2005-09-22 / News of Record

Police Log & Court News

Charged with reckless driving

Edward M. Silvia, 54, of 30 Walcott Ave., was charged Sept. 16 with reckless driving and eluding police after he was observed speeding at Beavertail State Park, which resulted in an accident, police said.

Silvia is due to appear Sept. 30 in Newport District Court, police said.

Gas drive off

An employee of Cumberland Farms told police Sept. 13 that someone drove away without paying for $12 in gasoline.

Boat missing, found

A resident of Seaside Drive told police Sept. 14 that his green johnboat was taken from Head’s Beach.

The boat was later found, police noted.

Newport District Court dispositions Sept. 9, 2005

• Greg Chiello, 36, of Warwick pleaded no contest to a charge of driving with a suspended license.

He was given a $250 fine, which was stayed until Oct. 21, with a caveat that if his license is re-instated he will only have to pay court costs, police said.

• Frank Fantasia, 19, of Warwick had charges of drunk driving and possession of marijuana dismissed under court rule 48A, but admitted to a charge of refusing to take a Breathalyzer test.

Fantasia was fined $200 plus court costs, a $500 highway assessment, three months loss of license. He was also ordered to take a drunk drivers’ course and perform 10 hours of community service, police said.

• Tammy Levine, 37, of North Kingstown pleaded no contest to a charge of driving with a suspended license.

The case was filed for one year and Levine was ordered to pay court costs, police said.

• Carmel McGill, 51, of 183 Narragansett Ave. pleaded no contest to a charge of failing to stop, accident resulting.

The case was filed for one year, police said, adding that she was ordered to pay $200 to the victims’ compensation fund, make restitution, and pay court costs.

• Thomas Walsh, 21, of Saunderstown had a charge of drunk driving dismissed under court rule 48A, but admitted to a charge of refusing to take a Breathalyzer test.

He was fined $200, a $500 highway assessment, and lost his license for three months, police said, adding that Walsh was ordered to perform 10 hours of community service and attend a drunk-driving program.

• Tyler Wolstencroft, 23, of Wakefield pleaded no contest to a charge of driving with a suspended license.

He was fined $250 and court costs, police said.

Sept. 16, 2005

• Corey Higbee, 19, of 19 Hull St. had a charge of tampering with vehicles dismissed under court rule 48A, but pleaded no contest to a charge of vandalism and malicious injury to property.

The case was filed for one year and Higbee was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. He must perform community service and pay court costs, police said.

• Richard Shutt, 62, of 800 Beavertail Rd. pleaded no contest to a charge of drunk driving. He lost his license for five months, was ordered to pay a $250 fine, court costs, and attend drunk driving school, police said.

• Laura Smith, 36, of 8 Green Lane pleaded no contest to a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Her license was re-instated upon payment of court costs, police said.

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