Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A docked boat burned to the waterline Wednesday morning
A privately owned powerboat docked at Newport Onshore burned down to the waterline around 5:30 Wednesday morning, according to the Newport Fire Department. No injuries were reported A witness said when investigators were on-scene the boat was emitting black smoke and flames. The boat's name is reportedly Plan B. The boat has been towed to Newport Shipyard where will be pumped out. The cause of the fire is unknown and is currently under investigation by the Newport Police and Fire Departments.
The following arrest was reported by the Newport Police Department
Newport Police arrested Anthony Hendricksen, 25, in connection with the theft of copper downspouts from at least 16 Newport homes. The investigation, which was led by Detective Sergeant Robert Silveria and Detective Joseph Leonardo, began in mid-April after the police received reports of stolen copper downspouts from several Newport neighborhoods. During this time, detectives learned that Hendricksen made several trips up to Mid-City Scrap Iron and Salvage Company in Westport, scrapping over 600 pounds of folded and compressed copper downspouts. After weeks of surveillance and investigation, Officer Stephen Carrig observed a man, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt walking in the area of Eustis Ave and Old Beach Road in the early …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The following arrests were reported by the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Newport Police reported the following arrests for Monday, May 20
Monday, May 20, 2013
Luke Walker of Middletown is currently in Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition.
A motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon left Middletown resident Luke Walker, 54, with life threatening injuries. Walker is currently at Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition. Around Sunday around 1:30 p.m., the Middletown Police Department and Middletown Fire Department responded to the accident in front of the Newport Creamery. Police said the motorcycle was traveling south on West Main Road and a car, operated by Patricia J. Nassirou, 67, of Newport, made a left turn from the northbound lane of West Main Road to enter the parking lot of 208 West Main Road. The front of the motorcycle came into contact with the passenger side of the car, said police. The department’s accident reconstruction team responded to the scene and …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Take a look at some of the more compelling police reports from around the state. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Hulk Smash? Getting arrested can be an incredibly angering experience for some. For one New Jersey man, the rage that followed his arrest could be described as…Hulk-ish? Smithfield police arrested a 21-year-old man on DUI charges after he had allegedly crashed his car into a tree. At the police station, the man took a Breathalyzer test, then allegedly stood up from his chair, walked over to the sink and tore it from the wall, breaking the pipes attaching it. Police were able to subdue the man/Hulk impersonator with a Taser. When Your Alibi Needs an Alibi This week’s best fake alibi goes to a Providence man accused of robbery. When police caught up to the man who allegedly stole $341 from Kattan’s Market in Cranston, he told them he couldn…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The following arrest was reported by the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction
The Newport Police Department reported the following arrest for Wednesday May 15: Robert Jurich, 57, of 76 Broadway Apt. #403, was arrested Wednesday around 10:50 a.m. on simple assault charges. He allegedly tripped in the hallway of his apartment complex, took off his hat and hit a 64-year-old Newport man with it several times. Jurich allegedly told police the victim tripped him, so he hit him with his hat.
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 24 DUI fatalities in Rhode Island in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to Mothers …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A white pickup truck ended up on its side around 5 p.m. Monday.
To say it was a challenging day for Portsmouth Fire and Police Department personnel is an understatement. After multiple vehicle crashes near the Sakonnet River Bridge and a fatal crash on West Main Road, a third major incident occurred just as the working day came to a close. A white pickup truck ended up on its side around 5 p.m. on the corner of East Main Road and Sprague Street, next to Cumberland Farms. Portsmouth Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a “roll over” accident at the intersection of East Main Road and Sprague Street, according to Portsmouth Fire Deputy Chief Michael O'Brien. "Firefighters arrived to find a single male patient trapped in the vehicle, which was resting on its passenger side," O'Brien …
A Portsmouth woman was pronounced dead at Newport Hospital Monday after a head-on vehicle crash on West Main Road near Raytheon.
A Portsmouth woman, 78, was pronounced dead at Newport Hospital Monday morning after sustaining injuries in a head-on crash on West Main Road in Portsmouth. Portsmouth police officers responded to West Main Road near Locust Avenue for a motor vehicle accident at 10 a.m. Monday. A 2001 Chevrolet Malibu was travelling south on West Main Road when it crossed over the double-yellow lines near Locust Avenue and collided head-on with a 2008 Isuzu Box truck, police said. Portsmouth Rescue crews used hydraulic tools to remove the woman trapped in the vehicle. The operator of the Chevrolet Malibu, a 78-year-old woman from Portsmouth, was transported to Newport Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The name of the victim is being withheld at …
No injuries were reported, but traffic delays occurred Monday morning after multiple reports of vehicle crashes on Route 24 South.
Multiple motor vehicle crashes occurred Monday morning near construction on the new Sakonnet River Bridge, according to EastBayRI. Patch received numerous reports of vehicle delays on Route 24 South near the Fish Road exit around 10 a.m. Renee Cwiek Sartini: Traffic's backed up all the way down Fish Road. Something happened on the bridge. EastBayRI reports the accidents appear to be related to bridge construction. No injuries were reported. About an hour later, Portsmouth emergency officials were also called to a major motor vehicle crash on West Main Road at Stringham in Portsmouth. Further details about this crash are unknown at this time. Check back with Patch later today for updates on this developing story.