From July 16 to July 22, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 500 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 243 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings.
The police also responded to 17 medical or fire calls, four automobile accidents, six animal complaints resulting in one citation being issued, 11 parking complaints and seven alarms. There were 64 traffic stops, resulting in 11 traffic citations being issued. Eight of the tickets were issued by officers assigned to a state enforcement campaign.
Donel Pemberton, 26, of Girard Avenue, Newport, was charged July 18 with a warrant issued by the U.S. Marshals. Police Chief Ed Mello said he recognized Pemberton from a photograph from the U.S. Marshals, who earlier alerted Mello that Pemberton may be in the area. Mello arrested the defendant as he approached a bus stop near Davis Street. Pemberton was transported to the police station where he was later released to the custody of U.S. Marshals.
Marco V. Delvecchio, 18, of Cobblestone Terrance, Coventry, was charged July 21 with driving with an expired license. According to police, Delvecchio was stopped for speeding on Route 138. He was issued a court summons and released. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 2 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.