NK Police Log: Wii, Thrown Envelope Spark Two Alleged Assaults
The following information was supplied by the North Kingstown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Man Allegedly Assaults Woman, Takes Both Her Cell Phones
Keith Frederick Romanelli, 35, of 120 Steamboat Ave. in North Kingstown, was arrested Jan. 1 at 3:40 a.m. on charges of domestic assault, domestic refusal to relinquish a phone and domestic disorderly conduct.
Police found Romanelli’s victim walking in the area of Beach Street and Boston Neck Road. According to reports, the woman was crying and trembling and had a fresh bruise on her collarbone. Though initially reluctant to tell the officer what happened, the victim allegedly told police that Romanelli threw her against a wall and then threw her to the ground and knelt on top of her. According to reports, Romanelli took the woman’s cell phone after she told him she was going to call the police.
When police arrived at Romanelli’s house, they found him asleep on the couch and noted that he appeared to be intoxicated. According to police, Romanelli had dust marks on the shins of his pants consistent with touching a hardwood floor and had a cut on his left hand. Romanelli alleged that he did not know how he received the cut and denied that a physical altercation took place between him and his victim.
During a search, officers found three cell phones in Romanelli’s pockets – two of which were his victim’s.
Thrown Envelope Sparks Alleged Domestic Assault
Nikolas Julio Pereira, 19, of 1006 Old Baptist Road in North Kingstown, was arrested Dec. 31 at 11:15 a.m. on charges of domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct.
According to reports, a family member shoved Pereira, prompting him to punch said family member in the face. According to witnesses, Pereira was in a verbal argument with his victim’s fiancé and threw an envelope in frustration, which did not hit the woman. Pereira’s victim then allegedly shoved Pereira. Pereira allegedly told police he struck the man in an effort to defend himself.
He was arraigned and released on $1,000 personal recognizance.
Wii Videogame Leads to Alleged Assault
Heather Inez Toubeau, 32, of 35 Fourth St. in North Kingstown, was arrested Jan. 1 at 12:45 p.m. on charges of domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct.
Toubeau’s victim was allegedly moving out of the residence when Toubeau returned home to find him packing up a Wii videogame. According to reports, the two began to argue after Toubeau accused the man of stealing the game. Toubeau allegedly slapped the man and pushed him out the front door.
She was arraigned and released on $5,000 personal recognizance.
Jamestown Teen Charged in Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Hannah Erin Farrelly, 19, of 24 Seaside Drive in Jamestown, was arrested Jan. 2 at 4:05 p.m. on charges of failure in duty to stop (accident damage to attended vehicle) after fleeing the scene of a car accident.
Farrelly allegedly rear-ended a 50-year-old woman on Ten Rod Road. Jamestown police contacted the North Kingstown Police Department after identifying a vehicle that looked like the car involved in the accident. Police contacted the vehicle’s owner who said that her son’s girlfriend, Farrelly, had been driving the car that night and admitted to hitting another vehicle. Farrelly allegedly told the vehicle’s owner that she fled because she “panicked.” Farrelly was then contacted by police and admitted to fleeing the scene and stated she would cooperate fully.
She is set to appear in Third District Court on Jan. 24.
Raymond Vincent Petisce, 34, of 511 Camp Ave. in North Kingstown, was arrested Jan. 2 at 8:15 p.m. on charges of driving with a suspended license. He is set to appear in Third District Court on Jan. 24.