2010-09-16 / News of Record


Driving with a suspended license

Edwin Martinez, 32, of 61 Wealth Ave. in Providence, was charged Sept. 12 with driving on a suspended license after police stopped him on Southwest Avenue for allegedly following another vehicle with his high beam lights on, according to police. An arraignment was scheduled for Sept. 17 in Newport District Court, police said.

First-offense DUI

Lloyd T. Whaley, 50, of 57 Narragansett Ave., was charged Sept. 11 with first-offense driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after he was stopped on North Main Road for alleged erratic operation of a motor vehicle, police said. An arraignment was scheduled for Sept. 17 in Newport District Court, according to police.


• On Sept. 8, a Hobe/Maui kayak worth $800 was reported stolen from behind Spinnaker’s restaurant at East Ferry. The owner believes it was stolen on Sept. 7. Anyone having knowledge of the theft is encouraged to call the Jamestown Police Department with information.

• On Sept. 9, a red Trek bicycle was stolen from behind the Jamestown Philomenian Library on North Main Road. The owner said that he was in the library for about an hour and when he came out, his bicycle was missing.

• On Sept. 12, a woman driving on Narragansett Avenue near St. Mark Church hit a parked car and continued driving. The incident was reported to the police and the suspect car was spotted near McQuade’s Market, where it hit another car and continued driving. The police followed the car and ended up in a lowspeed chase. The car finally stopped on Conanicus Avenue, just south of the police station.

The driver was apparently distressed and on medication. She claimed that she wasn’t aware that she had hit any cars. Only minor damage resulted from the collisions. Police did not arrest the woman, and helped her arrange for insurance to take care of the damages.

• On Sept. 12, a briefcase was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle. A BankNewport credit card was taken from the briefcase and fraudulently used. The owner left the pin number with the card in the briefcase. The owner didn’t discover that the briefcase was missing until he arrived in Providence. He had made several stops along the way.

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