Johnston Police Department Police Logs
November 16, 2011
If the ‘Gansetts can’t do it ...
On Nov. 8, Wad Alkhiamy, 59, of 660 Greenville Ave., was arrested for the following offenses: importation of cigarettes with intent to evade tax; and sale of untaxed cigarettes prohibited. Alkhiamy was processed at State Police Headquarters and arraigned before a justice of the peace, where bail was set at $10,000 personal recognizance. Alkhiamy was then turned over to officials in Sixth District Court.
On Nov. 9, Patrolman Mark Vieira responded to the area of 31 and 33 River Ave regarding a male and pickup truck located at the condemned properties there. Upon Vieira’s arrival, he noticed the bed of the pickup was filled with gutters, wooden furniture and assorted copper and tools. Upon approaching one of the residences, Vieira noticed that one of the pieces of plywood that secured the front entrance had been pried off.
Two men, later identified as James ONeil and Keith Sabree, were apprehended on scene and later charged with two counts of breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, and conspiracy to commit breaking and entering. Sabree was also wanted on an active bench warrant for violating his suspended sentence stemming from a B&E charge.
Third time is a charm
On Oct. 29, Patrolman Joseph Salvadore and Sergeant Alverson responded to 29 Pleasant View Ave. in reference to a domestic assault that had already occurred. Salvadore spoke with Jessica Grundy, who told police that on this date at approximately 8 a.m. she was sleeping with her husband, Arthur Grundy, when her house phone rang. She advised that the caller was her ex-husband, Robert Richard. She then told police Arthur became jealous when he found out she was speaking to Robert, and kicked her off the bed. Jessica then said she fell off of the bed and hit the heating vent, then Arthur allegedly dragged her across the floor into the kitchen where he grabbed a kitchen knife and placed it against her throat stating that if she called the police, he would kill her.
Jessica then said she ran into the bedroom and started to cry, but never attempted to call the police. She told police after several hours she left the residence to visit her daughter in Warwick. Police noted that Jessica is pregnant, and apparently made no attempt to call the police when she was alone to report the incident or seek medical attention for her unborn child. She told police this was due to the fact that she had a scheduled visit with her daughter and did not want to spoil the day due to only seeing her once a week.
Jessica told police she returned to the residence at approximately 6:25 p.m. and found Arthur in the kitchen smoking crack cocaine. She then told police the two began arguing, after which Arthur ran out of the residence and walked down the street where she observed him getting into a dark colored Nissan Maxima and leave.
Arthur was criminally charged with domestic-simple assault/battery third offense, and on Nov. 7, turned himself in on the active warrant.