Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
North Kingstown Woman Charged With Stealing From Station House
Elise M. French, 25, of 55 Ponte Lane, North Kingstown, was arrested at about 11:50 a.m. on Dec. 19 and charged with larceny.
According to police, on Dec. 18 the owner and a server at the Station House completed statements saying that French had stolen about $1,000 from the restaurant while working there.
Police said French was arrested on Dec. 19 as a result, and she also provided police with a statement. She denied stealing $1,000, and said she had only taken $150 off a table once. She told police that she would return the $150 if the owner would drop the charges against her.
According to police, French was processed and then released at about 12:15 p.m.
South Kingstown Man Charged With License Violation After Leaving Police Parking Lot
Seth A. Wine, 25, of 10 Edwards Ave., South Kingstown, was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, Wine was at headquarters, requesting to see a sergeant related to an incident involving another person. When he was told that the sergeant had left for the day, police said he left the lobby.
However, police said that a background check revealed that Wine’s license was suspended. Police noted that he was leaving the lot via a black Toyota Scion, and a traffic stop was made on Mooresfield Road.
According to police, a check confirmed that Wine’s license was suspended on Dec. 19, and he was arrested without incident. He was processed and then released at about 5:46 p.m.
North Kingstown Man Charged With License Violation
Wayne P. Martin, 48, of 2360 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown, was arrested at about 1:34 a.m. on Dec. 19 and charged with driving with a suspended license.
According to police, an officer said he saw Martin driving a car almost completely in the breakdown lane on Route 1 near Bridgetown Road. A traffic stop was made on Bridgetown Road.
Police said a background check of the driver – Martin – revealed that his license was suspended. He was arrested, and also cited for laned roadway violations.
According to police, Martin was processed at headquarters and then released at about 2:53 a.m.
CT Man Arrested for Superior Court Warrant
Matthew Collins, 36, of 247 Washington Ave., Apt. #2, West Haven, CT, was arrested at about 12:48 p.m. on Dec. 19. Police said a Superior Court warrant was issued for Collins’ arrest for a charge of felony assault with a weapon.
According to police, Collins knew there was a warrant out for his arrest and surrendered himself at headquarters. He was transferred to Washington County Superior Court at about 1:44 p.m.
South Kingstown Man Warned, Then Arrested for Warrant
Peter J. Kielec, 39, of 15 Deer Ridge Way, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 4:35 p.m. on Dec. 17. Police said a Sixth Division District Court warrant was issued for Kielec failing to appear at a court hearing related to a suspended license charge.
According to police, on Dec. 9 an officer made a traffic stop on Kielec’s car, during which a background check revealed the warrant out for Kielec’s arrest.
Police said that Kielec was adamant that the matter had been straightened out. Police also noted that Kielec was close to his home, and needed to tend to his family, so he was issued a warning and not arrested at the time.
According to police, officers followed up on Dec. 17 and noted that the warrant was still out for Kielec’s arrest. He was arrested at his home without incident, processed and then released at about 8:45 p.m.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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