Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Officers reported finding Steve Brodeur, of Pawtucket, in a car parked behind Altieri Glass on Nov. 8.
A Pawtucket man faces a felony larceny charge and a probation violation after a Johnston Police officer found him sitting in a parked car on Nov. 8, the day of the crime. Steven Brodeur, 45, of Pawtucket, is also awaiting trial on a felony count of breaking and entering brought by Glocester Police in an unrelated case. Ptlm. Edward Gonzalez reported that he was checking the property at 1417 Atwood Ave. when he saw a 2003 Ford Focus parked in the back lot. Brodeur "had blood on his hands and clothing," according to Gonzalez, who also reported that he found an Apple computer tower and monitor in the car, along with an electric drill and chop saw, in the trunk of the car. The car also contained tools that Gonzalez suspected to be used in …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Joseph Barone turned himself in at the police station on Nov. 5, according to police reports.
A local man faces one felony count of attempted breaking and entering following his surrender to Johnston Police on Nov. 5. Joseph M. Barone, 19, of 7 Hilton St., had been sought in a Sept. 17 incident on Rollingwood Drive, where officers found that two screen windows had been removed from the home. Further investigation by Det. Raymond Peters determined that fingerprints at the scene matched Barone's, and the department later issued an arrest warrant. Officers presented Barone for arraignment in Third District Court, Warwick, on Nov. 5. He was also presented as a probation violator, since he was serving one years' probation on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident brought by Warwick Police.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sgt. Brian LeClair reportedly stopped an attempt by two men to rob the Burlington Coat Factory store on Atwood Avenue.
In what Johnston Police Deputy Chief David DeCesare called "a career arrest," a local officer caught two men in the act of allegedly trying to rob the Burlington Coat Factory store on Atwood Avenue by breaking into a nearby business, and kept them in custody by himself until other officers arrived, during the early morning hours of Nov. 26. Sgt. Brian LeClair reported that he was on patrol at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday, and had just checked the front entrance of the Burlington store when he drove to the south side of the shopping plaza, which includes a soon-to-be-completed Kon's Asian Bistro, and reportedly saw two men jump down from the roof. Both men were "dressed in all-black clothing, including face masks and gloves," LeClair wrote in …
Sgt. Brian LeClair was on patrol early in the morning on Nov. 26 when he saw two men allegedly trying to break into the Burlington Coat Factory store on Atwood Avenue.
Johnston Police announced the arrests of two men for allegedly trying to break into the Burlington Coat Factory store on Atwood Avenue in the early morning hours of Nov. 26. Sgt. Brian LeClair was on patrol and found the two men attempting to get into two vacant buildings near the store, Deputy Chief David DeCesare said in a statement. Watch JohnstonPatch for more details later today.
Friday, November 18, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for Nov.14 to 16. Where an arrest is reported, it does not indicate a conviction.
House break: On Nov. 14 at about 4:45 p.m., Johnston Police Ptlm. Michael Andreozzi responded to 17 Lafazia Dr. for a report of a break-in and theft. The victim stated that jewelry and other items with acombined value of about $1,500 had been taken from her home. Earlier that day, Ptlm. Mark Vieira responded to the area for a suspicious vehicle call, but reported that the vehicle was gone when he arrived. On Nov. 15, Vieira stopped a red Dodge pickup truck that matched the description from the previous day's call, and interviewed the owner, idenfitied as Wuidman Giron, and two passengers. Vieira reported that he smelled marijuana smoke coming from the truck as he spoke with Giron. According to Vieira, Giron said "he [had] smoked marijuana …
Monday, October 24, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for Oct. 18 to 21. Where an arrest is reported, it does not indicate a conviction.
Deer hit on Plainfield Street: On Oct. 18, Jason Loyd went to the Johnston Police Department to report an accident that occurred earlier that day. Loyd stated that at approximately 5:45 a.m., he was traveling east on Plainfield Street when two deer ran in front of his pick-up truck. Loyd told police that he tried to avoid hitting the deer, but his truck struck one of the deer, which ran into the woods and could not be located. Loyd's pick up truck sustained damage to the front end and bumper area. Two B&Es Reported: Johnston Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering on Oct. 18 at about 5 p.m. at 60 Greenville Ave., Apt. #2. Anthony Landi, the property owner, told police that he was planning to show the apartment on that day…
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Johnston Police make a second arrest following reports by neighbors about men breaking into vacant homes.
Johnston Police arrested a suspect in a case of breaking into vacant homes from June 4 that was aided by neighbors calling in reports to the police department. Geoffrey L. Purmont, of 80 Stone Church Road, Tiverton, was arrested on June 8 at the Harrington Hall homeless shelter in Cranston for breaking and entering into a house without consent and conspiracy. Johnston detectives and patrolmen went to the Harrington Hall homeless shelter with officers from the Cranston Police Department on June 8 at around 10 p.m. in an effort to locate Purmont. Ptlm. Luca Lancellotti Jr. reported that Purmont was found on the front steps of the shelter and arrested without incident. Another suspect, Michael Kollett, of 115 Burgess Ave., Providence, was …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to Johnston Patch by the Johnston Police Department for April 25 to April 28, 2011.
Auburn Avenue Breaking and Entering: Johnston Police Patrolman Luca A. Lancellotti Jr. responded to 35 Auburn Ave. around 11 a.m. on Monday, April 25, for a call of a breaking and entering. The victim, David Ferguson, told Lancellotti that he thought his neighbor, Joseph DiRaimo, stole four tires and rims from his residence at 35 Auburn Ave. A witness notified Ferguson that he saw DiRaimo remove the tires and rims from the screened porch at the back of the residence. The tires and rims had an estimated value of $2,700. When Det.Christopher DeCesare presented a photo line-up to the witness on Wednesday, April 27, the witness picked out DiRaimo’s photo from the line-up. Det. Lt. Frank Levesque, Det. DeCesare and Det. James H. Brady drove to…