Portsmouth police investigate collisions with deer, bicycle

Portsmouth police investigate collisions with deer, bicycle


PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the police report from over the past week.

Portsmouth police carTuesday, Nov. 5

Adorth Word Jr., 60, of 231 Maple Ave., Newport, was charged with disorderly conduct (using offensive words at another) at the People’s Credit Union, 2537 East Main Road. Police responded to the bank at about 1 p.m., at which time Mr. Word had already left. The bank manager said Mr. Word was upset by the fact that over $100 had been withdrawn from his bank account by Redbox. According to the bank manager, Mr. Word said “he could understand how people can shoot up buildings, and he had no problem shooting up the building.” Police later spoke with Mr. Word, who was apologetic and said he didn’t own any firearms. He was served with an order not to trespass at the bank.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Leon R. Bush Jr., 50, of 395 Globe St., Fall River, was arrested at bout 1:15 p.m. on an active bench warrant issued from Second District Court. Mr. Bush was a passenger in a car that had been stopped on West Main Road at Redwood Drive because its headlights were not illuminated during a time when windshield wipers were required.

Saturday, Nov. 9

A car driven by Tonja Silverio-Moran of Goffstown, N.H. struck and killed a deer in front of Melville School on West Main Road around 6 p.m. The vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage but was driven from the scene.

Jarred M. Miranda, 19, of 620 Cottage St., Pawtucket, was charged on a bench warrant issued from Third District Court around 9:30 p.m. The warrant, stemming from a marijuana possession charge out of Smithfield, was discovered during a traffic stop of a vehicle in which Mr. Miranda was a passenger, police said.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Raymond J. Houk, 25, of 46 Willow Court, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Police pulled his car over on West Main Road at West Main Mobile shortly after 1 a.m. because one of its head lamps was not working.

Police said a Honda Accord driven by Nicholas F. Jones, 21, of 143 Sweet Farm Road, and a bicycle operated by a 13-year-old boy collided on Middle Road near Lilac Lane around 11:45 a.m. Mr. Jones said he was driving south when he saw the bike heading in the same direction on the right side of the road. As he approached he moved to the left to create some space, he said, but the bicyclist also moved to the left and the two collided in the middle of the road. After the collision the car struck a wooden mailbox post in front of 904 Middle Road. The boy on the bike was taken to Newport Hospital for treatment. He sustained leg cuts, bumps and bruises but no broken bones, police said. The boy later told police he had heard someone beeping their car horn and then he swerved to his left. Police said the boy was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

John A. Zegouros, 57, of 100 Cedar Ave., was charged with domestic assault, refusal to relinquish a telephone and violating a no-contact order. Police responded to Mr. Zegouros’ home shortly after 11 p.m. after receiving a report of a domestic assault in progress.

Monday, Nov. 11

A vehicle driven by Elizabeth Camara of Taunton, Mass. hit a deer while it was traveling north on West Main Road near Raytheon at about 11:10 a.m. The driver told police she hit the deer as it attempted to cross the road in front of her. The deer was not seen by police, and the car had to be towed from the scene.