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Richmond Police Department

P.O. Box 203


1168 Main Street
Wyoming, Rhode Island 02898
Elwood M. Johnson, Jr.
Chief of Police

Telephone 401-539-8289
Fax 401-539-8293

PRESS RELEASE September 28, 2016


1. Misdemeanor DUI (2nd offense BAC unknown), Eluding a Police Officer High
Speed Pursuit, and Vandalism: On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at approximately
1:46 AM, Patrolman Ryan Donohue arrested Eric P. Fahlman, age 36, of 514 Switch
Road, Richmond on charges of (1) Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/ or
Drugs (2nd offense - BAC unknown), (2) Eluding a Police Officer High Speed
Pursuit, (3) Vandalism, and (4) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. Officer
Donohue was on stationary radar post on Kingstown Road (Route 138) when he
observed Mr. Fahlmans vehicle approaching at 90-MPH in a posted 35-MPH zone.
Officer Donohue entered the lane of travel to conduct a motor vehicle stop, and the
suspect accelerated and attempted to evade the officer by taking an abrupt turn on to
Old Usquepaugh Road, and shut his headlights off as he traveled through the
darkened intersection with Glen Rock Road. He pulled over a short distance later.
The stop revealed that Mr. Fahlmans license was suspended on June 16, 2016, for
Failure to Complete Driver (Alcohol) Retraining, and he was operating an unregistered
vehicle. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI after performing a series of standard
field sobriety tests. Mr. Fahlman was processed at the station, and held pending an
arraignment later that morning. Mr. Fahlman subsequently urinated on the floor of
the holding cell. Later that morning, he was transported to 4th District Court for
arraignment on the above criminal charges.
2. Misdemeanor Operating on Suspended License (Certain Violations): On
Thursday, September 22, 2016, at approximately 8:56 AM, Patrolman Michael Jacome
arrested Michael D. Pajarillo, age 46, of 36 Karen Drive, Hope Valley on a charge of
Operating on a Suspended License (Certain Violations), after a motor vehicle stop
on Nooseneck Hill Road revealed that his drivers license had been suspended on
4/13/16 for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs (1st offense BAC
unknown). He was processed at the station, and was released with a summons to
appear in 4th District Court on October 6th, for arraignment.
3. Misdemeanor DUI (1st offense BAC .15 or greater): On Friday, September 23rd,
2016 at approximately 1:07 AM, Patrolman Michael Jacome arrested Leonard T.
Corto, age 32, of 4101 Swan Avenue, Old Lyme, CT on a charge of Driving Under the
Influence of Alcohol and/ or Drugs (1st offense BAC .15), after stopping him on
Route 95 Southbound in Richmond for a lane roadway violation. Mr. Corto was
arrested on suspicion of DUI after performing a series of standard field sobriety tests,
and submitted to a Breathalyzer test that resulted in BAC (blood-alcohol-content)
readings of .170 (1st phase), and .167 (2nd phase). Mr. Corto was processed at the
station and was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Joseph Scott. He was released
on $1,000 personal recognizance.
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4. Bench Warrant: On Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at approximately 11:27 AM,


Detective Drew Bishop arrested Cynthia Pearsall, age 59, of 334 Canonchet Road,
Apt. 204, Hopkinton on the strength of an outstanding 3rd District Court Bench
Warrant that had been issued on September 14, 2016, for Failure to Appear on an
original conviction of Domestic Simple Assault (Coventry PD), after a motor vehicle
stop on Main Street during a grant-funded Click-It or Ticket (seat belt enforcement)
detail sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. She was
processed at the station and was subsequently transported to the 4th District Court.
5. FELONY Possession of Controlled Substances (Heroin/Fentanyl & Adderall):
On Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at approximately 6:35 PM, Corporal William Litterio
and Patrolman Andy Briody arrested John E. Finck, age 38, of 45B Sherman Avenue,
Kenyon on charges of (1) Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin/Fentanyl)
and (2) Possession of a Controlled Substance (Adderall), after Cpl. Litterio
conducted a motor vehicle stop on Kingstown Road. The stop revealed that the
operator had a suspended drivers license (civil violation), which led to the seizure of
a small baggie of suspected heroin/fentanyl and Adderall (for which he had no
prescription). Mr. Finck was processed at the station, and was arraigned before
Justice of the Peace James Callaghan, at which time Mr. Finck was presented as a
violator of his bail conditions on pending criminal charges brought by the North
Kingstown Police Department. Bail was set at $5,000 surety on the new drug charges
in Richmond, and he was remanded to the ACI on the alleged bail violation pending
a bail status hearing on Monday, September 26, 2016.
6. Misdemeanor DUI (1st offense BAC Unknown) & Chemical Test Refusal:
On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, at approximately 8:44 PM, Corporal William
Litterio and Patrolman Andy Briody responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash near
190 Kingstown Road in front of the Richmond Elementary School. Eyewitnesses
reported that the operator of a Connecticut registered 2007 white Ford Focus was
traveling along Route 138 Westbound (Kingstown Road) when he abruptly
accelerated and entered the opposite lane of travel to overtake a slower moving
westbound vehicle. He lost control and crashed into an oncoming eastbound vehicle,
a 2009 black Infiniti sedan, occupied by man and woman from Kingston, RI. The
impact caused the white Ford sedan to be propelled airborne before coming to a rest
facing east in the westbound lane of Route 138. The crash resulted in minor injuries
to the operator of the Ford Focus, and complaints of pain by the female passenger of
the Infiniti. At the scene, officers spoke with the operator of the Ford Focus, Zachary
J. Robinson, age 29, of 159 Farm Holme Road, Pawcatuck, CT, who had executed an
illegal lane change over the center line of a dangerous right-bearing curve before
crashing. They detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the
drivers breath. He was transported from the scene to RI Hospital by rescue. He was
subsequently charged with (1) Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/ or
Drugs (1st offense BAC Unknown), and (2) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test,
and was served with a summons to appear in 4th District Court on October 27th, 2016,
for arraignment on the above DUI charge. Mr. Robinson was also cited for moving
violations including: Overtaking Where Prohibited, Leaving the Lane of Travel, and
Failure to Maintain Control of Vehicle.

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7. Bench Warrant: On Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at approximately 2:44 AM,


Corporal Justin Vachon and Patrolman Ryan Donohue arrested Luis D. Francisco,
age 20, of 41 Jenkins St., Apt. 1, Providence on the strength of an outstanding 6th
District Court Bench Warrant that had been issued on July 20, 2016, for Failure to
Appear on an original conviction of Possession of a Controlled Substance (East
Providence PD), after Corporal Vachon observed a suspicious vehicle with three (3)
occupants turn abruptly into the parking lot of the DiPietro Real Estate office on
Kingstown Road, which was closed at that hour, and shut the vehicles lights off.
Investigation revealed that the vehicle was not registered, the operator did not have
an active license, and he was wanted on the above bench warrant. Mr. Francisco was
processed at the station. He was unable to poste the requisite surety bail for the
bench warrant, so he was transported to the Intake Service Center of the ACI.
8. Bench Warrant: On Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at approximately 4:18 PM,
Patrolman Anthony Zoglio arrested Courtney E. Brown, age 31, of 33 Shetucket
Avenue, Norwich, CT on the strength of an outstanding 6th District Court Bench
Warrant that had been issued on July 8, 2004, for Failure to Appear on an original
charge of Minor Possession of Alcoholic Beverage (Providence PD). She was
processed at the station and was subsequently arraigned before Justice of the Peace
Joseph Scott. She was released after posting $250 cash bail, with a court appearance
scheduled for October 3rd, 2016.
9. Misdemeanor Possession of Alcoholic Beverage by Underage Person: On Sunday,
September 25th, 2016 at approximately 8:16 PM, Corporal William Litterio and
Sergeant Michael Lawing arrested Cameron Iannelli, age 20, of 85 Keith Drive,
Charlestown on a charge of Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage by an Underage
Person, after a motor vehicle stop by Cpl. Litterio on South County Trail during a
grant-funded Speed Enforcement Detail sponsored by the Rhode Island Department
of Transportation. Mr. Iannelli, a passenger in the vehicle, was processed at the
station and was subsequently released with a summons to appear in 4th District Court
on October 27th, 2016 for arraignment on the above charge.
10. Misdemeanor Possession of Alcoholic Beverage by Underage Person: On Sunday,
September 25th, 2016 at approximately 8:16 PM, Corporal William Litterio and
Sergeant Michael Lawing arrested Olivia L. Johnson, age 18, of 50 Weaver Hill Road,
West Greenwich on a charge of Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage by an
Underage Person, after a motor vehicle stop by Cpl. Litterio on South County Trail
during a grant-funded Speed Enforcement Detail sponsored by the Rhode Island
Department of Transportation. Ms. Johnson, the operator of the vehicle, was
processed at the station and was subsequently released with a summons to appear in
4th District Court on October 27th, 2016 for arraignment on the above charge.
11. Wayward Juvenile Possession of Alcoholic Beverage by Underage Person: On
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at approximately 8:16 PM, Corporal William Litterio
and Sergeant Michael Lawing arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male resident of
Charlestown, on a charge of Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage by an Underage
Person, after a motor vehicle stop by Cpl. Litterio on South County Trail during a
grant-funded Speed Enforcement Detail sponsored by the Rhode Island Department
of Transportation. The youth was returned to the station and was subsequently
released to his mother. He shall be petitioned into Family Court on the above charge.

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12. Misdemeanor Larceny under $1,500 (US Mail): On Monday, September 26th, 2016
at approximately 10:30 PM, Patrolmen Anthony Zoglio and Michael Jacome arrested
Josephine Hoffman, age 22, of 38 Railroad Street, Apt. C, Charlestown on six (6)
counts of Larceny under $1,500 (US mail), after officers were dispatched to the area of
200 Shannock Village Road in Richmond for a report of five (5) people dressed in
dark clothing suspected of rummaging through mailboxes. Officers arrived in the
area and began looking for the suspects, and observed a group matching the
description walking away from the area of the mailboxes on the Charlestown side of
Shannock Village. As officers called out for them to stop, the suspects began
dropping envelopes and mail from their pockets and kept walking away from the
officers. Officers identified all of the involved suspects, and found mail on the
ground near their feet and on their person addressed to six (6) different Richmond
residents. One of those suspects was Josephine Hoffman, who was processed at the
station and was later released with a summons to appear in 4th District Court for
arraignment on the above charge.
13. Wayward Juvenile Larceny under $1,500 (US Mail): On Monday, September 26th,
2016 at approximately 10:35 PM, Patrolmen Anthony Zoglio and Michael Jacome
arrested a 14-year-old male resident of Charlestown on six (6) counts of Larceny
under $1,500 (US mail), after officers were dispatched to the area of 200 Shannock
Village Road in Richmond for a report of five (5) people dressed in dark clothing
suspected of rummaging through mailboxes. Officers arrived in the area and began
looking for the suspects, and observed a group matching the description walking
away from the area of the mailboxes on the Charlestown side of Shannock Village.
As officers called out for them to stop, the suspects began dropping envelopes and
mail from their pockets and kept walking away from the officers. Officers identified
all of the involved suspects, and found mail on the ground near their feet and on their
person addressed to six (6) different Richmond residents. One of those suspects was
the aforementioned 14-year-old juvenile, who was released to the custody of his
mother. He shall be petitioned to Family Court on the above charge.
14. Misdemeanor: Domestic Simple Assault & Domestic Disorderly Conduct: On
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at approximately 12:10 AM, Patrolmen Anthony
Zoglio, Ryan Donohue and Michael Jacome arrested Tayla Dube, age 21, of 569
Smithfield Road, Apt. 19, North Providence on charges of (1) Domestic Simple
Assault & Battery, and (2) Domestic Disorderly Conduct, after officers were
dispatched to 1152 Main Street for a domestic disturbance in progress. Investigation
revealed that Ms. Dube had allegedly poured a bottle of alcohol over an adult male,
and struck him repeatedly in the head with closed-fist punches. She was processed at
the station, and was subsequently arraigned before Justice of the Peace Michael
Robinson. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and was served with a
No-Contact Order.
15. Wayward Juvenile Domestic Disorderly Conduct: On Tuesday, September 27th,
2016 at approximately 11:55 PM, Patrolmen Michael Jacome and Ryan Donohue
arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male resident of Richmond on a charge of DomesticDisorderly Conduct after the youths mother called 9-1-1 to report that her son had
deliberately damaged property in the home during a violent outburst, and then fled
the residence on foot. He allegedly threatened to smash the windows of his mothers
vehicle when she subsequently saw him near the roadway. The youth was located on
foot in the surrounding area, and was returned to the station where he was
processed. He was subsequently released to a family member. He shall be petitioned
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into Family Court on the above charge.

END OF PRESS RELEASE

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