Multiple Arrests Include Cop Car Vandalism, Minivan Mishap, Sexual Comments and More
The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
William A. Gaudreau, 32, of 25 Black Plain Rd., Exeter, was arrested around 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, for a vandalism charge.
Police were dispatched to Bliss Road for a report of a man walking into a house and walking out shortly afterward. According to the owner, Gaudreau walked in through an unlocked door wearing only a pair of boxers, asked for a drink of water, and then walked out. He said Gaudreau had been sweating profusely and was concerned about his health.
Police transported Gaudreau to the emergency room at Newport Hospital, where he had earlier been treated and released for alcohol intoxication.
While in the police car, Gaudreau reportedly tore out wires from the back window and refused to stop when asked by police.
Pre-teens arrested for assaulting fellow minivan passenger
A 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy from Middletown were arrested around 2:05 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, for simple assault charges.
The two boys were in the car with a DCYF employee and another child. According to the driver, the two boys were running around inside the minivan while on the Newport Bridge, opened the sliding door and threatened to jump out of the moving vehicle.
Reports said the two were slapping and punching the other boy in the head, threw soda on him and threatened to stab him with a pen.
One boy also took the driver's glasses off his face while he was driving.
The driver pulled over and called the police to have the two boys arrested.
Motel 6 Fight Leads to Drug and Warrant Arrests
George Henry Britter IV, 46, of 4 Farewell St., Newport, and William Cregan, 30, of 95 Howland Ave., Jamestown, were arrested around 11:35 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6. Britter was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court, while Cregan was arrested for a drug possession charge.
Police were dispatched to the Motel 6 for a reported fight. They found Cregan hiding in a bush at the garden center of Walmart.
Reports said police found a prescription bottle with several different kinds of pills on Cregan, which tested positive for narcotics.
Dispatch came back with an active warrant for Britter.
Man arrested for making sexual comment to 12-year-old boy
Robert Dombrowski, 34, of 10328 Falcon Park Blvd., Orlando, FL, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, for a disorderly conduct charge.
According to reports, Dombrowski tapped a 12-year-old boy on the should and made a sexual comment to him. The boy's father told Dombrowski it was inappropriate, to which Dombrowski replied “I could take you down.” The family said he appeared drunk.
Police located Dombrowski, who was identified by the family and arrested.
- Raphael N. Ribera, 45, of 15 Meeting St., was cited around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, for possession of alcohol in public.
- James R. Veazie, 43, of 15 Meeting St., Newport, was cited around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, for possession of alcohol in public.
- Christopher J. Giampapa, 36, of 15 Sleeper St., Boston, MA, was cited around 5:07 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, for possession of alcohol in public.
- Alexander D. Perry, 24, of 14 Toomey St., Danvers, MA, and Bryan Parnell, 24, of 55 Constitution Blvd., Franklin, MA, were cited around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, for a noise violation.
- Shannon L. Foley, 34, of 17 Storm King Dr., Portsmouth, was arrested around 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, for a first-offense DUI charge and operating without insurance. Foley admitted to smoking potpourri to get high before driving, reports said.
- Brian D. Tyler, 38, of 135 Juniper Dr., North Kingstown, was arrested around 8:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, for a disorderly charge. Tyler was reportedly standing in the middle of the westbound lanes of Memorial Boulevard blocking traffic.
- A 16-year-old Newport boy was arrested around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, for a larceny un $1,500 charge. A man reported a bike stolen from Walmart to police. When they reviewed surveillance footage, they were able to locate the boy, who admitted to taking the bike.
The above reports detail arrests made by the Newport Police Department. Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch.