Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Johnston Police Department. Where an arrest is reported, it does not indicate a conviction.
Johnston Police reported the following accidents this week: Disoriented driver: A local officer responded to the Burger King on Atwood Avenue on Aug. 26 at 1 pm to find a 94-year-old man behind the wheel of a car that had just struck the restaurant. Ptlm. Mark Bairos reported that the driver, identified as John Capobianco, of Bradley Street, Providence, said his foot slipped off the brake pedal, causing the car to roll into the building. Capobianco appeared to be "mildly disoriented," wrote Bairos, who added that when he asked Capobianco who was President, he replied: "Roosevelt." Johnston Fire and Rescue personnel brought Capobianco to Fatima Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was not charged in the accident. Vacant car: …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for Feb. 1 and 2. Where an arrest is reported, it does not indicate a conviction.
DUI Charge Following Accident: Johnston Police charged George E. Camera, 59, of 1 Cherry Hill Road, with one count of DUI, first offense on Feb. 1 after his car reportedly hit the side of the Walgreen's Pharmacy at 1583 Atwood Ave. Ptlm. Matthew Leveillee wrote in his report that he and two other officers responded to the scene with fire and rescue personnel at about 7:45 p.m. and met with the store owner, Lester Miller. Miller told the officers that he had heard a loud noise from outside the building "which sounded to him like a vehicle had hit the building," Leveillee reported. The driver of the car, a 2003 Subaru, got out of the car and went inside the store, where the officers found him. Leveillee reported that Camera "was unsteady on …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2012. Where an arrest is reported, it does not indicate a conviction.
Assault, disorderly conduct: Johnston Police arrested Michael J. Todaro, 26, of 185 Providence St., West Warwick, on a charge of simple assault or battery and disorderly conduct on Jan. 6. Sgts. David Alverson and Seth Crosby, and Ptlmn. Matthew Winsor, Stephen Altomari, and Jeffrey Fryer responded to a call of a man being chased by a woman and a man in the parking lot of Dunkin' Donuts at 1999 Plainfield St. around 2 p.m. on Jan. 6. Fryer reported that he spoke with the victim, who was bleeding from the mouth and stated that his friend, Todaro, allegedly “sucker-punched” him after attempting to go after the victim’s wife, according to Fryer’s report. Todaro the allegedly ran into the nearby woods. After officers responded to the scene, …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Steven Barone, of Cranston, faces charges of credit card fraud and receiving stolen goods.
Johnston Police arrested Steve Barone, of 15 Usher Ave., Cranston, on two outstanding court warrants for credit card fraud on Oct. 24 after officers reportedly found Barone hiding inside the wall of a service station on Plainfield Street. Lt. Robert Abbruzzese, Sgt. Megan Boulet, and Ptlmn. Derek Parascandolo and Stephen Altomari went to Competitive Auto Body, located at 1707 Plainfield St., to find Barone, who was "known to rent a garage bay" there, according to Parascandolo's report. As the officers began looking for Barone, the station's owner Arcangelo Dibiasio arrived and told them that one of his tenants had called to report police on the property. Dibiasio reportedly told the officers that he'd been having problems with Barone "and …
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…
Monday, July 25, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for July 14 to July 20. It does not indicate a conviction.
Disorderly Conduct Arrest: Johnston Police arrested David R. Panarello, 66, of 1418 Park Ave., Cranston, on a charge of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, first offense, resisting legal or illegal arrest, driving in possession of a controlled substance, and presence of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle. Panarello was reportedly driving a yellow Ford Mustang with commercial plates on Atwood Avenue around 7 p.m. on July 20. As Lt. Robert Abbruzzese followed behind in his marked police cruiser, Panarello allegedly made an abrupt right turn onto Cherry Hill Road without signaling, then made an illegal U-turn, and turned right onto Atwood Avenue, according to Abbruzzese’s report. As the Mustang passed by, Abbruzzese stated in his…
Monday, July 11, 2011
We compile the odd, unusual and ‘oh my gosh’ police items from throughout the region.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, July 11, 2011
Finest find feathered friend Johnston police officers helped reunite a woman with her beloved companion, a 4-year-old parrot, after the two were separated for about a month. The woman loaned her parrot to a West Warwick woman for a one-night trial. The West Warwick woman said she was considering buying her own. When she didn’t return the parrot the next day, the owner went looking for her. When she couldn’t contact the woman, and didn’t know the whereabouts of the parrot, she turned to West Warwick police, the ASPCA and finally the Johnston Police Department. Johnston detectives got involved, went to the West Warwick home and saw a parrot inside the house. They were eventually successful in getting the woman to admit the parrot was not …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for June 20 to June 22, 2011. It does not include a conviction.
Larcenies from construction site: Thieves allegedly stole about $2,000 worth of tools and cords from an electrical power line construction site between June 18 and 20. Johnston Police Patrolman John D. DeAngelis responded to a report of larcenies at the wooded area between Hartford Avenue and Belfied Drive, where workers are in the process of installing new telephone poles for the electrical power lines. When DeAngelis arrived on June 20, an employee from Tri-State Drilling met with him along with an employee from Longfellow Drilling Company. The Tri-State employee told De Angelis that the workers left the site around 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. When they arrived to work at 6:45 a.m. on June 20, they discovered that the padlock on a …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to
JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for June 16 to June 19, 2011. It does not indicate a conviction.
Alleged threat to cop leads to arrest: Michael J. Romano of 6 Frances Ave., was arrested on a charge of simple assault and battery, resisting legal or illegal arrest, and disorderly conduct. On June 17, Romano allegedly walked up to the passenger side of Johnston Police Patrolman Luca A. Lancellotti Jr.’s police cruiser as he was working a traffic detail, and began banging on the passenger window with his cane. As he was banging on the window, Romano was also yelling at Lancellotti. Lancellotti got out of the cruiser and approached Romano to find out what was wrong. Romano waved his arms around in an aggressive manner and stated: “You tell that badge number 30 to stay the [expletive] away from my house,” according to Lancellotti’s report. …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for June 3 to June 5, 2011. It does not indicate a conviction.
Off-duty officer aids in pot arrest: Steven Rodi, of 1360 Atwood Ave., was arrested on June 4 for possession of marijuana and Vicodin after an off-duty Johnston Police officer observed him in possession of the narcotics. Patrolman Joseph McGinn, who was off-duty at the time, used his cell phone to call Johnston Patrolman Derrick Palazzo and report that he saw a white male in a black Lexus place a green leafy substance into a flattened cigar "blunt," according to Palazzo’s report. The Lexus was parked in the parking lot of the Gulf Express at 1180 Atwood Ave. Palazzo arrived at the parking lot and approached the black Lexus. Rodi did not see Palazzo standing near his car as he continued to wrap the substance, according to Palazzo’s report. …