Portsmouth police charge men with resisting arrest


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

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Kenneth J. O’Brien, 47, of 498 Park Ave., was charged with domestic assault and domestic vandalism with malicious injury to property. Police made the arrest after responding to Mr. O’Brien’s home for a report of a domestic assault.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Robert E. Smith, 43, of 94 Seaconnet Boulevard, was charged with domestic assault, refusal to relinquish a telephone and domestic larceny. Mr. Smith had been wanted on an affidavit warrant and was arrested at his home around 5:30 p.m., police said.

Friday, Dec. 13

Julie L. Truver, 57, of 697 Bristol Ferry Road, was charged with domestic assault at about 6:30 p.m. Police said the alleged assault took place during an argument over child care duties.

Zachary W. McGaw, 28, of 38 Stevens St., Tiverton, was charged with domestic willful trespassing. Police officers from Portsmouth and Tiverton made the arrest at Mr. McGaw’s home around 7:30 p.m. Police said he had violated a no-trespass order at a Bristol Ferry Road home earlier in the day.

Robert F. Muldoon, 52, of 228 Sprague St., was charged with domestic assault and possession of prohibited weapons other than firearms (brass knuckles). Police made the arrest around 11:30 p.m. as they went to his home to serve a warrant.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Dennis Szafir, 65, of 51 Middle Road, Apt. 213, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police responded to his apartment for a noise complaint around 9 p.m. Upon seeing two police officers, Mr. Szafir immediately yelled obscenities at them, according to police. Police also learned that an active bench warrant for Mr. Szafir’s arrest had been issued by Second District Court.

Dennis W. Gagne, 45, of 47 Holliston Ave., was charged with domestic vandalism with malicious injury to property, refusal to relinquish a telephone and resisting arrest. Police responded to Mr. Gagne’s home for a report of a domestic disturbance at about 3 p.m.


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