Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police busy with DUI charges

Posted 10/25/21

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:

Friday, Oct. 15

Lawrence J. Sequira, 51, of 50 Primrose Road, Bristol, was charged with driving under …

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Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police busy with DUI charges

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:

Friday, Oct. 15

Lawrence J. Sequira, 51, of 50 Primrose Road, Bristol, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI, second offense) after he was pulled over on West Main Road around 1:10 a.m. for operating his vehicle erratically, according to police. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Albert C. Bielitz III, 48, of 860 Narragansett Ave., Prudence Island, was charged with domestic assault after police responded to his home around 5:30 a.m. to investigate a report of an assault. Police said they determined that Bielitz was the primary aggressor. The victim was a 39-year-old woman who lives on Prudence Island, police said. 

Sunday, Oct. 17

Vincent J. Groppa, 57, of 793 Hardscrabble Road, Chappaqua, N.Y., was charged with DUI (first offense). His vehicle was pulled over on Route 24 North at Turnpike Avenue around 12:50 a.m. after police received a request to check the condition of the driver. Groppa was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Monday, Oct. 18

Christine A. Burns, 49, of 352 Smith St., 2L, Cranston, was charged with DUI (first offense) following a motor vehicle accident. Police responded to the area of Route 24 North at Boyds Lane just before midnight after getting a report of an accident involving a wrong-way driver. When they arrived, officers found Burns’s vehicle facing south in the northbound lanes of travel, with disabling front-end damage. The vehicle that was struck also sustained front-end damage, but no injuries were reported. Burns was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Patrick D. Griffin, 43, of 1127 Anthony Road, was charged with insurance fraud (under $10,000) following a police investigation which led to a warrant being issued for his arrest. Middletown Police later located Griffith, took him into custody and he was transported to Portsmouth Police around 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Jared P. Chamberlin, 44, of 55 Coomer Ave., Warren, was charged with DUI (first offense) after being pulled over for speeding on West Main Road at Prescott Point around 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22

David A. Pacheco, 29, of 249 JT Connell Highway, Newport, was charged with DUI (second offense), and driving without an active license (first offense) after being pulled over on West Main Road at Russo Road just after 2 a.m. Pacheco was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Joshua J. Jenkins, 44, of 12 Social St., Blackstone, Mass., was charged with violating a no-contact order after being picked up by East Providence Police on a Portsmouth warrant around 2 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Miguel A. Cruz, 54, of 32 Prince Henry Ave., was charged with DUI after his was pulled over on Middle Road at Pine Tree Road shortly before 1 a.m. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Tyreq J. Anderson, 23, of 72 Chapel St., Newport, was arrested on a Newport Police warrant after a vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped on Route 24 North at Boyds Lane around 10 p.m. because its rear license plate lights were not working.

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