Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Peter J. Yrchik Shoemaker, 20, of 136 Briarwood Drive, Wakefield, was arrested at about 3:41 a.m. on July 25 and charged with felony drug possession, felony carrying a weapon while intoxicated and possession of a beverage by an underage person.
According to police, at about 3:33 a.m. Shoemaker was in the lobby of police headquarters and said that he wanted to turn himself in.
However, there was one problem with this – police said there were no warrants out for his arrest. They talked with Shoemaker, and noted that he believed it to be July 27, not July 25.
This would soon be remedied though, as they noted that he was holding and drinking from a 40-ounce bottle of Olde English malt liquor. Shoemaker was arrested at this point and charged with possession of alcohol by an underage person.
Police asked Shoemaker if he had any weapons, and he told them he had a loaded b.b. gun, which he gave to police. When asked why he would bring a loaded weapon into a police station, Shoemaker told them that he didn’t think they would care because he had a warrant out anyway.
Shoemaker allegedly told police that he had been sleeping in his car, and he wanted to go to the ACI because he could get three meals and a bed. He told police he had been “selling” to get money.
Police said Shoemaker asked to smoke a cigarette while being processed, which they did not allow him to do. Shoemaker then allegedly told police, “I have other illegal stuff in my car. I will show it to you if you let me have a cigarette.”
According to police, an initial search of Shoemaker’s car revealed no illegal contraband. They did note that it was in a handicapped parking spot.
Police said that Shoemaker was then brought to the car, and he pointed out to them two secret compartments. Police said in the compartments were two small baggies of white powder.
Police noted that Shoemaker also claimed that there was a “super eight ball” by the gas canister, but further searches revealed no other cocaine. Shoemaker told police that he had used cocaine earlier that night.
According to police, Shoemaker’s blood alcohol level tested at .184 and .181 at about 4:52 a.m. They also noted that the baggies of white powder did not field test positive for cocaine, so additional testing would have to be performed.
According to online court records, a status conference is scheduled for Wednesday. Felony screening is scheduled for Sept. 4.
Shoemaker is being held without bail at the ACI because his arrest violates his probation from previous pleas. According to online court records, he has four past arrests:
- In March 2012, Shoemaker pleaded no contest to a South Kingstown police charge of being a common nuisance under the controlled substances act. He was ordered to serve a year of probation, to pay assessments and to complete substance abuse counseling. A violation hearing for this plea is scheduled for Aug. 8.
- In February 2012, Shoemaker pleaded no contest to a South Kingstown police charge of receiving stolen goods valued at less than $500. He was ordered to complete substance abuse counseling and to pay court costs. The file was scheduled to be destroyed in February 2013, but Shoemaker’s arrest caused a status conference to be scheduled for Wednesday.
- In September 2011, Shoemaker pleaded no contest to a South Kingstown police charge of drunken driving. He was ordered to pay a fine and assessments, to complete DWI school and 20 hours community service, and to surrender his license for three months.
- In December 2010, charges of felony drug possession and underage alcohol possession against Shoemaker were referred to diversion. According to records, Shoemaker was rejected as a candidate for diversion, and the charges were transferred to Superior Court.
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