OMG PD: Old Enough to Know Better

Check out the odd arrests from around Rhode Island.


Old Enough to Know Better:
One Johnston youth seems to have enjoyed himself a little too much over the weekend of the recent St. Rocco Church feast — with an adult's help. Johnston Police reported the arrest of a 47-year-old woman after the minor returned home in an apparently drunken state. The woman pleaded no contest to charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and providing alcohol to a minor, and got 18 months suspended and 10 months' probation.

Couldn't Dodge an Arrest:
A Providence motorcycle owner managed to avoid an accident that happened in front of him by dropping his bike in the road — but didn't escape the long arm of the law after Johnston Police found that the license plates on his motorcycle were reported stolen. The car driver who reportedly triggered the accident by driving into another motorcycle also scored a suspicion of DUI charge.

Bat-Man Collared
It leads one to wonder what's been going on in Johnston lately — first, a samurai sword attack, and now, assault with a baseball bat. The Cranston man named as a suspect in the case surrendered to police on Thursday and immediately got a ride to court for arraignment.

Déjà vu DUI Driver Skips Court Date:

It was deja vu for one Warwick man this past weekend as he was hit with his . The 44-year-old Warwick man was arrested Aug. 19 by Rhode Island State Police after he crashed his car on Route 10 in Cranston. During his breath test, he allegedly blew a .222 – almost triple the legal limit. Just a week prior, . Along with a DUI charge, Fracassa was hit with a possession of a controlled substance (cocaine, which he allegedly tried to hide from officers) charge and multiple roadway violations. Making a bad situation worse, the man reportedly failed to show up to his court date to answer for both incidents. According to his lawyer, he was in rehab that day.

Two Overwhelming Odors, One DUI:

Narragansett police didn’t need to call in the K-9 unit to smell two aromas during a DUI stop. When officers approached the window of the 42-year-old woman According to reports, the officers got a whiff of another smell as the Charlestown woman stepped out of her car – alcohol. After allegedly failing her sobriety test, she was placed under arrest and brought to police headquarters, where she allegedly had an asthma attack.

Evictee Smears Dog Droppings to Spite Ex-Landlord:

What better way to tell your ex-landlord you’re mad than with poop? One Cranston woman did just that when . According to police, the woman’s fecal finger-painting was prompted by her recent eviction. Though the woman fled the scene, police found her a short time later and placed her under arrest for vandalism.

Woman Gets Physical Over Sports Bra:

We all lose socks in the laundry…but sports bras are another story. One Woonsocket woman realized that several articles of clothing were missing while she was using the washer and dryer units in her apartment building – including a sports bra. When the woman and her mother, the landlord, went to ask another tenant if she knew who took the clothing, the duo found their answers. According to reports, . Apparently the woman had grown attached to the bra: when the rightful owner confronted her, the bra thief allegedly charged at her and shoved her.

Angry Assault Victim Retaliates — By Vandalizing the Wrong Car:

File this under the “wanna get away?” category. One Middletown man decided to get back at a . The 26-year-old fled the scene, but officers found him a short time later. When the man admitted to police that he had punched the side view mirror out of anger, police gave him two pieces of bad news: First, he was under arrest for vandalism, and second, he punched the wrong car. According to reports, the vandalized car belonged to an innocent bystander.


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