Sunday, March 31
Police responded to 93 Baker Road at about 9:20 a.m. for a report of a boat adrift. The boat, which appeared to be unoccupied, was about 300 yards off shore and was drifting toward Hog Island, police said. The U.S. Coast Guard was advised of the situation.
Tuesday, April 2
A vehicle driven by Jason Peters of Newport was heading south on East Main Road when its drive shaft fell off near Beaupre Avenue around 2:30 p.m. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a sign post and then a tree, buckling the front frame. It was towed from the scene.
A vehicle driven by Mushaary Hanbazaza of Blacksburg, Va., lost control on the Boyd’s Lane on-ramp to Route 24 and hit a guardrail at about 5:45 p.m. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Thursday, April 4
Michael P. Garcia, 22, of 2050 East Main Road, Apt. 3, was charged on an active bench warrant issued from Second District Court at his home at about 6 a.m.
A spare tire that had fallen from a vehicle driven by William Lenartowick of Portsmouth was struck by a car driven by Meghan Illum of Rehoboth as she was traveling north on East Main Road around 6 p.m.
Friday, April 5
Alexander J. Moore, 23, of 30 Washington St., Barrington, was charged with possession of stolen vehicle parts, a felony, after police were dispatched to Mello’s Towing for a report of a party there with an active bench warrant around 2 p.m. According to police, Mr. Moore was trying to retrieve an unregistered 1999 Saab — towed to the shop March 27 — that had stolen license plates. Mr. Moore told police he had purchased the car on Craigslist, but he was trying to sell the vehicle to Mello’s to settle the tow bill. Police subsequently learned that a 2002 Saab had been reported stolen from East Providence and that Mr. Moore was a suspect. East Providence police said Mr. Moore admitted to stealing a car from the city and drove it to Dunkin’ Donuts on West Main Road before walking to Mello’s Towing. The plates for this car also did not match the vehicle and the car was presumed stolen. Police said the vehicle had been stolen from the owner of Bullock Cove Marine in East Providence, who had interviewed Mr. Moore for a job on April 3. The owner told police the key for the car may have been stolen from his desk drawer, and then Mr. Moore later returned to take the car. In addition to the felony charge, Mr. Moore was charged with three other misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen goods (an ignition key and two registration plates), and also had an active bench warrant against him issued by Second District Court. Barrington police also had numerous charges again Mr. Moore, according to police.
Saturday, April 6
Stephen W. Nazario, 43, of 91 Van Zandt Ave., Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated (second offense) and refusal to submit to a chemical test shortly before 1 a.m. His car was pulled over on West Main Road near King’s Grant because it crossed over the yellow dividing line, police said.
Ryan K. Pelletier, 33, of 144 Chase Road, was charged on an active arrest warrant for larceny issued by Middletown police. Police arrested Mr. Pelletier at his home at about 5:50 a.m.
Patrick T. McGlynn, 29, of 393 Cummington St., New Bedford, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police received a report of a vehicle being operated on Route 24 with a tire missing. When police stopped the vehicle on Route 24 northbound near Cedar Island shortly before 10 p.m., they found that it had been operating on both right-side rims. The vehicle had suffered severe damage to the right front bumper, fender, undercarriage and side rails. The rims on the right side were about half the size of those on the left, indicating that Mr. McGlynn had been driving without tires for some time, police said.
Sunday, April 7
Megan A. Sullivan, 42, of 1752 Stafford Road, Fall River, was charged with domestic assault around 1:15 a.m. She was arrested after getting into an argument with a family member at the Beach House on Park Avenue, according to police.