Monday, Feb. 25
A man wanted on a bench warrant turned himself in to police at 1:17 p.m. and was arrested without incident. Police said that a warrant was issued for Christopher Fasano, 46, of 66 Sherman Ave. after he failed to appear in court for an ability to pay hearing on a previous charge of driving on a suspended license.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
After a woman took a pound of coffee from a shelf at a Metacom Avenue shop and allegedly left the store without paying for the item, a store employee took down the registration number of the customer’s car and called police. Officers went to the home of Fernanda Almeida, 61, of 18 Wilson St. at 6:02 p.m. and questioned the woman. Police allege that Ms. Almeida said she took the coffee and she was charged with larceny under $1,500.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
A police officer observed a car traveling on Metacom Avenue at 12:48 a.m. watching as the right side tires allegedly crossed the white line of the breakdown lane. As police followed, they said the left side tires then crossed the yellow center line. When officers stopped the car, the driver, Nicholas A. Stone, 34, of East Providence could not successfully complete the field sobriety test. Mr. Stone was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
Thursday, Feb. 28
On Feb. 16, police responded to a domestic complaint after a man and woman’s argument turned physical. The woman told police that before they arrived, Damon M. Newton, 25, of 1 Murphy Ave. ran from the residence. Police issued an affidavit warrant for his arrest. On Feb. 28 at 12:24 a.m., police saw Mr. Newton as he walked on Constitution Avenue. Mr. Newton was arrested and charged with violating a no contact order.
Aware of an active bench warrant, police arrested Joseph Silva, 57, of 115 Dewolf Ave. as he walked near Dewolf Avenue and State Street at 4:01 a.m. The warrant was issued by Sixth Division District Court after Mr. Silva failed to appear in response to a prior charge of disorderly conduct. He was brought to the ACI.
Police responded to a hit and run accident at the intersection of Mulberry Road and Hope Street where a man told police that a car struck the rear of his vehicle, causing damage to the rear quarter panel and rear wheel. Using the registration number provided by the victim, police tracked James M. Passantino, 59, of 118 Beach Road to his home where they observed a vehicle with damage consistent with the accident. Based on the police investigation and two witness statements, Mr. Passantino was charged with duty to stop accident resulting-damage to attended vehicle.
At 11:44 p.m. a resident assistant at Roger Williams University smelled marijuana coming from a dorm room and contacted the school’s public safety officers. When the officers entered the room, they asked the students if they had any marijuana. Jeremy P. Schilder, 18, of Branford, Conn. placed two smoking pipes and a grinder containing a brown, leafy substance on a desk. Mr. Schilder was charged with possession of marijuana.
Saturday, March 2
Police responded to a noise complaint emanating from a house party on Shaws Lane at 1 a.m. Several people were found inside and outside the residence. Police questioned several people who were in and around the area, issuing summonses to Christopher J. Glynn, 19, of Milton, Mass., Tyler S. Koch, 20, of Long Valley, N.J., and Kyle Gershuny, 19, of Newburyport, Mass. for underage possession and consumption of alcoholic beverage.
While responding to a complaint of a loud party in the area, police said that Nicholas E. Souza, 22, of Somerset, Mass. was asked to leave the area, but refused to do so. Police attempted to escort him away from the area, but allege that Mr. Souza became belligerent and combative, refusing to cooperate, standing in the middle of the road to obstruct traffic. Mr. Souza was charged with disorderly conduct.
Also summonsed for underage possession and consumption of alcoholic beverage were Christopher Cornwell, 19, of East Greenville, Penn., and Benjamin Loguidice, 19, of Southport, Conn. The two were found in possession of alcohol at 9:48 p.m. while in the area of Hope Street.
Sunday, March 3
Police returned to a Shaw Lane residence at 12 a.m. for another complaint of a loud house party. Inside the residence, police said they observed assorted types of alcohol and people were entering and leaving the basement area of the house. After checking the identifications of some of the party guests, police issued summonses for underage possession and consumption of alcoholic beverage to Ryan Swanson, 20, of West Newbury, Mass. and Nicolas Arias, 20, of Manchester, Conn.; possession of an alcoholic beverage by an underage person to Benjamin A. Peterson, 19, of Westborough, Mass. Charged with furnishing or procurement of alcoholic beverages for underage persons were Christopher D. O’Keefe, 22, of Holden, Mass., Casey S. Sefton, 21, of Shrewsbury, Mass., Eric Patnode, 21, of East Longmeadow, Mass. and Adam E. Semple, 21, of Attleboro, Mass.
At 1:04 a.m., while a police officer was talking with a pedestrian on State Street, he felt someone bump into his back. When the officer turned around, Shawn A. Cheever, 25, of Middletown stood with his hands held over the officer’s head. The man, who appeared intoxicated, was asked to leave the area, and the man’s friend apologized to police for Mr. Cheever’s behavior. As the men walked away, Mr. Cheever continued to stare down the officer as his friend attempted to lead him away. Then, police said, Mr. Cheever became confrontational with a man and woman who were also walking in the area. Police arrested the man and charged him with disorderly conduct.
While on Metacom Avenue at 11:29 p.m., police observed a car pass by with no front license plate carrying too many passengers for the vehicle. When police stopped the car, they said two men were sitting on passengers on the rear seat and there was an open can of beer in the passenger compartment. When questioned, the driver of the car, Matthew T. Steinhauer, 20, of 1 Old Ferry Road, Apt. 5142 told police there was more beer in the trunk where police observed another 20 containers of beer. Mr. Steinhauer was summonsed for having no license on person-exhibited on demand and transportation of alcoholic beverages by an underage person. Also issued a summons was a passenger, Taylor McDade, 20, of Auburndale, Mass. for underage possession and consumption of an alcoholic beverage.