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11 Alcohol Related Citations, Pot and Warrant Arrests

The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

A 17-year-old Newport boy was arrested around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for a first-offense possession of marijuana charge.

Police were patrolling Newport Heights when they witnessed a suspected drug deal at an SUV parked on Maple Avenue.

When police questioned the driver, reports said he allowed police to search them and the car.
During the search a bag of marijuana fell out of one of the passengers pockets.

William A. Morales, 22, of 2 Easton St., Providence, was also arrested during the incident for an active warrant.

Alcohol charges

  • Charles I. Desimore, 20, of 6 Tappan Way, Lynnfield, MA, was cited around 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Anthony Malatest, 20, of 179 Wilson Rd., Nahant, MA, was cited around 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Nichole Canning Pitassi, 19, of 613 Mountain Dr., Destin, FL, was cited around 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Chantal Gaston, 19, of 521 Golden Harbour Dr., Boca Raton, FL, was cited around 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Caroline Kelley, 19, of 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, was cited around 10:53 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Cole M. Ratcliff, 20, of 7439 Alexander St., Mount Morris, MI, was cited around 10:57 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Solomon J. Krevans, 20, of 4 South St., Oyster Bay, NY, was cited around 11:19 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • John Marshall, 20, of 40 High St., Middletown, was cited around 11:31 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Alexander V. Perkins, 19, of 70 Old Hill Rd., Westport, MA, was cited around 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Johnny A. Lopez Melgar, 18, of 39 Annadale Rd., Newport, was cited around 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, for an unlawful drinking charge.
  • Mark G. Hall, 40, of 160 Broad St., Providence, was cited around 12:39 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, for a possession of alcohol in public charge.

The above reports detail arrests made by the . Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch.

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