The South Kingstown Police Department reported the following charges:
Sean C. Hamill, 23, of 79 Meadow Ave., South Kingstown, was charged with disorderly conduct Dec. 3 after officers were dispatched to Java Madness at Stone Cove Marina for reports of a man rolling around on the ground with his pants around his ankles.
Officers arrived at about 4:30 p.m. to find a large crowd gathered around Hamill, who was reportedly lying on his stomach, blocking the entrance to Java Madness. As officers approached, Hamill became aggressive, swinging his arms and lunging at police while uttering gibberish, according to reports. After being secured in handcuffs, Hamill reportedly began to thrash around on the ground as officers tried to pull up his pants, and yelled "something about his genitals and people chasing him."
Officers detected Hamill may be under the influence of drugs, and he confirmed he had taken bath salts earlier, along with marijuana laced with a powdery substance, according to police reports. He also allegedly admitted to shooting up cocaine the night before “in quantities far high than he is accustomed to,” reports indicate. Police also allegedly found a prescription pill bottle in his car containing 59 yellow pills.
Before arriving at Java Madness, witnesses told police, Hamill had left a nearby home telling friends he was intoxicated. He then ran behind a woodpile in the backyard, emerging in a military crawl through the brush toward a neighbor’s home, according to witnesses, who lost track of him until he was found at the coffee shop.
Police issued Hamill a court summons for disorderly conduct while he was being treated at South County Hospital. He was released into his mother’s custody.
Catherine A. Callahan, 63, of 21 Allen Ave., South Kingstown, was charged with driving with a suspended license Dec. 9 after officers were called to Patsy’s Package Store on reports of a drunk driver leaving the store.
Upon arrival, officers found a silver pickup truck with Callahan at the wheel. When she opened the door, officers noted a strong odor of urine and feces emanating from the car. They also saw Callahan was wearing a protective boot on her right foot, the result of a recent surgery, she said. Callahan told officers she had driven her husband to the store, despite initial reports that her husband had been driving. Callahan was charged with suspended license and suspended registration violations. Her husband was not charged.
The report did not explain the foul odor.
Philip R. Matteson, 21, of 11 Ministerial Road, South Kingstown, was charged with DUI and refusal Dec. 7 after officers were called to an unrelated assault complaint on Shannock Road. Instead, they found a heavily damaged Honda by the side of the road and Matteson removing items from the car and getting into a friend’s pickup truck.
Matteson said he was driving home and swerved to avoid a deer, causing the accident. He reportedly asked a bystander not to call police, instead calling a friend for a ride. Officers noted an alcohol smell on Matteson, who reportedly acknowledged drinking four beers in about three hours at the Nordic Lodge in Charlestown.
Matteson allegedly failed field sobriety tests, leading to his arrest.