Thursday, April 11
A car driving on Metacom Avenue at 2:27 a.m. without headlights caught the attention of police who stopped the car near the Roger Williams University campus. When police approached the car police said that a strong odor of alcohol was present. When the driver, Joshua T. Dorsey, 30, of Portsmouth could not successfully complete a field sobriety test, he was placed into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
A man came into police headquarters to report that a woman had assaulted him by hitting him several times in the face. Police went to a Constitution Street residence at 3:58 a.m. where they spoke with Amanda McNulty, 22, of 31 Constitution St., Apt. 2W. Ms. McNulty told police that after the two had an argument, she grabbed him to prevent him from leaving, but denied that she struck him in the face. Police arrested Ms. McNulty and charged her with domestic simple assault.
Police on patrol observed a man known to have a warrant as he walked along Wall Street at 11:59 a.m. They arrested Robert J. Muggle, 30, of 293 State St., Apt. 2 and charged him on the warrant from Sixth District Court for failure to appear in court.
Friday, April 12
Police were called to a Francis Street apartment at 6:30 p.m. to investigate a disorderly woman who was allegedly yelling and knocking on apartment doors. When police arrived, the woman exited the building and went into the parking lot where police found the intoxicated woman carrying a half full bottle of vodka. The woman, identified as Meryl McGaw, 29, of Tiverton allegedly began yelling profanities at police and attempted to run away. As police attempted to subdue the woman, they claim that she spit at officers and struck two officers in the face. Ms. McGaw was charged with two counts of simple assault or battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct before she was taken to the ACI.
At 11:56 p.m. police were called to a Greenway Drive residence for a possible home invasion. When they arrived, Kenny F. Savinon, 32, of 5 Greenway Drive said that he called police and a man and woman who assaulted him were inside. Police found a man and two women inside with the man’s face visibly bruised with a cut on his head. The witnesses and victim said that as they entered to check on the well being of the woman who lives there, Mr. Savinon and the man had a confrontation. Mr. Savinon allegedly punched the man in the face and went outside to call police. Inside the residence police found 22.2 ounces of marijuana, 7.7 grams of cocaine, and a variety of steroids in liquid and pill form. Mr. Savinon was charged with simple assault or battery, domestic simple assault or battery, possession of scheduled narcotic and possession with intent to deliver marijuana.
Saturday, April 13
After receiving a tip that a man with a Georgia warrant was at a State Street residence, police went to the address to locate Timothy Authelet, 28, of East Providence. Mr. Authelet was arrested and charged on the warrant for an interstate custody family offense.
A man who said he had an argument with his wife went to a Bristol restaurant where he allegedly began to bother other patrons. Believing that he was intoxicated, staff took his drink away and asked him to leave. Police said that he drew a knife from his pocket, waving it around so patrons could see it, and placed it on the bar. When police arrived at 6:51 p.m., the man was outside and attempting to get into his car. When police approached, the man put both hands into his pockets. Knowing there may be a weapon involved, police ordered the man to remove his hands from his pockets, but he ignored their instructions. Officers physically removed the man’s hands from his pockets and found the knife in his pocket during a pat down. The man, identified as Rollin Karnehm, 68, of 30 Monterey Rd. began yelling at police and pushed the officers backward into an adjacent vehicle, striking one of the officers in the head. During the scuffle, Mr. Karnehm knocked two officers and himself to the ground where he refused to release his arms to be handcuffed. After ignoring warnings pepper spray would be used if he did not comply, officers used the spray to subdue him and handcuff him. Mr. Karnehm was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and simple assault or battery.
Sunday, April 14
At 12:06 p.m. police on a traffic post observed Alcee M. Carter, 24, of 31 Roma St., Apt. 2 walking along Wood St. Mr. Carter was known to have a warrant from Sixth District Court. He was arrested and charged on the warrant.
Monday, April 15
Police were called when staff at a boat yard on Broadcommon Road reported that a homeless man was living on a boat without permission. When police questioned the man, identified as Robert J. Audet, 52, of Warren they found that he had a warrant issued by Second District Court for failure to appear for a payment hearing. Mr. Audet was charged on the warrant.