Portsmouth Police arrest two men after ‘neighbor dispute’

Posted 12/4/23

PORTSMOUTH — Two men were arrested on drug charges on Sunday, Dec. 3, after officers responded to South Drive just before 1 p.m. to investigate a report of a “neighbor dispute,” …

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Portsmouth Police arrest two men after ‘neighbor dispute’


PORTSMOUTH — Two men were arrested on drug charges on Sunday, Dec. 3, after officers responded to South Drive just before 1 p.m. to investigate a report of a “neighbor dispute,” police said.

While speaking with one of the men involved, Aaron C. Braz, 32, of 9 Francine St., Bristol, officers discovered a cut straw located within one of his pockets, police said.

A subsequent probable cause search of his vehicle yielded multiple oxycodone pills inside a cigarette box, and officers also found an oxycodone pill located on a child’s car seat, according to police.

A large cutting instrument was also found near Braz, police said. 

Braz was charged with child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, and weapons other than firearms prohibited. He was held at the police station pending his arraignment.

The other man, Edward J. Guadalupe III, 34, of 3 South Drive, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police said officers found a plastic bag of suspected cocaine located in his wallet. He was issued a district court summons and released.

Here are some other recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:

Monday, Nov. 27

Joshua M. Richtmyer, 52, of 30 Sweet Meadows Court, Apt. 29, Narragansett, was charged with domestic breaking and entering into a dwelling without the owner’s consent. Officers responded to a report of a possible breaking and entering into a home on the north end of Bristol Ferry Road on Sunday, Nov. 26. According to police, Richtmyer entered the residence through a second-floor window, and a warrant was secured for his arrest. He was taken into custody by Narragansett Police on Monday, and then transferred to Portsmouth Police. The victim was an 80-year-old Portsmouth man, according to police. 

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Valerie Olympia Fernandez, 32, of 231 Maple Ave., Apt. 302, Newport, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), first offense, following a motor vehicle accident on East Main Road shortly before 4 p.m. She was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, police said.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Julia Mary Andreozzi, 33, of 75 Reuben St., Fall River, was charged with obstructing an officer in execution of duty. The charge stemmed from an incident on Oct. 21, when a patrol officer observed a disabled vehicle along West Main Road, and the driver provided a false name, according to police. After an investigation by the Detective Division, Andreozzi was identified as the driver and she was charged, police said.

Jeb Raymond Gagne, 39, of 1382 Hope St., Bristol, was charged with DUI, first offense, following a motor vehicle accident in front of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on East Main Road around 3 p.m. He was also issued a summons for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Tamrah Alyza Brown, 19, of 65 Briarwood Ave., Tiverton, was charged with reckless driving after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on the Mt. Hope Bridge. An affidavit warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest and she was later taken into custody, police said.

Friday, Dec. 1

Walter L. Keith IV, 41, of 301 Bulgarmarsh Road, Lot 29, Tiverton, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a dangerous weapon or substance. He was arrested after members of the Portsmouth Police’s patrol and detective divisions responded to a Park Avenue business around 6:40 p.m. to locate Keith, who was wanted on an affidavit warrant.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Aaron Jacob Beaulieu, 18, of 203 Congdon Road, Voluntown, Conn., was charged with DUI, first offense; and transportation of alcoholic beverages by a person ages 18 to 21, first offense. According to police, officers stopped Beaulieu’s vehicle around 2 a.m. after clocking it traveling 72 mph in a 35-mph zone on West Main Road at Freedom Trail Drive. 

Anthony Dean Martin, 47, of 47 Kristen Court, was arrested on a 3rd District Court bench warrant and also charged with violating a no-contact order. At about 11:15 p.m., officers responded to Martin’s home to assist with a VIN (vehicle identification number) check. Upon running checks on him, officers discovered the active bench warrant, and also learned he was accompanied by a 45-year-old Portsmouth woman with whom he had an active no-contact order, according to police. 

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