Drunk driving charged
Thomas J. Murphy, 49, of North Kingstown was charged Aug. 1 with first offense drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after he was stopped for speeding and swerving on North Main Road.
Murphy was held overnight at the police station. A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for Aug. 18 at Newport District Court, police said.
• Bridge tokens were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Lawn Avenue on Aug. 1.
• Two wallets containing approximately $100 each and $250 cash were reported stolen from two unlocked vehicles on Southwest Avenue on Aug. 1.
• $20 in tokens and coins were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Plymouth Road on Aug. 1.
A car was reported broken into on Maple Avenue on Aug. 1 but nothing appeared to be missing.
Police are encouraging residents to remove their valuables and lock their vehicles, particularly in the downtown area at night. A rash of automobile break-ins, as well as thefts from unlocked vehicles have been reported in the last couple of weeks.