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RI Trooper Warwick Arrests: DUI, Larceny, Domestic Violence

RI Trooper Log
The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks throughout RI.
The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks throughout RI.

Editor’s note: The following RI Trooper Warwick Arrests recorded in the RI Trooper Log were reported by the RI State Police on their website. An arrest is the result of the charges against an individual, and does not indicate that person’s guilt or innocence.

Warwick, R.I. – Warwick related arrests by RI State Police this week included charges for DUI, larceny of a gaming chip from Twin River, violating a no-contact order, and felony domestic violence.

Traffic stop leads to no contact order arrest At 9:45 p.m. July 4, troopers Drozdov and Lanoie arrested Jose Ramos, 28, of 195 Linwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island for Violation of No Contact Order.

The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Rte. 95 in Warwick. Ramos was transported to the Wickford Barracks, processed and held overnight pending morning arraignment.

Troopers make nine DUI arrests over Fourth weekend Rhode Island State Police made 79 arrests and issued 344 citations over the four-day Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to Colonel Ann Assumpico, Superintendent of State Police. Troopers also investigated 73 crashes, including a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in Exeter, during the same time period.

DUI-related arrests during this time included:

  • John Lopes, 41, of 48 Prospect St., Cranston, RI, was arrested about 12:50 a.m. July 1 while driving on Interstate 95 in providence. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Samuel Stanford, 27, of 90 Landis Drive, Warwick, RI, was arrested about 1 a.m. July 1, while driving on Interstate 95 in Warwick. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Walter Tol, 36, of 1304 Charles Ave., Charlestown, RI, was arrested about 1:45 a.m. July 1 after his car struck a guardrail then hit another car on Interstate 95 near Exit 10 (Route 117) in Warwick. He was charged with driving under the influence, second offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, second offense. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
  • Michael Terra, 25, of 12 Garfield Drive, Coventry, RI, was arrested about 2:50 a.m. July 2 on Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Jason Phelps, 47, of 17 Longfellow Drive, Coventry, RI, was arrested about 11:45 p.m. July 1 on Interstate 95 in Warwick. He was charged with driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol count between .10 and .15 (Phase I, .134; Phase II, .129).
  • Bunreth Chhum, 22, of 125 Wesleyan Ave., Providence, RI, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. July 2 after his car struck a guardrail on the off-ram from Rte. 6 onto Hartford Avenue in Providence. He was charged with driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol count between .10 and .15 (Phase I, .110; Phase II, .112).
  • Melissa Spinney, 26, of 26 Earl St., West Warwick, RI, was arrested about 4:20 p.m. July 2 on Route 4, near Exit 8, in East Greenwich. She was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Evan Kopin, 23, of Madison, CT, was arrested about 10:50 p.m. July 3 on Interstate 95 in Exeter. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
  • Andrew Rocchio, 19, of 236 Castle Rocks Road, Warwick, RI, was arrested about 1:10 a.m. July 5 on Route 102 in Exeter. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

NK man arrested in Warwick on felony domestic violence charge At 12:10 a.m. July 5, troopers arrested Michael Tardie, age 34, of 185 Pine River Drive, North Kingstown, RI for Felony Domestic Violence – Violation of Protection Order (third or subsequent offense).

The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop on Bald Hill Road in the City of Warwick. The subject was transported to State Police Hope Valley Barracks, processed and held overnight pending morning arraignment where he will be presented as a probation violator.

Twin River employee charged with stealing gaming chip On July 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., members of the Gaming enforcement Unit arrested Crystal M. Benevides, 31, of 33 Burgess Drive, Warwick, RI on one count of Larceny Under $1500.

The arrest was the result of an investigation into a larceny of a casino gaming chip while the subject was working in the Twin River Casino cash cage.

Benevides was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Lincoln Woods Barracks where she was processed and later transported to 3rd District Court. Ms. Benevides was arraigned before Judge Mary McCaffrey and released on $1000 Personal Recognizance.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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