Portsmouth Police: Dispute at the dump; sickly raccoons

Portsmouth Police: Dispute at the dump; sickly raccoons


Wednesday, Nov. 14

Police were called to Portsmouth High School after a “soccer match had gotten out of control on both sides due to a controversial call.” Several players were asked to leave.

Monday, Nov. 19

Richard Brooks, 44, of 0119 Hillside Ave., Prudence Island, was charged with disorderly conduct after a dispute with a man working at the Prudence Transfer Station. The man said he saw Mr. Brooks and another person dumping construction debris into two dumpsters rather than one and told him he should only be using one dumpster. He told police that Mr. Brooks then told him, “If you mess with me again I will throw you into the dumpster.” The attendant added that as he turned away he was struck in the back by a piece of plywood but doesn’t know who was responsible.

After a cleaning woman found marijuana in the Roger Williams University Bay Point dorm, two students were charged with marijuana possession at 8:40 a.m.: Richard A. Doucette, 20, of Westerly, and Nicholas D. Villeneuve, 19, of Bedford, NH.

At 8:05 a.m., Adam P. Rego, 33, of Warren, was charged with duty to stop after accident with damage to an attended vehicle. Another driver said Mr. Rego’s vehicle struck his on East Main Road and that Mr. Rego then did a U-turn and fled.

A number of sick raccoons were euthanized on Prudence Island over the past two weeks. Later tests showed that some of the animals had been infected with canine distemper.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Mark B. Hassan, 19, of 745 Union St., Portsmouth, was arrested on a warrant for charges of domestic assault and two counts of domestic larceny under $500 (bottles of prescription pills). The warrant stemmed from a dispute with his father-in-law.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

At 8:04 p.m., police pulled over a pickup truck driven by Kyle J. Mello, 19, of Middletown, and in the pickup bed found two men lying down. Police said they then found a vodka bottle in the seat next to Mr. Mello. He was charged with underage possession of alcohol.

Friday, Nov. 23

At 7:35 p.m., police arrested Luis G. Viruet, 24, of Newport, on a warrant for charges of domestic breaking and entering, domestic assault, domestic vandalism, domestic refusal to allow use of a telephone, and domestic larceny under $500. His former girlfriend said that back on Aug. 14 he broke into her house by smashing glass in a door, punched her in the face, and took her cell phone.

Saturday, Nov. 24

David J. McCarthy, 45, of 838 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, was charged with domestic assault after a dispute with his wife at 4:20 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Christine L. White, 45, of Framingham, Mass., was charged at 1:52 a.m. with drunk driving and refusing a chemical breath test after she was pulled over for erratic driving on East Main Road.