Friday, June 8, 2012
A look at some recent court decisions, and a look at the upcoming Superior Court schedule.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following cases was supplied by files at Fourth Division District Court or Washington County Superior Court at the J. Howard McGrath Judicial Complex. If we’re missing a result you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.email@example.com. Want to be e-mailed when new court logs are posted? Click the notify button!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
An alleged drunken driver from Charlestown is arrested with guns in his car, an SK man is arrested for possession of heroin, and another local man is charged with four counts of theft.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Charlestown Man Charged With DWI; Guns Found In Car Jon A. Lachappelle, 67, of 76 Biscuit City Road, Charlestown, was arrested on May 20 at 5:50 p.m. and charged with driving under the influence, first offense, BAC unknown, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and carrying a weapon while intoxicated. According to reports, Lachappelle was stopped near Ministerial Road for erratic driving and suspicion of drunken driving. After he failed preliminary sobriety tests and was asked to exit his Ford Escape, police said they noted an empty gun holster around his hip. Lachappelle denied…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Several defendants went before the judge in Fourth Division District Court the past week.
WAKEFIELD - The following cases were heard before Judge Mary E. McCaffrey in Fourth Division District Court at the J. Howard McGrath Judicial Complex, 4800 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown: Want to be e-mailed when new District Court logs are posted? Click the “keep me posted!” button below.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
An accident victim slaps the driver who hit her, URI events spur multiple arrests, and a Welcome House resident reports sexual assault.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Accident Victim Assaults 18-Year-Old Driver Who Hit Her Barbara Fethers, 56, of 32 Algerine Road, Lansing, NY, was arrested on Friday, April 27 at 10:11 a.m. and charged with simple assault. According to an arrest report, Fethers was rear-ended by an 18-year-old driver on Mooresfield Road. When the woman went to check on Fethers' wellbeing after the collision, Fethers allegedly slapped the woman across the face and said, “You *****, you could have killed my mother!” Fethers was arraigned in Fourth Division District Court and released later that day. Events Held At The Ryan Center…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Multiple URI students are arrested heading to events at the Ryan Center in Kingston.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. South Kingstown Police URI Students Headed To Ryan Center Events Larceny Reported Juvenile Arrests Disorderly Conduct Underage Alcohol Possession Driving Without A Valid License Trespassing Warrants Drunken-Driving Public Urination Marijuana Possession Domestic Charges Child Pornography William E. Webster, 52, of 133 Orchard Ave., South Kingstown, was arrested on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:39 p.m. and charged with possession of child pornography, a felony. Webster, who is married, works at Offshore Express on West Shannock Road in Richmond as a mechanic, according to police reports…
Friday, April 6, 2012
The following incident reports are based solely on information provided by the South Kingstown Police Department and describes their actions from March 27 to April 3, 2012. These reports do not indicate a conviction.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Police arrested Ryan A. McPeake, 29, of 5 Elmwood Ave., North Kingstown, on Tuesday, April 3 at 8 p.m. and charged him with driving under the influence, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. According to South Kingstown police reports, McPeake is a firefighter in Lincoln. Police stopped McPeake near Tuckertown Fire Department after an off-duty state trooper called police after he allegedly noticed McPeake driving erratically. He will be arraigned in Fourth Division District Court but a date was not available at press time. Marijuana Possession Disorderly Conduct Air-Soft Gun On School Grounds A 17-year-old South Kingstown boy was arrested on Monday, March 2 at 12:10 p.m. and charged with possession of …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Several defendants went before the judge in Fourth Division District Court on March 15.
The following South Kingstown Police cases were heard before Judge Mary E. McCaffrey in Fourth Division District Court on Thursday, March 15 at the J. Howard McGrath Judicial Complex, 4800 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown: Sean S. Bagley, 22, of 168 Indian Trail, North Kingstown, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence, BAC unknown. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance pending a hearing on March 23. Gerrick G. Von Deusen, 22, of 75 Scituate Farms Drive, Cranston, pleaded not guilty to transportation of alcohol by a person under 21. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance pending a hearing on March 29. Heather Chirnside, 41, of 72 Gough Ave., Apt. 41, West Warwick, pleaded not guilty to driving under the …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Check out these odd or unusual reports from police officers around the state.
Woman, charged with DUI, signs documents "Under Duress" An alleged drunk driving North Kingstown woman refused to pull over for police this week. She was first clocked driving 83 mph in a 55 mph zone on Route 4 but reportedly refused to stop when police activated their sirens, leading officers to her home instead. When officers began to place her under arrest, the woman reportedly asked for a lieutenant (who she requested by name). When police told her that he was off-duty, she allegedly stated she was “going to call him.” At headquarters, she refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. While signing her citations and documents, she allegedly wrote “under duress” every time she signed her name. She was then charged with DUI, among other …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
We compile the odd, unusual and 'oh my gosh' police items from throughout the region.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
Just Let Love In, Lady One Narragansett teen’s drunken profession of love was harshly rejected with a call to police this past week. The teen reportedly began banging on the door of a Narragansett home around 1 a.m. and began screaming, “Let me in, I love you.” Unfortunately for the teen (who thought he was outside the house of a friend who was hosting a party), the 52-year-old woman who lived there wasn’t feeling the love.She told the 19-year-old man to leave and promptly called police. Police later caught up to the man and his driver, who told officers that his passenger was “extremely intoxicated.” Express Yourself: Spray Paint Edition We’ll give a gold star to anyone who can figure out the meaning behind some very peculiar spray …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Several defendants went before the judge in Fourth Division District Court today.
Several defendants went before Judge Mary E. McCaffrey in district court today: Alexander J. Babcock, 20, of 290 Willard Ave., Wakefield, pleaded no contest to reckless driving. He was sentenced to a 30-day suspension of his license, to pay a $500 fine, court costs and the charge was filed for one year. Cameron D. Cartier, 21, of 20 Meadowbrook Way Apt. 2, Wakefield, pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance pending a hearing on Feb. 23. Susan E. Hemmalin, 48, of 345 Willard Ave., Wakefield, pleaded innocent to driving under the influence, BAC greater than .15. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance pending a hearing on March 1. Patricia A. Crowe, 50, of 1080 Broad Rock Road, South …