Portsmouth men charged with underage possession of alcohol

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

Tuesday, May 28

Police responded to a Norseman Drive home around 11 a.m. after getting reports from The Potter League for Animals and a family member that the house may contain several sick cats. Police said the house was dirty and there were eight cats living there. One had a bad flea allergy, but other than that there was nothing concerning the care of the animals that police found alarming.

Wednesday, May 29

Police responded to a home at 855 Anthony Road after getting a complaint of loud music coming from the property. Police took a sound meter reading from the front steps of the complaining resident and received a reading of 79 dB (under the town ordinance, the limit is 65 dB between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.). The homeowner agreed to lower the volume of the music, police said.

Thursday, May 30

Kenneth J. Davis, 47, of 299 Conanicus Ave., Tiverton, was charged with making threats of violence and domestic disorderly conduct after an altercation with his former girlfriend, police said. Mr. Davis was arrested at North End Pizzeria around 3:40 p.m. after an arrest warrant had been issued.

Jessica R. James, 32, of 13 Early St., was charged with larceny of over $500. Police said Ms. James, an employee of Aquidneck Pools and Spas, had used a company credit card and checking account for her personal use. The money was used to pay for “extra lives and credits that are needed to play Facebook games,” according to police. “There were also unauthorized charges for cash advances from a few New Jersey casinos that were made when Ms. James had visited there on company business in January,” the report stated. One check written to herself and drawn from a company account was for $999, according to police, who said smaller checks were used to pay her JC Penney account.

Friday, May 31

Neil H. Cain, 20, of 24 Islington Ave., was charged with obstructing an officer in the execution of his duty, purchasing alcohol for a minor, and underage possession of alcohol following an incident shortly before midnight. Police patrolling the Island Park area near Teddy’s Beach saw four males under a tree, who then ran across the street to sit with an older female, according to police. Police found a large bottle of Everclear Vodka and a 30-pack of beer in the area. Initially, Mr. Cain identified himself as Jeff Cain and said he was 21, according to police. The other three men — Ryan Hamilton, 20, of 20 Oakdale Ave.; John L. Anderson, 20, of 336 West Main Road; and Ryan S. Mitchell, 20, of 875 Anthony Road — were all charged with underage possession of alcohol.

Police responded to Portsmouth Middle School around 12:40 p.m. after receiving a report of vandalism. A janitor had discovered the words “Bang bang” and an expletive spray-painted in the parking lot on the south side of the school.

Saturday, June 1

Ryan T. St. Paul, 26, of Manchester, N.H., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), after he hit some curbing on West Main Road near Melville School around 2:30 a.m.

Lawrence A. Tashjian, 18, of 52 Sakonnet Drive, was charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to the area of Sandy Point at Wapping Road around 3:40 a.m. for a report of a male screaming and yelling swears. Police said they found Mr. Tashjian “staggering” in the travel lane of East Main Road, a hazard to traffic and himself. According to police, Mr. Tashjian told them he had been driving alcohol at Sandy Point Beach with other underaged people, whom he would not name.

Sunday, June 2

Delray G. Thomas, 20, of 56 St. Joseph St., Apt. 107, Fall River, was charged with domestic assault at about 7 p.m. Police made the arrest after getting a call that a group of males and a female were arguing near the water treatment plant on West Main Road. Police said Mr. Thomas was the aggressor in an earlier fight between he and another passenger in a car that had been traveling north on West Main Road.

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