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Police Log: Supplemental Gansett Reports July 9 to July 31, 2012

Police make an arrest for an alleged domestic assault, and cite several for license violations.

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

These reports were procured via records requests. The arrests were not included in the originally printed media packet, either because of ongoing investigations, vacations for commanding officers or mistakenly by oversight.

Postal Worker Charged With Domestic Assault

Stephen A. Sherratt, 61, of 5 Denison Drive, Narragansett, was arrested at about 5:24 p.m. on July 29 and charged with domestic assault and domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone. Police said Sherratt is a United States Postal Service supervisor in Westerly.

According to police, they received a report of a domestic in progress on Denison Drive. When they arrived, they said Sherratt was in a beach chair in the garage, and smelled of alcohol.

Based on interviews with Sherratt and the alleged victim, Sherratt was arrested without incident. He was processed and then released at about 9 p.m.

Narragansett Man Arrested for Warrant, License Violations

John Howard Swanson, 45, of 6 Lane Two, Narragansett, was arrested at about 12:25 p.m. and charged with driving with a suspended license. Police also noted a Fourth Division District Court warrant out for his arrest, for failing to appear at a court hearing for a South Kingstown police charge of driving with a suspended license.

According to police, an officer driving on Point Judith Road noted a Nissan Sentra in front of him because of its rear license plate. Police said the plate had the registration stickers affixed in two random locations, and a border on the plate also partially blocked the registration numbers.

A traffic stop was made near Sunset Farm. A background check of the driver – Swanson – revealed the warrant out for his arrest, and also that his license was suspended.

According to police, Swanson was arrested without incident at this point, and his car was towed from the scene. He was transported to Fourth Division District Court for arraignment at about 2 p.m.

South Kingstown Woman Charged With Violating No-Contact Order

Emmeline J. Westcott, 29, of 400 Main St., South Kingstown, was arrested at about 11:56 a.m. on July 9 and charged with violating a no-contact order.

According to police, a warrant was issued for Westcott’s arrest stemming from an incident at a home on Narragansett Avenue on July 8. Details of the incident were not included in police reports.

Westcott turned herself in at headquarters on July 9. She was arrested and processed without incident, and transported to Fourth Division District Court at about 12:23 p.m.

Warwick Man Cited for Suspended License

David A. Dipetrillo, 47, of 3595 Post Road, Warwick, was cited at about 8:36 p.m. on July 27 and charged with driving with a suspended license.

According to police, they received a report of an accident by the Dillon Rotary. Police said South Kingstown police also responded, since one vehicle from the accident was in their town, while the other vehicle was in Narragansett.

Police said Dipetrillo’s car had extensive frontend damage. He told police that he had a green light while coming down the ramp from Route 1 South to Route 108, and said the other car must have run the red light.

Police asked Dipetrillo for his license, but he told police his wallet had been stolen and he didn’t have his license as a result. According to police, a background check revealed that Dipetrillo’s license was suspended.

He was cited for the violation. A determination of fault regarding the accident was not included in police reports.

Central Falls Woman Cited for Expired License

Laura L. Figueroa, 20, of 60 Lincoln Ave., Central Falls, was cited at about 1:03 a.m. on July 26 and charged with driving with an expired license.

According to police, an officer traveling on Point Judith Road saw a Honda Accord with an illegal tint on the license plate. A traffic stop was made on Point Judith Road near Dunkin’ Donuts as a result.

Police said a background check of the driver – Figueroa – revealed that her license had expired. She was cited for the violation. She was also cited for the license plate tint. A passenger drove the car from the scene.

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 . 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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