PORTSMOUTH POLICE REPORT

Portsmouth Police arrest man following road rage incident

Posted 3/29/21

A 70-year-old Portsmouth man was arrested in the parking lot of Hathaway School on Tallman Avenue Monday afternoon, March 29, after allegedly confronting another driver following a road rage incident, according to police.

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PORTSMOUTH POLICE REPORT

Portsmouth Police arrest man following road rage incident

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — A 70-year-old Portsmouth man was arrested in the parking lot of Hathaway School on Tallman Avenue Monday afternoon, March 29, after allegedly confronting another driver following a road rage incident, according to police.

Norman A. Cote, 70, of 95 Heidi Drive A5, was charged with disorderly conduct (offensive words at another) following his arrest shortly after 3:30 p.m.

According to police, Mr., Cote had been engaged in a road rage incident with another driver several minutes earlier on East Main Road at Sprague Street.

“The suspect then followed the other involved party to Hathaway School and confronted him outside his vehicle while he was picking up his child,” the police report stated, adding that a witness observed the incident.

Here are some other recent highlights from the police report:

Wednesday, March 24

Nels E. Berghman, 28, of 104 Rhode Island Boulevard, was charged with domestic vandalism with malicious injury to property. The arrest stemmed from an earlier incident, and Mr. Berghman was charged after an officer spotted him outside his home around 6:40 p.m., according to police. Police said the victim was a 27-year-old female from Portsmouth.

Thursday, March 25

Michael T. Giarusso, 58, of 2787 East Main Road, Apt. 3, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop on East Main Road around 9:50 p.m. While conducting a search of Mr. Giarusso, police said they found crack cocaine and suspected Suboxone. There was an active warrant for the arrest of Mr. Giarusso, who was also cited for driving without an active license.

Friday, March 26

Kevin Camara, 41, of 1255 Rodman St., Fall River, was charged with driving while intoxicated as well as illegal possession of a knife, after his vehicle was pulled over for multiple moving violations on Route 24 North at Freeborn around 1:35 a.m. A knife measuring 3.5 inches long was found in Mr. Camara’s front pocket, police said. He was also cited for driving without an active license, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, police said.

Daniel G. Wight, 38, of 18 Leland Point Drive, was charged with assault in connection with an incident that allegedly took place the previous day at his home. Police arrested him at 1:40 p.m. on an affidavit warrant. Police said the victim was a 75-year-old Portsmouth man.

Saturday, March 27

Dallas A. Wynegar, 26, of 88 Ormerod Ave., was charged by Little Compton Police with driving while intoxicated (second offense) after his vehicle was pulled over shortly before 11 p.m. on Long Highway at Amesbury Lane in that town. Mr. Wynegar was also cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test (second violation), and driving with a suspended license (second offense), according to police.

Sunday, March 28

Morgan T. Costa, 24, of 1816 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea, was arrested on three active bench warrants out of 2nd District Court after being pulled over for a traffic violation on Boyds Lane at Anthony Road around 10:45 a.m.

Monday, March 29

Nick W. Andrade, 31, of 32 Perrault St., Apt. 2, was charged around 6:40 p.m. with domestic felony assault using a dangerous weapon or substance. Police responded to his home after receiving a call from a Newport Mental Health clinician, who said an emergency certification form had been completed and that Mr. Andrade must be transported to a medical facility for care. While there, officers were made aware of a domestic incident that took place earlier in the day between Mr. Andrade and a 63-year-old Portsmouth woman, and determined that probable cause existed to make an arrest, according to police. Mr. Andrade was transported to Newport Hospital by the Portsmouth Fire Department, as requested by Newport Mental Health. He was later arraigned by a justice of the peace and released to the care of Newport Hospital staff, police said.

Tuesday, March 30

Marquis W. Moreino, 28, of 236 Maple Ave., Apt. 2, Newport, was charged with being a fugitive from justice after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was pulled over for speeding on the Sakonnet River Bridge around 12:10 a.m. According to police, a records check revealed that Mr. Moreino had an active warrant out of Bristol County, Mass. for failure to appear in court on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm. He was held at the police station pending transport to 2nd District Court.

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