Newport Police Log: Man Tried to Sell Gun on Bus
The following information was provided by the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Nicholas M. Tucci, 31, of 178 Briggs, Providence, was arrested at 5:25 p.m. on May 22 for a prohibited weapons charge.
Police were dispatched for a man alegedly attempting to sell a handgun on a RIPTA bus. According to reports, a witness said she was on the bus when Tucci pulled out a gun wrapped in a black and white bandana and tried to sell it to people on the bus.
Police stopped Tucci on Broadway and reportedly found a black pellet gun in his jacket. The gun had four rounds of plastic pellets in it.
Cranston man arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot
Christopher J. Grieco, 39, of Legion Way, Cranston, was arrested around 10:45 a.m. on May 22, for a disorderly threats charge.
Police were dispatched to Segway of Newport for a report of a disorderly man. When they arrived, a Gary’s Handy Lunch employee also said she wanted to file a report against Grieco. She told police he had been in the restaurant 10 minutes before and was rambling about how he had a gun and was going to shoot someone. Segway employees reported Grieco saying similar things.
Segway employees had asked Grieco to leave several times when he kept asking to see one of their employees.
Reports said the incident was the ninth time in five days police have dealt with Grieco since his release from the Newport courthouse. Earlier that day, police had been called for Grieco making motions like he had a gun and was shooting random people on the street.
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.