2011-09-08 / News of Record


Driving without license

Leonel Mejia, 25, of Penn Street, Providence, was charged Aug. 16 with driving without a license. Mejia was not held at the police station and was released with summons. An arraignment was scheduled for Aug. 26 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.


Donald Melzer Jr., 40, of Alden Street, Mystic, Conn., was charged Sept. 3 with first-offense DUI and driving with a suspended license after police responded to a be-on-the-lookout report from Middletown Police Department and took him into custody, police said. Melzer was held at the police station and released to the Rhode Island State Police to be arraigned at 2nd Division Newport District Court in Newport on other charges.

Multiple charges

Andrew Smithers, 29, of Post Road, Warwick, was charged Sept. 4 with breaking and entering a dwelling without consent and receiving stolen goods, a misdemeanor, police said. An investigation led to his arrest for stealing a laptop computer and pepper spray, which were both recovered. Smithers was held at the police station where a re-arraignment was scheduled for Sept. 9 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

Warrant violation

Amy Gladding, 36, of Milton Avenue, Johnston, was charged Sept. 4 with a bench warrant violation for failing to appear in court, police said. The defendant was held without bail at the police station and transferred to the ACI. Further court dates have yet to be scheduled, according to police.

Incident reports

• On Aug. 30, police responded to a complaint of excessive noise and disturbance on Norman Road where neighbors were arguing.

• On Aug. 30, police took a report from a Prospect Avenue resident who claimed that neighbors were dumping hurricane debris in her driveway.

• On Aug. 31, police responded to a call of a boat damaging another boat when it was being hauled from its mooring.

• On Sept. 1, a juvenile was reported missing. Police responded to the report and found the missing person in the Jamestown commercial district late at night.

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