From Feb. 18 to Feb. 24, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 360 calls for service, resulting in 217 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. The police also responded to 17 emergency calls, six animal complaints, one parking complaint and six alarms. Officers conducted 19 traffic stops, resulting in two arrests and two citations.
Frank D. Zingarelli, 19, of Westmoreland Lane, Saunderstown, was charged Feb. 20 for simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. According to police, officers were dispatched to Weeden Lane after receiving a complaint that a suspicious person was wandering near Windmist Farm on Weeden Lane. When police arrived, Zingarelli allegedly assaulted two officers who were attempting to give him medical attention. Police say the defendant was disoriented and also became combative with EMS workers. Zingarelli was transported to the police station and processed. He was then taken to 2nd Division District Court for arraignment.
Jonathan Calloway Yeager, 23, of Longfellow Road, Jamestown, was charged Feb. 21 with delivery of three controlled substances: cocaine, Xanaz and Ritalin. The arrest stems from a warrant issued in October 2013 following a narcotics investigation. According to police, Yeager relocated to Florida before officers had a chance to execute the arrest warrant. Yeager turned himself in at the police station last week. He was transported to 2nd Division District Court in Newport and arraigned. A second court date was scheduled for March 21.
Joseph A. Mendelsohn, 25, of Marine Avenue, Jamestown, was charged Feb. 21 for driving with a suspended license. According to police, Mendelsohn was pulled over on East Shore Road for driving without his headlights on. Mendelsohn was transported to the police station where he was processed. He was released with a citation. A court date was scheduled for March 7 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.
Kenith Brennan, 44, of Heritage Drive, Warwick, was charged Feb. 21 for driving under the influence of alcohol and refusing to submit to a chemical test. According to police, Brennan was pulled over for speeding on Route 138. Brennan was transported to the police station where he was processed and arraigned by a justice of the peace. He was released after posting bail. A court date was scheduled for Feb. 28 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.