Cranston Police Log Extras

Posted 2/14/24


On Feb. 1, Johnston Police Patrolman Matthew V. Leveillee spotted a black SUV traveling west  on Plainfield Street with dark window tint and an expired inspection sticker. He …

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Cranston Police Log Extras



On Feb. 1, Johnston Police Patrolman Matthew V. Leveillee spotted a black SUV traveling west  on Plainfield Street with dark window tint and an expired inspection sticker. He initiated a traffic stop, and the driver pulled over in the vicinity of Plainfield and Calef streets.

Police identified the driver as John M. DeLeon, 31, of 282 Webster Ave., Cranston.  Procedural checks revealed the vehicle had an expired registration and DeLeon had an expired driver’s license.

Background checks also revealed an active Johnston Police arrest warrant for Larceny under $1,500.

DeLeon was taken into custody without incident and transported to Johnston Police Headquarters. He was also cited for Driving with an Expired License (first offense) and Violation of Inspection Laws. His vehicle was driven from the scene by another party.

According to police, the larceny charges were connected to a Nov. 2, 2023 incident at Wicked Fresh, 1345 Hartford Ave. DeLeon allegedly entered the store around 4 p.m. and stole a plastic tip jar container that was on the counter, which “contained unknown denominations of U.S. currency.” According to police, DeLeon allegedly placed the plastic container under his jacket and left the store on foot. The witness provided police with photographs and video surveillance from the incident.


Around 1:18 a.m., Jan. 12, Warwick Police officer Ryan E. Riecke, was at fixed post near the entrance to Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard when he spotted a white 2015 Kia Optima with “extremely heavy tint on the vehicle, to the point I could not physically see the operator,” according to the arrest report.

“I observed the operator for some time just sitting in the parking lot,” Riecke wrote. “The operator never went into Dunkin Donuts or exited the vehicle at any point. I then observed the vehicle back up and drive into the back-right corner of the parking lot. In the woods near this location is a very common place for drug activity.”

Riecke watched the driver exit the vehicle and stand outside, while talking on his cell phone. He made contact with the driver “due to the tint on the vehicle, and suspicion of possible drug activity.”

Police identified the driver as Martin Osorio, 45, of 2 Lowell St., Apt. 2, Cranston.

“When I walked up to Martin he was activity (sic) urinating just out in the open corner of the parking lot,” Riecke wrote in the report. “Martin appeared to barely be able to stand while urinating and was swaying dramatically.”

Riecke spotted an empty Corona beer bottle and a half empty open Corona beer bottle in the vehicle’s center console. He told police he was at Foxwoods Casino, and prior to leaving, “drank four beers and a shot of alcohol.”

Police asked Osorio to consent to a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Following the tests, he was also asked to consent to a chemical breath test. He consented. Police said he took the test twice; registering a 0.125 and 0.121 BAC (blood alcohol content). He was arrested and charged with DUI (BAC 0.10 to 0.15, first offense). He also received citations for Owner of M/V with Unlawful Sunscreen Material and Presence of Alcoholic Beverages.

He was released to the custody of a sober adult.


Around 3:15 p.m., Dec. 31, 2023, Warwick Police responded to Target at 400 Bald Hill Road for the report of a shoplifting incident. Loss prevention employees told police that they had a man and a woman in custody for shoplifting.

Police identified the pair as a Cranston couple — Katherine J. Flores Lopez, 23, and Jarnny Oliva Ortiz, 25, both of 25 Maplewood Ave., Cranston.

A loss prevention associate told poice that the couple intentionally failed to “scan every item in their cart at self checkout.” Lopez allegedly “conducted a false scan by using a cut out bar code that scanned for a tech deck valued at $14.99, instead of a hover board which was valued at $199.99,” according to the arrest report.

Lopez also allegedly “skipped multiple food items in her cart before only paying for some items.”

The store provided surveillance footage from the incident and valued the unpaid items at $224.34 (cheese, $3.99; deli meat, $12.98; Applegate meat, $5.39; Parmesan cheese, $1.99; and the hoverboard, $199.99).

Both Lopez and Ortiz were charged with one count each of Conspiracy and Shoplifting.

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