2013-01-10 / News of Record


From Dec. 31 to Jan. 7, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 337 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 185 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings.

The police also responded to 22 medical or fire calls, three animal complaints resulting in one violation being issued, five parking complaints and seven residential or business alarms. Also, there were 28 traffic stops resulting in one arrest and four traffic citations.

For a complete police log, visit JamestownRI.net/police.


Joel Mortensen, 28, of Elmwood Avenue, Cranston, was charged Jan. 3 with driving with an expired license. He was issued a summons on the scene and released. A court date was scheduled for Jan. 11 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

Incident reports

• Police responded Jan. 1 to a hunting complaint off of North Road. A resident and his son were identified as being on land trust property without permission. Both were warned.

• A battery was taken Jan. 6 from a motor vehicle on Mast Street. There are no suspects.

• A vehicle was vandalized Jan. 6 in the Chopmist Charlie’s parking lot. The matter is under investigation.

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