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Narragansett Police Log: March 5, 6 and 7, 2012

Police make several minor arrests for larceny, marijuana and driving violations.

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

South Kingstown Man Charged With Larceny

Jason A. Howard, 39, of 25 Macarthur Boulevard, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 7:25 p.m. on March 6 and charged with larceny less than $500.

According to police, a homeowner on Rodman Street told them that she had asked Howard and two others to do some work in her home. At that time, she gave him permission to take a wood stove from the property, but not the kitchen stove.

Police said that Howard told them that he misunderstood the woman, and believed that he could take both stoves. However, this was only after initially lying to police about taking the kitchen stove. He told police that he had turned the kitchen stove in for money at a scrap metal store.

When the homeowner was informed, she told police that she wished to press charged. Howard was arrested for larceny, processed and released at 8 p.m.

Jamestown Man Arrested, Charged With Possession of Marijuana

Matthew C. Taylor, 21, of 57 Buoy St., Jamestown, was arrested at about 1:29 a.m. on March 6 and charged with possession of marijuana.

According to police, an officer patrolling traffic on Point Judith Road near Sunset Farms saw a green Volkswagen driven by Taylor with a taillight out. A traffic stop was made near Clarke Road.

Police said Taylor’s car smelled of marijuana, and when asked if he had any on him, he gave police a small bag from his jacket pocket.

Taylor was arrested without incident. He was released at 2:35 a.m.

North Kingstown Man Arrested, Charged With License Violation

Daniel V. Miller, 30, of 241A Allenton Road, North Kingstown, was arrested at about 11:53 a.m. on March 5 and charged with operating a motor vehicle with an improper license.

According to police, an officer patrolling traffic on Point Judith Road noted a car pass by him with an expired inspection sticker and a muffler dragging on the ground.

Police said the car pulled into the parking lot of the shopping plaza at the intersection of Knowlesway and Point Judith Road. The driver was identified as Miller, who told police he pulled into the parking lot beause of his muffler.

According to police, a background check of Miller’s license revealed that it had been suspended on Feb. 27 for failing to appear at a court hearing. Police said his car’s inspection sticker had expired in December 2011, and as a result, his vehicle’s registration had been suspended by the DMV.

Police noted that Miller did have a valid California driver’s license, however, he no longer lived in California. Miller was cited for a similar offense on January 5 – For info on that arrest, click here.

A passenger in Miller’s car also did not have a license. He walked from the scene after a background check by police revealed no warrants for his arrest. Miller’s car was towed from the scene, and he was transported to headquarters for processing.

Police said Miller was arraigned at headquarters and released at 1:30 p.m. Miller’s license and plates were seized because of the multiple driving violations.

Narragansett Man Arrested, Charged With Suspended License

Raymond J. Garbutt, 29, of 21 Greenbrier Road, Narragansett, was arrested at about 2:32 p.m. on March 6 and charged with driving with a suspended license.

According to police, an officer saw a blue Volvo station wagon driven by Garbutt accelerate quickly from Durkin Drive to Point Judith Road, cut across two lane of traffic, and then cut back on to Angell Road without using a turn signal at any point.

Police said a traffic stop was made on Sewell Road. A background check revealed that Garbutt’s license was suspended.

Garbutt was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license. He was also cited for failing to use a turn signal. He was released at 3:30 p.m.

Narragansett Police Arrest Man for North Smithfield Warrant

John J. Cimerol, 47, of 58 Knowlesway, was arrested at about 5:37 p.m. on March 7.

Police said a Sixth Division District Court warrant was out for his arrest, for not appearing at a court hearing related to a July 2009 North Smithfield police suspended license charge.

According to police, they noted a blue Oldsmobile Aurora traveling very slowly on Point Judith Road, before it abruptly turned into the parking lot for Schwabby’s without using a turn signal. An officer ran the vehicle’s registration, which came back to a green 1999 Pontiac.

As a result, a traffic stop was made on Knowlesway. Cimerol, the passenger in the car, told police he had just bought it and provided them with the proper paperwork.

However, a background check revealed the warrant out for his arrest. He was arrested without incident. The driver was allowed to take the car to his residence for him. Cimerol was arraigned and released at 7:40 p.m.

Westerly Police Arrest Man for Gansett Warrant

Joseph Porter, 26, of 2 Park Ave., Westerly, was arrested at about 11:35 p.m. on March 6. Police said a Narragansett Municipal Court warrant for fighting was out for his arrest.

According to police, Westerly officers arrested Porter in their town at about 10:14 p.m. He was picked up later that night by Narragansett officers.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from Narragansett police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their . 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.greenwell@patch.com.

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