Portsmouth police: Bulldog attacks, kills leashed pet

Portsmouth police: Bulldog attacks, kills leashed pet


PORTSMOUTH — Here are the highlights from this week’s police log:

Tuesday, March 26

portsmouth-policeA car driven by Carol Scanlon of Warren somehow found itself stuck on top of a large rock at the corner of West Main Road and Cory’s Lane around 8:50 a.m. Ms. Scanlon told police she was driving on the dirt portion of Old West Main Road and didn’t see the rock. The vehicle was pulled off the rock by a towing company. The bottom of the passenger’s front door was dented and the undercarriage was scraped.

Kelly M. Stevens, 42, of 52 Mason Ave., was charged with domestic assault after she turned herself into police headquarters around 4:15 p.m. The alleged assault took place at her home on March 22, police said.

Friday, March 29

Donald E. Condon, 37 of 63 Berkley Ave., was charged with false representation to obtain a controlled substance and driving without a license after the car he was driving was pulled over on the Sakonnet River Bridge northbound around 3:30 p.m. Police stopped the car shortly after a pharmacist at CVS reported that a man had attempted to fill a fake prescription. According to police, Mr. Condon said he last legally filled a prescription for oxycodone tablets on March 14 at a Rite Aid, then subsequently sold 75 percent of the pills for $10 each to several parties. He also photocopied the prescription and forged new ones using different dates, according to police, who stated in the report that the prescription “was clearly altered by a copy machine.” In addition, police found that the registration affixed to his vehicle was not active and that the license plates belonged to a different vehicle. Police said there was an active bench warrant for Mr. Condon’s arrest.

Saturday, March 30

William L. Rollins II, 26, of 43 Faraday St., Hyde Park, Mass., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after his car was stopped Route 24 near the Sprague Street overpass around 1:50 a.m. Police said the car, which had three passengers, was been operated erratically.

Sunday, March 31

Cynthia G. Cunningham, 64, of 95 Bristol Ferry Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) and refusal to submit to a chemical test after police received a report about an erratic driver at about 4:45 p.m. Her vehicle was pulled over on Turnpike Avenue, just north of the Route 24 southbound off-ramp.

An American bulldog escaped from its home and attacked and killed a leashed Lhasa apso on Fox Run Road around 9:30 p.m., according to police. Police said the bulldog, owned by Theresa Young of 5 Fox Run Road, bit the 22-pound dog around the neck and face and began shaking it. The Lhasa apso was being walked by a 73-year-old Portsmouth woman. “The (bulldog’s) been quarantined at the Potter Shelter. There will be a vicious dog hearing convened and then we’ll go from there,” said Police Lt. Brian Peters, adding that police are still investigating the incident.