2013-08-29 / News of Record

Police Log

From Aug. 20 to Aug. 26, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 501 calls for service, resulting in 197 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings.

The police also responded to 25 medical or fire calls, seven automobile accidents, 10 animal complaints resulting in one citation, 17 parking complaints, and five alarms.

There were 59 traffic stops, resulting in two arrests and 11 traffic citations. Eight of the tickets were issued by officers assigned to a state enforcement campaign.

License

Jeanette Patricia Speenburgh, 54, of Coggeshall Avenue, Newport, was charged Aug. 20 for driving with a suspended license. According to police, Speenburgh was stopped on Route 138 for speeding. Speenburgh was transported to the police station where she was processed and released. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 30 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

DUI

• Colleen M. Smyth, 69, of Windsor Street, Jamestown, was charged Aug. 23 for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police, Smyth was arrested after she entered the police station and appeared to be intoxicated. Police say they detected slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. Smyth was processed and transported to 2nd Division District Court in Newport where she was arraigned before a judge. She was released following arraignment.

• George Robert Wilkie, 71, of Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, was charged Aug. 24 for driving under the influence of alcohol and refusing to submit to a chemical test. According to police, Wilkie was arrested following an investigation after he allegedly struck a stone wall and fled the scene. Wilkie was transported to Newport Hospital by ambulance. He was also charged with several traffic violations. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 30 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

Warrant

Michael D. Connors, 45, of Higgins Street, Smithfield, was charged Aug. 23 with a bench warrant issued from 6th Division District Court in Providence. According to police, officers located Connors at Pemberton Apartments where he was allegedly living. Management called police to have him removed as an unauthorized guest. Connors was additionally charged with possession of crack cocaine after he was found in possession during his arrest, police said. Connors was transported to the police station where he was processed. Connors was later transported to the ACI in Cranston. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 23 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

Possession by minor

Jacob R. Blais, 18, of Old Baptist Road, Kingstown, was charged Aug. 24 with possession and transportation of alcohol by a minor. According to police, Blais was stopped on East Shore Road for an equipment violation. Blais was issued a summons and released on the scene. A court date was scheduled for Sept. 27 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.

Domestic vandalism

Michael McCarthy, 30, of Ten Rod Road, Exeter, was charged Aug. 25 with domestic vandalism. According to police, McCarthy was arrested after he threw his girlfriend’s cellphone out of a moving vehicle. He was transported to the police station where he was processed and arraigned by a justice of the peace. McCarthy was released after posting bail. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 25 at 2nd District Court in Newport.

Incident report

• On Aug. 6, town staff found a small bag of marijuana at Fort Wetherill. It was turned over to police.

• On Aug. 6, police responded to Prospect Avenue for a barking dog. The dog’s owner was issued a summons.

• On Aug. 7, police responded to Beavertail State Park for a subject who fell off the rocks. There were minor injuries. The subject was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

• On Aug. 8, police responded to East Shore Road after two road signs were painted. There are no suspects.

• On Aug. 9, police responded to Marcello Street for a report of a suspicious person on private property. The male suspect was located on the beach in possession of stolen property. He was transported to Newport Hospital for evaluation. The victims did not pursue charges.

• On Aug. 10, police responded to Spanker Street for a verbal argument between sisters. No charges were filed.

• On Aug. 10, police responded to East Shore Road for a damaged fence. Police say it is an ongoing property dispute.

• On Aug. 11, police responded to Emerson Road for damaged shrubs by a vehicle. The neighbor responsible agreed to pay for damages.

• On Aug. 12, police responded to Eldred Avenue for damage to the soccer field by a vehicle. There are no suspects.

• On Aug. 13, police responded to East Shore Road after a family member stole a ring. The item was located. No charges were filed.

• On Aug. 13, police responded to Luther Street for loud music. No charges were filed.

• On Aug. 17, police responded to East Shore Road after mail was taken. The matter is under investigation.

• On Aug. 17, police responded to East Shore Road after vehicles were broken into. Nothing was taken.

• On Aug. 17, police responded to Route 138 after a caller reported a man on the bridge with a gun. Police say the man was a diver with a spear gun.

• On Aug. 17, a Narragansett resident claimed to be assaulted at a party on North Road. The subject refused to give a statement.

• On Aug. 17, police responded to Columbia Avenue for loud music. There was a wedding taking place. No charges were filed.

• On Aug. 17, police responded to Summer Street after mail was taken. The matter is under investigation.

• On Aug. 22, police responded to Beavertail State Park after a woman fell. The subject, who had a preexisting medical condition, suffered lacerations. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

• On Aug. 24, police responded to Green Lane for a seagull wrapped in fishing line. Officers freed the bird.

• On Aug. 25, police responded to Clinton Avenue after a bicycle was stolen. The owner does not know the brand or value of the bike.

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