Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police make arrests for DUI, disorderly conduct and weapons violation

Posted 5/10/22

PORTSMOUTH — A 26-year-old Providence man was arrested early Tuesday morning, May 10, after officers found a loaded firearm in his vehicle during a motor vehicle stop that led to a charge …

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Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police make arrests for DUI, disorderly conduct and weapons violation

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — A 26-year-old Providence man was arrested early Tuesday morning, May 10, after officers found a loaded firearm in his vehicle during a motor vehicle stop that led to a charge of driving under the influence, police said.

According to police, officers stopped Seth X. Woodruff, of 197 Salina St., Apt. 2, at the Mobil Xtra Mart on West Main Road around 12:40 a.m., after he was observed committing several moving violations.

Woodruff failed a field sobriety test, and was charged with DUI. Officers found a loaded firearm on the front passenger seat, and he was also charged with carrying a weapon while intoxicated.

Woodruff was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

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

Monday, May 2

Roberto S. Quinones, 23, of 125 Van Zandt 105, Newport, was arrested on a Superior Court bench warrant following a motor vehicle stop on West Main Road at Raytheon shortly before 4 p.m.

David A. Sumner, 61, of 24 Comstock Ave., Providence, was charged with forgery and counterfeiting of registration plates following a motor vehicle stop on West Main Road at Twin Lanterns around 7:30 p.m. Officers on the scene determined that the vehicles registration plate was fraudulent, according to police.

Thursday, May 5

James M. Devecchi, 45, of 293 West Main Road, was charged with DUI (first offense) after being pulled over on Sprague Street at Bristol Ferry Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Thomas E. Baker, 48, of 25 Lincoln Ave., Tiverton, was charged with DUI (first offense) after being pulled over on West Main Road around 11:45 p.m. for failing to maintain the vehicle’s position in the lane of travel, according to police. 

Friday, May 6

Robert C. Laureanno, 51, of 3028 East Main Road, was charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to North End Pizzeria around 6:25 p.m. to investigate a report of a man acting disorderly and threatening patrons in the area. When officers arrived, they observed Laureanno shouting at other people, and witnesses said he had entered the restaurant yelling at staff and patrons while using obscene language, according to police.

Sunday, May 8

Ruth E. Lipshires, 54, of 424 Judson St., Tiverton, was charged with DUI (first offense) after being pulled over on Route 24 at Cedar Island around 12:25 a.m. She was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

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