2013-06-20 / News of Record

Police Log

From June 11 to June 17, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 431 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 198 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings.

The police also responded to 21 emergency calls, five auto accidents, 10 animal complaints, five parking complaints and three alarms. There were 64 traffic stops, resulting in one arrest and seven citations.

Crank calls

Austin J. Coppinger, 19, of Rhode Island Avenue, Newport, was charged June 15 for making crank phone calls. According to police, Coppinger was arrested following an investigation into a resident complaint. The defendant was transported to the police station where he was processed and arraigned by a justice of the peace. A court date was scheduled for June 21 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

License

Aziz N. Berdiev, 28, of Nelson Street, North Providence, was charged June 15 for driving with an expired license. According to police, Berdiev was pulled over on Route 138 eastbound for speeding. The defendant was issued a citation at the scene and released. A court date was scheduled for July 5 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

Incident Report

• On June 11, High Street residents reported having registration stickers peeled from their license plates. There are no suspects.

• On June 14, police responded to Racquet Road for a vandalism complaint. Officers found graffiti on the pier. There are no suspects.

• On June 15, police responded to Coronado Street for a dispute between neighbors. One neighbor trimmed a bush between the properties and both claimed the land as theirs. A survey company will be consulted.

• On June 15, the harbormaster responded to a complaint for loud noise coming from two boats tied together on the waters in Mackerel Cove. It was determined the noise was not excessive. The boats left shortly after.

• On June 15, police responded to a hit-and-run accident on Beavertail Road. The car that was hit was parked unattended. There are no suspects.

• On June 17, police responded to a complaint from a Spirketing Street woman who said a co-worker was harassing her. The matter is under investigation.

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