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SK Police Log: December 14 and 15, 2012

A South Kingstown man is warned for public urination, and a Hopkinton woman is arrested for a warrant.

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

Hopkinton Woman Arrested for Warrant

Melody L. Moore, 50, of 44 High St., Hopkinton, was arrested at about 12:31 a.m. on Dec. 15. Police said a warrant was issued by Hopkinton police for Moore’s arrest on charges of writing fraudulent checks.

According to police, an officer checked the registration of a car while on Old Tower Hill Road. Police said the background check revealed the car’s owner – Moore – had a warrant out for her arrest.

Police said a traffic stop was made near Del’s Lemonade, and they confirmed Moore’s identity.

She was arrested without incident and held at headquarters, where Hopkinton police picked her up at about 1:37 a.m. A friend drove her car from the scene.

Alcohol Violations

- Nicholas P. Dutra, 19, of 14 Connors Farm Drive, Smithfield, was cited at about 9:35 p.m. on Dec. 14 and charged with transportation of alcohol by a minor.

A passenger in Dutra’s car, Kamran A. Jones, 19, of 2220 Middle Road, East Greenwich, was cited and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

According to police, an officer monitoring Patsy’s Liquor Store noted the driver of a black Toyota making an illegal U-turn. A traffic stop was made on Kingstown Road.

Police said Jones admitted to buying alcohol at the store when questioned by police, after a check of Jones’ and Dutra’s licenses revealed they were both underage.

As a result, both were cited. Police confiscated a six-pack of Heineken beer, a 30-pack of Keystone Light beer and a 750-mL bottle of Burnett’s pink lemonade vodka.

South Kingstown Man Warned for Urinating

At about 1:44 p.m. on Dec. 15, an officer noted a 34-year-old South Kingstown resident urinating on the bike path near Church Street.

Police noted that the men’s genitalia was not exposed, and he was otherwise not causing a disturbance, so he was warned for the offense instead of being arrested or cited.

When the man was asked if he had been drinking today, he allegedly told police, “Ya, a little bit and I really had to ****, man.” The man told police he had recently returned to Rhode Island from Florida, and promised he would not be a problem for South Kingstown police.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from South Kingstown police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters. 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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