From July 2 to July 8, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 440 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 203 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings.
The police also responded to 18 medical or fire calls, five automobile accidents, 10 animal complaints resulting in one citation, 18 parking complaints and four alarms. Officers conducted 37 traffic stops, resulting in one arrest and three traffic citations.
Alfred F. Bailey, 20, of West Warwick Avenue, West Warwick, was charged July 5 with driving while impaired and possession of marijuana. According to police, Bailey was pulled over on Route 138 for a headlight violation. The defendant submitted to a field sobriety test and a chemical test. Police say he admitted to smoking marijuana just prior to the traffic stop. Impaired driving is an offense only applicable to adults between the ages of 18 and 21 who have a blood-alcohol content greater than .02 but less than .08. Bailey was transported to the police station where he was processed and released with a summons. A court date was scheduled for July 12 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
• On July 2, a resident reported being an alleged victim of an assault on Schooner Avenue. Charges weren’t pursued.
• On July 2, police responded to Lawn Avenue for a vandalism complaint. A light was broken. There are no suspects.
• On July 2, police responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle playing loud music on Seaside Street. Officers found marijuana in the car. The subject was charged with possession.
• On July 3, police responded to a complaint of a vehicle with fireworks parked on Seaside Street. The charge was unfounded and no illegal fireworks were discovered.
• On July 4, police responded to complaints of a man walking on Route 138 making gestures to passing vehicles. Police arranged transportation home for the man.
• On July 7, a citation was issued to a Summit Avenue resident for a roaming dog. The resident was previously warned for the same offense in October.
• On July 7, police reported to a vandalism complaint on Grinnell Street. A gas grill was damaged. There are no suspects.