Search of pro skateboarder's house leads to four arrests


They didn't arrest the professional skateboarder who owns the Oakridge Lane, Westport,  house (he was not the focus of the probe and had no apparent involvement), but a search warrant did lead Westport Police to arrest four others there on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Westport Police led by officer Matthew Holden went to 1 Oakridge Lane (off Charlotte White Road) seeking Nicholas Iemma whom Detective Jeff Majewski said was wanted on a Massachusetts motor vehicle warrant as well as on an out-of-state warrant for parole violation.

During the search for this man (whom they did not find), Detective Jeff Majewski said officers observed cocaine, marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms. A second search warrant was then obtained for narcotics while officers secured the house.

During the search that followed, officers located additional cocaine, a large amount of psilocybin mushrooms, drug scales, packaging materials, numerous cell phones, 24 grams of amphetamine bath salts, paperwork outlining drug transactions and approximately $700 in cash.

Three individuals inside the house were identified as Joseph R Dourado, 24 of 187 Hatton St., East Providence, R.I.; Morgan Shipman (female), 22, of 1 Oakridge Lane; and Nicholas Weiss, 29, of 1 Oakridge Lane.

Not there was the homeowner, identified by Det. Majewski as Nicolas Dompierre, a professional skateboarder. Det. Majewski said that Mr. Dompierre was not the focus of the warrant or the investigation.

Police also obtained information during the search for narcotics that a recently registered

sex offender in Westport was not living inside the house as indicated by the registry.  That man was identified as Luis Cruz, 37.  Mr. Cruz had registered with Westport Police as a sex offender on December 4, and had listed his residence as 1 Oakridge Lane, Westport.  Mr. Cruz was arrested later in the afternoon when he went to the Westport Police station.

Mr.  Dourado was charged with possession of Class B cocaine and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.

Mr. Weiss was charged with possession of Class B cocaine, possession of Class B amphetamines, possession with the intent to distribute Class C psilocybin mushrooms (also known as Mexican mushrooms), and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.

Ms. Shipman was charged with possession of Class B cocaine.

And Mr. Cruz was charged with failure to properly register as a sex offender.  He told investigators that he occasionally resides at 474 William Street in Fall River and sometimes in Swansea.

Mr. Iemma, the man who had been the object of the first warrant was not located but investigators found paperwork that indicated he had recently been in the house.







No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc., email