2005-08-25 / News of Record

Police Log & Court News

Drunk driving charged

Richard Shutt, 62, of 800 Beavertail Rd. was charged Aug. 22 with drunk driving after he was observed speeding in Beavertail State Park just before midnight.

Shutt also was charged with refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, police said.

He is scheduled to appear Sept. 9 in Newport District Court, according to police.

Mailbox vandalized

A Beavertail Road resident reported Aug. 20 that her mailbox had been written on in black marker. On the box were the words “Eat Bananas, Yum!” police said.

Meds stolen

A Keel Avenue resident told police Aug. 22 that prescription medications were taken from the house. Earrings taken

An employee at the Holy Ghost Hall reported Aug. 19 that 22 pairs of seashell earrings had been stolen from a basement workshop.

Fraud reported

A business owner on Narragansett Avenue told police Aug. 17 that their business account had been fraudulently tapped, and some $1,145 had been deducted from the account.

District Court news

Dispositions of Aug. 5

• John Kach, 48, of Bedford, N.H., pleaded no contest to a charge of drunk driving with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher. Kach also pleaded no contest to an amended charge of reckless driving and had the charge filed for one year. He was ordered to pay $250 to the victim’s compensation fund, police said, adding that Kach has lost his license for 30 days.

• John Lisi, 48, of Providence had a charge of driving with a suspended license dismissed under court rule 48A. His license was re-instated prior to the court date, police said.

• Evan Saia, 34, of 70 Walcott Ave., pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct for exposing himself in public. The charge was filed for one year, police said.

Dispositions of Aug. 12

• Jesse Lohrs, 23, of Coventry pleaded no contest to a charge of driving with a suspended license. He was fined $250, which was stayed until Oct. 28 for possible re-instatement.

• Steven Welch, 32, of 160 Beach Ave. pleaded no contest to a charge of simple domestic assault and battery.

Welch was sentenced to one year, suspended, at the Adult Correctional Institutions and one year’s probation with domestic and substance abuse counseling, police said. Welch must also obey a no-contact order and pay court costs, police said.

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