Narragansett Police Log: April 10, 2012
Police deal with several alleged assaults, plus graffiti (a penis) is drawn with mud on a car.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
South Kingstown Man Arrested for Domestic Charges
Sean M. Casey, 19, of 93 Columbia St., South Kingstown, was arrested at about 7:20 p.m. and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic vandalism and simple assault.
According to police, they received a report of a domestic incident after the fact at about 6:45 p.m.
An 18-year-old Narragansett woman told police that earlier that afternoon, she picked up Casey from his home in South Kingstown, because he wanted to see their child. On the ride over, she said that Casey was accusing her of sleeping with other men.
The woman told police that the argument escalated when they arrived at her apartment, with Casey allegedly yelling at her, “You’re lucky I don’t cuff you in your ****ing face.” The woman said Casey then went outside and punched her car several times.
A 45-year-old Narragansett man was working on the woman’s car at the time, and asked Casey to stop punching it. The man told police that Casey took exception to that, and he was punched in the face.
During the ensuing fight between the two, Casey allegedly told the man, “I should kill you.” He then left the area on foot.
Narragansett police provided South Kingstown police with Casey’s address, where he was arrested. He was then transported to Narragansett police headquarters for processing and released at 8:30 p.m. with an April 24 date for Fourth Division District Court.
Saunderstown Man Doesn’t Actually Need to Use Bathroom, Arrested for Suspended License
Normand L. Blais, 42, of 30 Wake Robin Trail, Saunderstown, was arrested at about 9:50 a.m. on April 10 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer patrolling traffic on Point Judith Road observed a white mini van traveling at 57 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made near Durkin Drive.
Police said that during the traffic stop, Blais was clutching his stomach and appeared to be in pain. When asked what the problem was, Blais allegedly told police that he really needed to use a bathroom.
Blais, who works construction, told police his job site was two blocks over on John Street, and police told they would follow him to that location.
Police said that while they followed Blais’ van, a background check revealed that his license was suspended. When police told him about the violation and placed him into arrest, they noted that he no longer appeared to be in pain or seemed to need to use the bathroom.
According to police, Blais consented to a search of his van. Police found a joint and two roaches in a cigarette box. The items were sent to toxicology for testing, and future charges may arise.
Blais was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license. He was arraigned and released at 11:30 a.m. He was also cited for speeding.
Narragansett Woman Cited for Disorderly Conduct After Claiming Assault
Tiffany L. Harvey, 30, of 125 Knowlesway Extension, Apt. #22D, Narragansett, was cited at about 7:10 p.m. on April 10 and charged with disorderly conduct.
According to police, they received a report from Harvey that she had been assaulted following an argument with a 30-year-old woman who lived in her apartment building.
The previous day, police had received a complaint from the woman that Harvey’s son was bullying her son. DCYF was notified of the incident, but no criminal charges were filed at that time.
On April 10, Harvey told police that while she was walking near the apartment building, the woman had yelled at her and said, “I’m going to **** you up, you’re done.” She said the woman was ushered back into her apartment by a friend, but then argued with her again and punched her through a screen window.
Police surveyed the scene, and did locate a screen window on the ground. However, they noted that the distance from the window frame to the sidewalk was about five feet, and noted that the woman’s arms were too short to reach Harvey.
The woman and another witness told police that she and Harvey had argued, but the window screen came loose when she jammed the window closed, not from a punch. The woman said that Harvey’s son then took the screen out of the window and put it on the ground.
The woman told police that Harvey had been harassing and threatening her all day based on the report from the previous night.
Based on the evidence at the scene, and the lack of any independent witnesses, Harvey was cited for disorderly conduct. No assault charges were filed.
Providence Man Arrested for Second Time on Warrant
Alex Patrick Coronel, 20, of 899 Branch Ave., Second Floor apartment, Providence, was arrested at about 6:18 p.m. on April 10.
Police said a Narragansett Municipal Court warrant was out for Coronel’s arrest, relating to him not appearing at a hearing for a disorderly conduct (fighting) charge. Police noted this was the second time a warrant had been issued, since Coronel did not appear at his first hearing either.
Coronel had been detained by Providence Police. Narragansett police transported him from Providence Police Headquarters for arraignment.
Police said that Coronel could not come up with the $255 he owed, only $40. He was released after police took the $40.
In consultant with Narragansett Municipal Court Judge John Decubellis, Coronel was told that if he did not appear for his new court date of April 19, he would be held and transferred to the ACI if he was arrested again, unless he paid the full amount at the time of his arrest.
URI Student Arrested for Warrant
Kelly Schwendeman, 20, of 24 Greene Lane, Narragansett, was arrested at about 4 p.m. on April 10. According to police, Schwendeman is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant was out for her arrest for failing to appear at a court hearing for a Narragansett police charge of misrepresentation of age.
According to police, an officer patrolling Point Judith Road clocked a black Volvo driven by Schwendeman at 52 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made by Jerry’s Hardware.
Police said a background check revealed the warrant out for Schwendeman’s arrest. She was taken into custody without incident, arraigned, and released at about 7 p.m. A passenger was allowed to drive the car from the scene.
South Kingstown Man Charged With Driving With Suspended License
Darrell L. Price, 37, of 243 Sand Turn Road, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 7:57 a.m. on April 10 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, Price had gotten into an accident at an earlier date and not reported it. He turned himself into police at headquarters for that charge, and because his license was suspended at the time of the accident.
Penis, Testicles Drawn With Mud on Man’s Car
At about 3:27 p.m. on April 10, police received a report of vandalism to a 23-year-old Narragansett man’s car on Sumac Trail.
According to police, the car had a large penis and testicles drawn in mud on the driver’s side door window. There were similar “genitalia-type shapes” drawn in dried mud on the car itself.
Police asked the man to spray off the car, to determine whether any permanent damage had been done. According to police, there were scratches that penetrated the paint throughout the body of the car.
The driver told them that he left the home at about 9:30 a.m., at which time the car was clean. He said he noticed the drawings when he returned home at about 2 p.m.
The case remains under investigation.
Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from Narragansett police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters on Caswell Street. If we’re missing a call or report you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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