Assault charges top Portsmouth police reports

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Assault charges topped Portsmouth police reports this week. Featured below are reports from this past week’s arrests. 


Middletown woman faces felonious assault charges

Dakota Jean Migliori, 20, of 40 Allston Ave., Middletown, was arrested on May 8 at 10:57 p.m. after allegedly hitting her ex-boyfriend with a miniature wooden bat. 

Police received a call on May 8 at 5:49 p.m. about an alleged assault on 2 men. The victims, both 19-year-old Tiverton residents, were at Portsmouth Liquors when a vehicle pulled up alongside their vehicle. Inside the vehicle was a man and a woman, the ex-girlfriend of one of the 2 victims. 

The victims entered their vehicle and drove away, but their vehicle was followed by the other vehicle down West Main Road. Both vehicles stopped on Stringham Road near West Main Road.

The victims and Migliori, who allegedly carried a miniature wooden bat, exited their vehicles and began to argue in the roadway. Migliori then allegedly struck one of the men with the bat and then struck the other man with the bat several times in the ribs and face. 

The Middletown woman and the other man returned to their vehicle and drove away. The victims drove home and called Tiverton police. The Tiverton Fire Department transported one victim to St. Anne’s Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Milgliori was later apprehended in Middletown and charged with domestic, felony assault, and felony assault with a dangerous weapon. 


Barrington woman charged with DUI

Brittany L. Rose, 26, of 121 Whipple Ave., Barrington, was arrested on May 6 at 3:45 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

On May 6, at 3:24 a.m., police were dispatched to the area of West Main Road and the town line to check the condition of an operator. While en route to the area, police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was recorded traveling at 55 mph in a 45-mph zone.

The vehicle was stopped in the area of West Main Road and Lehigh Terrace. The driver’s eyes appeared watery and bloodshot. Police could detect an odor of alcohol.

After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, identified as Rose, was transported to the police station where she refused a chemical test.


Portsmouth man charged with simple assault and battery

George Ritchie Matthews, 64, of West Passage Drive, Portsmouth, was arrested on May 4 at 9:21 p.m. and charged with domestic, simple assault and battery, and domestic, disorderly conduct.

Police arrived at a Portsmouth residence on May 4 at 8:49 p.m. Police observed lamps and tables strewn about a room inside the house. After police spoke with a woman at the scene, Matthews was arrested for allegedly striking the woman in the face. 

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