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The Cranston police log is a digest of reports from the State and Cranston Police Departments.

MULTIPLE CRASHES, ONE-WAY DRIVER

Col. Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, said State Police investigated an unusually high number of motor vehicle crashes in the past 24 hours, including a wrong-way driver who allegedly made an illegal U-turn on Interstate 95 and crashed into an oncoming car earlier today.

State Police responded to 43 motor vehicle crashes since 8 a.m. yesterday. Of those, 35 occurred in the northern area of the state, including 19 during the day and 16 overnight. No serious injuries were reported as a result of the crashes, which were attributed primarily to failure to use due caution given the weather conditions. Two people were arrested.

An investigation by State Troopers revealed that Nathaniel Roberts, 20, of 58 Bryan St., Fall River, made an illegal U-turn while driving on Interstate 95 South near the Thurbers Avenue curve at around 4:30 a.m. Roberts then began driving north in the southbound lanes before striking a southbound vehicle near Eddy Street. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle that was struck were taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Roberts, who was not injured, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs with blood-alcohol content greater than .15 (Phase I: .161; Phase II: .161). He also was charged with driving so as to endanger, resulting in physical injury.

Roberts was held overnight at the State Police Lincoln Woods Barracks, pending arraignment today. He also was issued citations for one-way highways – driving the wrong way; reasonable and prudent speed – failure to maintain control of motor vehicle; and obedience to traffic control devices.

Miguel Rosario, 23, of 15 Fairview Ave., Pawtucket, was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs with a blood-alcohol content of .10 to .15 (Phase I: .126; Phase II: .123) after his car struck another car stopped in the breakdown lane in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Providence near the Branch Avenue exit at approximately 7:45 p.m. last night.

Rosario was not injured. The operator of the other vehicle that was struck was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries.

Rosario also was cited for laned roadway violations and operating a motor vehicle without evidence of insurance. He was arraigned before a justice of the peace and released pending further court action.

Col. Assumpico urges people to call 911 to report any motorists who appear to be operating while impaired, distracted or in a dangerous manner. Motorists also are reminded to use due care when driving in inclement weather.

ASSAULT

Officer Manzotti arrested Brittany Antaya-Leblond, 18, of 202 Crescent View Ave., in East Providence on Sept. 18 at 11:44 a.m. for simple assault and disorderly conduct as the result of a disturbance at 42 Fernbrook Court. She was held for arraignment.

HIT-AND-RUN

On Sept. 21 at about 1:03 a.m., Officer Medeiros arrested Patrick Cameron, 25, of 132 Highland Dr. in Wakefield for duty to stop in an accident resulting in personal injury as the result of a hit-and-run investigation involving a bicyclist on Broad Street at Windsor Road. He was then held awaiting arraignment. LARCENY

Jason Lewis, 34, of 216 Garden St. 2nd floor in Cranston, was arrested on September 23 at 9:50 p.m. by Officer Cragin for larceny over $1,500 following a call for service at 239 Greenwood St. and subsequent investigation. Lewis was held overnight for arraignment.

POSSESSION

Officers Neri and DeTroia arrested Christina Albino, 38, of 106 Pine Hill Ave., Johnston, on Sept. 24 at 3 a.m. for possession of schedule I-V drug. She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace and released.

Members of Special Investigation Unit with the assistance of Cranston Police Special Response Team, along with Officers Dempsey and Paccasassi arrested Robert Soares, 37 of 49 Marden St., Apt 5 in Cranston for one count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule I-V drug (Cocaine) and one count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule I-V drug (MDMA/Molly) as a result of an investigation and execution of a search warrant at 49 Marden St., Apt 5.

Also arrested were Eliexel Polanco, 25 of 18 Farragut Ave. #3 in Cranston for one count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule I-V drug (Marijuana) and one count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule I-V drug (Cocaine); and Anthony R. Ramos, 25 of Providence, for one count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule I-V drug, (Cocaine and Crack Cocaine). All three suspects were held for arraignment.

PROTECTIVE ORDER

Officer Corvese arrested Allan Stefflin, 49, of 30 Howard Ave. in Cranston on Sept. 18 at 7:43 p.m. for violation of a Family Court protective order. His arrest was the result of an attempt pick up at the aforementioned address, and he was held overnight for arraignment as a probation violator.

SHOPLIFTING

On Sept. 24 at 2:53 p.m. Officers Langlais and Comella arrested Lawrence Evans, 47, who is homeless, for felony and misdemeanor shoplifting. He was held as a violator, arraigned and then transported to the ACI Intake.

Following a call for service at the Cranston Street Aldis on Sept. 24 at 1:32 p.m., Officer Langlais arrested Lawrence Evans, 47, who is homeless, for three counts of shoplifting. He was held awaiting arraignment as a violator.

Officers Corvese and Viens arrested Nicholas Dovidio, 25, of 67 Ocean Ave., Cranston, for shoplifting, weapons other than firearms prohibited, resisting legal or illegal arrest, two Third District Court bench warrants, and Superior Court Bench warrants on Sept. 21 at 2:35 p.m. His arrest was the result of a call for a shoplifting at Stop and Shop at 200 Atwood Ave. and involved a short foot pursuit.

STOLEN PARTS

On September 21 at 11:42 a.m., Officer Neri and Sgt. Chapman arrested Evans Guerrier, 34, of 243 Massachusetts Ave., Providence, for possession of stolen vehicle /parts, and obtaining money under false pretenses/impersonation. He was then held for arraignment.

VANDALISM

Officer Casaceli arrested Dimitri Salas, 24, of 102 Garden Hills Drive in Cranston on Sept. 18 at 3:15 p.m. for domestic vandalism. Salas arrest was the result of a call for service at the aforementioned address. He was arraigned by a Justice of the Peace and released.

WARRANT

Around 5 p.m. on Sept. 24, Officers Travers and D. Dempsey arrested Amanda Burgos, 28, of 875 Admiral St., Apt #1B, Providence, for a warrant of arrest on an affidavit from the Providence Police Department. Her arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop, and she was later turned over to the Providence Police Department.

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