Portsmouth police: Two men protest $91 cab fare

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portsmouth-policePORTSMOUTH — Here are the highlights from the police log over the past week.

Monday, May 20

Daniel P. Weley, 36, of 1193 East Main Road, Apt. 1, was charged with domestic assault after turning himself into headquarters around 10 a.m. There had been an active warrant out for his arrest.

Andrew J. Allan, 18, of 35 Columbia Terrace, was charged with underage possession of alcohol and purchasing or procuring alcohol for a minor, after police responded to his home around 5:15 p.m. for a report of a possible underage drinking party. Police found several people at the residence, about half of whom were under 18. They also found a glass smoking pipe commonly used for marijuana, several bottles of empty liquor and beer bottles and shot glasses. Mr. Allan was also issued a summons for possession of marijuana, one ounce or less.

Tuesday, May 21

Mark M. Butler, 23, of 697 Second St., Fall River, was charged on a Superior Court bench warrant after the car in which he was a passenger was stopped on West Main Road near Hedly Street around 1:50 a.m. because its plate lights were not working.

April I. Hadley, 40, of 85 Clear View Ave., was charged with domestic assault just before 4 a.m. after police responded to report of an altercation with a family member that had taken place earlier in the evening.

At about 8:10 p.m. a Stage Coach Road resident told police kicked his neighbor’s dog because it had lunged at him and tried to bite him. The dog was licensed, leashed and on its own property at the time of the incident, so police said there wasn’t much they could do. The complainant said he just wanted something documented, police said.

Thursday, May 23

Matthew J. Neumyer, 26, of 190 Jefferson St., Apt. 1, Fall River, was charged on an arrest warrant from Tiverton police after the car in which he was a passenger was stopped around midnight on West Main Road because its plate lights were not working.

Vehicles driven by James G. Chase of 189 Narragansett Boulevard, and Emily I. Wotton of 2773 East Main Road, collided around 1:25 p.m. at the intersection of Stub Toe Lane and East Main Road. Police said Ms. Wotton, who was traveling south on East Main Road, failed to stop at the red traffic light and struck Mr. Chase’s car as it was proceeding through the green light from Stub Toe onto East Main. Ms. Wotton was issued a traffic summons. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.

Jamie A. Raposa, 39, of 17 Catherine St., Bristol, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after his car was stopped for speeding on West Main Road near Connor’s Funeral Home around 10:40 p.m.

Friday, May 24

Within 30 minutes, police reported twice to reports of vehicles disabled in a work zone area on West Main Road near Russo Road. Around midnight, a van traveling north on West Main Road entered a close-off work zone lane and its right front and rear tires became lodged in a trench. The operator, Bradford Lavoie of Westport, said he did not see cones properly set up in the work zone, although police said they were present. At about 12:30 a.m., a car driven by Ryan Hughes of Acushnet, Mass., was also found lodged in a trench there. Mr. Hughes blamed a flagger, whom he said waved him into the work zone area. A tow truck removed both vehicles from the trench and and they were able to be driven from the scene.

Robert E. Smith, 42, of 55 Cove St., Portsmouth, was charged on separate bench warrants issued from Second District and Sixth District courts at about 9:20 a.m. An office with knowledge of the warrants arrested Mr. Smith after observing him walking along Park Avenue near Island Tap.

Saturday, May 25

Two police officers responded to the Bayview Garden Apartments at 100 Almeida Terrace around 1 a.m. for a report of a cab fare not being paid. Upon arrival they spoke to two “heavily intoxicated” men who said they had taken a cab from Providence and didn’t realize the fare “would be so much,” according to police. They had initially paid the driver for the Gonzalez Cab Company $40 for a $91 fare, police said. After speaking further with the men, they agreed to pay the full amount, police said.

Tuesday, May 28

Marco Ortiz, 36, of 485 Park Ave., was charged on a bench warrant issued from Second District Court shortly after 1 a.m. An officer with knowledge of the warrant arrested Mr. Ortiz after spotting him walking on the Park Avenue sidewalk near Cove Street.

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