Police Log: Fraud, Assault at Police HQ, Mustang Damaged

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

A Shore Drive resident told police in April 5 that he was the victim of fraud.

Police said the resident told them that someone had filed a federal tax return in his name and he discovered the fraud when he tried to e-file his taxes on April 1 and the Internal Revenue Service rejected it because it was a duplicate return.

The victim said the same thing happened last year and the latest fraud is currently under investigation by the IRS.

The matter was documented. 

On April 5, a Boston Neck Road resident told police that someone tried to use his Bank Newport card to buy $277.95 worth of goods from a Food Lion in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, two days earlier.

The bank cancelled the card and the transaction was denied. Police documented the incident. A copy of the report was forwarded to the Prince George Police Department. 

On April 3, a High Street resident told police that his vehicle was damaged sometime overnight.

Police said the passenger side of the man’s Ford Mustang was keyed in addition to the rear spoiler. 

North Kingstown Police charged Kyle David Barry, 19, of 150 Palace Ave., Warwick, with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest April 7 after he allegedly kicked the door inside the North Kingstown Police Station and wrestled with a police officer who tried to detain him.

Police said Barry was at the station to pick up a relative who had been arrested and on his way out the door, began swearing and slammed the door with his hands.

Police said they were concerned that he was leaving the station in “what appeared to be an unstable state” so an officer told Barry to stop walking and to come back to speak with him.

It was then that Barry reportedly continued to swear and then hit the door handle of the outer door to the front lobby very hard with an open hand causing it to make a loud banging noise.

He then “maliciously kicked the exterior door to NKPD,” according to a police report.

Barry reportedly continued to ignore the officer’s request for him to stop walking. He then reportedly fought the officer has an arrest attempt was made.

Barry was finally cuffed and taken into custody after a brief struggle outside the station.

North Kingstown Police seized a bottle of Fireball rum and 19 bottles of Bud Light and charged 20-year-old Daniel J. Duffy of 39 High Bush Terrace, North Kingstown, with underage possession of alcohol after a traffic stop on Devil’s Foot Road near Sachem Road on April 5.

Police said they stopped Duffy after he was observed driving through the stop sign at Sachem Road.

Police said they could see a box of bud light behind the driver’s seat partially obscured by a jacket.

Along with the underage possession charge, police cited Duffy for failing to stop at a stop sign.

One bottle of beer and a bottle of rum were secured as evidence. The remaining 18 beers were destroyed.

Police charged Stewart Charles Rush, 44, of 9 Yorktown Road, North Kingstown, with domestic simple assault, domestic vandalism and disorderly conduct April 1 at 8:49 p.m.

North Kingstown Police told a 42-year-old resident on April 9 to stay away from a man she has a no contact order against after she admitted to delivering a bag of candy and saying “Happy Easter” to the man after stopping by his house.

Police said the man contacted police to report that he was worried she was trying to bait him into violating the no-contact order to get him into trouble, citing recent incidents in which she appeared at stores he was shopping in, forcing him to leave the premises.

Police said the woman denied giving the bags of candy but when police said they’d fingerprint them, she changed her story and said she had lied and was at the man’s house earlier in the day.

Police told the woman to stay away from his house.

On April 4, a Devil’s Foot Road resident told police he may have unwittingly been part of a Nigerian scammer’s plans to wire money.

Police said the man told them he has a friend who lives in Nigeria who called him and said he developed an online relationship with a woman in Texas who was married and needed help transferring $1,889 without her husband knowing.

The local man said he received money via Western Union and then agreed to transfer it via the MoneyGram service to his Nigerian friend.

Later, a detective from Texas called the North Kingstown man and said he was part of an investigation stemming from the funds transfer out of Texas.

Police documented the incident. 

On April 6, police charged William J. Moreland, 31, of 77 Huckleberry Road, North Kingstown, with a warrant. Police said they responded to his address to execute a Sixth Division District Court warrant for failing to appear on an obstruction of justice charge. He was taken into custody without incident.

Police charged Patrick Ryan Ward, 34, of 125 Lincoln St., North Kingstown, with a warrant April 7 after police identified him as a passenger in a car that was stopped at around 1:30 a.m. on Sachem Road


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