Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Portsmouth Man Charged With Violating No-Contact Order
Robert Furtado, 54, of 3338 East Main Road, Second Floor Apartment, Portsmouth, was arrested at about 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 5 and charged with violating a no-contact order.
According to police, on May 17 they received a complaint from a 50-year-old woman with a no-contact order out against Furtado. The woman told police that he had tried to call her at her new residence several times since the order was issued on April 8.
Police said they spoke with two other people living with the victim, who confirmed that Furtado had called many times, looking for her, despite being told that she did not wish to speak with him.
According to police, they called Furtado, and he told them he had called the victim in an attempt to get her to remove her belongings from an apartment, since he was moving out. Police said a warrant was issued at this time for his arrest as a result.
Portsmouth police arrested Furtado at about 7 a.m. on Oct. 5 for the warrant, after a background check. Furtado was picked up by Narragansett police and transported to Fourth Division District Court for arraignment at about 9:45 a.m.
One Arrested, One Cited After Traffic Stop
A traffic stop at about 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 5 led to a citation and an arrest by police.
- Angelo James Philip Ricci, 22, of 29 Burnside Ave., Narragansett, was arrested. Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant was out for his arrest.
- Joseph R. Cotroneo, 20, of 20 Southwest Road, Narragansett, was cited and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor. Police said Cotroneo is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, an officer traveling on Burnside Avenue near Jamestown Boulevard saw a black Ford Mustang with a defective rear plate light. A traffic stop was made on Burnside Avenue.
Police said that while speaking with the driver – Cotroneo – a six-pack of Heineken beer and a six-pack of Coors Light could be seen by Ricci’s feet in the passenger’s seat. Ricci was cited as a result.
However, police said a background check revealed a warrant out for Ricci’s arrest, for failing to appear at a court hearing on May 8. He was arrested, processed at police headquarters and then released at about 3:25 a.m.
URI Student Cited For Transportation of Alcohol by a Minor
Tia Y. Guilbert, 19, of 7 Walnut St., Narragansett, was cited at about 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 5 and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor. Police said Guilbert is a student at the University of Rhode Island.
According to police, an officer following behind a car driven by Guilbert on Point Judith Road saw her take a right-hand turn into the Salt Pond Plaza without stopping at a red traffic light. A stop was made near T’s Restaurant as a result.
Police said that while speaking with Guilbert, a paper bag with several bottles of alcohol could be seen on the rear passenger seat. Police cited Guilbert after a background check. Bottles of Burnett’s Vodka, Smirnoff Pineapple Vodka and Kendall-Jackson wine were sized.
Loud Party Cleared on Summit Road
At about 11:50 p.m. on Oct. 5, police received a report of a loud party at 2 Summit Road.
According to police, about 90 to 100 people left as they cleared the party, with eight to 10 cars illegally parked on both sides of the street.
Police said the party was cleared without incident, and the tenants were cooperative. They were identified as Peter V. Reilly, 21, Brian M. Duchesne, 20, and Michael J. Yanish and Christopher B. Distefano, 19.
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 headquarters on Caswell Street. 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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