'Disorderly' Man Gives New Meaning to Bottomless Coffee

Charges are based on reports from the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

South Kingstown Police Department. Credit: Patch File Photo.
South Kingstown Police Department. Credit: Patch File Photo.

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.

Brandi Lynn December 15, 2013 at 02:46 PM
What is wrong with you people? Anything for cheap entertainment. Sorry, you forgot to mention how he was mishandled by officers while overdosing and was unconscious close to dead with liver and kidney failure. Its a miracle he is alive. What is disgusting behavior is how we in society treat and mock those in need of serious help versus empathizing with them as fellow human beings. Not only unprofessional, but immoral.
Bob Deniger December 15, 2013 at 03:06 PM
A good writer serves the public. This article serves no one. However, instead of being THANKFUL this man is not dead, you write an article that could be the thing pushes him over the edge. It's clear that this kid has some problems and I'm sure this was a horrifying ordeal for him and his family. I'm ashamed that this article is the agenda of a public figure that is supposed to maintain the integrity and interest of the public. That includes EVERYONE. Ask yourself, what did you gain out of this and how many people did it hurt?
Brandi Lynn December 15, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Have some respect. People have problems and you make a living out of ostricizing them. Maybe if you could put a face to the actual sweet loving man behind this article or the mother and father who prayed to God every to night to give their son another chance to live, you wouldn't be so callous.
Dan Giblin December 15, 2013 at 05:38 PM
There is nothing more disgusting than reading an article that makes light of another human beings plight. I don't know this guy, but there's more to this story than is being released by the police (BIG SURPRISE). For one, it is so wrong to write articles that make light of someone's plight. Period - be ashamed of yourself. I don't know what planet or laws of chemistry the writer is following - but when substances are infused into plants , there's no powdery residue - the substance is dissolved into a solution and evaporated. This entire articles validity is at question due to the fact of a "powdery substance" found on the marijuana - which is most likely natural cannabinoids glands - never happened. The "powder", if anywhere would be on the inside of the plant matter - not visibly on the outside. It is apparent the article writer is solely going off of released statements from the police who's whole system of control depends on the ignorance of the public. I don't know if this article is based in fact, if so - how much fact VS statements released by a corrupt control system. People need to start thinking for themselves. I smell BS with this article; if one discrepancy is so blatant, how about the rest of the article. Bogus.
Brandi Lynn December 15, 2013 at 06:45 PM
This article was written while the man was still in Intensive Care Unit unconscious.
Kelli Barbera December 15, 2013 at 08:59 PM
This article thoroughly disgusted me. His friends family ad hurting enough and the detail in this article are just a smack in the face to us the people who love Sean. This article just exploits Sean and his illness. I am by no means defending doing drugs. But the people who need help need not be exploit like Sean was in this article. This article goes beyond being informative to just trashy small town gossip
Average Joe December 16, 2013 at 12:27 AM
It's good to see there are good people that see the evil, great comments everyone. End the war on drug users.


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