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Portsmouth woman arrested after alleged Fourth of July stabbing

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PORTSMOUTH — A 37-year-old local woman was arrested Saturday, July 4, after she allegedly stabbed a man inside a Common Fence Point home.

Erin M. Sullivan, of 37 Cathy Circle, was charged with domestic felony assault using a dangerous weapon or substance; resisting arrest; and vandalism, resulting in malicious injury to property, police said.

Police made the arrest after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at a Narragansett Boulevard home shortly after 7:30 p.m. 

When officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old male victim who had suffered an apparent stab wound, according to police. 

Ms. Sullivan, who was still at the residence, was uncooperative and refused to obey officers’ commands, police said. 

The man was transported to Newport Hospital for evaluation of his injury, according to police. 

The next day, July 5, Ms. Sullivan was charged with violating a no-contact order after she allegedly made contact with the victim, according to police. She was taken into custody without incident at her home around 1:20 p.m. 

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

Tuesday, June 23

Adriana A. Brandao, 26, of 2 Sandy Brook Court, Warwick, was charged with a town ordinance violation (having a fire without a permit) in the area of Railroad Avenue underneath the Sakonnet River Bridge around 7:30 p.m.

Nikki A. Chrupcala, 36, of 180 McCorrie Lane, was charged with possession of Schedule I, II, III, IV, V; domestic assault; and domestic disorderly conduct. The arrest came after police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at Steve’s Famous Pizza on East Main Road at about 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24

Mason D. Jones, of no permanent address, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering after he was arrested on a warrant at St. Anthony’s Church at about 11:25 a.m.

Friday, June 26

Brendan P. Mitchell, 28, of 16 Ashland Terrace, Apt. 1, New Bedford, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over for a traffic violation on West Passage Drive at about 1:20 a.m. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Marc P. Fernandes, 26, of 9 Village Drive, Apt. 210, Smithfield, was arrested on a bench warrant issued from 6th District Court after the vehicle he was in was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 25 North, at Cedar Island, around 8:50 p.m.

Saturday, June 27

Two men were arrested after police responded to the area of Route 24 South at the Sakonnet River Bridge around 10:50 a.m. to investigate a report of disorderly conduct. Derek Dasilva, 28, of 38 Lowell Ave., Pawtucket, and Norman A. Cote, 70, of 95 Heidi Drive, were both charged with disorderly conduct.

Travis J. Lewis, 38, of 2914 State St., Hamden, Conn., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), and domestic disorderly conduct, after police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the area of West Main Road and Locust Avenue just before 6 p.m. Mr. Lewis was also cited for refusing a chemical test, according to police.

Sunday, June 28

Kaileigh A. Lefort, 22, of 16 Kingston St., Newport, was charged with driving with a suspended license (first offense) after being pulled over for a traffic violation on Stringham Road at Cimmaron Drive at about 11:40 a.m.

Patricia J. Caron, 54, of 474 Luther Ave. Somerset, was charged with simple assault, driving while intoxicated (first offense), and resisting arrest, after police were asked to check the condition of a driver on East Main Road near the police station around 8:50 p.m. Ms. Caron was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Maria I. Gonzalez, 39, of 14 West Evans St., Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being stopped for a traffic violation just before midnight on Route 24 North at Cedar Island. She was also cited for refusing a chemical test, her second offense, according to police.

Monday, June 29

Todd D. Chlaupek, 56, of 57 Slocum Road, was charged with domestic assault (first offense) after police responded to Slocum Road around 6 a.m. to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.  

Tuesday, June 30

Two people were charged after a vehicle was pulled over for a traffic violation on West Main and Stringham roads at about 9 p.m. A passenger, Alexander McClain, Jr., was charged with violating a no-contact order, and obstructing a police officer in execution of duty. The driver, Jewel C. Grayson, 19, of 524 Elm St., Apt. 4, Woonsocket, was charged with driving with a suspended license (first offense).

Thursday, July 2

David Crow, 58, of 83 Jo Anne Ave., was charged with driving with a suspended license after being pulled over for a traffic violation on East Main Road at Agway around 10:15 a.m.

Friday, July 3

Sara J. Conrad, 31, of 1091 Cohannet St., Taunton, Mass., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over on Route 24 North at Cedar Island shortly after midnight for multiple moving violations, police said. She was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Frank J. Kane, 35, of 232 Harrison St., Fall River, was charged with reckless driving and eluding police during a high-speed pursuit shortly before 2 a.m. Police said officers were attempting to stop a motor vehicle in the area of Route 24 at West Main Road for numerous traffic violations, but the driver initially refused. Mr. Kane was eventually stopped and taken into custody by Newport Police, where he was issued a District Court summons.

James F. Moan III, 41, of 9 Gray St., North Providence, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after police received a report of a vehicle operating erratically and pulled him over on Route 24 near Boyds Lane. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Saturday, July 4

Steven R. Hall, 34, of 11 Stockton Drive, Middletown, was charged with driving while intoxicated (second offense) after being pulled over on Route 24 North because he was speeding, driving in the breakdown lane and committing other roadway violations, according to police. 

Jose N. Cortes, 18 of 12 Trenton St., Providence, was charged with driving with a suspended license after being pulled over for speeding on Route 24 North at Boyds Lane, according to police. 

Harold W. Hooper, 25, of no permanent address in Newport, was charged with driving without a license (first offense) after being pulled over for a traffic violation on West Main Road near Melville School around 1:10 p.m.

Connor P. LaPointe, 21, of 386 Freelove St., Fall River, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over for speeding and multiple moving violations on East Main Road at Turnpike Avenue around 7:40 p.m., police said. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Shane M. Buddemeyer, 22, of 73 Potomac Road, was charged with the possession of illegal fireworks at about 8:15 p.m. Police made the arrest shortly after Marine Patrol officers observed several individuals carrying large boxes, which appeared to contain aerial fireworks, aboard a vessel departing from the Carnegie Abbey boat ramp. Officers caught up to the boat as it entered the beach area of Dyer Island’s east side, police said. As officers approached, several individuals denied they had any fireworks, according to police. Once police explained they had spotted them leaving from Carnegie Abbey, Mr. Buddemeyer produced his license and said he was involved, police said. The fireworks were seized and taken back to police headquarters where they were secured. 

Adam P. Santos, 31, of 331 President Ave., Apt. 1, Fall River, was charged with the use and possession of illegal Class C fireworks on West Main Road around 9:40 p.m.

Sunday, July 5

Shawn W. Majzlik, 25, of 3 Palmetto Place, Greenville, N.C., was charged around 1:35 a.m. with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after his vehicle struck a guardrail while traveling north on Route 24, according to police. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test. 

Joseph J. Andrade, 57, of 1073 Stafford Road, Tiverton, was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct around 3:20 a.m. after he allegedly assaulted a 49-year-old Tiverton woman. According to the woman, who was spotted by police walking on Route 24 South at the Sakonnet Bridge while carrying a large amount of belongings, she was assaulted in Mr. Andrade’s truck in Portsmouth before being forced out of the vehicle, police said. The suspect then reportedly threw her belongings out of the truck and into the highway, according to police, who said they observed numerous injuries on the woman. Mr. Andrade was later located by Tiverton Police and turned over to Portsmouth Police.

Monday, July 6

Arielle Croy, 33, of 9 Warner Place, Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over on Route 24 North on the Sakonnet River Bridge around 3:10 a.m. for speeding a committing a roadway violation, according to police. She was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Chad A. Norcutt, 47, of 70 Tremont St., Fall River, was charged with possession of a controlled substance after the vehicle he was in was pulled over for a traffic violation on West Main Road at Raytheon around 11:35 p.m. Police said a bench warrant for Mr. Norcutt’s arrest had been issued by 3rd District Court.

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