From Oct. 15 to Oct. 21, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 429 calls for service, resulting in 230 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings.
The police also responded to 17 emergency calls, three car accidents, nine animal complaints resulting in two violations, seven parking complaints, and 11 alarms. There were 32 traffic stops, resulting in one arrest and five traffic citations.
Possession of marijuana
William C. Sheppard, 19, of Summer Street, Jamestown, was charged Oct. 20 with third-offense possession of marijuana. Under new state law that took effect in April, possession of an ounce or less of marijuana is a civil violation. However, three such offenses within 18 months constitute a misdemeanor. According to police, Sheppard was arrested following an investigation of a noise complaint at the park dock on Broad Street. Sheppard was transported to the police station where he was processed and arraigned by a justice of the peace. Sheppard was released after posting bail. A court date was scheduled for Oct. 25 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
Taylor M. Lavoie, 20, of Union Avenue, Providence, was charged Oct. 20 for driving without a license and driving a vehicle without the consent of the owner. According to police, Lavoie was arrested at Fort Wetherill after the state Department of Environmental Management told police there was a suspicious vehicle in the park after closing. Lavoie’s arrest stemmed from a warrant issued last week after police learned she had been driving a stolen vehicle. Lavoie was transported to the police station where she was held overnight. Lavoie was arraigned the next morning at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
• On Oct. 8, Alden Road residents told police that employees of a moving company stole cash.
• On Oct. 10, police responded to Blueberry Avenue after a stone wall was damaged by a vehicle. It was a hit and run. There are no suspects.
• On Oct. 13, a vehicle was damaged on Marine Avenue. Police say it appears to have been kicked. The matter is under investigation.
• On Oct. 15, a High Street resident reported a dog in her yard. The owner claimed it later that evening and was issued a citation.
• On Oct. 18, police responded to Taylor Point after a subject reported his vehicle window was damaged.
• On Oct. 21, a Helm Street man told police that oil was stolen from a tank in his yard.
• On Oct. 21, a West Street resident reported a dog in her yard. The owner claimed it later that evening and was issued a citation.