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NK Police Log: Man Caught Using Illegal Fireworks

The following information was supplied by the North Kingstown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Man Charged With Domestic Assault

Adrian O. Iselin, 49, of 110 Pleasant Street in Wickford was charged with domestic assault and disorderly conduct on June 24 at 8:02 p.m. 

Police responded to a call from Iselin saying that he needed “help” at his residence. Upon arrival, police were met by the victim who stated that both she and Iselin had been drinking. According to police, she said that she had heard Iselin on the phone with his girlfriend and, when she tried to get the phone away from him, Iselin pushed her into a door. The victim said she then hit the window of the door with the back of her head, causing the window to shatter. According to reports, Iselin admitted to pushing the victim into the door, but said that it was out of self-defense because she had been slapping him for being on the phone.

He was transported to headquarters where he was fingerprinted and released on a $5,000 personal recognizance. 

Man Arrested After Lighting Off Illegal Fireworks

Eric David Rego, 28, of 46 Hornet Rd., in North Kingstown was charged with disorderly conduct on June 26 at 6:20 p.m. 

Police responded to a report that there had been aerial type fireworks that “shook” a neighbor’s house.

At the scene, police spoke with several neighbors. While police were investigating, they heard two loud bangs (fireworks) originating from the Hornet Road area. Upon arrival a neighbor stated another neighbor had come by the house calling them “snitches.” Police went to speak with the neighbor and she claimed she had simply told them that the fireworks were “traditional in this neighborhood.” On speaking with the husband of the woman, Rego, stated that he had been warned by police the previous night. Police advised Rego that aerial type fireworks were illegal and that if he was caught lighting off fireworks, he would be arrested. His responded with “you gotta do what you gotta do and I gotta do what I gotta do.” Five minutes after police left the scene, a neighbor called again to report that Rego had set off two “rocket” type fireworks. Neighbors told police that after they had left the scene, they heard two bangs and and saw Rego standing in a cloud of smoke from the fireworks. Police found and arrested Rego for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. 

Rego is set to appear in Fourth District Court on July 19. 

Woman Charged With Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct

Julia J. Garriga, 48, of 675 Ten Rod Road was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct on June 22 at 8:45 p.m. 

Police responded to a medical distress call that a man had passed out and had since woken up and was attempting to leave the scene. Upon arrival at the scene police spoke with Garriga and said that the victim had left the incident. Garriga was initially very vague about the victim's injuries or why he had passed out.

As police continued speaking with her, she told them the victim had a restraining order and was not allowed to contact her. According to reports, she said that the victim had tried to contact her to borrow her credit card for gas. She then allegedly slapped him lightly in the face and then he allegedly became upset and hit Garriga in the face with his shirt. According to reports, Garriga and the victim became involved in a fist fight and the victim pushed Garriga to the ground.

After the fight calmed down, Garriga said the victim faked passing out. Because she didn’t know whether he was faking or not, she called 911. Police reported that Garriga appeared to be drunk and she admitted to drinking several glasses of wine. 

When police spoke with the victim, he said that Garriga had slapped him hard in the face and also had started pushing and shoving him before grabbing a chair in a attempt to hit him with it. According to the victim, Garriaga proceeded to punch him and he eventually pushed her to the ground in self defense. 

Garriga was released later that night on $5,000 personal recognizance. She was also issued a no-contact order for the victim. 

Other Arrests

  • Vincent Michel Wendolski, 48, of 450 Friendship St, was arrested June 22 at 3:15 p.m. following a warrant for his arrest. 
  • Jaimee L. Suk, 30, of 17 Belvedere Drive in Bristol was arrested on June 22 at 9 a.m following a warrant for her arrest. 

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