Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Johnston Police are investigating David Teague's claim that a man slashed him with a sword because he is bisexual, the television station reported.
A Johnston man is claiming he was attacked over the weekend by a sword-wielding assailant because he is bisexual, NBC10 reported today. David Teague III told the station that the suspect, who was not identified in the online report, "yelled a slur" at him before slashing him with a katana sword. The television station quoted Johnston Police Maj. Michael Colucci as saying the assault occurred during a disturbance on Angell Street on Saturday night. Police are investigating whether the assault was a hate crime, Colucci told NBC10. Teague was not charged in the incident.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
While investigating an unrelated case, Johnston Police learned of the theft of electrical components from a work site, and found the suspect.
Johnston Police charged a Cranston man with felony larceny after officers responded to an unrelated report of theft of headlights and electrical components from a utility truck. Ptlm. Adam Parkinson reported that he went to the area of 648 Central Avenue on July 26 at about 9:30 am and spoke with MJ Electric foreman Derek Martin, who said that he had discovered the headlights missing from a utility truck that morning. Martin also said several pieces of electrical equipment were missing. Detectives processed the truck for possible evidence, and while he was on the scene, Parkinson wrote, Martin told him of another suspected theft from the company. According to Parkinson, Martin said that he'd recently learned of the apparent theft of five…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dino Santilli Jr., 20, faces a felony charge of using counterfeit money following his arrest in July 23.
A Massachusetts resident faces one felony count of passing counterfeit bills after Johnston Police arrested him on July 23. Dino A. Santilli Jr., 20, of 218 Oak Grove Ave., Fall River, MA, signed a waiver of extradition and is awating a Sept. 24 court hearing on the charge, according to online court records. Johnston Police Ptlm. Joseph McGinn reported on July 15 that he went to the Petroil gas station at 1401 Plainfield Pike and spoke with a clerk there, who said a male, later identified as Santilli, had entered the store at about 12:30 pm and bought a box of Newport cigarettes. The clerk said that when the man handed her a $20 bill, "she immediately recognized that the texture and appearance of the bill [were] unusual," McGinn wrote. …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
One is injured after a car strikes a motorcycle on Hartford Avenue.
One person suffered injuries following a collision between a car and a motorcycle on May 19. Johnston Police Ptlm. Michael Edwards and Sgt. Michael J. Babbitt responded to the accident scene at the intersection of Hartford and Reservoir avenues around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Luis Lopez, 42, of Danielson, CT, told Edwards he stopped his Harley Davidson at the red light at the intersection. When Lopez began to drive forward after the light turned green, the driver of a Subaru Legacy struck his motorcycle from behind, according to reports. Luis Lopez was uninjured but his passenger, Jennifer Lopez, complained of left leg pain and back pain. Jennifer Lopez was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment, according to the police report. …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
David Pryce, who was sought by West Palm Beach Police, was found by Johnston Police at the Sky View Motor Inn on Apr. 28.
Johnston Police this week reported the Apr. 28 arrest of a Smithfield man wanted by police in Florida as a fugutive from justice. Officers found David L. Pryce, 54, with last known address of 22 Esmond St., Smithfield, at the Sky View Motor Inn at about 11 pm in response to an active warrant issued by West Palm Beach Police on a fugutive from justice charge, and a count of filing false papers claiming to be the owner of a pawnbroking business. Ptlm. Derek Parascandolo reported that Pryce has an extensive criminal record in Rhode Island, and also had an active warrant issued by Third District Court, Warwick, for failure to appear at a court hearing. When he and two other officers went to the motel room, Parascandolo reported, Pryce answered…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A Providence Police detective told the Johnston Town Council about known gang members going to the club, and residents testified about excessive noise.
After hearing testimony from neighbors of Club Bebeto — including a 12-year-old girl who lives nearby — the Johnston Town Council voted 5-0 on Monday night to revoke all of its licenses, effectively shutting down the Greenville Avenue bar. Providence Police Det. Sgt. Michael Wheeler told the council that known gang members from the city had been involved in several of the recently-reported incidents at the club, including an assault reported on Mar. 18 and the Mar. 25 case of a 21-year-old bartender serving beer to her 20-year-old brother. "I am familiar with some folks who not only work, but who hang at this establishment," Wheeler told the council. He also testified that the 20-year-old, Ruben Montufar, is a "very well-known member of …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Capt. Marc Boisvert of the Johnston Police Department is scheduled to receive the Gen. James O'Neill award for Crime Prevention tonight at 6 p.m. at the state Attorney General's office.
Johnston Police Capt. Marc Boisvert is one of 11 recipients of the annual Justice Awards, scheduled to be presented by state Atty. Gen. Peter Kilmartin in a ceremony tonight at 6 p.m. Now in its seventh year, the annual awards "are given in recognition of the individuals’ extraordinary commitment to justice and are presented in honor of the eight previous Attorneys General," according to a statement. Boisvert [pronounced BOH-vay] will receive the Gen. James O'Neill Award for Crime Prevention, named in honor of the former attorney general who served from 1987 to 1993, according to a press release from Kilmartin's office. Police Chief Richard S. Tamburini explained during a recent interview that it's Boisvert's dedication to the Explorers — …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. Where an arrest is reported, it does not indicate a conviction.
Domestic assault arrests: Johnston Police arrested Juana Quijada and Angel Ortega on charges of domestic – simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct on Dec. 3. Lt. Richard Norato, Sgt. Dennis Peacock, Ptlmn. Gonzalez, and Nguyen responded to a call of an assault at 114 Shun Pike around 6 a.m. Quijada allegedly saw her ex-boyfriend Quijada sitting in his parked vehicle in the parking lot. She allegedly became enraged due to their past history and picked up a piece of particle board and threw it at Ortega’s vehicle. She allegedly went up to Ortega as he sat in his vehicle. Quijada stated that Ortega grabbed her by the shirt, scratching her upper chest, and ripping her shirt. Quijada then returned to her car and called 911. …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for Nov.19 to 21. Where an arrest is reported, it does not indicate a conviction.
Larceny at AT&T store: Johnston Police made separate arrests of James P. Fleet and Steven M. Fleet on charges of larceny over $500 and conspiracy. On Oct. 22 Ptlmn. Adam Parkinson and Mark A. Viera, and Det. Christopher DeCesare responded to a call of a shoplifting at the AT&T store at 1473 Atwood Ave. around 2:50 p.m. The sales consultant told Viera two males entered the store and went to opposite sides of the store. The first suspect allegedly activated the alarm on the display cell phone when he attempted to remove the phone. The consultant used his alarm key to deactivate the alarm. At that time the second suspect allegedly dislodged a phone from the other end of the store and as the consultant approached him the suspect pocketed the …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for Nov.11 to Nov. 13. Where an arrest is reported, it does not indicate a conviction.
Keying Cars Johnston Police arrested Victoria Vanbever, 18, of 455 George Waterman Road, Johnston, on a charge of domestic – vandalism/malicious injury to property and vandalism/malicious injury to property. Ptlm. Mario Mennella Jr. arrived at 22 Moreland St. around 3 a.m. on Nov. 11 for a report of vandalism. The victim told Mennella his ex-girlfriend, Vanbever, arrived at his apartment and began banging on the door around 2:30 a.m., according to the police report. Vanbever allegedly demanded the victim come out and talk to her. The victim stayed in his apartment with his current girlfriend. When Vanbever left she allegedly keyed the side of both of their vehicles. The victim and his girlfriend allegedly watched Vanbever vandalize the …