Daniel M. DaCosta, 23, of Bowen Street, Cumberland, was charged Nov. 16 with possession of a weapon other than a firearm. According to police, DaCosta was arrested at East Ferry in possession of brass knuckles. The defendant wasn’t held at the police station and an arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 2 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
Melanie Hawkins, 25, of Lawton Avenue, North Kingstown, was charged Nov. 15 with a 3rd District Court bench warrant and a 4th District Court warrant, both for failure to appear for a suspended license. The defendant was held at the police station and transported to 2nd Division District Court in Newport.