From Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 458 calls for service, resulting in 281 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings.
The police also responded to 18 medical or fire calls, three motorvehicle accidents, seven animal complaints, nine parking complaints and seven alarms. There were 71 traffic stops, resulting in two arrests and 13 citations. Ten of the tickets were issued by officers assigned to a state enforcement program.
Police are reminding residents that Lawn and Melrose schools open next week. Motorists must stop for all school buses displaying flashing red lights on all public roads, private roads and parking lots. Failure to do so may result in a $300 fine.
Michael Scott Rutherford, 43, of Highland Drive, Jamestown, was charged Aug. 7 for reckless driving. According to police, Rutherford was the operator of a motor vehicle that crashed at Beavertail State Park on July 1. Both Rutherford and a passenger were injured. He turned himself in at police headquarters where he was processed and released. He was also charged in traffic court with speed and insurance violations. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 30 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
Selling alcohol to a minor
Ilesh R. Patel, 47, of Southwest Avenue, Jamestown, was charged Aug. 14 with selling alcohol to an underage person. According to police, he was charged following a three-week operation by police where underage decoys attempted to purchase alcohol from all licensed establishments in town. Three establishments, including Patel’s Jamestown Wine & Spirits, served alcohol to the underage decoys. All three were issued warning letters. The same decoys again attempted to purchase alcohol, and Patel allegedly served alcohol to the same decoy a second time. He was issued a summons. A court date was scheduled for Sept. 6 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
• Robert P. Mitchell, 22, of Mill Cove Road, Warwick, was charged Aug. 16 with driving with a suspended license. According to police, Mitchell was stopped for speeding on Route 138. Mitchell was transported to the police station where he was processed and released. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 30 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
• Riley S. Kinnane, 19, of Bernard Lane, Little Compton, was charged Aug. 18 for driving with a suspended license. According to police, Kinnane was stopped on Conanicut Avenue for not wearing a seat belt. Kinnane was transported to the police station where he was processed and released. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 30 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
Charles A. Oberg, 36, of Pemberton Avenue, was charged Aug. 17 with a warrant issued from the North Kingstown Police Department. According to police, the warrant stems from a charge after he violated a no-contact order. Oberg was transported to the police station where he was processed. He was turned over to North Kingstown police.