground and then write another ticket for littering. He said they got the story from another party and additional information from a teacher and a neighbor who both said the guy in the SUV was the confrontational party and had been swearing loudly in front of the kids. Lee said they went over to the first guy’s house to arrest him for disorderly conduct. Robert J. Green, 33, of 30 Gleason St. was arrested for disorderly conduct and placed in a cell to await arraignment. He was also charged with more motor vehicle violations, like failing to notify the registry of his change of address, not wearing a seatbelt, no turn signal and littering. Lee said he brought the tickets to Green’s cell and told him he could mail the $385 worth of fines or appear in court to contest them. Lee said he also reminded him that the parking ticket he gave him earlier was worth $30 and he could pay that by mail as well. “I asked him if he understood, however, he only kicked his cell block door vary hard and told me I was a “[Expletive expletive].”
Officer Andrew Leonard reported he was dispatched to the Garden City Treatment Center for a report of an animal bite that occurred on Sherman Avenue on May 14.
The victim “…stated she was walking past Sherman Field and saw a squirrel caught in the netting located in the batting area of the field … stated that she attempted to shake the squirrel loose from the netting and was bit on her left hand middle finger … stated the squirrel was not freed from the netting.”
Leonard said he had dispatch notify the DEM about the incident.
Officer David Jubinville reported he was posted on Laurel Hill Avenue around 5:35 p.m. on May 14 to monitor traffic for speeding when he clocked a car doing 37 miles per hour in the 25 mile per hour zone. He said he set out after the car and turned on his emergency lights as they turned onto Lawrence Street and saw the car make a complete stop at the stop sign at Bennett Avenue. He said he was beginning to catch up with the car at this point but the car continued until it pulled into a driveway on Lawrence. Juvinville said he was unsure if the driver actually lived there or was attempting to flee, so he ordered the man to get back into his car. He said the man immediately started questioning him about the stop and he told him it was for doing 37 in a 25-mile-per-hour zone. Jubinville said the man denied that he ran the stop sign; Jubinville said he told the man he agreed with him, that he didn’t run the stop sign, and that he was stopped for speeding on Laurel Hill Avenue. He said the man asked him why he didn’t stop him sooner and Jubinville explained that he had to catch up to him. He said the man then reiterated that he did not run the stop sign. Jubinville reported that the man then told him he was in his own driveway, but he replied that being in his driveway now did not absolve him of speeding earlier. He said the man reluctantly gave him his license and said he was calling his attorney. Jubinville said that was fine, but he was only writing him a ticket for speeding. Jubinville said the man told him to go ahead and write, that he “had money” and did not care if he got a ticket. Jubinville said, as a courtesy, he wrote the ticket for going 1 to 10 miles over the speed limit and not for 12 miles, “which is a vastly greater fine.” He said he returned to the driver and saw him on the phone with his attorney and he said he would not sign the ticket. Jubinville said he explained to the driver that he reduced the speed on the ticket, which reduced the fine, but the man said he didn’t care; he was taking it to court. Jubinville said he then told the man that was fine with him and told him the court date and started leaving when the man said, “he knew a lot of people” and Jubinville asked him what he meant by that and the man said, “Don’t worry about it.” He said the man sat on the stairs of the house and stayed there as he was leaving to go back to his traffic post.
Three Providence men were charged with shoplifting at the Gap store in Garden City on May 12 after several officers responded to the store for a shoplifting in progress. He said they were on their way there when they got a call that the three men fled on foot and all were apprehended as police converged on the center. Loss prevention personnel at the store said they recognized one of the suspects from a prior incident. He said they called police because they had video of the suspect taking $419.70 worth of goods on May 10 and they wanted him arrested. He said he kept dispatch informed of what was going on and told them the two men met with a third outside and that all began to flee. Davon Rich, 18, of 787 Patters Ave. in Providence was charged with felony shoplifting and his two friends, identified as Edwin Espinal, 19, of 136 Clarence St. and Ryan Candelier, 18, of 28 Jillson St., were charged with conspiracy to shoplift and later released on $1,000 personal recognizance. Rich was remanded to the ACI as a probation violator to serve 60 days and with $25,000 surety bail set for the new charges, which went unpaid.