NK Police Log: Man ‘Decorates’ Cell After Disorderly Conduct Arrest

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

SK Woman Charges With Shoplifting From Kohl's

Mary Louise Nelle, 61, of 21 Mourning Dove Ln. in South Kingstown was arrested Dec. 31 at 2:25 p.m. on charges of shoplifting from Kohl’s.

Two employees at Kohl’s allegedly saw Nelle put multiple items in the right pocket of her jacket, including many pieces of Sterling silver jewelry. According to one employee, Nelle was fiddling with the jewelry in her pocket and at one point she could see one of the pieces protruding from the pocket. Nelle allegedly grabbed two pieces of nightwear and paid for only those items before leaving the store with the rest of the merchandise still concealed in her jacket.

A loss prevention employee from Kohl’s and police apprehended Nelle outside the store. Nelle allegedly handed over the jewelry, which totaled $949.90 in value.

Man ‘Decorates’ Cell After Disorderly Conduct Arrest

Daniel C. Downs, 54, of 6200 Post Rd., Apt. 1A in North Kingstown was arrested Jan. 3 at 2:40 p.m. on charges of disorderly conduct.

One of Downs’ neighbors called police after he walked over to her trailer and began yelling obscenities at her from the parking lot. The neighbor told police that Downs has exhibited this behavior before but had never come over to her trailer.

When officers confronted Downs, he denied the incident and became agitated, screaming that the neighbor was a liar. Downs also allegedly raised his fists.

He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and brought to the North Kingstown Police Department. Police, believing that Downs was under the influence of alcohol, gave Downs a breath test which showed his blood alcohol content was .202.

While in his cell, Downs allegedly began hanging toilet paper all throughout the cell bars. The toilet paper was removed and Downs was warned. A short while later, downs allegedly placed his blanket in the bars to prevent the surveillance camera from seeing him. The blanket was also removed by police. He then hung his shirt from the bars. The shirt and his pants were removed from the cell.


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