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PRESS RELEASE – July 16th, 2014:

  1. Misdemeanor - Motor Vehicle:   On July 9th, 2014 at approximately 6:37 AM, Corporal Justin Vachon arrested Samuel Adams,              age 36 of 40 Tomaquag Road, Bradford on a charge of Driving on an Expired License, after a motor vehicle stop on Main Street        revealed that Mr. Adam’s license had expired on 5/5/14. Mr. Adams was released from the scene with a summons to appear in 4th            District Court for arraignment on August 14, 2014.  

  1. Misdemeanor - Domestic Simple Assault & Domestic Disorderly:    On July 11, 2014 at approximately 9:50 AM, Patrolman             Jeffrey Vaughn arrested Michael McDermott, age 32, of 3786 South County Trail, Richmond on charges of (1) Domestic Simple            Assault and Battery, and (2) Domestic Disorderly Conduct.  Richmond police officers had been dispatched to the residence the         previous night at approximately 10:50 PM after receiving a 911-call reporting a domestic disturbance, but Mr. McDermott had left                    the scene before officers arrived.  Mr. McDermott surrendered himself to the Richmond Police Department the following morning where            he was processed and transported to 4th District Court.  He was arraigned before Judge Joseph T. Houlihan, Jr. on the above charges              and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a pre-trial conference date of July 31, 2014.

  1. Misdemeanor - Obstructing an Officer & Resisting Arrest:   On July 11th, 2014 at approximately 10:39 AM, Patrolman Daniel          Kelley arrested Eric Lavoie, age 28, of 41 Shannock Hill Road, Richmond on charges of  (1) Obstructing a Police Officer in          Execution of Duty , and (2) Resisting Arrest after officers responded to a citizen complaint regarding disorderly behavior exhibited               by the above subject.  Officer Kelley located Mr. Lavoie on Bridge Street at which time Mr. Lavoie assumed a fighting stance and              refused to cooperate with the officer.  He then resisted arrest but was taken into custody without further incident.  Mr. Lavoie was          transported to the station where he was processed and released on a summons to appear in 4th District Court on August 14, 2014 to          answer to the charges.  
  1. Misdemeanor - Disorderly Conduct:  On July 12th, 2014, at approximately 12:25 AM, Corporal William Litterio arrested Kadir       Koseoglu, age 49, of 69 Laurel Street, Hopkinton on a charge of Disorderly Conduct. The arrest occurred after officers were dispatched         to a Main Street gasoline station where Mr. Koseoglu had been involved in a confrontation with another customer regarding their place in          the fuel service line. Mr. Koseoglu was transported to the station where he was processed and released on a summons to appear in 4th        District Court on August 14th, 2014, to be arraigned on the charge.
  1. Misdemeanor - Motor Vehicle: On July 12th, 2014 at approximately 10:33 PM, 2014 Corporal William Litterio arrested Jacob Paul,        age 28, of 185 Carolina Nooseneck Road, Richmond on a charge of Operating on a Suspended License, after a motor vehicle                   stop on Buttonwood Road    revealed that his license had been suspended on 06/9/14 for Failure to Appear/Pay.  Mr. Paul was          processed at the station and released on a summons to appear in 4th District Court on August 14, 2014 to be arraigned on the above charge.
  1. Misdemeanor - Motor Vehicle:  On July 13th, 2014, at approximately 8:39 AM, Patrolman Daniel Kelley arrested Kevin Messier,           age 31, of 33 Canonchet Road, Hopkinton on a charge of Driving on an Expired License after a motor vehicle stop on Kingstown           Road revealed that his license had expired on 6/7/14.  He was released from the scene with a summons to appear for arraignment in 4th      District Court on August 14, 2014.
  1. Misdemeanor - Motor Vehicle: On July 13th, 2014 at approximately 2:18 PM, Corporal William Litterio arrested Chanon Johnson            age 29, of 57 Mocking Bird Drive, Exeter on a charge of Driving on an Expired License after a motor vehicle stop on Main Street        revealed that his license had expired on 4/25/14.  He was released from the scene with a summons to appear for arraignment in 4th District     Court on August 14, 2014. 
  1. Misdemeanor - Violation No Contact Order: On July 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM, Corporal William Litterio arrested Corey Phillips, age 21,        of 21 Mechanic Street, Apt. C, Hopkinton on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order after he observed Mr. Phillips traveling in a     motor vehicle being operated by a person who has an active No-Contact Order against him. Mr. Phillips was transported to the police         station where he was processed and arraigned by Justice-of-the-Peace James Callaghan.  He was released on $2,000 personal recognizance    with a promise to appear in 4th District Court on July 22, 2014 for re- arraignment.

PRESS RELEASE – July 9th, 2014:

  1. Bench Warrant: On July 2nd, 2014 at approximately 8:20 PM, Corporal William Litterio and Patrolwoman Allison O’Connor arrested Susan Viveiros, age 35, of no permanent address on the strength of an outstanding 4th District Court Bench Warrant, which had been issued on  June 17, 2014 for Failure to Appear-Ability to Pay, on an original misdemeanor charge of Disorderly Conduct (Westerly Police Department).  Ms. Viveiros was returned to the station where she was arraigned before Justice-of-the-Peace Joseph H. Scott and released after posting the   requisite surety bail.

  1. Felony- Possession of Controlled Substances / Misdemeanor offenses:  On July 3rd, at approximately 12:41 AM, Patrolman Anthony Zoglio arrested Heather Henley, age 45, of 20 Branch Street, Wakefield, on charges of (1) Possession of Schedule III Drugs (two felony counts), (2) Obstructing a Police Officer in Execution of Duty (misdemeanor), and (3) Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (misdemeanor), as well as a civil violation for Refusal to Submit to a Blood Test.  The charges stem from an investigation after Ms. Henley  was found parked and seated inside her running vehicle at an intersection along South County Trail.  Ms. Henley was processed at the station where she was arraigned by Justice-of-the-Peace Joseph H. Scott and was subsequently released on $10,000 personal recognizance pending felony screening on July 23, 2014.

  1. Misdemeanors– Motor Vehicle Reckless Driving:  On July 3rd, 2014, at approximately 5:39 PM, Corporal William Litterio arrested    Scott A. Huntley, age 24, of 276 Kingstown Road , West Kingston, on misdemeanor charges of Operating on a Suspended License and Reckless Driving. The arrest occurred after Mr. Huntley was tracked on radar operating a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle at 99-MPH on   Beaver River Road.  A motorist flagged down the officer and advised him that the motorcycle had turned into the driveway at the above address.  Cpl. Litterio was able to locate the motorcycle on the property and identify the operator who fled from the area. The operator later turned himself in at the police station.  Mr. Huntley was processed at the station and was released on a summons to appear in 4th District Court on July 31, 2014 to answer to the criminal charges.   Mr. Huntley was also given a summons to appear in the RI Traffic Tribunal to answer to traffic violations related to his arrest. Residents living along Beaver River Road had made previous complaints to the Richmond Police Department regarding a motorcycle passing their homes on multiple dates at extremely high speeds, so the department had increased patrols of that area.
  1. Bench Warrant: On July 3rd, at approximately 9:35 PM, 2014 Patrolman Adam Andrukiewicz and Patrolwoman Allison O’Connor arrested Amanda L. Martin, age 25, of 13 King Arthur Drive, West Kingston on the strength of an outstanding 4th District Court Bench Warrant   that had been issued on June 16, 2014 for Failure to Appear-Ability to Pay, on an original charge of Driving Without/Expired License (Hopkinton Police Department).  Ms. Martin was processed at the police station and was arraigned by Justice-of-the-Peace Joseph H. Scott.  She was released after posting the requisite surety bail.
  1. Misdemeanor Domestic Simple Assault:  On July 4th, at approximately 7:20 PM, Patrolwoman Allison O’ Connor and Patrolman Daniel Kelley arrested Christina McCammon, age 30, of 1 Tall Timbers Drive, Richmond, after responding to the residence for a disturbance.  An investigation revealed that Ms. McCammon had assaulted a family member in the home and left the residence in a vehicle. Ms. McCammon was later apprehended by members of the South Kingstown Police Department, who transported her to the Richmond Police Station where she was processed.  Ms. McCammon was arraigned by Justice-of-the-Peace Michael Robinson on a charge of Domestic Simple Assault and was released on personal recognizance with a promise to appear on July 17, 2014 for re-arraignment in 4th District Court.     
  1. Bench Warrant: On July 5th, at approximately 1:09 AM, Patrolmen Daniel Kelley and Andy Briody arrested Shane A. Kenyon, age 26, of 140 Nooseneck Hill Road, Richmond, on the strength of an outstanding 4th District Court Bench Warrant issued on June 16, 2014 for   Failure to Appear/Ability to Pay.   Mr. Kenyon was arrested after officers were dispatched to Mr. Kenyon’s home for a complaint.  Mr. Kenyon was transported to the Intake Services Center at the ACI after being processed at the police station.
  1. Misdemeanor - DUI & Refusal, Suspended License:  On July 6th, 2014, at approximately 1:20 AM, Patrolman Daniel Kelley and  Corporal William Litterio arrested Eric P. Fahlman, age 34, of 514 Switch Road, Richmond on charges of (1) Driving Under the Influence  of alcohol and/ or drugs (1st offense –BAC unknown), (2) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test, and (3) Operating on a Suspended License after Patrolman Kelley stopped Mr. Fahlman’s vehicle for operating erratically on Route I-95 in Richmond.  Mr. Fahlman was transported to the station where he was processed and released on a summons to appear on the above charges.
  1. Felony - Possession Schedule I Drug / Misdemeanor- Reckless Driving and Eluding Law Enforcement Officer:  On July 7th, 2014,    at approximately 9:55 PM, Corporal William Litterio arrested Matthew B. Craig, age 20, of 145 Liberty Church Road, Exeter on charges       of (1) Felony Possession Schedule I Drug (Heroin), (2) Eluding an Officer in a High  Speed Pursuit and (3) Reckless Driving.  The arrest occurred after the operator was tracked on radar operating a 2013 Kawasaki Motorcycle at a speed of 120-MPH in a posted 25-MPH-zone on Main Street headed east.  Cpl. Litterio activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the motorcycle at   which time the officer witnessed the motorcyclist accelerate in attempt to elude him.  The officer disengaged from the pursuit but continued patrolling the area.  Cpl. Litterio subsequently located the operator on Beaver River Schoolhouse Road where the suspect fled from his motorcycle on foot. The operator was taken into custody after a foot pursuit.  Mr. Craig was later arraigned by Justice-of–the-Peace Joseph     H. Scott on the above charges and was released on personal recognizance pending felony screening on July 28, 2014. Mr. Craig was also    issued a summons to appear in the RI Traffic Tribunal to answer multiple moving violations associated with the arrest.



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