Narragansett Police Log: September 23, 2012
Police issue several alcohol citations to underage URI students.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Party on Saltaire Avenue Results in Five Alcohol Citations
At about 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 23, police received a report of a loud party at 60 Saltaire Avenue.
According to police, about 150 to 200 people were at the party, which had loud music and voices, and multiple cars and people in the middle of the road, blocking access to emergency vehicles.
Police said the tenants were cooperative in clearing the party quickly, and also cleaned beer bottles, cans and plastic cups from outside the residence.
According to police, while clearing the party, they saw Sean G. Conroy, 20, of 26 Elm St., Westerly, leaving via a back door while drinking a can of Natural Ice beer. A background check confirmed that he was only 20, and he was cited for possession of alcohol by a minor.
Based on the citation issued to Conroy, the tenants were also cited for violating the social host ordinance. The tenants were identified as 20-year-olds Samuel J. Weintraub, Michael J. Coppola, Stephen J. Fontana and Joengmein S. Hah. All four signed the public nuisance form, police said.
According to police, the five people cited are all students at the University of Rhode Island.
URI Student Cited for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
Jake R. Gagne, 18, of 102 Main St., Ellington, CT, was cited at about 12:05 a.m. on Sept. 23 and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. Police said Gagne is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, an officer stopped on Ocean Road near Wolcott Avenue to allow Gagne to cross the road. While watching Gagne cross, the officer noted that he said, “Oh ****!”, and put a blue can in the pocket of his shorts.
Police said they spoke to Gagne at this point, and noted that the can was Bud Light beer. Several more cans were confiscated from his backpack, and he was cited for the violation.
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