Thursday, May 23, 2013
The following is based on reports from the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
David Joseph Cheatham, 22, of 1920 S. Club Drive, Wellington, FL, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of prescription drugs on May 18 after officers were called to Pancho O’Malleys pub for reports of a fight in progress. Cheatham had reportedly been kicked out of the pub for provoking fights with other customers and was allegedly threatening the doorman when police arrived. A quick investigation revealed Cheatham had already been kicked out of nearby Perry’s Bar & Grill and the Mariner Grille for similar behavior, according to reports. He allegedly mentioned having a gun at both bars. Officers found no gun, but allegedly found five Adderall pills for which Cheatham had no prescription. Cleanin' Them Out Patrick John Lepore…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The following is based on reports form the Narragansett Police department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
The Narragansett Police Department made the following arrests: William H. Minty and Karen Minty, of 42 Prospect Ave., Narragansett, were charged on May 19 with violating the Social Host law after allegedly hosting a party at which high school students were drinking. Officers were called to 42 Prospect Ave. for a report of a loud party. The found about 20 Narragansett High School students celebrating their junior prom in the backyard. Officers asked Karen Minty, who live at the home, to keep the noise down and said there would be no problem as long as alcohol isn’t being served to the teens. Karen Minty, however, refused to answer whether there was alcohol at the underage party, according to reports, prompting officers to search the …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Residents advised to monitor weather and seek shelter in event of hazardous weather.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Special Weather Statement for the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Thunderstorms have already been forming in Southern New Hampshire and additional storms are expected to develop across Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Rhode Island during the afternoon hours. Some of these storms will produce damaging wind gusts, hail, lightning and heavy rainfall. The main threats will be gusting winds and heavy downpours, according to the NWS. Residents should closely monitor weather conditions during the afternoon hours and take shelter immediately should dangerous weather develop.
The following is based on reports from the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Kaan P. Kurt, 21, of 93 Circuit Drive, Narragansett, was charged with driving under the influence on May 15 after he reportedly hit a pole on Moonstone Beach Road and became combative with rescue personnel. Officers responded to the single-car accident at the intersection with Mill Pond Road at about 1:30 a.m. to find Kurt’s Honda CRV had hit a telephone pole hard enough to deploy both front seat airbags. Kurt initially said his name was Kyle and said he didn’t know how he ended up on the roadway, according to reports. Kurt, who had a cut across his forehead, responded inconsistently and kept his eyes closed during questioning, according to reports. When asked if he had taken any drugs or alcohol, Kurt reportedly responded, “They won’t be…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Matthew Royer, 21, was last seen in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania State Police are still searching for a 21-year-old University of Rhode Island student who went missing last week. Matthew R. Royer reportedly began his trek home to Collegeville, PA from Rhode Island on Thursday. When he didn't arrive home, his family contacted authorities. His car, a silver 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, was last seen at Routes 501 and 422 in Lebanon County around 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. Royer is a student in URI's pharmacy program. He is described as around 6'1", 160 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. His license plate is GZR9059. Those with any information on his whereabouts are asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police Skippack Station at 610-584-1250.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Take a look at some of the more compelling police reports from around the state. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Hulk Smash? Getting arrested can be an incredibly angering experience for some. For one New Jersey man, the rage that followed his arrest could be described as…Hulk-ish? Smithfield police arrested a 21-year-old man on DUI charges after he had allegedly crashed his car into a tree. At the police station, the man took a Breathalyzer test, then allegedly stood up from his chair, walked over to the sink and tore it from the wall, breaking the pipes attaching it. Police were able to subdue the man/Hulk impersonator with a Taser. When Your Alibi Needs an Alibi This week’s best fake alibi goes to a Providence man accused of robbery. When police caught up to the man who allegedly stole $341 from Kattan’s Market in Cranston, he told them he couldn…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A Narragansett man is cited for disorderly conduct after his neighbors tell police he threatened them with a pellet gun. Narragansett police logs from May 5 and 6, 2013.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Narragansett Woman Charged With DUI Jana-Gae M. Turner, 55, of 1344 Ocean Road, Narragansett, was arrested at about 2:10 a.m. on May 5 and charged with drunken driving, and cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test. According to police, an officer monitoring traffic on Point Judith Road near Maridee Bait and Tackle clocked a Ford Focus at 29 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. Police said that the car was also swerving, and as a result, a traffic stop was made near Palm Beach Avenue. Police said that while speaking with Turner, she smelled strongly of alcohol. Police …
Joshua Dratel, who has defended the likes of Abbie Hoffman, Donald Trump and Michael Milken, tells the AP his job is to help Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow navigate through any investigations.
Katherine Russell's new lawyer, Joshua Dratel, said his client – the North Kingstown widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev – will continue to cooperate with authorities, the AP reported Tuesday. ‘‘I don’t see that changing in the foreseeable future,’’ Dratel told the AP. ‘‘There's no inconsistency between that and her interests at this point.’’ He said his role is to help her steer through the process and to protect her interests. He joined Russell's legal team last week. Russell had initially hired Providence lawyers Amato DeLuca and Miriam Weizenbaum, but they typically handle civil cases, so Dratel was hired last week. Russell, 24, has not been charged with any crime. She grew up in North Kingstown and married …
A drunk South Kingstown teen allegedly asks a police officer what it feels like to make $15,000 a year. South Kingstown police logs from May 5, 2013.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. New Jersey Teen Charged With DUI Christoph S. Reinemann, 19, of 108 Taylor Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ, was arrested at about 5:41 a.m. on May 5 and charged with drunken driving, and cited for speeding, transportation of alcohol by a minor and refusing to submit to a chemical test. According to police, an officer on Kingstown Road near Main Street clocked a silver BMW at 53 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was made on Old Mountain Field Road. Police said that when they asked Reinemann where he was coming from, he told them from a house in Narragansett where…
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 16
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 24 drunken driving fatalities in Rhode Island in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to…