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Newport Police Log: Man Arrested After Allegedly Blocking Traffic

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

Alexander C. Michelet, 20, of 22 Hoppin Road, Newport, was arrested around 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Police were dispatched to Vernon Avenue for a report of a man walking outside of his car. According to reports, he had a hard time standing and smelled of alcohol.

Michelet was reportedly attempting to use his house key to start his car. Police offered to tow the car and Michelet said he would get a ride home.

Reports said Michelet returned to the scene several times, and when the tow truck arrived, he said he refused to pay for it and that he wanted his car back.

Police told him he was obstructing traffic and arrested him.

Warrant Arrests 

  • Levar J. Antone, 34, of 6 Beech Tree St., Newport, was arrested around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, for an active warrant for failure to appear in court. 
  • James Bartlett III, 22, of 23 Tilden Ave., Newport, was arrested around 2:34 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, for two active warrants.

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

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