Narragansett Police Log: October 7 and 8, 2012

The latest charge for a Narragansett man is felony assault, after a man claims he waved a gun at him and punched him, police say.

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

Narragansett Man Charged With Assault, Threatening Man With Rifle; Weapon Not Found

Justin D. Pinheiro, 20, of 15 Buttonbush Trail, Narragansett, was arrested at about 12:36 a.m. on Oct. 8 and charged with assault and felony assault, for allegedly threatening a man with a rifle.

According to police, they received a report of a man – later identified as Pinheiro – punching a 20-year-old man in the face, and threatening him with a rifle, over a parking dispute. Police said a friend of the victim corroborated his story, and the victim had a bloody nose consistent with a punch.

Police said they arrested Pinheiro as a result. However, a search of the immediate area and Pinheiro’s home didn’t reveal a rifle.

Because of other pending court cases, Pinheiro was transferred at the ACI at 3:45 p.m. and not granted bail. According to online records, Pinherio has several cases pending, along with several pleas dating back to 2010:

  • In August 2011, North Kingstown police charged Pinheiro with two counts of third degree sexual assault. A bail hearing and a trial calendar call are scheduled for Oct. 24.
  • In September, Narragansett police charged Pinheiro with driving with a suspended license and transporting alcoholic beverages. For details of that arrest, click here. He is scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 24.
  • In November 2010, a Warwick police charge of drunken driving was dismissed. According to previous police reports, Pinheiro instead pleaded to a traffic court charge of refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Felony screening for Pinheiro’s Narragansett police charges are scheduled for Nov. 27.

Saunderstown Man Arrested for Warrant

Jason M. Phillips, 35, of 67 Rosehill Road, Saunderstown, was arrested at about 12:40 p.m. on Oct. 8. Police said a Fourth Division District Court warrant was out for his arrest for failing to appear at a court hearing related to a suspended license charge.

According to police, an officer familiar with Phillips from previous arrests saw him using a soda machine on Boston Neck Road, and knew a warrant was out. Phillips was arrested without incident, processed and then released at about 3:30 p.m.

URI Student Cited for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

Samuel Scannell, 19, of 378 Tall Timbers Road, Glastonbury, CT, was cited at about 2:35 a.m. on Oct. 7 and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. Police said Scannell is a student at the University of Rhode Island.

According to police, an officer checking cars for parking violations on Exeter Boulevard noticed Scannell acting suspiciously. Police said that Scannell had a backpack on, and when he saw police, he changed direction and walked away.

Police said that when they asked Scannell what was in the backpack, he told them beer. A background check revealed he wasn’t 21, and two cans of Bud Light were confiscated. Scannell was cited for the violation.

Party Cleared on Newport Lane

At about 12:17 a.m. on Oct. 7, police received a report of a loud party at 43 Newport Lane.

According to police, about 75 people left as they cleared the party, with 10 cars illegally parked on both sides of the street. Police noted beer cans and red Solo cups in the yard.

Police said the party was cleared quickly and without incident with the tenants’ help. The tenants were identified as Douglas Hughes and Patrick J. Mullen, 21, and Kaitlin E. Murray, 20.

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.greenwell@patch.com.

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