Possession of marijuana
Matthew O. Kirby, 22, of 51 Ashurst Ave., Middletown, was charged Jan. 15 with possession of marijuana after he was stopped on Route 138 for speeding and the marijuana was allegedly discovered in his car, police said. Kirby was held at the police station where an arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 21 at Newport District Court.
Violation of domestic no contact order
Michael Nicynski, 37, of 725 Smithfield Road, North Providence, was charged Jan. 17 with violation of a domestic no contact order after he allegedly contacted the victim through e-mail and text messages in violation of the parameters of the no contact order issued by Newport County Court, police said.
The victim reported the alleged violation to the police and they contacted Nicynski at his home. Nicynski voluntarily went to the Jamestown Police Station, where he was arrested and held at the station. An arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 21 at Newport District Court.
• On Jan. 12, a credit card was fraudulently used. The incident was reported to the police as well as the bank that issued the card. The matter is under investigation.
• On Jan. 14, a neighbor called police about a neglected cat that was living on Conanicus Avenue. According to police, the person who called said that the people who lived at the house were rarely there and the cat was left alone for days without adequate food and water. Police investigated and saw the malnourished cat through a window. The back door to the house was open so the police took the cat to the North Kingstown pound where it will be cared for and nursed back to health. If the animal is not claimed by the owner, it will be put up for adoption.