2015-11-05 / News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 responded to 488 calls for service, resulting in 203 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. Police also responded to four automobile accidents, 30 fire calls, seven animal complaints and 17 alarms. There were 68 traffic stops, resulting in four arrests and 10 citations.

Multiple charges

Ashley J. Otis, 30, of Narragansett Road, Portsmouth, was charged Oct. 27 with a bench warrant issued from 3rd District Court in Warwick, driving with a suspended license, and obstructing an officer. According to police, Otis was stopped on Route 138 for speeding. When the officer asked for identification, Otis allegedly gave her sister’s name and birthdate to avoid arrest. However, the birthdate was incorrect. Patrolman Michael Carrasquillo arrested Otis at 1:12 p.m. She was transported to the police station, processed and taken to 2nd District Court in Newport for arraignment.

Warrant

Michael J. Caswell, 52, of Carr Lane, Jamestown, was charged Oct. 28 for a bench warrant from Newport Superior Court. According to police, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections alerted local authorities that Caswell, a registered sex offender, had violated the terms of his probation. When Caswell went into the police station to renew his registration, he was arrested by Detective Derek Carlino on the probation warrant at 9:50 a.m. Caswell was processed and turned over to the Newport County sheriff’s department.

Obstruction

Jeremia Sarita, 19, of Arnold Avenue, Jamestown, was charged Oct. 30 for obstructing a police officer. According to police, Sarita called 911 following a dispute with his girlfriend. When officers arrived, he allegedly denied calling, causing police to search the area for an unknown caller who needed assistance. Patrolman Pierre Pages arrested Sarita at 7:30 p.m. The defendant was transported to the police station, processed, arraigned and released. A court date was scheduled for Nov. 6 at 2nd District Court in Newport.

License

Keith Dias, 44, of Glen Drive, Warwick, was charged Oct. 30 for driving with a suspended license due to a drunken driving conviction.

According to police, Dias was stopped on Route 138 for having illegally installed lights. Following an investigation, it was determined that Dias has been charged 17 times for driving with a suspended license, including a previous suspension that was due to drinking and driving. Patrolman Pierre Pages arrested Dias at 9:10 p.m. The defendant was transported to the police station, processed, arraigned and taken to the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston. A court date was scheduled for Nov. 2 at 2nd District Court in Newport.

Alcohol possession

Finnian D. O’Farrell, 18, of Blueberry Lane, Jamestown, was charged with possession of alcohol by an underage person and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. According to police, Patrolman Michael Carrasquillo stopped O’Farrell on Southwest Avenue for failing to obey a stop sign. O’Farrell was released with a summons. A court date was scheduled for Nov. 6 at 2nd District Court in Newport.

Weapon

Crystle M. Vieira, 30, of Silverwood Lane, West Warwick, was charged Oct. 31 for possession of a prohibited weapon other than a firearm. According to police, Vieira was stopped in Fort Wetherill for being in the state park after closing. When officers approached the vehicle, there was an odor of marijuana, police said. Following a search of the car, Vieira was found to be in possession of brass knuckles. A second adult in the car was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Vieira was transported to the police station, processed, arraigned and released. A court date was scheduled for Nov. 6 at 2nd District Court in Newport.

Incidents

• Officers on Oct. 31 responded to the Newport Bridge at 1:04 a.m. for a possible jumper. According to police, a distraught 45-year-old female was on the bridge deck. She was transported to the hospital.

• Officers on Nov. 1 responded to the Jamestown Bridge at 7:25 p.m. for a possible jumper. According to police, a distraught 41-year-old female was on the bridge deck. She was transported to the hospital.

• Andrew E. Ford, 69, of Watson Avenue, was cited on Oct. 29 for dogs at large. According to police, it was the fourth time this year the dog has escaped from Ford’s yard.

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