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Portsmouth man charged with violating no-contact order

Posted 9/8/20

PORTSMOUTH — A 42-year-old local man was charged with violating a no-contact order on Monday, Sept. 7. 

Edward J. Francis, of 108 Dighton Ave. 2, was arrested after police responded to …

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Portsmouth man charged with violating no-contact order

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PORTSMOUTH — A 42-year-old local man was charged with violating a no-contact order on Monday, Sept. 7. 

Edward J. Francis, of 108 Dighton Ave. 2, was arrested after police responded to a Kensington Avenue home shortly before 1 a.m. to investigate a report of man, identified as Mr. Francis, who was wandering the area without a shirt. 

According to police, he was trying to make contact with a 32-year-old Portsmouth man with whom he had an active no-contact order. 

Mr. Francis was subsequently taken to Newport Hospital for an evaluation, police said. 

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

Sunday, Aug. 30

Myles Ross, 22, of 34 Stafford Heights Road, Fall River, was charged with driving without an active license (third offense), after being stopped for speeding on Route 24 North on the Sakonnet River Bridge around 2 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Dawan Dudley, 49, of 14 West Evans St., Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over for a traffic violation on West Main Road at Mobil Xtra Mart around 2 a.m. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Matthew J. Pinksaw, 41, of 13 Holly Circle, Tiverton, was arrested on a Tiverton warrant around 9 a.m. after being stopped for a traffic violation on West Main Road at Turkey Hill. He was later released to the custody of Tiverton Police.

Friday, Sept. 4

Stephen A. Borden, 55, of 42 Morgan St., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being stopped for a turning violation on Stringham Road at Cimarron Drive around 1:10 a.m. Mr. Borden was also cited for refusing a chemical test, according to police. 

Saturday, Sept. 5

Elizabeth M. Peterson, 31, of 773 Anthony Road, was charged with driving without an active license (first offense) following a motor vehicle accident at Chase Road at Sunset Avenue around 5:45 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 6

Khiri E. Jones, 23, of 2 Ledyard St. 1, Newport, was charged with driving without an active license (first offense) after being pulled over for a moving violation on West Main Road around 2:35 a.m.

Michael J. Krikorian, Jr., 20, of 70 Abbott St., Cumberland, was charged with driving without an active license after being pulled over for an equipment violation on West Main Road around 6:35 p.m.

Courtney M. Abrantes, 26, of 785 Northeastern Ave. 1, Fall River, was charged with driving without an active license after being stopped on West Main Road around 8:25 p.m. because two of the vehicle’s rear brake lamps were out.

Marcone J. Da Silva, 42, of 65 Burnside Ave. 1, Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after police observed his vehicle on the side of West Main Road around 9:10 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

Erin A. Finn, 38, of 11 Prescott Hall Road, Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest after being pulled over on West Main Road around 8:40 p.m. for multiple violations. While taking Ms. Finn into custody, police said she attempted to physically resist arrest. She was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Nycole E. Pickett, 26, of 127 Princeton Ave., Providence. Was charged with driving without an active license (first offense), after she was pulled over for an equipment violation on West Main Road at about 4:25 p.m.

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