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Portsmouth woman charged with domestic assault

Posted 1/5/21

PORTSMOUTH — A 29-year-old Portsmouth woman was charged Monday, Jan 4, with domestic assault after police responded to her home around 11:10 a.m. to investigate a report of a physical …

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Portsmouth woman charged with domestic assault

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PORTSMOUTH — A 29-year-old Portsmouth woman was charged Monday, Jan 4, with domestic assault after police responded to her home around 11:10 a.m. to investigate a report of a physical assault. 

Police said probably cause existed to charge Andrea Marelli, of 32 Lafayette St., with assaulting a 27-year-old Portsmouth man. 

Later in the day, the victim reported that Ms. Marelli had made contact with him, despite a no-contact order in place, police said. 

She was further charged with violating a no-contact order and cited for driving with a suspended license, police said.

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

Friday, Jan. 1

William Rivera, 38, of 10 Pocasset Ave., Unit 3, Providence, was arrested on a 2nd District Court bench warrant at about 12:15 a.m. Mr. Rivera was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on West Main Road at Melville School for having an inoperable plate lamp. He was held at police headquarters pending his transportation to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranson, police said.

Two people who were found in the same vehicle together were each charged with violating an active no-contact order. After police stopped a vehicle on East Main Road at Patriots Drive around 8:30 p.m., a routine check revealed that the driver, Tyler M. Franco, 23, of 467 Metacom Ave., Bristol, and the passenger, Nichole S. Joly, 24, of 185 Whipple Ave., Barrington, both had active no-contact orders with the other, according to police.

Sunday, Jan. 3

Alyson E. Tinsley, 25, of 20 Columbus St., South Dartmouth, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) shortly before 3 a.m. Police said her vehicle nearly struck an officer who was on the scene of a vehicle stop in the area of Route 24 North and Boyds Lane. Police pursued the vehicle and clocked it traveling about 86 mph in a 50 mph zone before stopping it, police said. Ms. Tinsley was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

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