Assault, DUI charges top Portsmouth police reports

Domestic assault and driving under the influence (DUI) charges topped Portsmouth police reports from Oct. 16 to 17. Featured here are the reports.
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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Assault and driving under the influence (DUI) charges topped Portsmouth police reports this week.

Featured below are the police reports, provided by the Portsmouth Police Department. 

 

Middletown man charged with DUI

Craig Michael Mulvey, 36, of 18 Maple Ave., Middletown, was arrested on May 30 at 12:54 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Police on patrol in the area of Raytheon on West Main Road observed a vehicle traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. Radar measured the vehicle traveling 50 mph in a 35-mph zone. The vehicle was stopped on West Main Road near West Main Pizza.

Police detected a strong odor of alcohol. After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, identified as Mulvey, was transported to the police station where he refused a chemical test.

 

Dartmouth, Mass., woman charged with felony assault

Mary Margaret Shea, 21, of 455 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, Mass., was arrested on May 28 at 2:36 a.m. and charged with domestic felony assault and resisting arrest.

On May 28 at 2:02 a.m., police were dispatched to the Mobile Xtra Mart for a report of an assault in progress. The caller told police a man and woman were fighting in the parking lot. Upon arrival, police saw the man and woman on the grass. The man was carrying the woman in his arms while walking back to their vehicle.

A witness told police the woman, identified as Shea, repeatedly slapped, scratched, and struck the man as he attempted to run away. The two then entered the store and continued to fight, knocking over various items in the store. Police then reviewed the store’s security video footage, showing the melee.

As police attempted to handcuff Shea, she allegedly began pulling away and yelling for help from the victim. Shea was restrained and transported to the police station. She was later arraigned and released on $1,000 personal recognizance. A no contact order was also issued.

 

Portsmouth man charged with DUI

Michael Sergio Nunes, 39, of 38 Founders Ave., Portsmouth, was arrested on May 27 at 8:58 p.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

On May 27 at 8:40 p.m., police were flagged down by a teen, who told police a vehicle was in a driveway on West Main Road. A man outside the vehicle was asking to use his cell phone and needed assistance after a motor vehicle accident.

Police arrived and found the vehicle unoccupied, but the engine was still running. The vehicle also had a flat tire and damage to its left, front headlight.

The driver, identified as Nunes, later arrived and told police he hit a pothole. Police detected a strong odor of alcohol. The driver’s eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy.

After failing a field sobriety test, Nunes was transported to the police station where he refused a chemical test.

 

Bristol man charged with DUI

Luis Alberto Pacheco, 63, of 51 Roosevelt St., Bristol, was arrested on May 27 at 6:31 p.m. and charged with DUI, Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.15 or greater.

On May 27, at 7:10 p.m., police received a call about a vehicle operating erratically on Bristol Ferry Road. The driver was seen allegedly throwing a beer can out the window. Police later located the vehicle and observed it drifting from the center of the lane to the breakdown lane on two occasions.

Police stopped the vehicle on East Main Road near Sea Meadow. Police detected an odor of alcohol. The driver’s eyes appeared watery and bloodshot.

After failing a field sobriety test, the driver, identified as Pacheco, was transported to the police station. Officers also discovered 4 empty Natty Ice 25-oz. beer cans on the passenger side floor.

At the station, a chemical test measured a BAC of 0.196 on the first reading and 0.199 on the second reading. The legal BAC limit in Rhode Island is 0.08.

 

Portsmouth man and woman charged with disorderly conduct

Timothy John Sanders, 31, of 140 Bourne Ave., Apt. 3, East Providence, and Elizabeth Angelina Lan, 30, of 10 Point Road, Apt. 2, Portsmouth, were both arrested on May 25 at 10:02 p.m.

Sanders was charged with disorderly conduct, while Lan was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

On May 25 at 9:40 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence on Point Road for suspicious activity. Police spoke with a man and woman at the residence, identified as Sanders and Lan. Police also detected a strong odor of alcohol and noticed several empty bottles of alcohol around the residence.

While speaking with police, Sanders began to walk away and refused to stop for police. He continued to pull away and walk into the roadway, interfering with traffic, according to police. 

Sanders was then handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser. While the vehicle was backing away, Lan allegedly began yelling profanities at the officers and attempted to open the rear passenger door. She then allegedly began striking the passenger side windows.

Police attempted to handcuff Lan, who allegedly then began pulling away and kicking. She was restrained and transported to the police station. 

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