NK’s Woman’s Car Involved In Pursuit In Pawtucket
A North Kingstown woman contacted police after discovering her car had been stolen. According to the woman, she had left her keys in the car and went up to her apartment. Hours later, the woman returned to find the car missing.
North Kingstown police were notified that the woman’s vehicle was located in Pawtucket, where it had been involved in a police pursuit. According to Pawtucket police, an officer had attempted to pull the car over in a routine stop before the car sped off. The pursuit lasted 300 feet before the stolen car turned into a driveway and struck a parked car. Pawtucket police described the alleged car thief as a Hispanic male around 5’10” who appeared to be in his late 20s.
Wakefield Man Hit With DUI Charge
David Arundel, 31, of 23 Highland Ave. in Wakefield, was arrested July 29 at 1:25 a.m. on charges of drunken driving.
Police pulled Arundel over after allegedly clocking him at 53 mph in a 30-mph zone on Tower Hill Road. As the officer turned on his emergency lights, Arundel’s car allegedly went through the intersection of Tower Hill and Route 4, passed over two lanes of traffic without using turn signals and turned onto Pendar Road before pulling into a parking lot.
According to reports, as the officer drove into the lot, Arundel exited his car and walked over to the woods. Arundel allegedly started to tell the officer, “I was just going to take a piss,” before changing his mind and saying, “I figured you were coming after me.” According to police, Arundel told the officer he had bought the car recently and had failed to get it registered.
While speaking with Arundel, officers noted he was “very uncooperative” and appeared to be under the influence. According to reports, Arundel had been at 007 Bar & Grille and then went to Harborside in East Greenwich, drinking seven Miller Lites and a couple shots of whiskey between the two bars.
After reportedly failing his field sobriety test (during which he allegedly nearly fell into an officer), police allegedly tested his blood alcohol at .173 percent during a preliminary breathalyzer test.
At headquarters, Arundel was allegedly indecisive about taking a breathalyzer. After nearly 30 minutes, he allegedly refused to take the test.
He is set to appear in Fourth District Court on Aug. 16.
NK Man Allegedly Found With 36 Grams of Marijuana
Bryan J. Ahlert, 24, of 42 New Lexington Road, was arrested July 30 at 5:45 p.m. on charges of felony charges of possession of marijuana. Police questioned Ahlert in front of the Kingstown Motel on Post Road. While searching Ahlert, police allegedly found a clear bag with 36 grams of marijuana inside his backpack. This is Ahlert’s second possession of marijuana charge in just over a year; Ahlert was convicted June 28, 2010, when he pleaded no contest to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. His sentence was seven years, one to serve and six on probation.
Arrests Following Boating Incident
Police responded to the area of the Jamestown Bridge for a report of a boat taking on water. The boat was about 300 yards from shore when members of the Department of Environmental Management, North Kingstown Fire Department and North Kingstown Police Department arrived. As the four people, including a five-year-old boy, inside the boat attempting to paddle to shore, police saw the boat capsize, causing them to fall into the water. A DEM boat gathered the boat’s occupants and brought them ashore to Plum Point Beach nearby.
When NK officers arrived, a DEM officer told them that one of the boat’s occupants had fled the area on foot as soon as he was brought ashore. Another officer allegedly found the man, identified as Robert Heath, 47, of Warwick, attempting to hide behind some shrubbery on Fleetwood Drive. While performing checks on Heath, officers discovered Heath had two warrants for his arrest out of Warwick.
According to reports, another person on the boat, David Heath, was taken into custody by DEM for obstructing an officer.
Three Arrested After Traffic Stop On Route 1
Victoria Marion Fusco, 21, of 24 Broad St. Apt. 1 in Cumberland; Justin T. Potter, 30, of 129 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Cranston; and Jalin Kristine Dorsey, 19, of 8A W. Clifford St. in Providence were arrested July 31 at 9 a.m. following a motor vehicle stop on Route 1.
Police pulled the trio over after allegedly clocking Potter’s vehicle at 70 mph in a 50-mph zone. According to reports, the vehicle smelled of marijuana. Potter, the driver, allegedly told police there had been marijuana in the car earlier.
After checking their identification, police found that Potter’s license had been suspended and both Dorsey and Fusco had active warrants out for their arrest. After placing them under arrest, Dorsey allegedly told police she had hidden marijuana inside her vagina when the car was being pulled over by police. After removal at the North Kingstown Police Department, the marijuana was measured at 8.36 grams.
Potter was arraigned and released after being charged with driving on a suspended license.
Both Dorsey and Fusco were arrested on the active warrants and transported to the ACI. Dorsey is also charged with possession of marijuana.
- Lorenzo M. Smith, 26, of 5 School St., Apt. LN, was arrested July 28 at 2:40 a.m. following six misdemeanor charges. While on patrol, police stopped Smith after seeing him walk down Post Road. According to reports, Smith told officers his name was “Thomas Jones” and he did not have any identification on him, just cigarettes. While searching the man, police found Smith’s wallet, at which point Smith allegedly said, “Okay, I lied. Take me to jail.” After checking Smith’s identification, police found he had five active bench warrants out for his arrest. Smith is being charged with obstructing an officer and five Superior Court bench warrants.Jason Anthony Williams, 30, of 10 State St., Apt. J in North Kingstown, was arrested July 31 at 11:55 a.m. following a bench warrant for his arrest.
- Jason Anthony Williams, 30, of 10 State St., Apt. J in North Kingstown, was arrested July 31 at 11:55 a.m. following a bench warrant for his arrest.
- Matthew G. Young, 25, of 4 State St., Apt M, was arrested July 31 at 10:17 p.m. following a bench warrant for his arrest.
- Crystal A. Valentine, 25, of 42 New Lexington Road, was arrested July 30 at 5:45 p.m. on charges of domestic assault and disorderly conduct after allegedly assaulting a man on Post Road. She was released on $2,000 personal recognizance.
- Joseph Anthony Piccione, 22, of 87 Woodview Drive in Cranston, was arrested Aug. 1 at 4:11 a.m. on charges of driving with a suspended license.