Police Log: May 27 to May 30

This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for May 27 to May 30, 2011.

Embezzlement arrest:

Capt. Robert Menard and Patrolman Mark A. Vieira responded to Rambone Disposal Services at 2153 Plainfield St. on May 23 for an embezzlement complaint. Timnothy Rambone, the business owner, said an employee, Leroy E. Dodge III, has been employed with the company for a year and a half as a truck driver and auto body mechanic. Rambone said Dodge purchased $4,000 of supplies from Providence Laquer & Supply Centre using the Rambone business account.

Dodge allegedly began purchasing supplies on Feb. 4, 2010 from Providence Laquer. Dodge allegedly purchased the supplies, signed the invoice, and then did not supply the invoice to the Rambone’s purchasing secretary, according to Vieira’s report. Rambone gave the officers 26 invoices that were signed by Dodge and were allegedly unauthorized. The invoices totaled about $4,000.

Dodge, of 50 Murray St., Coventry, was arrested on May 27 on a charge of embezzlement/fraudulent conversion over $100.  Dodge was arraigned and released on $3,000 surety bail.

Assault on person over 60:

Capt. Robert Menard, Lt. Razza, Sgt. Megan Boulet, Patrolman Joseph McGinn and Patrolman Derek Parascandolo responded to a call seeking that a female be removed from the residence at 65 Shore Drive on May 27. William Rushworth told the officers that his live-in girlfriend, Sheila A. Craven, demanded money from him. He refused because he believed she would use the money to buy drugs, according to Parascandolo’s report. When Rushworth continued to refuse to give Craven the money she allegedly lunged at him and struck him with a closed fist in the nose and left eye.

Craven, of 65 Shore Drive, Johnston, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault on persons over 60 causing bodily injury and domestic – disorderly conduct. She was arraigned and released on $2,500 surety bail. A no-contact order was issued.

DUI on I-295:

Sgt. Robert Abbruzzese and Patrolman Mark Vieira responded to 275 Scituate Ave. on May 28 at 7:23 p.m. to assist with a motor vehicle stop. North Providence Patrolman Thomas Jones had stopped Nicholas Moll after Moll allegedly drove his vehicle across three travel lanes to the breakdown lane and then swerved back into the low speed lane. Jones was in the process of transporting a prisoner to the ACI intake center when he observed Moll driving erratically.

Vieira stated in his report that he “detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating” from Moll’s breath. Moll allegedly admitted to drinking two beers and failed the field sobriety test. He allegedly blew a .152 on the breathalyzer.

Moll, of 88 Burlingame Lane, Chepachet, was arrested on a charge of DUI – first offense .15/greater and weapons other than firearms prohibited (knife).  He was arraigned and released on $2,000 personal recognizance.


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