Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police arrest man on drugs, fireworks charges

Posted 7/11/22

PORTSMOUTH — A 33-year-old Fall River man was arrested Sunday, July 10, and charged with the illegal possession of drugs and fireworks, police said.

While on a stationary traffic post in the …

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Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police arrest man on drugs, fireworks charges

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — A 33-year-old Fall River man was arrested Sunday, July 10, and charged with the illegal possession of drugs and fireworks, police said.

While on a stationary traffic post in the area of the Mt. Hope Animal Hospital, corner of Bristol Ferry Road and Boyds Lane, officers observed that a driver did not have a seatbelt fastened, according to police. The vehicle was subsequently pulled over at Boyd’s Lane at the Route 24 North on-ramp around 6:20 p.m.

While speaking to the driver, identified as Nicholas A. Parsons, of 124 Hamlet St., Apt. 1N, officers observed him to be nervous and sweating profusely, police said.

While running a routine records check, officers learned the vehicle was unregistered, and an inventory of the vehicle turned up Psilocybin mushrooms, Adderall, and aerial fireworks, according to police. 

Parsons was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and illegal possession of Class C fireworks valued at under $500, police said.

Here are more recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:

Thursday, July 7

Kristen E. Dewar, 41, of 150 Langdon St., Providence, was arrested on a Rhode Island State Police warrant after her vehicle was stopped on the Bristol side of the Mt. Hope Bridge around 1:15 p.m. for speeding and having a suspended registration (second offense). She was issued a District Court summons and released to the custody of the State Police.

Donna R. Younger, 57, of 6 Debra Drive 205, was charged with domestic assault around 5:30 p.m. after she allegedly pushed her roommate, a 69-year-old woman, at home, according to police.

Friday, July 8

Ashraf I. Chamseddine, 25, of 25 Mountain Laurel Lane, Tiverton, was charged with reckless driving around 9:35 p.m. He was pulled over on West Main Road at Prescott Point and admitted to officers he had been racing another vehicle and operating at high rates of speed, police said. 

Saturday, July 9

Carlos H. Choquen Gomez, 30, of 9 Clinton Ave., Newport, was charged with disorderly conduct (fighting/tumultuous behavior) after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped on West Main Road at Twin Lantern Cabins shortly before 3 a.m.

Sunday, July 10

Tanya A. Oliveira, 47, of 3 Ellwood Place 2, Newport, was charged with driving under the influence (first offense) after being pulled over for committing multiple moving violations on Route 24 just before 2 a.m., police said. She was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, police said.

Hector J. Jimenez, 29, of 44 Maize Corn Road, was arrested at his home just before 6 a.m. on two bench warrants issued from 2nd District Court.

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