Man charged with B&E following Portsmouth crash

Man charged with B&E following Portsmouth crash


Portsmouth police patchPORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Lisa M. Myers, 27, of 18 Clement St., Tiverton, was arrested on an active warrant out of Providence for domestic vandalism at about 5:15 p.m. Police made the arrest after stopping a speeding vehicle in which Ms. Myers was a passenger on West Main Road.

Raul J. Padua, of 1265 Pleasant St., Apt. 1E, Fall River, was charged with driving after his license had been suspended or revoked. Police stopped the vehicle Mr. Padua was driving at about 5:30 p.m. on West Main Road because its center brake light was out. Police said he also had an active bench warrant issued by Sixth District Court for failing to appear to answer a charge.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Two drivers were transported to Newport Hospital after a three-vehicle collision on West Main Road at Stringham Road shortly after 5 p.m. Police said vehicles driven by Domitilo Pastorin of Portsmouth and Thomas Masse of Bristol were traveling east on Stringham and were both making a left turn onto East Main Road, with Pastorin car in the right lane and the Masse car in the left. Another vehicle, driven by John Souza of Newport, was heading south on West Main Road and went through a red light, striking the front driver’s side of Mr. Masse’s car, according to police. The Masse car spun around and hit the car driven by Mr. Pastorin. Mr. Masse and Mr. Souza were taken to Newport Hospital for further evaluation. The Pastorin and Souza cars had to be towed from the scene.

Marilyn Teves of Middletown told police said her car sustained two flat tires after hitting a pothole on East Main Road near Stubtoe Lane around 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21

Jacob A. Gordon, 36, of 60 Murray St., Fall River, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), after being stopped for speeding on Hummocks Avenue around 12:25 a.m.

Bryan L. Medeiros, 47, of Tilton, N.H., was charged with breaking and entering, a felony, after police found a safe outside his car following an early morning accident. Police were dispatched to 608 Boyd’s Lane shortly after 1:30 a.m. to find Mr. Medeiros’ 2008 Dodge Avenger flipped over on its driver’s side. Mr. Medeiros, who was safe and outside the car when officers arrived, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense). While investigating the accident, police found a safe that had apparently been ejected from the vehicle. Police said the safe, which belonged to another family member, had been taken by Mr. Medeiros after he kicked in the door to a Third Street home. Mr. Medeiros said he believed important paperwork belonging to his father, who had passed away the previous day, had been stored inside, according to police. A family member said there was nothing of value in the safe, police said.

Two people were injured in a two-car collision on East Main Road at Tom’s Lawn and Garden at about 3:45 p.m. A car driven by Frances Potter of Portsmouth was making a left turn into Tom’s Lawn and Garden when the front end of a car operated by Alexis Downes of Newport collided with its front passenger side, police said. Ms. Potter and a juvenile passenger in the Downes vehicle were transported to Newport Hospital by rescue workers.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Walter F. Castle Jr., 40, of 113 Holiday Court, South Kingstown, was charged with domestic assault after police responded to Bristol Ferry Road at Maggie Lane for a report of a female down on the side of the road. Police said the woman appeared to be intoxicated. A witness reported seeing the couple argue beforehand.