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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Friday, Oct. 14 Daniel H. Desilets, 38, of 1 Channing St., Newport, was charged at … more
TIVERTON —A night shift police lieutenant stands accused of directly or impliedly ordering officers under his command that the hours between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. were to be "quiet time," during which no law enforcement work was to be done. That is one of the revelations in a seven-page Tiverton Police Department report, dated Sept. 23, and modified Sept 27, that was released last week under a public records request to the department. more
Monday. Sept. 26 After allegedly walking out of a store with an estimated $100 worth of merchandise at 4:52 p.m., Kim M. Johnson, 49, of Fall River, was charged with shoplifting and possession of a scheduled drug. At 6:29 p.m., a Main Road caller complained about a drone flying overhead. more
TIVERTON – Two sets of misdemeanor charges, totaling 58 counts, against a Tiverton Police Department Lieutenant, Timothy Panell, were filed Thursday, one set for being at home when he was supposed to be on duty at work, and the second for filing false paperwork in order to get paid for it. more
TIVERTON – A Tiverton Police Department Lieutenant, Timothy Panell, was arraigned at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Rhode Island 2nd District Court on 58 counts of obtaining money under false … more
Monday, Aug. 29 At 12:09 a.m., Jonathan A. Silvia, 30, of 35 Randolph Avenue, Apt. #405, Tiverton, was charged with driving with an invalid license, and speeding in excess of 10 mph over the posted speed limit. Kimberly Lima, 32, of 1 Mill Street, Apt. #311, Tiverton, was charged at 11:22 a.m., with domestic simple assault and domestic vandalism. At 12:21 p.m., Ashley M. Lebreux, 32, of 839 Lake Road, Tiverton, was charged at 12:21 p.m. with domestic felony assault. more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is paying a $600,000 settlement to the estate of a man who died after a struggle with police in 2012. more
Tuesday, Aug. 23 After police followed her past Standish Boat Yard, the Bank of Newport, Nanaquaket and Seapowet, and finally stopping her at 6:32 p.m. at East and Main Roads, Cidalia Rodrigues, 51, of Fall River, was charged with laned roadway violations, driving under the influence of alcohol, and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test. more
PORTSMOUTH — Five people were hurt — four with life-threatening injuries — in a three-vehicle accident at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on West Main Road, just south of … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. more
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