Andre Levar Galloway, 27, of 3436 Redcoat, Memphis, TN, was charged with solicitation without a permit on June 11 after police received reports of a black man wearing a white shirt going door-to-door on Pontiac Road. Galloway was reportedly selling magazine subscriptions and collecting donations for a charity known as Graceful Hands. He said he did not know the town required a permit. Officers arrested Galloway and took him to the police station for processing, before releasing him with a court summons.
Five Finger Discount
Lea L. Champlin, 34, of 61 Lauri Drive, Charlestown, was charged with shoplifting on June 11 after allegedly stealing four pairs of flip-flops and two “animal plant hangers” from the Rite Aid on Woodruff Avenue.
A Rite Aid employee reportedly found a pile of tags on a shelf behind other products. A check of the security cameras reportedly showed a black woman, about 5-feet-4-inches, wearing a white shirt and black pants, remove tags from the sandals and hangers and hide them in a large black bag. Officers matched photos from the surveillance footage with booking photos of Champlin from the Westerly, Hopkington and Richmond police departments. She later turned herself in.
He Needs a Hands-free Device
Brendan John Kerr, 27, of 9 Brown St., Narragansett, was arrested on a 4th District Court bench warrant on June 9 after being pulled over on Kingstown Road at about 2 a.m. Officers reportedly saw Kerr drift into the breakdown lane. Kerr told officers he had received a cell phone call and was trying to find his phone when he swerved. He did not appear to be intoxicated, according to reports. Kerr’s warrant was for failure to appear on an original charge of driving under the influence.