SK Police Log: August 24, 2012
A Wakefield man is charged with his second DWI, and the New England Patriots lead to a stolen phone.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Wakefield Man Allegedly Defiant About Second DWI
David A. Arundel, 32, of 44 Winter St., Wakefield, was arrested at about 12:53 a.m. on Aug. 24 and charged with drunken driving, second offense. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Kingstown Road near Rhody Joe’s clocked a car driven by Arundel at 48 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made on Kingstown Road.
Police said that while speaking to Arundel, he told them, “I can’t get another DUI. I only had a couple of beers at the Mews, buddy.”
Police asked Arundel to consent to field sobriety tests. During the tests, he allegedly told them, “Only good people get punished. I’m not over the limit, this is ********.”
Police noted that Arundel spoke at length during the tests, adding, “So you’re arresting me, why? This is not happening. You’re only arresting me because I had a DUI last year.” He allegedly added that the officers were ruining his life.
Arundel was arrested without incident, and at headquarters, refused to take a chemical test. Police noted that by the time he was released to a family member at 2:05 a.m., he was apologetic.
According to North Kingstown police reports from August 2011, in his previous drunken driving arrest Arundel was pulled over for crossing two lanes of traffic, driving 53 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone, and registering a .173 blood alcohol level.
He pleaded to this charge in August 2011 and received the standard sentence for a first-time drunken driving offense – a fine, 10 hours of community service, a three-month loss of license and ordered to attend DWI school.
Patriots’ Poor Performance Leads to Stolen Phone
G. Patrick Beane, 53, of 6 Lab Hill Road, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 9:32 p.m. on Aug. 24 and charged with attempted larceny of less than $1,500 value.
According to police, witnesses at the Ocean Mist told them that Beane took a phone from a woman at the bar, when she had placed it down, and then went outside.
Police said when they confronted Beane about this, he brought them outside, to where he had hid the phone in a bush. He told police he had been upset about the Patriots game.
He was arrested without incident, processed at police headquarters and then released at about 11:10 p.m.
Wakefield Man Charged With License Violation, Weapon Possession
Joshua L. Stanton, 27, of 38 Prospect Ave., Wakefield, was arrested at about 8:10 p.m. on Aug. 24 and charged with possession of a weapon other than a firearm and driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer familiar with Stanton from previous arrests saw him driving on Broad Rock Road, and knew that his license was suspended. A background check confirmed this, and a traffic stop was made.
Police said that while Stanton was being arrested, they noted needle marks on his arm, and he told police he was injecting Percocets. As a result, his car was searched.
According to police, a knife with an illegal four-inch blade was found during the search, along with syringes and needle caps. Police said that Stanton attributed the needles to Stephanie Sousa.
Police noted that Stanton appeared to be twitching and convulsing during transport to headquarters and while being processed, but he refused multiple offers of treatment at South County Hospital. He finally did tell police he wanted an ambulance, but when it arrived and he was inside of it, he changed his mind again and refused treatment.
Stanton was processed and then released at about 10:35 p.m.
Motorcyclist Charged With Multiple Driving Violations, Arrested for Warrant
Edwin James Gardner, 22, of 245 Liberty Road, Exeter, was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. Police said a warrant was out for Gardner’s arrest for driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Kingstown Road clocked a motorcycle at 52 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made on Kingstown Road.
Police said a background check revealed a warrant out for Gardner’s arrest. He was also cited for speeding, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and operating an unregistered vehicle.
Gardner was processed at police headquarters and then released at about 11:10 p.m.
URI Student Charged With Vandalism, Reckless Driving
Matthew M. Marrapese, 21, of 120 Rocky Brook Way, Wakefield, was arrested at about 11:47 a.m. on Aug. 24 and charged with vandalism and reckless driving. Police said Marrapese is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, Marrapese turned himself in after being told there was a warrant out for his arrest. Details of the initial incident, which occurred on July 23 at the Kingston Emporium, were unavailable.
Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from South Kingstown police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters. 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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