Newport Police Log: Vandals with a Conscience, Assaults and DUI Arrests
The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Anthony T. Bang, 22, of 181 Allston Ave., Middletown, and a 17-year-old Middletown boy were arrested on vandalism charges. Bang was also arrested for two active warrants for failure to appear in court.
The two were arrested when police caught them spray painting graffiti on The Bells at Brenton Point.
Bang told police he and the other boy had come to that area to spray paint because they did not want to destroy anything in the visible Newport area and thought no one would see it.
Police reports said it appeared that graffiti activity had been going on for some time.
Domestic assault, pot arrest
Austin T. Browner, 19, of Newport, was arrested around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov, 4, for domestic simple assault, violating a no contact order, and first-offense marijuana possession charges.
Police were dispatched to Middleton Avenue for an assault report.
According to a witness, the victim was in her bedroom with Browner when she heard her yelling and crying. She also said it sounded like Browner had hit her.
When police arrived, they found Browner in the bedroom trying to escape through a window, reports said.
The woman did not seek medical treatment.
During a search, police found two grams of marijuana in Browner's coat pocket.
- Irving M. Davila, 29, of Providence, was arrested around 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, for two domestic simple assault charges and a domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone charge.
- Amy L. Boissoneault, 36, of 4 West Evans St., Newport, was arrested around 1:57 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, for a first-offense DUI charge and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
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.