Police Log: Drag Racing Shoplifter

Information about the following incidents was supplied by the North Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Credit: NK Patch
Credit: NK Patch

Tuesday, Dec. 3

7:35 p.m. – A Cydot Drive resident told police her neighbor reacted badly when her dog pooped on his lawn during a walk, even though she picked up the poop. He yelled at her and, after she told him to take a "chill pill," he told her to shove the pill up her ***. The resident told police she just wanted the incident documented.

11:15 p.m. – Police arrested James M. Gault, 24, of Mitola Drive, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for speeding on Post Road. 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

3:08 p.m. – Ten Rod Road residents told police about suspicious man parked in front of their house when they got home. The man told them he was checking on a neighbor's dumpster then drove away. A neighbor's house was under renovation and had a dumpster. The owner of the house under renovation said people had been asking him if they could remove scrap metal from the dumpster. The residents gave police the car's license plate number, which came back to a Dorchester, Mass., man. Police planned to follow up.

Friday, Dec. 6

9:24 a.m. – A River Road resident complained to police about the repeated theft of the North Kingstown-South Kingstown town line sign from in front of his property. He also complained about speeding on River Road, noting he thought the URI rowing team – which practices nearby – could be responsible for both infractions.

6:58 p.m. – Police arrested Ann Marie Smith, 38, of Homeland Avenue, Narragansett, for shoplifting at Walmart after she paid for some items then telling the cashier she was take the rest to the layaway counter. However, allegedly, she instead walked out of the store with both the purchased and unpurchased items. The items she had not paid for totaled $605.66. She was charged with felony shoplifting because of a previous conviction, arraigned at the station by a justice of the peace and released on $1,000 surety bail.

Saturday, Dec. 7

3:34 a.m. – Police arrested Justin Luis Laplume, 21, of Austin Farm Road, Exeter, on a bench warrant. Police went to a house on Asqah Drive after getting a disturbance complaint. A couple of people were outside; acknowledged they'd been loud and would go inside. While checking the property, police found Laplume asleep in a car. Routine checks turned up the warrant. He was processed at the station, then taken to the ACI.

8:12 p.m. – Police arrested John Wahlen, 24, of Cedar Pond Drive, Warwick, for driving with a suspended license and on a bench warrant, after he was stopped for speeding while driving on Indian Corner Road. Wahlen told police he had a New York driver's license and had not transferred it yet, however routine checks showed his NY license was suspended, as well as a warrant from South Kingstown for the same violation. He was processed, arraigned and released on $1,000 personal recognizance.

10:33 p.m. – Police arrested Joshua J. Mello, 38, of East Greenwich, on a bench warrant after he was stopped by police while walking north on Post Road. Routine checks turned up the warrant. Unable to make bail, Mello was taken to the ACI.

Monday, Dec. 9

12:32 p.m. – Police arrested Victoria Ida Viens, 56, of Post Road, for shoplifting after a Walmart employee told police Viens had put several items in her purse and leave without paying for them. The items – six vitamin containers and a pink scarf – totaled $74.99. Viens was processed at the station and released with a district court summons.

3:37 p.m. – Police arrested Nakiesha M. Morales, 28, of Stonyfort Road, South Kingstown, for reckless driving and eluding police, shoplifting and resisting arrest, after an incident that began at Walmart. A Walmart employee had stopped Morales after she and a companion left the store without paying for several pairs of scissors and face wash. She cooperated at first, then decided to leave with her companion. By the time police arrived, Morales and her companion were driving out of the parking lot. They proceeded to ignore police attempts to pull them over, driving from Ten Rod Road to Route 4 south. Police were waiting at the intersection with Oak Hill Road, so the driver pulled off the road, traveling up the grass embankment, onto Oak Hill Road, where they were stopped by a police barricade. At this point, according to the report, Morales jumped out of the car. She fought with police but police took control and put her in handcuffs. Her companion, who was not driving, said he'd told her driving away was not a good idea. He was released. The car was towed from the scene. In addition to the arrest charges, Morales was cited for not using her turn signal, following too close, passing on the right, traveling in the breakdown lane, laned roadway violation, and aggressive driving. 

BB December 16, 2013 at 07:48 AM
It's obvious to me that Nakiesha's mother never taught her not to "run with sissors".
Mr. J December 16, 2013 at 08:05 AM
Did the woman from Cydot Drive pick her dogs poop up? If not, I would have yelled at her also, probably more than that. Let the dog poop on your own yard, or at least pick up after it. In the summer, there is dog poop all over my front yard, and I don't own a dog. I just wanted this documented
Elizabeth McNamara (Editor) December 16, 2013 at 08:29 AM
Mr. J, she DID pick up the poop. I should have made that clear ... amending now.
Mr. J December 16, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Thank you Elizabeth


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