Little Compton police: harassing texter told to stop


Little Compton

Tuesday, Sept. 25

A resident went to police at 11:11 p.m. complaining of having received harassing text messages. Police called the suspect, who agreed not send anymore.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Adonias Mota-Ramos, 21, of Providence, was stopped for a motor vehicle infraction on West Main Road at 3:37 p.m. when officers learned he didn't have a license to drive. He was taken into custody, and while at the police station for processing, it was determined he was wanted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a detainer for deportation. He was later released to the Bristol County Sheriff's Department.

Saturday, Sept. 29

At 9:55 a John Dyer Road resident reported someone had hacked into her bank account and stolen money.

Sunday, Sept. 30

An Old Stone Church Road resident reported at 12:24 p.m. that he'd received a message on his computer screen stating that he owed the FBI money. After paying several hundred dollars to clear the "debit," he decided to call police.

John Ingalls, 53, of 288 Long Highway, Little Compton, was charged at 8:31 with domestic assault after an altercation with a family member allegedly turned physical.




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