2013-02-07 / News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 349 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 204 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings.

The police also responded to nine medical or fire calls, three animal complaints, three parking complaints, and seven alarms. Also, there were 46 traffic stops, resulting in two arrests and 16 traffic citations. Ten of the tickets were issued by officers while they were assigned to a state enforcement program.

Residents are reminded to check the department’s website and local TV or radio for notice of parking bans that may be imposed during snowstorms.

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

Multiple charges

• Nicholas R. Titzmann, 22, of Frigate Street, Jamestown, was charged Jan. 28 with three counts of misdemeanor shoplifting and obtaining money under false pretenses. The arrest was the result of an investigation at McQuade’s Marketplace. Titzmann was transported to the police station where he was processed. He was held overnight for arraignment in the morning.

• Amanda Laflamme, 24, of Frigate Street, Jamestown, was charged Jan. 28 with obtaining money under false pretenses and receiving stolen goods under $1,500. The arrest was the result of an investigation at McQuade’s Marketplace. Laflamme was transported to the police station where she was processed. She was held overnight for arraignment in the morning.

License

Rebecca Spooner, 47, of Kimball Avenue, Johnston, was charged Feb. 1 for driving with an expired license. She was stopped on Route 138. Spooner was transported to the police station where she was issued a citation and released. A court date was set for Feb. 22 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

Marijuana possession

• Matthew D. Devine, 29, of Bow Street, Jamestown, was charged Jan. 30 for first-offense possession of marijuana. According to police, the arrest was a result of an investigation of Devine’s motor vehicle following a parking complaint. Officers allegedly saw marijuana on the seat, and when Devine returned to his car, he admitted it was his. The defendant was transported to the police station where he was processed and arraigned by a justice of the peace.

• James Patrick Ahern, 19, of Fales Avenue, Norwood, Mass., was charged Feb. 1 with first-offense possession of marijuana. He was arrested on Route 138 following a traffic stop. Ahern was transported to the police station where he was processed and arraigned by a justice of the peace. A court date was scheduled for Feb. 8 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

Incident reports

• A Schooner Street resident called police Jan. 30 and said that an investigator from the state Department of Children, Youth & Families threatened her. The matter was referred to DCYF.

• A contractor called police Feb. 1 and said that his backhoe tires were punctured while parked at Simpatico Jamestown. There are no suspects and the matter is under investigation.

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