East Providence Police Log: Intoxication, domestic disturbances

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The following reports were culled from the East Providence Police Department call log from Oct. 2 to 9:

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Police responded to a call of malicious damage to an automobile at 36 Alice St. at approximately 7:20 a.m. The responding officer reported the vehicle had apparently been “keyed,” which means a car key was used to etch scratches into the paint.

Police responded to a call of an intoxicated person at the Xtra Mart on Willett Avenue in Riverside at approximately 11:30 p.m. A 27-year-old male was found mumbling and stumbling by the responding officer after the store clerk had alerted police the man refused to leave the establishment. The suspect was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for observation.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

The same 27-year-old male involved in the incident at the Xtra Mart was found in similar condition the following day after police responded to a call of a suspicious person at 10 Beach Point Dr. in Riverside. He was once again transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Joseph Santamauro, 40, of 23 Lymann Hill Rd., Norwich, Conn., was arrested on a charge of possession of stolen motor vehicle parts after police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked at the Harbor View Apartments located on Pawtucket Avenue at approximately 6:35 p.m.

Maria Pereira, 49, of 19 Pennsylvania Ave., Apr. 2, Providence was arrested on a shoplifting misdemeanor charge after police were called to the Burlington Coat Factory on Newport Avenue at approximately 8:56 p.m. Mr. Pereira was found to be in possession of some $130-worth of goods.

Friday, Oct. 5

A 41-year-old Warwick man was found having a diabetic seizure at approximately 12:11 a.m. Police were alerted by another driver of a vehicle being driven erratically in the area around the North Broadway near the Agawam Hunt Club. By the time officers arrived the vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was stopped with the driver incoherent. Police at first believed the operator to be intoxicated, however he did not smell of alcohol. He was transported to hospital where police were later told of his true condition.

Amanda Jean Branco, 25, of 19 Angell Dr., was arrested on a charge of breaking and entering after police responded to a call of a suspicious person in the area of Central Avenue at approximately 5:35 p.m. Neighbors alerted police of people running through their yards. Ms. Branco was found by police apparently hiding a shed. She told police she had ingested heroin and other substances in an apparent suicide attempt. She later transported to hospital for observation.

John Loren Andrade Jr., 48, of 60 Broad St. Providence, was arrested on charges of domestic simple assault and battery, third offense, and was also found to three warrants out after police responded to a domestic disturbance call in the area around the Whiteknact Elementary School at 11:31 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Henrique Dos Santos, 19, of 53 Elizabeth Dr., Bristol, was arrested on a charges of disorderly conduct, simple assault and battery and resisting arrest after police responded to a disturbance call at the Mobil On The Run on Pawtucket Avenue at approximately 11:48 p.m. When police arrived at the scene they found two males, including Mr. Dos Santos, apparently involved in an altercation.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Gustavo Calderon, 41, of 105 Chapin St., 3rd floor, Providence, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, refusal to relinquish a phone, domestic vandalism/malicious injury to property, domestic assault and an outstanding warrant after police responded to a domestic disturbance at the Evergreen Apartments at approximately 4:47 a.m.

Aaron Scott Horan, 21, of 101 North Broadway, Apt. 20 6C, was arrested on a charge of domestic disorderly conduct after police responded to a disturbance call at the Rumford Court Apartments at approximately 12:09 p.m.

Justin Michael Cowes, 24, of 110 Fifth St., 3rd floor, was arrested on charges of failure to pay a fair and disorderly conduct after police responded to a call at the TD Bank on Pawtucket Avenue at approximately 1:35 p.m. Mr. Cowes refused to pay a $20 fair for an apparent cab ride to the building.

Monday, Oct. 8

Erik David Oltedale, 39, of 4 Pinetree Lane, West Greenwich, was arrested on charges of attempting to use a false prescription and possession of Schedule I, II, III, IV and V substances after police responded to a call from the CVS Pharmacy on Warren Avenue.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Nicholas Clifford Strachan, 23, of 19 Eddy St. Cumberland, and Mark Joseph O’Brien, 26, of 468 High St., Cumberland, were each arrested after police responded to the same incident at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Newport Avenue at approximately 12:16 a.m. Both Mr. Strachan and Mr. O’Brien attempted to take soda without paying. When confronted by the store manager, Mr. Strachan allegedly pushed the person to the ground. The men left the building but were later caught by police. Mr. Strachan was charged with simple assault and battery, possession of marijuana and larceny under $1,500. Mr. O’Brien was charged with larceny under $1,500.

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