Westport Police: Assault with lizard food

Westport Police: Assault with lizard food


Saturday, Dec, 21

After receiving a 911 call for a domestic disturbance on Brookwood Road at 9:16 a.m., police arrested a 17-year-old girl on charges of assaulting a police officer and intimidating a witness. Police said that that after they arrived the young woman put something ‘dangerous’ in her mouth, then removed it and threw it on a police officer.  Later tests revealed the substance to be lizard food. She was also charged with witness intimidation after allegedly smashing her mother’s phone so police could not be called.

Sunday, Dec. 22

At 2:03 a.m. on State Road, police arrested Jason A. Burgess, 30, of Fall River on a warrant for shoplifting.

Monday, Dec. 23

John W. Andrade III, 38, of 107 Princeton St., New Bedford, was arrested at 8:56 a.m. on Main Road on numerous charges involving credit card fraud. Those charges included identity fraud, telecommunication services fraud, falsely obtaining commercial computer service, improperly receiving over $250 with a credit card, larceny over $250, and false use of a credit card.

After receiving a 911 call, police stopped  Holly A. Coelho, 32, of 51 Michaels Lane, Tiverton, at the corner of Sanford Road and Pauline Street. She was charged with drunk driving, marked lanes violation and possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

Tuesday, Dec. 24.

Vandalism was reported on Benoit Street at 8:59 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 26

Following an 11:11 a.m. motor vehicle stop on  State Road, police charged Clifford M. Gillette, 28, of Fall River, with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.