Newport Police Log: Drug Distribution, Assault, and Shoplifting Arrests
The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Lacey M. Johnson, 27, of 9 Stewart St., Newport, was arrested round 11:38 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, for a simple assault charge.
Police reported seeing a man and Johnson arguing and the man covering his eye.
A witness told police Johnson had punched him during the argument.
According to Johnson, the victim owed her money and stole pills from her purse. She admitted to punching him, reports said.
Man charged with selling crack cocaine
Kadeem M. Anderson, 21, of 20 Chapel St., Newport, was arrested around 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, for a drug distribution charge.
The Narcotics Vice Unit of the Newport Police Department had been receiving information that Anderson had been selling crack cocaine in the Chapel Terrace complex.
Police made a controlled purchase from Anderson and obtained a warrant to search his home.
During the search, police found a bag of crack inside of one of his sneakers.
Shoplifting arrest at TJ Maxx
Terri L. Mumme, 42, of Newport, was arrested around 1:32 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept., for a shoplifting charge.
Police were dispatched to TJ Maxx for a detained shoplifter.
According to the loss prevention officer, Mumme had taken a pair of shoes and sunglasses case from the women’s section, brought them to the juniors section and concealed them in her purse.
She was stopped when she tried to exit the store with the merchandise.
No contact order violation results in arrest
Michael F. Neves, Jr., 30, of 181 Seaconnet Blvd., Portsmouth, was arrested around 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, for violating a no contact order charge.
On Sept. 10, a woman filed a report against Neves for sending her text messages despite having a no contact order against him.
On Wednesday, police were dispatched to pick up Neves from the Portmouth Police Department.
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.