Bench warrant violation
Mary E. Bennett, 42, of 57 Narragansett Ave., was charged Dec. 15 with a bench warrant violation for failure to appear in court for a driving with a suspended license charge, police said.
Bennett was not held at the police station. The Jamestown Police had no charges against her. She was taken to Newport District Court where the sheriffs took her into custody, police said.
Seth Gross, 46, of 310 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, Wakefield, was charged Dec. 18 with simple assault when a fight in which he was allegedly involved was reported in progress on Narragansett Ave., police said.
Gross was held at the police station where an arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 7 at Newport District Court, according to police.
First offense DUI/BAC
Edward P. McGuire, 58, of 376 Woodruff Ave., Wakefield, was charged Dec. 19 with first offense DUI and refusal to take a breathalyzer test after he was stopped for driving through a stop sign and failing a field sobriety test, police said.
McGuire was held overnight at the police station where an arraignment was scheduled by a justice of the peace for Jan. 7 at Newport District Court, police said.
Driving with an expired license
Catherine E. Shafts, 38, of 865 East Shore Road, was charged Dec. 19 with driving with an expired license after she was stopped for driving a vehicle with an expired sticker, police said.
Shafts was not held at the police station. An arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 7 at Newport District Court, according to police.
Michael J. Caswell, 48, of 19 Clinton Ave., was charged Dec. 3 with first-degree child molestation. An investigation revealed that Caswell had allegedly had sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 14, police said.
Caswell was taken into custody and is being held at the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston.
Further investigation warranted additional charges of possession of a dangerous weapon while committing a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said. A court date at Newport District Court is yet to be scheduled, according to police.
• On Dec. 16, a Christmas wreath was reported stolen off an apartment door.
• On Dec. 17, a representative of a bogus charity calling itself the Jamestown Juvenile Officers Association was reported soliciting funds over the telephone, police said. This is not the first report of this non-existent charity asking Jamestown residents for donations. Anyone who is contacted by this fictitious organization is encouraged to call the police.