Portsmouth police: Man in DWI arrest couldn’t stand

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are the highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week.

Monday, Aug. 4

Richard M. Hubley III, 25, of 19 Carlton Road, Bourne, Mass., was charged with possession of schedule I, II, III, IV, V (heroin) after the car he was driving was stopped for speeding on Park Avenue around 3:25 p.m. Police said they found found 16 bags of heroin, two used needles and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in the vehicle.

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Dallas A. Wynegar, 19, of 88 Ormerod Ave., was arrested around 6:40 a.m. on a bench warrant issued from Second District Court for failure to appear. An officer with knowledge of the warrant made the arrest after observing Mr. Wynegar walking to a car in front of his home.

Friday, Aug. 8

Samantha L. Nelson-Medeiros, 23, of 26 Ladeira Ave., was charged with domestic assault shortly before 5 p.m. Police said the charge stems from an Aug. 4 incident, when Ms. Nelson-Medeiros tried to retrieve items from a former boyfriend’s home on East Main Road.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Stephen J. Leahy, 57, of 55 St. Elizabeth St., Apt. 2, Bristol, was charged with driving while intoxicated (second offense) and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Police made the arrest around 12:40 a.m. after responding to the area of Park Avenue and Norseman Drive for a report of a stopped vehicle with someone slumped over the wheel. Police said the car was running and the driver’s side mirror was broken and hanging from the car. Police said Mr. Leahy was so unsteady on his feet — he had to be held up by officers — that a field sobriety test was not attempted for his own safety. Police said there was an open bottle of rum in the front seat.

Robert P. Wells, 31, of 35 Stone St., Providence, was charged with driving with an expired license after his car was pulled over on West Main Road shortly after 4 p.m. because its center brake light wasn’t working. Police said there was also an active bench warrant for Mr. Wells’ arrest issued by Sixth District Court.

Sunday, Aug. 10

Frederick T. Preece Jr., 43, of 1172 West Main Road, was charged with being a fugitive from justice after police arrested him at the Twin Lanterns cabins around 1:30 p.m. Police said Mr. Preece was wanted by Massachusetts State Police on a charge of intimidating a witness.

Monday, Aug. 11

Joseph W. McGee Sr., 49, of 74 Willow Lane, was charged on a bench warrant issued from Second District Court. Police made the arrest after reporting to Mr. McGee’s home for a report of a no-contact order being violated, police said.

Wayne J. Morse, 48, of 48 Founders Ave., Portsmouth, was charged on a bench warrant issued by Second District Court. Police arrested Mr. Morse at his home around 7:45 p.m.

Robert E. Smith, 43, of 543 Park Ave., was charged on a bench warrant issued from Second District Court as well as resisting arrest. A police officer with knowledge of the warrant spotted Mr. Smith near his home at about 9:10 p.m. Police said Mr. Smith struggled to free himself when being handcuffed and had to be guided into a cruiser.

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