Tuesday, Feb. 12
At 12:54 p.m., the school resource officer at Mt. Hope High School observed a student run from school cafeteria and out into the parking lot. The 16-year-old student was observed yelling at two adults nearby, and as the resource officer approached, the boy yelled obscenities at him. The boy struck at the officer in an attempt to hit him. The officer avoided the hit and arrested the student, charging him with disorderly conduct.
A Swansea, Mass. man turned himself in at police headquarters at 7:54 p.m. after police issued a warrant for his arrest. According to police records, a woman called police after Kyle P. Simons, 18, damaged her car. The woman told police that when she stopped to drop off a friend, Mr. Simons pulled up behind her car and walked toward her. She locked herself inside her car and Mr. Simons allegedly jumped onto the hood of her car and began punching the windshield, shattering the glass. When he got off her car, she told police that she attempted to drive away, but Mr. Simons jumped onto the hood of her car and rolled into the windshield causing additional damage. Mr. Simons was charged with domestic vandalism, malicious injury to property and domestic disorderly conduct.
At 11:41 p.m. a resident assistant at Roger Williams University smelled an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room and contact the school’s public safety office. When they entered the room, public safety officers observed a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia inside. Police were called and Nicholas Haverilla, 18, of Old Tappan, N.J. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Police were called to Shell Food Mart on Metacom Avenue after patrons there began arguing over the possession of a cell phone that was lost and found. As police resolve the matter, they conducted routine identification checks of those involved and discovered that David L. Pryce, 55, of Warren had an active warrant. He was arrested and charged on the warrant issued by Sixth Division District Court for failure to appear.
Thursday, Feb. 14
As part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, police executed a search warrant on a Bradford Street residence at 11:30 a.m. where they found two bags containing a brown leafy substance. The substance, amounting to 19.5 grams, field tested positive as marijuana. Police charged John P. Martin, 21, of 112 Bradford St. with possession of marijuana.
After an intoxicated woman was refused service at 1776 Liquors, she reportedly drove away on Metacom Avenue and was observed by police at 4:18 p.m. as she drove by Chestnut Street. Police followed the car, observing the wheels cross over the center line. When police stopped the car, the driver, Stacey A. Delaura, 47, of 7 Turner Road allegedly had bloodshot, watery eyes, and slurred, mumbled speech. Ms. Delaura was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense, and driving on a suspended license.
Friday, Feb. 15
During an ID check at Judge Roy Bean Saloon, police officers observed a woman who appeared under 21 as she handed a cup to a staff member while making her way down stairs. When police questioned the woman about her age, she allegedly told them she was 21, but did not have her license. Police escorted the woman outside the establishment to continue their questioning and the woman became uncooperative. While police spoke with the woman, two men approached police. One of them, Thomas H. Brewer, 20, allegedly reached over the police officer’s shoulder with a camera phone and began to record the conversation and asking questions of the police. Police asked Mr. Brewer to step onto the sidewalk and not interfere, but he continued, creating a scene that attracted the attention of passersby. Then Mr. Brewer allegedly shoved his shoulder into a police officer. Police arrested the man and charged him with disorderly conduct and simple assault and battery.
At 2:10 p.m., police investigated a complaint that a man was throwing items from his car onto the ground near Guiteras School. When police arrived, they found James J. Monteiro, 31, of Cumberland changing a flat tire. Mr. Monteiro told police that he was mad about getting the flat. As a matter of routine, police checked the man’s identification and learned that he had an active bench warrant and affidavit warrant for violating a court order. He was arrested and charged on the warrants.
Saturday, Feb. 16
A resident assistant at Roger Williams University smelled an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room and contacted the school’s public safety officers to investigate. When the officers went into the room, they found two students inside, Tyler M. Steek, 21, of Lakeville, Mass. and John Price, 20, of Mahopac, N.Y., along with smoking pipes, grinders and a small amount of marijuana. Mr. Steek and Mr. Price were each charged with possession of marijuana.