SK Police Log: September 1, 2012

A West Kingston man is allegedly drunk, but definitely not missing his insurance card.

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

West Kingston Man Charged With Drunken Driving, Not Missing Insurance Card

Herbert W. Rockwell, 36, of 2080 South County Trail, West Kingston, was arrested at about 12:22 a.m. on Sept. 1 and charged with drunken driving, and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

According to police, an officer noted Rockwell’s grey Dodge pickup truck swerving on Kingstown Road. A stop was made in the 2600-section.

Police said that Rockwell already had his registration and license ready when they went to the side of the vehicle. However, they noted the strong smell of alcohol. When they asked for his insurance card, Rockwell told police he didn’t have it, at which point they told him it was on his lap.

According to police, when they asked Rockwell to consent to field sobriety tests, he told them no, because he was “almost home.” Police asked him to step out of his truck, and noted that he was unsteady on his feet.

Police asked Rockwell to take the tests again, and when he refused, he was arrested. He also refused to take a chemical test at police headquarters.

Rockwell was processed at headquarters and then released at about 2:15 a.m. His truck was towed from the scene.

Tattooed Connecticut Man Charged With Obstruction

John Charles Kondakor, 43, of 80 Boston Ave., Third Floor Apartment, Stratford, CT, was arrested at about 8:50 p.m. on Sept. 1 and charged with obstruction and driving with a suspended license.

According to police, an officer driving on Old Tower Hill Road saw a Jeep driving without headlights. A traffic stop was made near Taco Bell.

Police said that the registered owner of the Jeep was a Connecticut woman, but Kondakor claimed that the plates on the Jeep were temporary ones provided by a dealership. He couldn’t provide police with a bill of sale, or his license, registration or insurance card.

Kondakor also initially told police another name, with the initials KSS. Police asked him why the initials JCK were tattooed on his hand. He then told police that he was a members of the Crips, and that he ran around town wearing red, at which point police told him that red was the color of the Bloods street gang. He also provided police with several different birthdates.

Police interviewed the passenger separately, who told police that she had been dating Kondakor for several months. She told police that they were driving from a hotel on Block Island, where they had been staying the past few das.

As a result of the lies, Kondakor was arrested and charged with obstruction. At headquarters, he was fingerprinted, which revealed his identity and also a suspended license in Connecticut. He was also cited for two open beer cans in the Jeep.

The passenger in the car – Kondakor’s girlfriend – was a Russian citizen with an expired work visa. However, police said that the Russian consulate was closed because of the holiday weekend, and immigration officials also did not return phone calls. As a result, she was released, since South Kingstown police did not have any charges against her.

The Jeep was towed from the scene.

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 . 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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Ted Geisel September 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Isn't it illegal to be here with an expired visa?
Gerryann Ashworth September 15, 2012 at 03:47 AM
One would think so Ted!


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