Drunk driving charged
• Jamie C. Alarie, 28, of North Kingstown, was charged Sept. 19 with first offense DUI after he was stopped on North Main Road for failure to stop at a stop sign and erratic operation of a vehicle. Alarie was held overnight at the police station where he was arraigned. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Sept. 28 at Newport District Court, police said.
• Maureen Mello, 39, of Narragansett, was charged Sept. 20 with first offense DUI and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test. She was stopped for speeding, driving without taillights, delaying to stop and parking in the middle of the road on the Route 138-West, North Main Road on-ramp. Mello was held overnight at the police station and was arraigned the next morning at Newport District Court, police said.
• Vedran Sudar, 21, of Middletown, was charged Sept. 24 with first offense DUI after failing a field sobriety test as well as a Breathalyzer test. Sudar was stopped for speeding on Route 138 east. He was held at the police station overnight where he was arraigned. He pleaded no contest at his arraignment Sept. 25, police said.
Domestic battery charged
Martha McMurtry, 45, of Dartmouth, Mass., was charged Sept. 24 with domestic-simple assault/ battery after a domestic argument on board a boat at the Clark Boat Yard on Racquet Road. McMurtry was held overnight at the police station and was arraigned the next morning at Newport District Court, police said.
Vehicle break in reported
An unlocked car was broken into on Clinton Avenue on Sept. 24 and an iPod, peripheral accessories, a cell phone, and a purse were reported stolen.
Motor vehicle theft
A white, 2005 Chevrolet was reported stolen on Sept. 24 from in front of a home on Clinton Avenue. The vehicle was found several hours later parked on Pardon- Tucker Place. The owner said he lost a set of keys a few days prior to the theft. Police said it appeared the vehicle was not hot-wired. It was found intact with no damages. The incident is under investigation, police said.