Firearms seized from Prudence man after domestic dispute

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portsmouth-policePORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log over the past week.

Monday, Sept. 2

Two people were injured when the car they were in struck a RIPTA bus sign and utility pole on West Main Road near Stringham Road around 4:15 p.m. Police said the driver, Bri Cornell of Fall River, had swerved to avoid vehicles stopped at a red light in front of her. She and a passenger were transported by rescue workers to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, and the car was towed from the scene.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Charles H. Homes III, 49, of 6 Third St., was arrested at his home around 7:20 a.m. on an affidavit warrant from Newport police.

Friday, Sept. 6

Maria L. DeMedeiros, 46, of 1244 Pleasant St., Apt. 2, Fall River, was charged with driving without a license after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle operated by Karen Reise of Newport. The accident took place in the area of 1812 East Main Road around 8:50 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Lee A. Sprague, 59, of 132 Alden Ave., Prudence Island, was charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic larceny of under $1,500. Officer Glenn Young responded to the Prudence Island transfer station around 12:40 p.m. for a report of a verbal domestic dispute that had taken place. Upon arrival Officer Young met the suspect’s estranged wife, who’s in the process of divorcing Mr. Sprague. She said Mr. Sprague had been harassing her by coming to her home, yelling at her and taking two lawn mowers and a weed trimmer. The woman was working as the transfer station attendant when Mr. Sprague arrived and began yelling obscenities at her, she told police. Police said they seized 13 firearms owned by Mr. Sprague, including an assault rifle.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Timothy K. Marks, 38, of 16 Scotty Drive, was charged with driving after his license had been suspended or revoked after an alleged hit-and-run accident the day before in the parking lot of Scampi restaurant on Park Avenue. Police said a Jeep was backing out of a parking space when its rear bumper collided with another car, causing minor damage to its door and right quarter panel. The driver left the scene of the crash, but police said they tracked him down after viewing video footage provided by Scampi.

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