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Police Log: Aug. 5 to Aug. 6

This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department for August 5 to August 6. It does not indicate a conviction.

Police Log: Aug. 5 to Aug. 6

Truck Batteries Stolen:

Patrolman Jared DeAngelis responded to a call reporting stolen truck batteries at 85 Putnam Pike on Aug. 5. The complainant told DeAngelis that around 3 a.m. on Aug. 5, a suspect or suspects stole two batteries from a truck parked at the Putnam Pike location. The complainant also told DeAngelis that one of his workers allegedly saw tools in a plastic bag near the same truck around 3 a.m., according to DeAngelis’ report.

Domestic assault on pregnant girlfriend:

Police arrested Jeffrey J. Sanchez, of 20 Vacca St., on a charge of domestic simple assault and battery, larceny under $500, domestic disorderly conduct, and two outstanding bench warrants on Aug. 5.

Sanchez allegedly told the victim, his seven-month pregnant girlfriend, to leave his residence and then prevented her from leaving by pushing her down on the couch. He then allegedly clawed and dug at her hand in an effort to remove her keys from her hand.

The victim pushed Sanchez away and as she attempted to stand Sanchez allegedly punched her near the knee, according to Johnston Patrolman Michael G. Edwards’ report.

Sanchez allegedly ordered the victim to get in the passenger side of her car and he was going to drive to the bank so the victim could withdraw $100 for him. The victim told Edwards she refused. In retaliation, Sanchez allegedly squeezed her face until her nose bled. 

Sanchez threatened to "knock the victim out" if she did not get in the car, according to the police report. Sanchez allegedly grabbed at the victim’s neck and pushed her as he drove at a high rate of speed. The victim told Edwards “Sanchez continued to drive fast and slam on the
brakes causing the seat belt to push into her stomach,” read the police report.

When the two arrived at the bank, Sanchez took the victim’s debit card from her purse and demanded the victim reveal her personal identification number. He allegedly told the victim, “I could beat you and leave you here. Do you want that?” The victim gave Sanchez the PIN and he allegedly withdrew $100.

Sanchez allegedly threatened the victim that he would “[expletive] her life up” if he was arrested because she reported him.

Sanchez was arraigned on the charges of domestic simple assault,
domestic disorderly conduct, and larceny under $500. He was unable to post the $5,000 surety bail and was remanded to the Adult Correctional Institutions. A no-contact order was also issued.

Disorderly conduct arrest:

Police arrested Ruben A. Morales, 26, of 5 Beverly Circle, Smithfield, on a charge of disorderly conduct. A man approached Johnston Patrolman Jeffrey Cicchitelli at 2 a.m. on Aug. 6 and stated he had a disagreement with his friend, Morales, and he would like Morales removed from the passenger side of his car to prevent the argument from escalating, according to Cicchitelli’s report.

Morales exited the car when Cicchitelli asked him to. Another person offered to give Morales a ride home. Morales began to yell at his friend, allegedly ignored Cicchitelli’s command to lower his voice and leave the area, and yelled louder at his friend. Morales yelled profanities in a louder voice and continued to ignore Cicchitelli’s commands to lower his voice and leave the area, according to the police report.

Morales allegedly bumped into Cicchitelli as he charged toward his friend, according to Patrolman Derrick Palazzo’s report. Cicchitelli and Palazzo took Morales to the ground and placed him under arrest.

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