The Police Log is a digest of reports filed by the Cranston Police
Business was literally picking up for Cranston Police recently when they were dispatched to other municipalities to take custody of people wanted in Cranston. On Feb. 11, Officer Kim Carroll was sent to the East Providence Police headquarters to pick up a Pawtucket woman who was wanted for obtaining $3,700 in cash from the Coastway Credit Union in September of last year. Clarissa M. Blandin, 27, of 39 Princeton St. in Pawtucket, was later released on $5,000 personal recognizance with a Superior Court date set for April 13.
Officer Jose Afonso reported going to Lincoln Police headquarters around 12:10 a.m. on Feb. 15 to take custody of Erik Reflogle, 28, of 19 Greatwind Dr. in Plymouth, Mass., who was wanted in Cranston for domestic disorderly and domestic malicious damage for causing a disturbance and breaking a table in the apartment of his girlfriend on Elena Street. He was later released from District Court on $5,000 personal recognizance with an order to have no contact with the Cranston woman.
A would-be burglar was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with attempted breaking and entering after he annoyed a homeowner who tried to talk him into just going away. Officer Derek Braga said he was dispatched to the home on Grace Street around 2 a.m. and found the suspect standing on the stairs and pulled him aside to ask him what he was doing. He said the man did not respond to questions and when he did speak, “he almost whispered his responses.” Braga said the man was obviously intoxicated and he had to rely on the homeowner for an account of the incident. The homeowner said he heard a noise at his front door around 1:30 a.m. He said he went to look and saw the suspect attempting to open his door. He said he grabbed the door handle and pushed at the door. The homeowner said he told the guy to go away but he refused to leave. He told Braga he wasn’t aggressive, he just refused to leave and after about 15 minutes of telling him to leave, he gave up and called police. The homeowner told Braga the suspect tried several times to push him aside and get in the house but was not successful. Braga said the suspect, now identified as Joseph A. Guilmette, 28, of 101 Haverhill Ave. in Warwick, only laughed when Braga asked him why he was in the area. Braga said they decided to charge Guilmette with attempted B & E for trying to push the homeowner aside and enter the home. He was later released on $5,000 personal recognizance.
Officer Jeffrey Chapman reported he and other officers were dispatched to the area of the Aldi store on Cranston Street for a fleeing shoplifting suspect. He said they located the suspect on the third floor of a house at 37 Bain St. and arrested Rogelio D. Valdez, 43, of the same address. Valdez was taken to headquarters and charged while another officer returned from the store with video and a receipt that was placed into evidence. Chapman said Valdez told him he took the food to sell because he needed money to feed his family. He was later released with summons.
Fatu Kollie, 24, of 119 Hanover St. in Providence, was charged with shoplifting at the Stop and Shop on Garfield Avenue on Feb. 11 after loss prevention told police she concealed some items in her purse and left the store without paying for the concealed goods. Loss prevention told Officer Ryan Dimbleby they recovered $86 worth of lotions, candles and candy from her purse. She was later released on $1,000 personal recognizance.
Donna Marie Celeberto, 51, of 101 Whitehall St. in Providence, was charged with being a habitual offender when she was arrested at the Kmart store on Feb. 14. Loss prevention said they recovered nine pieces of clothing from her worth $85.95. She was later released on $1,000 personal recognizance.
A woman who lives on Magnolia Street told police her 20-year-old son came home after 2 a.m. on Feb. 13 with several friends after a night of partying and started a disturbance that prompted her to call the police when she realized the situation was getting beyond her control. Officer Daniel Lee said things at the house were calmed down and it looked like no charges would result when he determined that there was no evidence that the intoxicated minors involved had been drinking at the residence. However, he said they were sufficiently concerned about the level of alcohol in the 20-year-old that they had Rescue transport him to Rhode Island Hospital for detox. One of the participants, identified as Jashlet Pinthiere, 18, of 81 Eagle Rd. in Cranston, had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in District Court. He was later transported to the ACI.
On Feb. 11, Officer Randall Babcock reported that he pulled a car over for having an expired inspection sticker and license plates that dated from the 1980s. He said he ran a check on the driver and the plates and learned that the plates had long ago been reissued to a Volkswagen and not the 1996 Infiniti the man was driving. He also learned the driver’s license was suspended and there was a warrant out for him for failure to appear in District Court. Stephen Mullen, 50, of 102 Hopkins Hill Rd. in Coventry, was charged with driving an unregistered car on a suspended license and later transport to the ACI.
Officer Robert Skodras reported he stopped a car for an expired sticker and then arrested the driver when he learned there was an outstanding warrant for him. Randy Gowdey, 42, of 173 Burnt Hill Rd. in Hope, was arrested and held for arraignment and his family was called to remove the car from the side of the road, where they left it.
Officer Daniel lee said he stopped a car after he clocked its speed at 80 mph on Reservoir Avenue around 12:40 a.m. on Feb. 12. He said the driver, Katherine S. Delossantos, 24, of 135 Hazel St. in Providence, had a suspended license. She was charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license. One of the passengers was allowed to drive the car away.