Police: Man climbed old Sakonnet Bridge, took pics

Police: Man climbed old Sakonnet Bridge, took pics


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

Tuesday, June 10

Manuel Torres, 41, of 11 Constitution Ave., Apt. C, Middletown, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license or permit, a felony. Mr. Torres’ car was stopped on West Main Road shortly before 10 a.m. after police learned its registration had been suspended. During a search of the vehicle, an officer found a handgun filled with 14 9mm luger rounds, plus round in the chamber, according to police.

Wednesday, June 11

Kenneth A. Cyr, 29, of 98 Center Ave., Middletown, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) and driving after his license had been suspended or revoked. Police stopped his car for speeding on Route 24 at Turnpike Avenue at about 1:50 a.m.

Friday, June 13

James J. Cotta, 51, of 3 North St., was charged at his home with domestic assault, domestic disorderly conduct and willful trespass at about 12:30 a.m. A tenant at the address told police that Mr. Cotta, his landlord, kicked in his bedroom door and struck him in the back with a closed fist. Mr. Cotta said he was unhappy because the man owed him back rent, but denied hitting his tenant, according to police.

Katie E. Longcoy, 22, of 95 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y., was charged with domestic vandalism with malicious injury to property and domestic willful trespass following an incident at a Dexter Street home. The owner of the home told police that Ms. Longcoy had previously stayed there before being asked to leave because of her disruptive behavior. The owner changed all the locks, but came home to find the front door wide open and rear patio sliding door to be unlocked, with most of Ms. Longcoy’s belongings gone, police said. Police said the locking mechanism to the rear sliding door appeared to have been tampered with. After issuing a warrant for her arrest, Ms. Longcoy was picked up by State Police and transported to Portsmouth around 3:45 a.m.

David J. Halcisak, 27, of 22 Shove St., Apt. 2, Fall River, was charged with willful trespass after police responded to the Sakonnet River Bridge shortly before 11 a.m. for a report of a man walking on the top of the old bridge immediately to the north. When they arrived, police said they found Mr. Halcisak exiting the prohibited area by climbing over a security fence. Mr. Halcisak admitted to being on top of the old bridge and was taking pictures with his phone, police said.

Kaylyn T. Vasconsellos, 19, of 479 Park Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct (fighting/tumultuous behavior) after allegedly fighting with another female in the middle of President Avenue sometime before 3 p.m. The fight started during an argument over money, police said.

Monday, June 16

Julius R. Taylor, 25, of 1027 East Main Road, Apt. 2, was charged with domestic disorderly conduct shortly after police responded to his home around 4:20 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance.

Tuesday, June 17

Benjamin B. Fogg, 18, of 3 Stonebridge Road, Wayland, Mass., was charged with underage possession of alcohol after a car in which he was a passenger was stopped for speeding on West Main Road around 1:15 a.m. The driver, a 17-year-old Framingham, Mass. boy, was also charged with underage possession of alcohol. Police said they found five cans of beer and a bottle of rum in the vehicle, all unopened, as well as marijuana and a glass smoking pipe.