Police Beat: Eggs Thrown at Cop, Tree on Car, Man Lying in Road

Recent incidents and arrests reported by Cranston Police.

A shoplifter who fled the Garfield Avenue Stop and Shop was so upset after getting pulled over near the scene, she threw a broken carton of eggs at Cranston Police Officer Ryan Dimbleby, police said.

Police said Angela M. Ferrer, 41, of 118 Prudence St., Providence, allegedly stole about $43 worth of groceries from the supermarket.

Store security officers said they watched Ferrer concel items from the shelves in her carriage and when she passed through the check out line, handed the cashier a bag of produce that she no longer wanted.

She then left the store without paying for the concealed items, at which point she was stopped out front by security.

Police said Ferrer reportedly told the guard that she would fight him.

She left the scene in her Jeep Cherokee. Police stopped her in front of the Sanford Brown Institute on Garfield Ave.

Police said Ferrer refused to comply with Officer Dimbleby’s commands to get out of the vehicle. When he approached, she threw a carton of eggs at him, screaming and yelling “in a belligerent manner.”

Ferrer allegedly tried to fight off officers and it took several cops to restrain her.

Ferrer was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest. She is being held as a bail violator from a previous shoplifting charge.

Cranston Police summonsed a Cranston Street man for violating the city’s noise ordinance July 27 after he allegedly blasted music so loud, it could be heard outside as far as 200 feet away.

Police said Angel Silverio, 62, of 1131 Cranston St., turned the music down after officers knocked on his door around 7:30 p.m. But as officers were leaving, they heard the music crank back up almost as loud as before.

So the officers turned around and told Silverio to turn the music down again, warning him that he would be charged with a second violation if he didn’t. Silverio then turned the music completely off.

Silverio will appear in Municipal Court on Aug. 9.

Police issued a pair of traffic tickets to two men who they allege drove their motorcycles well above the speed limit and were weaving in and out of traffic on Pontiac Avenue July 27.

Police said Kevin Rey, 20, of 285 South Clarendon St., Cranston, and Samang Ma, 19, of 24 Dixwell Ave., Cranston, were observed driving upwards of 60 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Police said the motorcycles were passing cars and crossing the double yellow lines. Several cars veered into the shoulder as Rey and Ma passed by.

After Officer Matthew Ricci initiated a traffic stop, Rey reportedly pulled over right away and told police that that he was aware he was speeding.

Ma, on the other hand, continued driving and police lost sight of him. They did track him down to his Dixwell Avenue residence a short time later. At first, police said, Ma first attempted to deny that he was riding his Yamaha dangerously on Pontiac Avenue, but when police said Rey confirmed that it was him, he admitted he was riding his bike.

Police cited both Rey and Ma for speeding, overtaking on the left and failing to use a turn signal.

Rey was told that he could pay the summons by mail or appear in court on Sept. 5 to dispute the citations.

Ma was told he must appear in court mandatorily, since it was his fourth summons within 12 months, the most recent occurring on June 29 after he was stopped by State Police.

Cranston Police were dispatched to Scituate Avenue near Confreda Farms for a report of a man lying on the side of the road July 28.

Police found a man later identified as Jeffry Ogert, 50, of Foster, lying on the side of the road.

Police said Ogert was agitated and belligerent. He was transported away from the scene by Scituate police.

A North Providence woman returned to her parked car the afternoon of July 28 to find a tree had fallen on top of her car, police said.

According to Police, the woman said she parked her car across the street from a Magnolia Street house at 2:30 p.m. When she came back around 4 p.m., she saw a tree on the roof of her car. Police said the car, a 2006 Saturn Ion, suffered dents and scratches to the hood and roof and a cracked windshield.

The Highway Department was dispatched to cut the tree off the car and remove it from the road.

A broken tail lamp led to a 19-year-old Cranston man’s confession to police that he was driving an unregistered, uninsured car with license plates belonging to a different car.

Police said they stopped Chad Pellicio of 178 Third Ave. July 28 around 9:21 p.m. when he was seen driving a 2001 Nissan Maxima with a tail lamp that was out.

At first, Pellicio told police that he had no registration or proof of insurance.

A check the license plate showed it came back to a 96 Toyota belonging to a woman with a different name. Pellicio then told police that the car was not registered properly.

The car was towed from the scene and Pellicio was issued a Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal summons for Sept. 12 for driving an unregistered vehicle. He was released at the scene.

On July 29, police said they stopped Tina Diah, 28, of 35 Dartmouth Ave., Providence, for driving her 2000 Acura with license plates that were registered to a 2002 blue Honda.

Police said they stopped Diah after she ran through a red light at the intersection of Pontiac Avenue, Rolfe Street and Park Avenue.

Diah said she had just bought the car and provided a bill of sale. But Officer Jon Quaranto noticed that the purchase date on the bill of sale had been whited out and the date of July 17 was “sloppily written.” Beneath the whited-out smudge was a date of what appeared to be June 2012.

Quaranto also noticed that the car’s insurance date was June 18.

When he asked Diah about the discrepancies that he noticed, Diah because “evasive in her answers and uncooperative.”

Diah was summonsed for operating an unregistered vehicle. The car was towed fro the scene.

Cranston Police charged Martin Becerril, 43, of 78 Wisdom Ave., Providence, with driving with a suspended license July 29 after he was clocked driving 85 mph on Route 10 around 1 a.m.

Police said Becerril apologized to police for driving fast once he was pulled over shortly after he got off Route 10 using the Reservoir Avenue onramp.

A check of his license showed that it was suspended on March 12 for failing to appear in court.

Police also summonsed Becerril for speeding.

He left the scene on foot as police towed away his 2004 Nissan Altima.

Police charged an 18-year-old Salem Avenue man for disorderly conduct July 29 after he allegedly became violent and belligerent during a house party on Cranston Street.

Police said they were called to 1635 Cranston St. for a report of a disturbance between two men.

When they got there, police said Gian Mattiello, 18, of 16 Salem Ave., took off running. He was captured after a brief chase.

Witnesses said Mattiello was causing trouble at the party. Inside the apartment, police said the place “was in complete disarray” and a man Mattiello was fighting with had suffered scratches and had bite marks on his left bicep and right thigh.

While in custody, Mattiello reportedly told police that he had been smoking “legal herbs” that night. 

Police charged Rouba Khouri, 25, of 497 Farmington Ave., Cranston, with shoplifting July 29 after she allegedly stole $274 worth of shoes and other merchandise from the Garfield Avenue K-Mart on July 29.


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