William Morales, 22, of 2 Easton St. Providence, was arrested around 2:29 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, for a larceny from a motor vehicle under $1,500 charge and an active warrant.
Police stopped Morales, who had an active warrant for failure to appear in court. During the stop, they found a GPS, a Leatherman utility tool set, a boarding pass and auto glass in his back pack.
Morales said he keeps the GPS with him because he is not familiar with the area and that he recently bought it off Craigslist.
When police plugged in the GPS, the home location was set to a nearby Hunter Street address. They went to the address and the owner said he was missing a GPS and the Leatherman case.
Police also located the owner of the boarding pass, who said his car had been broken into as well. He also said a Wii had been stolen from his car but that he hadn't reported it.
Cindy C. Walaski, 30, of 20 Chapel St., Newport, was arrested around 2:01 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, for a simple assault charge.
Police responded to Jimmy's Saloon for a reported disturbance.
According to the victim, Walaski was leaving the bar with another man when she assaulted her. The victim's friend gave the same account.
Police found Walaski at home and placed her under arrest.
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.