Weekend Arrests: Mace Assault, DUIs

The following arrests were reported by the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

  • Brian Ohara, 56, 22 Sampan Ave., Jamestown, was arrested Monday around 1:53 a.m for driving under the influence and for refusing the Breathalyzer.  When asked how much he had to drink he allegedly said, "I had 4 or 5 beers tonight, no big deal.”

  • Timothy Hewitt, 24, of 1 Southmayd St. was arrested on Sunday around 1:31 a.m. on a second offense driving the influence and for refusal to take a Breathalyzer. Police said he was pulled over because he was speeding and went through the stop sign on Thames Street and Narragansett Avenue. When police asked for his license, he allegedly pulled out a Nikolas Pizza card.   When asked for his license again, he allegedly said, “I [expletive] gave it to you.”  He eventually pulled out his passport and said, “That should be good enough.”

    Police asked him to recite the alphabet and he allegedly laughed and said, “I know the [expletive] alphabet. Do you?”  He then recited the alphabet incorrectly, said police.

  • Two women were arrested Sunday night after a 17-year-old Middletown girl was allegedly assaulted with mace on Thames Street, said police.  Jocelyn Barrett, 21, of 20 Hornet, North Kingstown, was charged with simple assault and for using mace.  Andrea Sylvester, 18, of 13 Livingston Place, Middletown, was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest.

    The girl reportedly ran up to an officer and screamed that she had been maced in the face and punched by the girls.  When police found the girls around 10:30 p.m. that night, they allegedly denied that they were on Thames earlier.

  • Kyle Demello, 20, 172 Allston Ave., Middletown, was arrested on Sunday around 9:45 a.m. on a fugitive from justice charge.


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