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SK Police Log: November 1, 2012

An East Providence man is charged with drunken driving, and a Wakefield man is charged with domestic assault.

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

East Providence Man Charged With Drunken Driving

Zachariah J. Marshall, 27, of 31 Austin Ave., East Providence, was arrested at about 1:17 a.m. on Nov. 1 and charged with drunken driving, and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

According to police, an officer driving on Main Street by Bell Block clocked a black Volkswagen at 40 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. The officer also noted the car swerving, and a traffic stop was made on Old Tower Hill Road.

Police said that the driver – Marshall – smelled of alcohol, and said he had just left the Mews after having a few drinks. Police said Marshall submitted to field sobriety tests, which he failed, at which point he was arrested.

According to police, while processing Marshall, he told an officer, “Yeah, I probably shouldn’t be driving.” He refused to submit to a chemical breath test.

Police said Marshall was processed at headquarters and then released at about 2:20 a.m.

Wakefield Man Charged With Domestic Assault

Philip P. Crowe, 20, of 1080 Broad Rock Road, Wakefield, was arrested at about 1:26 p.m. on Nov. 1 and charged with domestic assault.

According to police, a woman went to headquarters at 9 a.m. to file a complaint about Crowe. She told police that she had met Crowe, a former boyfriend, at CVS the night of Oct. 31, and they had agreed to go to his place so that she could remove her leftover belongings.

However, the woman told police that they began arguing on the drive over, and when they arrived at the home, Crowe said, “Oh, you want to fight, huh? I’ll beat the **** out of you.”

The woman said Crowe punched her several times, and only stopped when a family member yelled at him from the house. The woman told police she asked for a phone to call 911, but no one at the property would oblige, and instead two relatives of Crowe drove her home.

Police said that based on the victim’s statement and injuries, a warrant was issued for Crowe’s arrest. An officer found him at his home at about 1:32 p.m. and arrested him without incident.

According to police, Crowe denied fighting with the victim, and said that he had instead gotten into a fight with some girls on the bike path. He later changed his story and said it was the victim. Police noted that Crowe also had injuries, mostly minor scratches.

Crowe was processed at police headquarters and then released at about 2:45 p.m.

South Kingstown Man Charged With Domestic Assault, Disorderly Conduct

Paul E. Clancy, 46, of 135 Sir Michael Circle, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 9:25 p.m. on Nov. 1 and charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct.

According to police, they received a report of man wielding a knife during an argument at a home on Sir Michael Circle. Police said that based on interviews, Clancy threatened to hurt himself with the knife after drinking heavily and having an argument with a family member.

Police said Clancy was arrested without incident and held overnight for arraignment at Fourth Division District Court the morning of Nov. 2.

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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