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Portsmouth woman allegedly threw snowballs at police officers

Posted 2/16/21

PORTSMOUTH — Police officers investigating an alleged assault got more than they bargained for when they showed up at an East Main Road home last week.

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Portsmouth woman allegedly threw snowballs at police officers

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PORTSMOUTH — Police officers investigating an alleged assault got more than they bargained for when they showed up at an East Main Road home last week.

Around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, police responded to the residence of Amanda M. Ruzzo, 32, of 2749 East Main Road, Apt. 3, after receiving a report of an assault that had just taken place. 

When police arrived they found Ms. Ruzzo outside the residence, yelling and throwing snowballs at officers, according to police. It was later determined that she had assaulted a man who lives just below her, according to police. 

Ms. Ruzzo was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Another person on the scene, Gianmarcos A. Mercedes, 28, of 3 Aspinet Road, Middletown, was arrested on a 2nd District Court bench warrant.

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

Sunday, Feb. 7

Troy C. Watson, 50, of 57 Raymond Drive, was charged with domestic disorderly conduct after police responded to his home just before 11 p.m. to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Police said Mr. Watson had a verbal argument with a 44-year-old woman at the residence, yelling and swearing at her and, at one point, throwing a chair. Following further investigation, police also charged Mr. Watson with simple and arrested him at home the following day, Feb. 8, shortly after 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Rae A. Millington, 40, of 100 Green St. Apt. 320, Fall River, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over for multiple moving violations on Route 24 North at Sprague Street shortly before 1 a.m. Ms. Millington was also cited fo refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Karen L. Dubrosky, 44, of 67 Jo Anne Ave., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over for speeding and committing a roadway violation on East Main Road at Clements’ Marketplace around 11:20 p.m. Ms. Dubrosky was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Sunday, Feb. 14

Brandon M. Togbay, 18, of 30 Linda Ave., was arrested at his home around 6 a.m. and charged with obstructing an officer in execution of duty, and resisting arrest, police said. According to police, officers responded to the home to investigate a report of a female calling for help. When they arrived, it was determined that a juvenile there needed to be transported to the hospital, police said. While attempting to transport the juvenile, police said Mr. Togbay attempted to prevent them from leaving the home with the juvenile, according to police. 

Monday, Feb. 15

Nicholas G. Barba, 26, of 102 Niagra St., Middletown, was charged with violating a no-contact order and disorderly conduct at about 7 p.m. While on a routine patrol on Hedly Street, officers spotted a man, later identified as Mr. Barbaa, urinating in the parking lot of the transfer station outside his vehicle, according to police. A 34-year-old Middletown woman in the passenger seat was found to have had an active no-contact order with Mr. Barba, according to police.

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