Narragansett Police Log: September 23, 2012

Police issue several alcohol citations to underage URI students.

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

Party on Saltaire Avenue Results in Five Alcohol Citations

At about 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 23, police received a report of a loud party at 60 Saltaire Avenue.

According to police, about 150 to 200 people were at the party, which had loud music and voices, and multiple cars and people in the middle of the road, blocking access to emergency vehicles.

Police said the tenants were cooperative in clearing the party quickly, and also cleaned beer bottles, cans and plastic cups from outside the residence.

According to police, while clearing the party, they saw Sean G. Conroy, 20, of 26 Elm St., Westerly, leaving via a back door while drinking a can of Natural Ice beer. A background check confirmed that he was only 20, and he was cited for possession of alcohol by a minor.

Based on the citation issued to Conroy, the tenants were also cited for violating the social host ordinance. The tenants were identified as 20-year-olds Samuel J. Weintraub, Michael J. Coppola, Stephen J. Fontana and Joengmein S. Hah. All four signed the public nuisance form, police said.

According to police, the five people cited are all students at the University of Rhode Island.

URI Student Cited for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

Jake R. Gagne, 18, of 102 Main St., Ellington, CT, was cited at about 12:05 a.m. on Sept. 23 and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. Police said Gagne is a student at the University of Rhode Island.

According to police, an officer stopped on Ocean Road near Wolcott Avenue to allow Gagne to cross the road. While watching Gagne cross, the officer noted that he said, “Oh ****!”, and put a blue can in the pocket of his shorts.

Police said they spoke to Gagne at this point, and noted that the can was Bud Light beer. Several more cans were confiscated from his backpack, and he was cited for the violation.

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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jeanneknight October 03, 2012 at 12:26 AM
What hppened to christen conley felony stole narcotics with all her other convictions . Good article by you. Second secretary to steal narcotics from kind medical practitioner.
jeanneknight October 03, 2012 at 01:09 AM
What does reject mean . My secretaries violated my professional license
Rodney Corey October 05, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Jeanne - you're the idiot who hired someone for a secretarial job who had previous convictions. Good decision by you.
Amonomous October 05, 2012 at 01:31 PM
That is an unfair statement, the NCP was the victim. To say that she deserved to be stolen from and impersonated is ridiculous. Someone who is clearly a criminal with a lengthy list of charges including forgery, that continuely gets let off is the problem. The system is the problem. Christen should have been treated, or incarcerated at some point. How many felonies can you get before you are punished? Where is the protection for the victims?
Ted Geisel October 05, 2012 at 03:33 PM
She does share some responsibility for this. When you are hiring someone to work in a situation like this, you need to be careful. You have to do your due diligence. A simple search on the RI court website would have revealed her history. The court system isn't what you think. I've noticed people reported on here who have 50+ cases on the RI court website and they still are walking the streets. Saying there are thousands of people in prison doesn't get you elected. Saying you arrested thousands does help though. So the system is rigged to arrest as many people as possible, especially for drug offenses) but there is no where to put them so you're unlikely to do much, if any, time for a crime.


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