GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL
A driver playing Pokémon Go around Oakland Beach caught more than a Pikachu when he told officers he had vodka mixed drinks and “I smoked a roach and it got my head all messed up” after being stopped for driving erratically.
According to his report, Officer Alfred Silveira was on routine patrol traveling north on Oakland Beach Avenue around 2 a.m. on September 30 when he observed a blue Honda traveling at a high rate of speed while swerving from left to right. He clocked the vehicle’s speed at 32 miles per hour in a 20 mile per hour zone and initiated a traffic stop.
There he made contact with the driver, identified as Anthony Pagliarini, 26, of 70 Highland Street in West Warwick, and his girlfriend passenger who owned the vehicle. He told officer Silveira that he was in the area playing Pokémon Go, and while speaking to him the officer observed that Pagliarini had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person, with severely bloodshot and watery eyes. He stated that he had consumed some alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening.
Other officers arrived on scene and Pagliarini was then asked to take a series of standardized sobriety tests, which he agreed to. After attempting the tests and based on the observations and experiences of Officer Silveira, it was determined that Pagliarini was unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely.
He was handcuffed, placed in a cruiser and taken to police headquarters. His passenger, who appeared to be intoxicated and whose license was suspended, was released to a sober licensed operator. At the station, Pagliarini refused to take a chemical breathalyzer test.
While being processed, Pagliarini stated that he drank a couple of hours prior and didn’t think he would be “that bad.” He indicated that he had a sip of a Gatorade bottle containing vodka at Oakland Beach, but didn’t believe that was what caused him to “get like that.”
“You know what it was, it was probably because I smoked a roach and it got my head all messed up,” Pagliarini stated to officers. “Plus driving a stick shift car and smoking cigarettes.”
Pagliarini was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test and for speeding 1-10 MPH in excess of the posted speed limit.
THE GAME CONTINUES
After watching her friend get arrested earlier in the evening near Oakland Beach for suspicion of driving under the influence while playing Pokémon Go, a woman was later arrested in the same car for the same offense.
Just after 3 a.m. on September 30, Officer David Boardman was traveling east on West Shore Road when he noticed a car stopped at a green light at the intersection of West Shore and Sandy Lane traveling west. He then followed the car for some distance and observed it cross the double line twice on West Shore Road. The vehicle eventually turned right onto Main Avenue and remained in the left hand lane without a signal where it then swerved and nearly struck the sidewalk. A traffic stop was initiated near the intersection of Buttonwoods Avenue.
Officer Boardman met with the driver, identified as Shaylin Daley, 21, of 70 Highland Street, West Warwick. Upon making contact, the officer observed a moderate odor of alcohol emanating from the driver, who also spoke with slurred speech and had bloodshot eyes. When asked if she had anything to drink she stated she had but that the whole car smelled like alcohol.
The car and driver were recognized from the previous stop that evening, where it was confirmed she had a suspended license and was unable to safely drive from the scene. When asked why she was driving now, Daley stated that the police officers allowed her to drive from the scene after her boyfriend’s arrest. Checks were made with the officers involved in the previous stop, who confirmed that she was released to a sober driver and did not drive the vehicle away.
Daley then began speaking and acting erratically, screaming and swearing at the officers. She was on the phone with her mother, whom she told “These (expletives) are just going to arrest me.”
Daley agreed to submit to a series of standardized sobriety tests, eventually asking officers “Can we just get this over with?” Due to Officer Boardman’s observations, it was determined that she was unfit to operate a motor vehicle and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
She was then transported via cruiser to police headquarters, where she remained extremely uncooperative and continued to yell obscenities at officers. She also refused to submit to a chemical breathalyzer test.
Daley was issued a violation for suspicion of driving under the influence second offense, refusal of a chemical breath test, driving with a suspended license and laned roadway violations. Due to her prior criminal history and being on probation, she was held for the remainder of her stay in a cell at headquarters.
On September 23 around 1:15 p.m., Officer James Vible responded to the business Something Fishy on Jefferson Boulevard for a report of a stolen trailer.
Officer Vible made contact with the victim, who stated that a white 2009 Carr brand company trailer with no markings was hitched to the company van in the alley on the south side of the business the day before. He added that an employee last saw the trailer at 7 p.m. that same evening before it was noticed missing around 10:30 a.m.
Security footage was reviewed and two hooded suspects were observed walking through the business parking lot, but nothing showed the trailer being unhitched as the trailer was not in the camera’s view. The employee told the officer that there were no disgruntled former or active employees or customers, and did not know who would want to steal the company trailer.
The victim added that the trailer was valued at about $7,000 with numerous tools and equipment inside valued at around $4,700. A list of the missing tools was provided to police. While there are currently no suspects or witnesses, the company wishes to press charges if a subject is found.
Four suspects who attempted to take two carriages filled with more than $1,200 worth of groceries were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and conspiracy.
Officer Manuel Pacheco along with additional officers were dispatched to the Warwick Avenue Stop and Shop on September 18 after 5 p.m. for a report of shoplifting in progress. Dispatch advised that three males and one female pushed two carriages full of merchandise out of the store without paying.
The suspects left on foot and crossed Warwick Avenue headed towards the Family Dollar Plaza, eventually leaving the carriages behind. Officers proceeded to the nearby vicinity and located the suspects near Woguagonet Avenue entering a wooded area towards the Willow Glen Condominiums.
A foot pursuit ensued, and the subjects eventually stopped for the officers. An employee from the supermarket was brought on scene and positively identified all four as being in the store. That employee then provided a detailed description of events as well as a list of all of the items taken from the store.
Kaleb Schultz, 22, Kayla Schultz, 26, Derrick Mathias, 26, and Rocky Phelps, 33, all from 185 Glen Drive, Warwick, were brought to police headquarters where they were charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and conspiracy, and released with a court summons.