Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
One Warrant Arrest…
Anthony M. Taylor, 21, of 45 George Waterman Road, Johnston, was arrested at about 2:48 a.m. on March 16. Police said a Third Division District Court warrant was out for Taylor’s arrest for a Johnston police charge of driving without a license.
According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Point Judith Road near Green Brier Road saw a blue Acura Integra traveling without working taillights. A traffic stop was made near Carver Lane.
Police said a background check of the passengers in the car revealed that one of them – Taylor – had a warrant out for his arrest. Police said Taylor was arrested without incident as a result.
According to police, Taylor was processed at headquarters and then released at about 10 a.m.
… Leads to North Providence Teen Charged With Drunken Driving
Ryan V. Rotondi, 19, of 14 Springdale Ave., North Providence, was arrested at about 2:55 a.m. on March 16 and charged with drunken driving and possession of marijuana, and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test and driving while in the presence of alcohol.
According to police, while an officer was handling the arrest of Taylor (see above), he was almost sideswiped by a speeding, light-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee. A description of the vehicle and a partial license plate was broadcast to another officer in the area.
Police said a Jeep Grand Cherokee matching the description provided by the officer was clocked at 62 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone on Point Judith Road near Old Point Judith Road. Police also noted that the vehicle was drifting from lane to lane.
According to police, a traffic stop was made near the Narragansett Car Wash on Point Judith Road. Police said that car smelled of alcohol and marijuana, and the driver – Rotondi – admitted that there was a marijuana blunt in the center console when asked about it.
Police said Rotondi consented to field sobriety tests, which he failed. Police said Rotondi was arrested at this point, and at headquarters, he refused to submit to chemical breath tests.
According to police, an inventory of Rotondi’s Jeep revealed a small baggie of marijuana and an open container of beer. Additional charges were filed based on both discoveries.
Police said Rotondi was processed and then released at about 9:40 a.m. Police said that a 17-year-old boy was also in the car with Rotondi and two others at the time of the traffic stop. The boy was released to the custody of a stepbrother at 4:12 a.m.
Loud Party Broken Up on Congdon Street
At about 11:37 p.m., police received a report of a loud party at 97 Congdon Street.
Police said about 90 to 110 people were at the party, with about 10 cars parked illegally on the street. Police noted that several cars were blocking driveways, a fire hydrant and an intersection.
According to police, the party was cleared with the cooperation of the tenants. The tenants were identified as Mark A. Zingarelli, 20, and 19-year-olds Sean R. Laporte, Michael A. Nero and Colton Smaldone.
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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