Narragansett Police Log: June 10, 2012
Police deal with a woman on bath salts, and a Cranston man is charged with drunken driving.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Cranston Man Charged With DWI
Conor W. Lavey, 23, of 67 Concord Ave., Cranston, was arrested at about 12:48 a.m. on June 10 and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Boston Neck Road near Anawan Cliff clocked a grey Toyota at 59 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made near Old Boston Neck Road.
Police said that during the stop, they immediately noted the strong smell of alcohol. Police said when they asked Lavey for his license, insurance card and registration, he handed them an expired insurance card.
According to police, when they again asked Lavey for his information, he told them that he had already given them his registration. When they told him he hadn’t, he then started to remove items from his glove box.
Police noted that Lavey pulled out his registration, but ignored this until police pointed out his registration. Police said that Lavey also couldn’t locate his wallet, looking for it in his pocket and on the floor.
When police asked Lavey where he was coming from and where he was going, he allegedly told them he didn’t know. When asked again, he allegedly told police he was coming from Charlestown and headed toward Route 138.
Police said Lavey consent to field sobriety tests, which he failed, and he was then arrested. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test and speeding.
Narragansett Woman on Bath Salts Taken to Hospital; Dogs Confiscated
At about 12:25 a.m. on June 10, police received a report of an erratic 32-year-old Narragansett woman at the Bon Vue Inn.
According to police, a caller to dispatch said a woman appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance at the bar. When police arrived at the scene, they said they were able to locate the woman quickly, because she was breathing heavily and shaking uncontrollably.
Police said when they interviewed the woman, she denied taking any drugs, and just said she had had a lot of alcohol. Police noted that the woman would start crying, and then stop abruptly, and then start again.
According to police, the Narragansett Fire Department responded to do an evaluation of the woman, but she refused transport to South County Hospital.
As a result, she was transported to an apartment on Point Judith Road where her boyfriend was staying. Police noted that there was a dog in a car with the windows up, and a dog inside the residence.
Police noted that as they were about to leave the scene, they saw the woman running from the apartment on Point Judith Road and toward Iggy’s. At that point, it was decided to transport the woman to South County Hospital because of concerns about her safety.
According to police, the woman yelled and screamed while she was being transported to the hospital. When she arrived, police noted that a small, white rock-like substance fell from her sweatshirt pocket.
Police said the woman told them the substance wasn’t hers. However, later she told them, “I shouldn’t have done those, I shouldn’t have done those ****ing bath salts.” When asked again by police, the woman said she had taken bath salts.
At about 5:30 a.m., police and an animal control officer responded to the apartment and took possession of the two dogs. Police informed the boyfriend of the situation, who told them he had been sleeping all night and had no idea what had happened.
No charges have been filed as of June 21.
Narragansett Woman Cited for Disorderly Conduct
Patricia A. Towle, 50, of 221 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, was cited at about 2:49 p.m. on June 10 and charged with disorderly conduct. Police said Towle is a nurse at South County Hospital.
According to police, a landlord on Sand Hill Cove Road told them that since serving Towle with an eviction notice on June 1, she was disrupting his nearby parking lot business. The landlord told police that he believed she was drunk, and screaming at families with young children, “Pigs and ****ing rats.”
An employee of the landlord gave police a similar report of Towle’s behavior, and added that she had ignored his request to quiet down.
Police said when they asked Towle about her behavior, she smelled of alcohol, and allegedly told them that she was yelling because she was mad at the man over her eviction.
According to police, they arrested Towle without incident. Once she was transported to headquarters for processing, the charge was modified to a citation, and she was released at about 6:45 p.m.
Central Falls Man Arrested on Warrant
Francisco Figueroa, 41, of 161 Valley St., Central Falls, was arrested at about 1:30 p.m. on June 10. Police said a Sixth Division District Court was out for his arrest for a North Providence police charge of driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer was stopped behind a car at the intersection of Point Judith Road and Foddering Farm Road. A check of the car’s registration revealed that the owner had a warrant out for his arrest.
As a result, a traffic stop was made near Sunset Farm. Police confirmed that the owner – Figueroa – was driving the car, and he was arrested without incident. A relative of Figueroa in the car with him had an active driver’s license, and he was allowed to drive it from the scene.
At about 4:18 p.m., a family member brought Figueroa bail money, and he was released.
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.email@example.com.
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