2008-07-10 / News of Record

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged

Erin F. DiStefano, 30, of 276 East Shore Rd., was charged July 4 with drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after she was stopped on East Shore Road for erratic driving, police said.

A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for July 25 at Newport District Court, police said.

Brandon Gregory, 28, of Newport was charged July 7 with first offense drunk driving with a blood alcohol level of .15 or greater and for driving without a license after he was stopped for driving his motorcycle the wrong way on Arnold Avenue, police said.

Gregory was held overnight at the police station and he was arraigned July 8 at Newport District Court, police said.

Driving with suspended

license charged

Matthew Stenton, 31, of New Milford, Conn., was charged July 7 with driving with a suspended license after police ran his tags and stopped him on Route 138 East, police said.

An arraignment was scheduled for July 25 at Newport District Court, police said.

Michael J. Clark, 28, of Warwick, was charged July 7 with driving with a suspended license after police ran his tags and stopped him on Route 138 East.

An arraignment was scheduled for July 25 at Newport District Court, police said.

Beach parking signs stolen

Recreation Department Director Bill Piva reported signs, including the posts, have been stolen on two occasions from Head's Beach in the Jamestown Shores. The signs posted regulations, which said parking permits are required. Piva said that he suspected someone who was ticketed for parking without a permit was stealing the signs.

Piva said the signs will continue to be replaced because the regulations must be posted. The signs are costing taxpayers approximately $70 per sign because they have to be custom made and installed. If anyone has knowledge of the person or persons taking the signs or sees suspicious activity in the area, please call the Jamestown Police Department.

Sexual assault reported

A 19-year old woman from South Easton, Mass. told police July 5 that she had been sexually assaulted that evening at Ft. Wetherill State Park, police said.

The woman reported that she was with two male friends in the Battery area of Ft. Wetherill and after the males left her, she was assaulted.

Police said the woman described her attacker as a very tan, thin, muscular male approximately 5-feet 10- inches tall. He had long dark hair, facial hair, and a goatee. The suspect was wearing khaki cutoff shorts, the woman told police.

She suffered minor scratches and abrasions and was treated at Newport Hospital and released. No arrests have been made, police said.

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