Johnston Police Department log
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On March 23, Sergeant Crosby and Patrolmen Loffler, Protano and Lancellotti responded to 6 Springfield Ave. for a domestic disturbance. Victim Kolleen Dossantos told police that just before police arrived she and her live-in boyfriend, Charles Lacroix, had been in a physical altercation.
According to Dossantos, Lacroix had been drinking beer all day and when he ran out, he started asking Dossantos for money. Dossantos said that although she refused him, he kept asking her and then, when she continued to say no, he became angry and started yelling. Dossantos claimed she told Lacroix she was going to call the police and she told him to hand over her cell phone; he allegedly responded no and put the phone in his zippered pants pocket.
Dossantos then reportedly told police that Lacroix lunged at her and began to choke her.
Lancellotti’s police narrative goes on to say that Dossantos told him Lacroix did not stop choking her until Lacroix’s mother, Delores Lacroix, and her cousin Natasha Cardilli, hit him with a metal walking cane. Dossantos then reportedly told police she was able to get Cardilli’s phone and call 911. Lancellotti noted that he observed a small laceration on Dossantos’ forehead and a red abrasion on her neck. However, she refused medical treatment.
Lancellotti reported that a pat-down of Lacroix revealed Dossantos’ cell phone in his right front pocket.
Although Delores Lacroix and Cardilli did verbally confirm Dossantos’ version of events, they would not complete a written witness statement due to the fact that they were related to Lacroix and knew both parties.
Lacroix was charged with domestic simple assault, refusal to relinquish the telephone and domestic disorderly conduct.
While on “fixed post” on George Waterman Road, Patrolman Kevin Brady observed a 2004 Ford traveling southbound “unusually slowly” on George Waterman Road. Minutes later, Brady noticed the same vehicle traveling northbound, also slowly. Brady’s police narrative said because he believed that the party was possibly about to engage in some type of criminal activity, he conducted a motor vehicle stop.
Brady reported that as he approached the vehicle, he could smell freshly-burned marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Owner/operator Peter Previte of Greenville allegedly told Brady he and passenger John Whelan of Smithfield had just come from Whelan’s home to the Pick and Pay Food Mart on George Waterman Road to buy cigarettes.
When Brady asked Previte why he was traveling so slowly, Brady said Previte could not answer and became nervous.
At that point, according to Brady, Patrolman Andreozzi arrived on-scene and he could also smell marijuana. Previte was searched and no contraband was found; having probable cause, police searched the vehicle with Previte’s verbal consent.
Brady’s narrative said that before he could search Whelan, however, Whelan told police that he had two small bags of marijuana in his underwear; Whelan then reached into his underwear and retrieved them.
A glass jar of marijuana was found in Previte’s car and Previte reportedly confessed that the marijuana was his.
Both Whelan and Previte were charged with possession of marijuana, first offense.
22 and driving drunk
On March 25 at 10 p.m., Washington State Patrol troopers arrested Corey R. Thayer, 22, of 315 Morgan Ave., Johnston, for driving under the influence – first offense. The arrest was reportedly the result of several E-911 calls for a reported intoxicated operator on Route 295 North and subsequent motor vehicle stop at Exit 9 in Lincoln. The subject was processed at State Police Lincoln Woods Barracks, arraigned by a justice of the peace and was released to a relative.
Forgery and more
At approximately 9 a.m. on March 25, WSP troopers arrested Jack Hoogasian, 36, of 1 Reedy St. Johnston, for the following: forgery/counterfeiting/alter trademarks; piracy record without owner consent; and operating with a suspended license. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Airport Road in Warwick. The subject was transported back to the barracks, where he was processed, arraigned and released.