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Police Beat: Panhandling, Hit and Run, Pajama Boxer Shorts

Recent incidents and arrests reported by Cranston Police.

The following information was provided by Cranston Police. It does not indicate a conviction.

TOWED
Cranston Police towed away a 2006 Charger from the scene of a routine traffic stop on June 11.

Police said they stopped Jamal Britt, 31, of 114 Magnolia St., Cranston, after he was observed driving without a seat belt.

A check of the vehicle’s registration showed the car was unregistered. Britt was issued a Municipal Court summons for driving without a seat belt and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

PANHANDLING
Cranston Police issued a 57-year-old Cranston man with a summons for violating the city’s panhandling ordinance June 12.

Police said they saw Steven L. Doyle, of 30 Howard Ave. standing on the off-ramp from Route 37 westbound onto Pontiac Avenue with a cardboard sign that said “HELP.”

Police said Doyle told them he “has no other way of making money.”

Police told Doyle that standing at the end of the off-ramp was dangerous and his actions were a violation of city ordinance.

He is due to appear in court July 17. 

DISORDERLY
Cranston Police charged David J. Reilly, 37, of 300 Lambert Lind Highway, Warwick, with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and simple assault June 13 after he allegedly kicked an officer.

Police said an officer on patrol on Oaklawn Avenue saw Reilly walking near the Route 37 overpass around 4:10 a.m. Due to the area being a target for larcenies from motor vehicles, Reilly was asked what he was doing in the area.

Reilly said he was walking from his apartment, but his clothes were dry even though it had been raining throughout the night, police said.

Police noticed a large amount of change in his pants pocket. During a pat-down, Reilly allegedly kicked Officer John P. Rocchio in the shin. A brief struggle ensued and Reilly was eventually taken into custody.

FAILING TO STOP
An 18-year-old Cranston woman was cited for failing to stop at the scene of an accident on June 13.

Police said Savannah Moon, 18, of 73 Sprague St., Cranston, was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Park Avenue around 2:30 p.m. and left the scene. Police responded to her house, where she said she left the scene because she “had panicked.”

She apologized for the leaving and said she had never been in an accident before.

No injuries were sustained in the accident.

SUSPENDED
Cranston Police charged Stephanie N. Sylvia, 24, of 155 Third Ave., Cranston, with driving with a suspended license June 13 after a routine check of her license. Police said Syliva was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Elmwood Avenue.

She was issued a Municipal Court summons.

Cranston Police charged Jose Echevarria, 34, of 93 Netop Drive, Providence, with driving with a suspended license June 13 after an officer on routine patrol stopped him after he was observed weaving in and out of traffic and cutting through a parking lot.

Police said Echevarria was issued a Municipal Court summons.

On June 14, police charged Donna Fernandes, 51, of 35 Lambert St., Cranston, with driving with a suspended license and a warrant after an officer ran her license plate and discovered she was wanted for failing to appear on a previous driving with a suspended license charge.

Police said Fernandes was seen driving her silver Dodge Neon on Reservoir Avenue around 9 a.m.

Fernandes was taken into police custody without incident.

SHOPLIFTING
Police charged Tabitha Eisenberger, 23, of 80 Indiana Ave., Providence, with shoplifting June 14 at 12:18 p.m. Police said Eisenberger tried to steal $143.29 of various merchandise from the Warwick Avenue Stop and Shop.  Police said Eisenberger was using a hand-held scanner while shopping and only scanned about half the groceries she was putting into her shopping bags.

DISORDERLY
Police charged a 51-year-old A St. woman with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest June 14 after she allegedly pushed an officer in the chest with a bag containing a six pack of beer and a bottle of vodka.

Police said they responded to the area of A Street for a report of an intoxicated female wearing pajama boxer shorts.

Police said they saw Doreen Dorothy Caplette, of 99 A St., Cranston, walking down the street. Police said she smelled like alcohol and was uncooperative when asked by an officer what she was doing.

Police said Caplette shoved the officer in the chest with a bag containing the alcohol when he told her to put the bag down.

She was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Richard R. Tomlins July 03, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Good Work Chief Palombo and fellow officers! Also on your recent Survey and report to the Council and Public/////! Richard Tomlins

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