SK Police Log: October 5 and 6, 2012
A Newport woman is charged with drunken driving, and a South Kingstown woman is charged with domestic offenses.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Newport Woman Charged With Drunken Driving
Casey B. Smith, 22, of 11 Lincoln St., Rear Apt. #1, Newport, was arrested at about 10:41 p.m. on Oct. 6 and charged with drunken driving and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
According to police, North Kingstown police dispatchers issued a bulletin for an erratic driver in a red Honda. A South Kingstown officer spotted the car on Route 108, noting that it was traveling 15 to 20 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone, and also that it had an expired registration sticker on the back plate.
As a result, a traffic stop was made on Kingstown Road near Shadow Farm Way. Police said Smith smelled of alcohol, and claimed to be coming from Kingston, despite the witness statements to police dispatchers.
According to police, Smith consented to field sobriety tests, which she failed. Police said Smith complained of being cold while taking the tests, but otherwise showed no emotional reaction to being arrested.
Police said Smith was arrested without incident, but refused to submit to chemical breath tests at headquarters. She was processed and then released at about 12:20 a.m.
South Kingstown Woman Charged With Domestic Offenses
Jessica A. Johnson, 22, of 117 Dam St., South Kingstown, was arrested at about 2:43 p.m. on Oct. 6 and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic vandalism.
According to police, Johnson and a family member got into an argument over her cooking eggs she hadn’t paid for, and because she wouldn’t clean up after her dog. The family member said she threw a lamp on the ground, shattering it, and broke the front screen door on her way out.
Police said that the family member told them he was “sick of this ****” with Johnson. However, he refused to provide police a written statement, or to allow them to photograph the damage.
According to police, while speaking to the first family member, a second one came home. This family member told police that “she would take care of Jessica and beat her ***.” She told police she would not cooperate with them, and that she wasn’t going to let police arrest Johnson.
Police said that Johnson turned herself in later that day, and while interviewing her, she smelled strongly of alcohol. She admitted to breaking the family member’s belongings, and she was arrested.
According to police, while processing Johnson, the original complaining family member tried to give them extra money to speed up the bail process. When he was told that that wasn’t how things worked, he allegedly told police, “This is *******.”
Police said Johnson was processed and then released at about 8:23 p.m.
South Kingstown Man Charged With Possession of Weapon, Indecent Exposure
John R. McKenna, 49, of 25 Amos St., Apt. #2, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 7:54 p.m. on Oct. 6 and charged with possession of a weapon other than a firearm – a Smith and Wesson extreme OPS knife.
According to police, they received a report of a man exposing himself at CVS on Main Street. Police said when they responded to CVS, they could clearly see the man sitting on a front bench with his penis out.
Police said a search of McKenna and his backpack revealed rags, a bottle of lotion and a large knife.
McKenna was arrested for possession of the knife, processed at police headquarters and released at about 8:30 p.m. He was also cited for indecent exposure.
South Kingstown Man Arrested for Suspended License
Chad M. Jackson, 35, of 3529 Old Post Road, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, they received a report of minor accident near the Seaview Market. Police said that a background check of Jackson, the driver of a truck involved, revealed that his license was suspended.
Police said Jackson was arrested without incident, processed at headquarters and then released at about 3 p.m.
Middletown Man Cited for Expired License
Tucker M. Kirby, 23, of 69 Sachuest Way, Middletown, was cited at about 9:10 a.m. on Oct. 5 and charged with driving with an expired license.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Stony Fort Road clocked a car at 40 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made as a result.
Police said a background check of the driver – Kirby – revealed that his license was expired. He was cited for the violation and allowed to drive from the scene.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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