East Providence police respond to vandalism, lewd activity, breaking and entering

East Providence police respond to vandalism, lewd activity, breaking and entering


EAST PROVIDENCE — The following report was culled from the East Providence Police Department log from Sept. 11 through Sept. 18:

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Police responded to a call of vandalism on Wampanoag Trail where the residents of a home complained of overnight act of “keying” one of their vehicles. The residents were having work done on their driveway and parked their vehicle on the street. When they awoke in the morning, they found scratches on the vehicle. Police confirmed the markings, approximately 20 in number, appeared to be the result of the use of a key as a means of etching into the paint. The matter remained under investigation.

Police responded to a call of vandalism at 101 Merrill Street where residents of the home complained of trash bags having been thrown about the property, broken cups and picture frames, uprooted plants and lawn statues having been tipped over. Police continued their investigation.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Gennaro Kenneth Nardozza, 64, of 37 Baldwin St., was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after police responded to a call of a disturbance at the Mobil On The Run located at 2336 Pawtucket Avenue at approximately 2:46 p.m. Mr. Nardozza allegedly made reference to being in possession of a firearm and was upset about the previous day’s political election involving David Cicciline and Anthony Gemma.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Police responded to a complaint of crank calls by the alleged victim at 220 Brightridge Ave. at approximately 12:37 p.m. The female victim claimed to have received an anonymous call in the overnight hours when apparently a male caller continually asked her if she had cancer. Police investigated the matter, following a lead to an ex-boyfriend. The male suspect, who has a non-trespassing order against him filed by the alleged victim, denied the accusation.

Joao Rebello,71, of 39 John St., Apt. 3, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after two adult females claimed he continually rubbed his groin area in front of them.

Friday, Sept. 14

Police responded to a vandalism call at the city playground located at the intersection of Mauran and Sixth Streets at approximately 7:32 a.m. Upon arriving at the scene, police found two park benches had been spray painted with derogatory statements about the EPPD. The investigation continues.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Cory Stewart Fortune, 21, of 81 Austin Ave., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer attempting to execute duty after police responded to a disturbance call on Sutton Avenue at approximately 10:50 p.m. Police arrived to the scene of what was an outdoor party in the rear of the residence. An officer attempting to quell the noise was apparently interrupted by Mr. Fortune, who ignored requests to stop inciting the crowd. After the officer repeatedly attempted keep Mr. Fortune in check, he was eventually taken into custody.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Ronald Anthony Duffy, 55 and homeless, was charged with vandalism-malicious injury to property after police arrived on the scene at approximately 9:27 p.m. Mr. Duffy allegedly threw a brick at a vehicle owned by the residents of 22 Maple Ave., Apt. 1.

Monday, Sept. 17

Brad Michael Paiva, 18, of 86 Brook Ave., was arrested on a charge of conspiracy while a 17-year-old male was arrested on a charge of conspiracy, breaking and entering and breaking and entering/larceny up to $500 after police responded to a call of suspicious activity at 17 Rachella Ct., at approximately 3:36 p.m. Mr. Paiva allegedly drove a vehicle in the area while the 17-year-old male allegedly entered the residence and took a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit.