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‘Diplomatic immunity!’ man protests to Portsmouth police

By   /  September 17, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the police log from over the past week. Thursday, Sept. 12 Ariel A. Pena, 19, of 143 Third St., Apt. 4F, Newport, was charged with illegal possession of controlled substance. Police made the arrest after stopping Mr. Pena’s car around 7:30 p.m. on West Main Road near Melville […]

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Firearms seized from Prudence man after domestic dispute

By   /  September 10, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log over the past week. Monday, Sept. 2 Two people were injured when the car they were in struck a RIPTA bus sign and utility pole on West Main Road near Stringham Road around 4:15 p.m. Police said the driver, Bri Cornell of Fall River, had […]

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Motorcyclist confronts Portsmouth golfers after hit by ball

By   /  September 3, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the police log over the past week. Tuesday, Aug. 27 Amanda K. Myers, 19, of 144 Anthony Road, was charged with injuring or tampering with vehicles as well as vandalism/malicious injury to property. Patrol Officer Khata Khubchandani was dispatched to 89 Gormley Ave. around 7:30 a.m. for a report […]

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Portsmouth police arrest man for fighting inside moving car

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log over the past week: Tuesday, Aug. 20 Police responded to the area of West Main Road and Cory’s Lane around 7 a.m. for a report of a vehicle that was on fire. Police arrived to find a 1996 Ford Explorer with its hood engulfed […]

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84 apply for Portsmouth police chief’s job

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  News  /  3 Comments

Jeffrey Furtado, seen here at a press conference last month, has been serving as interim police chief in Portsmouth since the retirement of Lance Hebert last December.

PORTSMOUTH — The town has received 84 applications for the position of police chief, Town Administrator John Klimm told the Town Council Monday night. The council has been without a permanent police chief since the retirement of Lance Hebert last December. Major Jeffrey Furtado, retired deputy police chief, has been serving as interim chief since then. […]

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Portsmouth police deal with alleged ATV assault, topless woman

By   /  August 20, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from the past week. Monday, Aug. 12 Meryl L. McGaw, 29, of 65 Riverside Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer in execution of his duty. After receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle on Riverside Avenue around 1 a.m., Police Sgt. Stephen […]

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Illegal dumper in Portsmouth leaves evidence in trash

By   /  August 20, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

When the transfer station closed because of a holiday Aug. 12, a local man found some other place to dump his trash.

PORTSMOUTH — It seems not everyone learned something from Arlo Guthrie’s most famous song, “Alice’s Restaurant.” And that is this: If you’re going to dump trash illegally, make sure you don’t leave behind any garbage with your name and address on it. When he arrived to work at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, Brian Woodhead, […]

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Man pleads not guilty in Portsmouth Amber Alert case

By   /  August 16, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Daniel Berger, 27, of Haskell, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence today to a federal indictment charging him with one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha; Vincent B. Lisi, special agent […]

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Bristol man to police: I can drive faster in Portsmouth

By   /  August 13, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from the past week. Wednesday, Aug. 7  Joshua J. Beaupre, 25, of 38 Jane Howland Place, Seekonk, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after a patrol officer observed him speeding and nearly hitting another car on Bristol Ferry Road at Boyd’s Lane shortly after […]

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Portsmouth police: Driver’s car pins man

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log over the past week. Thursday, Aug. 1 James J. Cotta, 50, of 3 North Drive, was charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon or substance. Police arrested Mr. Cotta at his home just before 8 a.m. on an active warrant issued following an […]

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