Sakonnet Police Log: Kick smashes windshield; parked car walloped in DUI crash

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PORTSMOUTH

Thursday, July 5

Police and fire crews responded to Park Avenue at Boyd’s Lane at 12:50 a.m. for a trash can fire. By the time they arrived, two people at the beach had put out the fire using a bucket and water from the river. The fire department identified at least a dozen smoldering fireworks boxes in the trash can.

At 1:36 a.m., a 17-year-old Portsmouth boy reported that he swerved to avoid an animal in the road on Mill Lane, causing his vehicle to swipe a utility pole and a parked vehicle before stopping under a deck on Flint Corn Road. The driver’s vehicle and the parked vehicle were heavily damaged. The driver was not injured, and was cited for speeding.

A driver turned in front of an oncoming vehicle from East Main Road onto Sandy Point Avenue at 8:34 a.m. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. A Warwick woman was taken to Newport Hospital.

Monday, July 9

Tracy L. Wilson, 37, of Sterling, Conn., was charged at 5:36 pm. on Almeida Terrace with domestic simple assault, domestic willful trespass, and under a Third District Court warrant for failing to appear for an arraignment. Police had been called to remove her from the apartment of her boyfriend, who said that she had struck him.

David G. Tingle, 46, of Warwick, was charged under an arrest warrant for failing to stop for an accident with damage to a vehicle, for an alleged hit-and-run on June 17.

An Indian Avenue resident’s mailbox was covered with industrial-strength plastic wrap and a sticky liquid, possibly maple syrup.

Two vehicles collided at 4 p.m. when one turned left from East Main Road onto Sandy Point Avenue. Both vehicles suffered heavy damage; the drivers declined medical treatment.

Wednesday, July 11

Responding to a report of a disturbance on Anson Drive at 3 a.m., police found two men having a fire in the yard. Paul S. Brant, 38, of 44 Stage Coach Drive, Portsmouth, was charged under a Second District Court warrant for failing to appear for a payment hearing.

Friday, July 13

Identified as the person who had been in the Portsmouth residence before an iPad and camera was stolen on July 3, Justin Westley, 31, of 806 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, was charged at 12:30 a.m. with larceny over $500. Police have not recovered the stolen items.

Stopped for speeding on Bristol Ferry Road at 5:45 p.m., Jonathan Benoit, 33, of Warren, was charged with driving under a suspended license and possession of marijuana.

Sunday, July 15

Hearing a loud bang at 1:15 a.m., a Dexter Street resident looked outside and saw that a vehicle was no longer parked in the road. She saw a white truck speed away. The missing vehicle, a 2012 Toyota Corolla, was found about a block away, crashed into a utility pole. It appeared that another vehicle had struck the front of the Toyota and pushed it into the pole. Police traced a license plate found at the scene and charged Michael P. Faria, 55, of 51 Ferreira Terrace, Portsmouth, with driving under the influence.

Stopped for speeding at 7:10 p.m. on East Main Road, Andrew Chilabato, 22, of Middletown, was taken into custody under a Second District Court warrant for failing to appear for a payment hearing.

Monday, July 16

Police responded to a Mobil XtraMart at 1:45 a.m. for a report of an arguing couple. While driving from Newport in his girlfriend’s vehicle, Joshua Haddad, 33, of Walpole, Mass., allegedly smashed the windshield with his feet, ripped off the rearview mirror, threw her cell phone out the window, and grabbed her arm. He was charged with domestic simple assault and domestic vandalism.

Steven Kenyon, 44, of Newport, turned himself in at 10:45 a.m. under a warrant for domestic harassing calls — text messages to a 45-year-old Portsmouth woman.

LITTLE COMPTON

Monday, July 9

A motorist backing out of a parking place at 2:37 p.m. near Crandall Road and Main Street struck a street sign and broke the sign post in half. The car was not damaged.

At 8:22 p.m., officers responded to a report of a fight in progress on Long Highway, but it turned out the argument was only verbal and no further action was taken.

Wednesday, July 11

A South Beach employee reported at 12:35 p.m. that someone had moved a lifeguard chair to the water’s edge, damaging it.

Thursday, July 12

At 3:28 a.m., a 45-year-old driver traveling west on Peckham Lane crossed over West Main Road and struck a stone wall. The driver was not injured, but the vehicle sustained heavy damage and had to be towed.

Sunday, July 15

At 9:57 a.m., Scottie T. Cuoto, 30, of Taunton, was charged under a District Court warrant for failure to pay fines.

A resident reported at 11:15 a.m. that someone had stolen his daughter’s bike while it was parked in front of Corner Cones.

TIVERTON

Tuesday, July 10

After a walk-in complaint, Steven D. Gendreau, 29, of Westport, was charged with violating a no-contact order by sending a text message, and by allegedly following the victim in his car.

Friday, July 13

Samantha Homen, 24, of Fall River, was charged under a warrant at 8:44 p.m. with having taken jewelry from her Tiverton grandmother over a year ago.

Saturday, July 14

After a traffic stop on Route 24 north at 7:07 p.m., Jared Sheldon, 23, of Carver, Mass., was charged with driving with and possession of controlled substances (suboxone and cocaine, three felony counts), and with two separate counts of receiving stolen goods ( three GPSs, two iPods, a Samsung camcorder, and a computer tablet).

At 10:40 p.m., Jonathan Raposo, 28, of Whitman, Mass., was stopped while walking along Fish Road after abandoning his car at a Fish Road address. In the car police found drugs, including one oxycodone pill, 17 alprazolam pills, and 110 other unknown pills. He was charged with two counts of possession of scheduled narcotics, and one count of marijuana possession.

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