Newport Police Log: Cab Evasion, Vandalism and Shoplifted Baby Items

The following information was provided by the Newport Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Cynthia J. Vazquez, 28, of 90 Girard Ave., Newport, was arrested around 1:10 am on Friday, Sept., 16, for a pay evasion charge.

Police responded to 150 Festival Field for a report from a cab driver that Vazquez did not pay her fare. The driver, who had driven Vazquez from Fall River, said her picked her up and brought her to Festival Field.

According to reports, Vazquez said she didn’t have enough money to get to Newport, $50, but her boyfriend would have it when she arrived. When he couldn’t come up with the money either, the driver called the police.

Vazquez said she would pay the driver as soon as she got the money and was taken to the police station.  

Newport Man Arrested for Allegedly Breaking Glass Door

Jose A. Morales, 31, of 16 Ayrault St., Newport, was arrested around 1:55 am on Monday, Sept., 19, for a vandalism charge.

Police were dispatched to for a vandalism report. A bouncer told police that someone who had been removed from bar had kicked a glass door and fractured the panel.

Officers arrested Morales, whom the bouncer identified as the suspect. 

Two Teenagers Arrested for Shoplifting Baby Items

Teresa Mello, 18, of 90 Girard Ave., Newport, and Selenia L. Colon, 19, of 90 Girard Ave., Newport, were arrested around 2:22 pm on Sunday, Sept., 18, for individual shoplifting charges.

Police were dispatched to for a report of two detained shoplifters. According to a Walmart employee, the two were concealing baby items in the bottom shelves of their strollers. The two had their babies with them.

Mello reportedly took $83.55 worth of merchandise, while Colon reportedly took $23.07 in merchandise.

The following information was provided by the . Arrests do not indicate a conviction.


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