Two drivers of same car arrested in Portsmouth

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

Tuesday, May 6

A Belmont Drive resident reported that four pairs of sunglasses and a battery device had been stolen from a vehicle parked in her driveway.

Thursday, May 8

Marquis W. Moreino, 21, of no permanent address, was charged with possession of crack cocaine and a schedule drug without a prescription. Police made the arrest at about 9:40 p.m. after getting a report of a man walking in the roadway in the area of East Main Road and Union Street.

Friday, May 9

Paula L. Jordan, 57, of 62 Pine St., was charged with willful trespass around 5:30 p.m. Police said Ms. Jordan violated an active no-trespass order when she stood at someone’s door.

Stephen C. Brockman, 52, of 45 East St., Apt. 3, West Warwick, was charged with making harassing and threatening phone calls. Police responded to a Turnpike Avenue home after a resident complained of getting several voicemails on a home answering machine.

Saturday, May 10

Charlene W. DaCosta, 48, of 56 St. Joseph St., Apt. 314, Fall River, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after her car was stopped on Turnpike Avenue for speeding and drifting over the double yellow line shortly after midnight. (Police said a head lamp on the vehicle was also not working.) Patrol Officer Scott E. Sullivan said he stopped about 15 feet behind the vehicle when Ms. DaCosta’s car began to slowly roll backward and hit his cruiser. He then activated his emergency lights and Ms. DaCosta began to pull away but stopped in front of CVS, according to police. When the officer approached the car, Ms. DaCosta immediately yelled at him and asked why he had struck her vehicle, police said.

Marques A. Franklin, 24, of 15 Rogers Lane, Middletown, was charged at about 2 p.m. with violating a no-contact order. Police made the arrest after stopping a car for speeding on East Main Road. Mr. Franklin was a passenger in the car and the female driver, according to police, had an active no-contact order against him.

Marc G. Rocheleau, 25, of 435 Snell St., Fall River, was charged with possession of a schedule drug without a prescription (Suboxone). Police made the arrest around 5 p.m. after stopping the car he was driving because its brake lights and directionals weren’t activated.

Sunday, May 11

Tina L. Lewis, 44, of 110 Third St., Warren, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being in involved in a one-car accident just before 1 a.m. on West Main Road near Willow Lane. Police said Ms. Lewis was driving north on West Main Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck the curbing on the east side of the street, causing all tires to be completely flat and damaging the windshield. While examining damage to the vehicle, police said they found a wine bottle with a small amount of liquid in the bottle, as well as several small, empty alcoholic beverage containers.

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy at about 3:45 p.m. for allegedly assaulting a counselor at Boys Town on Flanagan Road. Police said the boy threw a notebook at the staff member, striking him in the chin.

Stephen G. Hayes, 60, of 100 Almeida Terrace, Apt. 306, was charged with driving while under the influence (first offense) after police went to the Cumberland Farms on East Main Road near Stubtoe Lane for a report of an intoxicated driver operating a heavily damaged Ford Mustang. Police spotted the car, which was traveling well under the speed limit on East Main Road, and pulled it over on Marvel Road around 5:30 p.m. The car had heavy damage to its front end and left rear quarter panel, police said. Mr. Hayes said he had been in a car accident on May 9, according to police. Police said Mr. Hayes didn’t have alcohol on his breath but they believed he was under the influence of a different substance. Based on the results of a field sobriety test administered to him, police said he was unfit to operate a motor vehicle.

Two different drivers of the same car were arrested within a two-hour period. First, Robert G. Varrica, 35, of 541 Cooper Road, Chepachet, was charged at about 9 p.m. with driving after his license had been suspended or revoked. Police stopped Mr. Varrica’s vehicle on West Main Road near Turnpike Avenue after receiving a report of a vehicle being operated erratically. After being released by police, Mr. Varrica went to get the car from the impound lot at Mello’s & Sons Towing with Ashley L. Printer, 26, of 4 Glen Rain Road, Dayville, Conn., his passenger in the car earlier. But just before 11 p.m., police spotted the car speeding on West Main Road and pulled it over near Union Street. This time Ms. Printer was driving and police said they smelled alcohol on her breath and her eyes were bloodshot and glassy. An empty Captain Morgan rum bottle was visible in the car, police said. After a field sobriety test, Ms. Printer was charged with driving while intoxicated. As for the vehicle, it was towed away again.

 

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