Tiverton Police: Christmas storm blocks roads with trees, water

Posted 12/31/20

Friday, Dec. 18

A Bourne Mill Apartments resident called at 4:31 pm to report that a woman had been hit with a cane after a sink overflowed into the apartment below. Moments later, another call …

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Tiverton Police: Christmas storm blocks roads with trees, water


Friday, Dec. 18

A Bourne Mill Apartments resident called at 4:31 pm to report that a woman had been hit with a cane after a sink overflowed into the apartment below. Moments later, another call reported that the upstairs resident came downstairs “and is in the hallway to attempt to start a fight.”

Chelsea L. Waters, 28, of 20 Main Road, Tiverton was citied for driving with a suspended license, third offense, at 7:10 pm at that location.

Matthew Silva, 46, of 27 Mathew Road, Tiverton, was arrested at 9:45 pm at that address on a bench warrant issued by 2nd District Court.

Saturday, Dec. 19

A wire down from a pole was reported near Grinnell’s Beach at 9:03 am.

A Campion Avenue caller said that a driveway had been plowed in by a town plow and that a visiting nurse could not get in. Police arranged for the driveway to be plowed.

At 11:23 am, police were called about hunters in the area of Town Farm.

Police were notified about snow blocking sidewalks in the area of Coastal Roasters on Main Road.

At 8:56 pm, a 911 called reported that “kids went off the road and into the corn field” near the farm on Arruda’s Lane. Nobody was injured.

Kaitlyn A. Cravens, 25, was arrested on two counts of possession of narcotics and one charge each of disorderly conduct and driving with a suspended license at 7:15 pm in the area of 1204 Fish Road. 

At 11:25 pm, a caller reported that “ex-boyfriend walked into the house uninvited and is sitting in the bedroom … refusing to leave.”  “That male party will be leaving,” an officer reported at 1:43 pm.

Sunday, Dec. 20

At 10:11 am, a Highland Road caller reported hunting that sounds too close to the property.

A loose bird in the building was the apparent cause of a motion alarm sounding in Aquidneck Fasteners on Aquidneck Avenue at 3:40 pm.

Two deer were struck and killed (one had to be shot by police) on Old Stone Church Road at 5:23 pm.

Monday, Dec. 21

Police responded to two separate loose dog calls at 7:31 am (Seapowet Avenue), and 9:11 am (Sterling Drive).

Police went to Highland Court at 9:42 am for multiple complaints regarding yard signs and a neighbor’s dog.

Alexis E. Garcia, 23, of 311 State Ave., Tiverton, was arrested on two warrants from 2nd Division District Court and one from Superior Court, at 5:45 pm at that address.

Police received calls about three vehicles (separate incidents) swerving and being driven erratically during the late evening — two on Route 25, one on Fogland Road. 

At 11:57 pm, police were notified by 911 call that a black pickup truck had struck a tree on Fogland Road. Little Compton also dispatched rescue. A man declined rescue for minor pain.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Andrew M. Perez, 21, of 944 Main Road, Tiverton, was arrested on a charge of domestic simple assault at 2:56 pm at that location.

A caller notified police at 3:49 pm that a trash truck was headed into Fall River with a “large stick hanging out the top of the truck striking power lines.”

At 7:55 pm, a caller said that someone in a black Honda Civic threw a bottle at the caller’s vehicle on Route 24 before taking the Main Road exit.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

After receiving reports of an erratic driver, police pulled over a box truck on Route 24 North at 6:14 am. The driver said he was having trouble with the shifter.

A King Road resident contacted police about a case of cyber blackmail.

At 3:45 pm, police searched several streets in the Cornell Road are for a car with a man and woman inside who appear to be arguing — “believe the male party threw the female’s phone out of the vehicle.” The vehicle could not be located.

At 4:22 pm, a caller said that a vehicle backed into and broke a fence and then took off on Bulgarmarsh Road.

A small black and white dog wearing a sweater was spotted running down Lepes Road at 4:56 pm.

During the evening, several vehicles were reported “all over the road:” A Kia SUV on Bulgarmarsh Road; a Jeep on Fish Road …

Jason Camara, 40, of Somerset, Mass., was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of liquor, blood alcohol content unknown, at 10:52 pm on Canonicus Street. Police had responded to a report that a vehicle had slid off the road and into a yard.

Thursday, Dec. 24

At 9:21 am, a caller complained of hunters in the Marlynn Drive area and several loud gunshots.

Alfred Lamonte, 55, of Newport, was arrested on an affidavit and arrest warrant at a  Fish Road business at 10:48 am.

Edward A. Johnson, 47, of Newport, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct (drunkenness) at 10:45 am at a Fish Road business.

Morgan G. Jefferson, 30, of Fall River, was arrested on charges of simple assault and obstructing a police officer at 10:44 pm at a Main Road address near the Fall River line.

At 5:32 pm, a caller reported the theft of tools from a trailer at a house construction site on Sawdy Pond Drive.

Police and firefighters responded to  5:36 pm 911 calls about a vehicle “fully engulfed” in flames on Route 24 near the weigh station. “Unknown is anyone is in it.” The blaze was extinguished in minutes — nobody was inside.

Friday, Dec. 25

At 1:57 am, a 911 caller reported that a car had struck a National Grid utility pole and rolled over on Crandall Road near Bucks Way — one person was briefly trapped inside. One person was transported by rescue to St. Anne’s Hospital.

Flooding was reported at the Main Road on-ramp to Route 24 at 10:16 am. State DOT was notified, said “It will be a bit.”

“Heavy flooding” was reported in the vicinity of 1740 Main Road at 10:44 am. State DOT was called and arrived at 11:58 am.

Kimberly A. Fernandes, 36, of Fall River, was arrested on charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct at 11 pm at a Main Road address near the Fall River line.

An abandoned vehicle with heavy front end damage and air bag deployed was found on State Avenue at 1:46 pm. 

A tree fell onto Judson Street at 6:09 pm, blocking one lane. Another tree fell at 7:23 pm, this one fully blocked Judson Street.

A tree fell and blocked Pond Bridge Road at 10:18 pm. Tiverton DPW removed the tree.

Saturday, Dec. 26

A Crandall Road caller reported damage to a stone wall and mailbox at 10:36 am.

After a 911 call from John Duggan Road about a dog bite, a patient was transported to Rhode Island Hospital at 1:25 am.

At 2:36 pm, two debit cards were found at Bank of Newport (south), one on top of the ATM machine, one in the machine.

At 2:57 pm, police received a 911 call from a lost hiker in Weetamoo Woods. Police went to look but, at 5:24 pm, were notified that the caller had made it home safely.

Rescue transported one person to Rhode Island Hospital at 6:58 pm after a car struck a tree in the area of 2497 Main Road. Main Road had to be closed briefly.

A Meadow View Lane resident called 911 at 8:43 pm to report hearing a loud bang outside feared that somebody might be in the house. Police responded but found no intruders.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Police and rescue were notified by 911 call at 7:29 am that a vehicle had rolled over at Tom’s Market, 492 Main Road. Arriving officers found the vehicle, a 2021 Hyundai, upside down in the parking lot — the occupants had gotten out on their own. No injuries were reported but the store owner was “advised about building and property damage.”

At 9:24 am, one vehicle collided with another at a Stafford Road auto sales business and then took off.

Icing was reported on Canonicus Street and Colonial Avenue.

A bag of needles was discovered on Shove Street at 12:08 pm.

An attempted break-in on Hllton Street was caught on security camera shortly before 1:37 pm. The man did not gain entry to the house.

A King Road resident complained that dogs from a neighbor’s house keep escaping and threatening other dogs.

Multiple blue glassine bags containing apparent drug residue were found along Bulgarmarsh Road.

A caller reported a car “doing donuts” in a restaurant parking lot on Schooner Drive at 7:48 pm.

Monday, Dec. 28

A 3:48 am, a 911 caller reported seeing a flashlight inside a house under construction on Brackett Avenue. The “intruder” was the electrical contractor.

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