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Police Log: 5 DUIs, Ammo Found, Plants Dug Up, Booty Call Mixup Sparks Brawl

Despite warnings of stepped up patrols all week, five people allegedly drove drunk in North Kingstown last week. Plus more incidents and arrests in this week's police log.

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Patch file photo

The following arrest and incident information was reported by North Kingstown Police. It does not indicate a conviction.

DUIs
Police charged Eddie F. Kelly, 56, of 126 Spring Road, North Kingstown, with driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test May 13 at 11:46 p.m.

Police said Kelly was stopped after an officer on patrol saw him drive over the double yellow line multiple times on Essex Road.

Police said Kelly’s speech was slurred and he smelled like alcohol, telling the officer that he was at the End Zone in East Greenwich where he said he drank three or four beers.

Police said Kelly refused a field sobriety test, saying he didn’t think he’d past.

He was processed without incident and he was issued a Third Division District Court summons to appear on May 27.

Two men were charged with driving under the influence within moments of each other after they were both stopped for speeding on Indian Corner Road on May 16.

Police said John Charles Hazard, 47, of 491 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown; and Jeffrey Stepehn Caswell, 22, were stopped after they sped past an officer on Indian Corner Road.

Police said the first car, driven by Hazard, was clocked driving 67 mph in a 25 mph zone and Caswell was following right behind no more than 10 feet.

Police said both men admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the evening and both failed a field sobriety test.

Police charged Miles Christian Cogswell, 45, of 238 Woodhill Road, Narragansett, with driving under the influence, refusing a chemical test and refusing a preliminary breath test May 16 at 9:40 p.m. after officers working a DUI detail saw him allegedly commit several motor vehicle violations on Post Road.

Police said Cogswell failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody without incident.

AMMO FOUND
North Kingstown Police reported that a 30-year-old North Kingstown man turned in three Smith and Wesson 30-30 rounds he had found on the ground off Tower Hill Road on May 13.

The ammo was secured at police headquarters.

PLANTS DUG UP
North Kingstown Police responded to 140 Ten Rod Road on May 14 after a dispute over plants being dug up.

Police said the dispute was between neighbors; one resident’s relative was at the apartment recently and had dug up and emptied potted plants belonging to another resident. She reportedly told police she was just trying to help keep up the property and apologized.

ARGUMENT
North Kingstown Police settled a dispute between two men after an alleged errant text message seeking a sexual interlude was sent to the wrong person.

According to a police report, an officer was dispatched to a Devil’s Foot Road address after a 50-year-old man reported he was threatened.

Police said the man told police he meant to text his girlfriend asking for sex but accidentally texted another woman in his contact list.

That woman’s boyfriend, a 20-year-old Richmond man, reportedly saw the text message, became furious and the two men spoke over the phone and had a verbal argument. He then drove to the North Kingstown man’s house and a scuffle ensued in the parking lot.

During an investigation, police said both men assaulted each other but agreed they would avoid further contact with each other. No charges were filed.

IPHONE STOLEN FROM LOCKER ROOM
An 18-year-old North Kingstown High School student told police on May 15 that someone stole his iPhone 5s from a locker while he was showering at the school at around 4 p.m.

The student said he didn’t see or hear anyone while he was in the shower.

The phone was tracked to a Navy Drive address through Verizon, but because the area has several apartment buildings, police were unable to make much progress in the investigation.

The student was advised to get the phone’s serial number so it could be reported stolen.

GOLF BALL STRIKES CAR
A 33-year-old North Kingstown man told police on May 17 that a golf ball struck his car while he was driving east on Roger Williams Way.

Police said the ball bounced off the hood, causing a dent and damage to the paint.

The incident was captured by a dash camera owned by the man, who turned the footage over to police.

The incident was documented.

VANDALISM
Someone shot pellets at Gardner’s Wharf Seafood and a house on Pleasant Street, police said.

Police responded to the business at around 4:50 p.m. on May 17 after the owner, Peter Chevalier, said he noticed a few marks on the north side of the building. He looked closer and saw there were several pellets lodged into the wood trim. He also noticed one of his surveillance cameras had plastic piece knocked out.

An officer later found two pellets lodged into the wood trim in the rear of nearby house on Pleasant Street. There, the resident said he noticed the damage and pulled the pellets out of the wood. They were the same pellets found at Gardner’s Wharf Seafood, according to a police report.

The angle of the shots suggested they came from a nearby beach area, police said.

Police are investigating.

KEYED
A 39-year-old Ten Rod Road resident told police on May 17 that someone keyed his truck while it was parked on the side of the road.

Police said the damage wasn’t there when he checked the mail at 4 p.m. but noticed it a few hours later.

The officer reported seeing fresh scratches on the passenger door.

The matter was documented.

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