PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Illegal fireworks and driving under the influence (DUI) charges topped Portsmouth police reports this past week in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
Fall River man allegedly gives police wrong name
Jesse Brian Urban, 31, of 563 Woodman St., Fall River, Mass., was arrested on July 6 at 7:34 a.m. and charged with obstructing an officer in the execution of duty. According to police reports, Urban allegedly gave an officer a false name when the vehicle he as operating was stopped for speeding on June 21.
Portsmouth woman charged with shoplifting
Kerriann Sousa, 40, of 206 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth, was arrested on July 6 at 7:47 p.m. and charged with 2 counts of shoplifting. Police received a report on June 4 from Domina’s Agway about a woman shoplifting items. The suspect allegedly stole an Aquascape Spillway system, valued at $139.99, and a water lily, valued at $35.
Portsmouth woman allegedly hits man with a baseball bat
Jody Marie Madore, 36, of Henry Danis Court, Apt. A2, Portsmouth, was arrested on July 6 at 10:44 p.m. and charged with domestic, felony assault. On July 6, at 10:29 p.m., police were dispatched to Henry Danis Court for a report of a domestic assault. Madore allegedly struck a man she knew in his left arm with a Louisville Slugger baseball bat.
Portsmouth woman charged with assault after street fight
Casey Ann Perry, 56, of 458 Park Ave., Portsmouth, was arrested on July 2 at 5:11 p.m. and charged with domestic, simple assault and battery. Police were called on July 2 at 4:50 p.m. to Cove Street after receiving a call about two females fighting in the roadway. Upon arrival, police spoke with a woman who had a scratch on her left cheek, which was also bleeding. She also had scratch marks on her shoulders and red marks around her neck. Perry allegedly pushed the woman from behind and chased her to her car. She then allegedly repeatedly punched her in the head before grabbing her by the hair and hitting her head against the car. The two women involved in the alleged fight know each other.
Portsmouth man charged with possessing illegal fireworks
Devin Kendell Skelly, 52, of 51 Narragansett Road, Portsmouth, was arrested on July 2 at 8:51 p.m. and charged with use and possession of Class C fireworks. Police responded to a fireworks complaint on Narragansett Road. Officers confiscated the fireworks at the scene and spoke with Skelly, who told police the fireworks were his, according to police reports. When the fireworks were confiscated, several neighbors filled the streets and started to “boo,” according to police.
New Hampshire man charged with possessing illegal fireworks
Brian Morrissey, 26, of 74 Cannongate III, Nashua, N.H., was arrested on July 1 at 9 p.m. and charged with use and possession of Class C fireworks. On July 1 at 8:51 p.m., police responded to a complaint about illegal fireworks in the area of 45 Lakeview Ave. Police spoke with Morrissey, who is from New Hampshire and told police he was unaware fireworks were illegal in Rhode Island. As police confiscated the fireworks, a large crowd of about 15 people filled the roadway, according to police reports. Police advised the individuals to clear the roadway and refrain from using vulgar language, according to police reports.
Jamestown man charged with drug possession
Angus Duncan MacColl, 39, of 20 Arnold Ave., Jamestown, was arrested on June 29 at 4 p.m. and charged with possession of a Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V drug. Police received a call about a vehicle swerving in and out of its lane of travel on June 29 at 3:17 p.m. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Turnpike Avenue and Freeborn Street. The driver, MacColl, told police he was nervous. When asked why he was nervous, he allegedly told police “a friend” might have left something in the vehicle. He then opened the center console and gave police a plastic bag with 4 ½ orange pills. The pills were later identified as Buprenorphine (a Schedule III drug).
Warwick man charged with assault, drug possession
Randall Maurice Rua, 30, of 116 Cenna St., Warwick, was arrested on June 28 at 10:10 a.m. and charged with the following: domestic, simple assault and battery; obstructing an officer in the execution of duty; and possession of a Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V drug. Rua was also wanted on a warrant at the time of his arrest. On June 28, at 10:10 a.m., police were dispatched to the Mobile Mart on West Main Road for an alleged domestic assault in progress. A man told police he was assaulted by a woman he was traveling with on West Main Road. He had multiple scratches on his chest, arms and back. The woman then spoke with police, who said they were traveling in a vehicle when they began to argue. The woman told police the man flicked a cigarette at her and placed his hands around her neck, forcing her head against the head rest choking her, causing her to hit him while she was driving. She also told police the man had given them a false name. The man, who was correctly identified as Rua, was wanted on a warrant. Police also found a small clear bag inside the vehicle. The bag contained what police believed to be methamphetamine or “Molly.” However, the substance has not been confirmed at this time.
Providence man charged with larceny
Eugene Herbert Leavens, 51, of 141 Bellevue Ave., Apt. 2, Providence, was arrested on June 28 at 7:59 a.m. and charged with larceny over $1,500. He was also wanted on an arrest warrant and Superior Court bench warrant. Police were contacted on June 15 about a report of a larceny, in which a Portsmouth woman reported a ring and $300 in cash were stolen from her bedroom. The woman told police that approximately 11 different painting and cleaning workers had been in and out of her house. Leavens was arrested in Providence.
The following people were charged with DUI this week.
Fall River man charged with DUI
Flavio Alves DaCosta, 23, of 4001 North Main St., Apt. 404, Fall River, Mass., was arrested on July 2 at 1:15 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Police on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on July 2 at 12:53 a.m. in the area of Boyds Lane. The vehicle was recorded on radar traveling at 85 mph in a 50-mph zone. The vehicle was stopped on Route 24 North on the Sakonnet River Bridge.
Portsmouth man charged with DUI
Patrick John Carson, 21, of 44 Attleboro Ave., Portsmouth, was arrested on June 30 at 11:47 p.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Police stopped a vehicle operated by Carson in the area of Chase Road after the vehicle was seen committing several traffic violations.
Fall River man charged with DUI
Vychet Meas, 45, of 142 Seabury St., Fall River, Mass., was arrested on June 30 at 1:32 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. On June 30, at 1:08 a.m., police on patrol on Park Avenue and East Main Road observed a vehicle traveling at a low rate of speed. The vehicle was traveling at 20 mph in a 35-mph zone. The vehicle also drifted over the fog line. The vehicle was stopped on East Main Road near Oliveira’s garage.
Massachusetts’ man charged with DUI
Steven Marc Collins, 57, of 60 New Driftway, Apt. 24, Scituate Harbor, Mass., was arrested on July 4 at 6:51 p.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Police were called on July 4 at 6:26 p.m. to a possible motor vehicle accident on the Route 24 North on-ramp. The vehicle, operated by Collins, stopped near the on-ramp due to a flat tire, according to police reports. However, a caller told police she saw the vehicle run a red light.
Texas man charged with DUI
Jeffrey Phillip Cooke, 35, of 6402 Del Monte, Apt. 34, Houston, Texas, was arrested on July 5 at 12:51 a.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Police on patrol on July 5 at 12:32 a.m. observed a vehicle traveling at a high right of speed on Route 24 North at Boyds Lane. The vehicle was recorded on radar traveling at 85 mph in a 50-mph zone.
East Providence man charged with DUI
Reuben G. Cunha, 25, of 73 John St., East Providence, was arrested on July 4 at 2:23 a.m. and charged with DUI, Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.10 to 0.15. On July 4 at 2:05 a.m., police observe a vehicle traveling northbound on West Main Road near Twin Lanterns. Police observed the vehicle cut in front of a car, nearly striking the other vehicle, and cross over the fog line. Radar also recorded the vehicle traveling at 65 mph in a 50-mph zone. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Route 24 North and Boyds Lane. A chemical test later measured the driver’s BAC at 0.129 on the first phase and 0.129 on the second phase. The legal BAC limit in Rhode Island is 0.08.
Natick, Mass., man charged with DUI
Brian James Reyelt, 38, of 13 Dover Road, Natick, Mass., was arrested on July 6 at 2:07 p.m. and charged with DUI, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. A vehicle operated by Reyelt was stopped on July 6 at 2:49 p.m. in the area of East Main Road and Oakland Farm after the vehicle was seen drifting. Reyelt’s two juvenile daughters were in the vehicle at the time, according to police reports. Officers also found an open bottle of Kettle One Vodka and an empty bottle of Tito’s Vodka in the vehicle.