PORTSMOUTH POLICE REPORT

Portsmouth man charged with breaking into vehicles

Posted 9/27/22

PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old Portsmouth was arrested Sept. 21 after being tied to several car breaks in the local area, according to police.

Matthew J. Schmidt, of 1220 West Main Road, faced …

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PORTSMOUTH POLICE REPORT

Portsmouth man charged with breaking into vehicles

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old Portsmouth was arrested Sept. 21 after being tied to several car breaks in the local area, according to police.

Matthew J. Schmidt, of 1220 West Main Road, faced several charges following his 8:05 arrest, including three misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen goods, two counts of injuring nor tampering with vehicles, larceny of over $1,500, fraudulent use of credit cards and breaking and entering into a dwelling or house with consent.

The last charge was filed because Schmidt allegedly broke into a car that had been parked inside a home garage, police said.

Police started investigating after receiving multiple reports throughout the month of larcenies from motor vehicles. 

On Sept. 20, local police assisted the Narragansett Police Department in recovering property that had been stolen from a vehicle in Narragansett and which ended up in Schmidt’s possession, according to police.

A court-ordered search warrant was then conducted and revealed he was also in possession of multiple items associated with larcenies in Portsmouth, police said.

Schmidt was taken into custody and held at the police station pending his transport to 2nd District Court for his arraignment.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Kyandra Rain Archambault, 28, of 14 Park St., Newport, was arrested on three bench warrants — one each from Superior Court, 2nd District Court, and 3rd District Court — shortly before 2 a.m. Officers responded to the area of Brown Terrace and Turnpike Avenue after receiving a report of a suspicious female loitering in the area, police said. Archambault was held overnight at the police station pending her arraignment in the morning.

Helena Ann Soares, 59, of 54 Silva Ave., was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), second offense; and driving without an active license, first offense. Officers responded to the area of East Main and Pine Tree roads shortly after 4 p.m. after receiving a report of a vehicle operating on three flat tires. After checking the area, officers found the vehicle at Soares’s home, and learned from witnesses that she had been operating the vehicle earlier, according to police. 

Thursday, Sept. 22

Bruce Gene Wall, 64, of 20 Indian Ave., Apt. 3, was charged with domestic assault after police responded to his apartment shortly before 7 p.m. to investigate a report of a possible domestic disturbance. The victim was a 47-year-old man from Portsmouth, according to police. The following day, Wall was charged with an additional count of domestic assault after officers were told he had assaulted a 70-year-old Portsmouth woman on Sept. 19, according to police.

Friday, Sept. 23

Anthony Emilio Addesa, 58, of 350 South County Road, Palm Beach, Fla., was charged with obtaining food/accommodations with the intent to defraud after he allegedly left Fieldstones Grill without paying his bill. With assistance of the Middletown Police Department, the man was identified as Addesa, who was arrested in Middletown around 5:45 p.m. after a warrant had been issued, police said.

Elias M. Alicea, 34, of 23 Sycamore St., New Bedford, was charged with reckless driving/drag-racing/eluding police, his first offense; and driving without an active license. An officer patrolling the area of Route 24 North and Turnpike Avenue observed Alicea operating a motorcycle too close to the vehicle in front to it, swerving in and out of traffic without using a turn signal, and hitting speeds of 90 mph in a 50 mph zone, according to police. The motorcycle refused to stop for Portsmouth Police, who did not pursue due to the reckless nature of the operator, police said. Tiverton Police stopped Alicea on Route 24 North in that town.

Saturday, Sept. 24

James Rosse Danenberg, 40, of 47 Hargraves Drive, was charged with DUI, first offense, after being pulled over on East Main Road at Pine Tree Road shortly before midnight for multiple moving violations, police said. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Shaun Anthony Shultz, 44, of 4 Bedlow Place (basement), Newport, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and driving without an active license, his second offense. His vehicle was stopped on West Main Road at Stringham Road shortly before 8 p.m. because its registration plate had expired, police said. During a vehicle inventory, two pink pills later identified as Oxycodone were found on the front driver’s seat, according to police.

Monday, Sept. 26

Gerson Ramos Perez, 19, of 14 Appleby St., Apt. 1, Newport, was charged with driving without an active license after being pulled over on West Main Road at Twin Lanterns around 2:25 a.m. because of an equipment violation. According to police, Perez also had an active 2nd District Court bench warrant. He was held overnight at the police station pending his arraignment in the morning.

Joseph Michael Nunes, 87, of 218 Bristol Ferry Road, was charged with domestic assault after being arrested on a warrant at his home around 4:05 p.m.

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