Monday, Aug. 19
10:57 a.m. – The maintenance director for the owner of the former Shell station at 7380 Post Road told police someone had thrown rocks threw the glass front doors Sunday night. The owner was contacted at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday by an alarm on the building.
8:29 p.m. – Police arrested Linda L. Martin, 49, of Hornet Road, for domestic assault and disorderly conduct after she allegedly slapped her boyfriend hard enough that his glasses fell to the ground during an argument. According to the report, Martin told police she'd had five beers and got emotional when she drank alcohol. She was taken into custody and arraigned at the station by a justice of the peace, who also issued a no-contact order for Martin, prohibiting her from contacting her boyfriend.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
1:43 a.m. – During a routine building check, police noticed graffiti on the south wall of Kingstown Bowl at 6125 Post Road. The graffiti included several quotes, including "Love the earth, worship the moon," "Bowling is for losers," and "It's all one big metaphor." In addition, there were pictures of cats, peace symbols and hearts.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
12:38 a.m. – Police were called to a residence on Cynthia Drive because of an argument via text message between roommates. The argument was over dirty dishes. One of the residents agreed to leave for the night.
Thursday, Aug. 22
9:41 a.m. – Police arrested Andrea Laurie Paiva, 35, of Iron Mine Hill Road in North Smithfield, for driving with a suspended license after she was pulled over for running a stop sign. She was processed at the station and released with a District Court summons and a moving violation.
12:26 p.m. – Police arrested Christian N. Oliano, 21, of Asqah Drive, on charges of obstructing police, resisting arrest, and simple assault, after he was found stumbling on Peachtree Road. Police tried to question Oliano but he refused to identify himself, only saying he'd had a few beers. When police asked him to take his hands out of his pockets, Oliano took off running toward Post Road. Police had to tackle Oliano to get him to stop, but he continued to resist and kept trying to get at something in his shorts pocket. During the struggle, he punched the officer in the stomach and groin. Once Oliano was in custody, police found an orange cap belonging to a syringe. Oliano told police he had used heroin a few days earlier. He was taken to the station for processing and held for arraignment.
2:07 p.m. – Police arrested Norman Edward Briggs, Jr., 73, of Congdon Avenue, for driving while intoxicated after he allegedly almost hit a community service officer on traffic detail on Post Road near West Main Street. When police arrived, they noticed signs of alcohol impairment. Briggs said he'd had a shot of Scotch at 8 that morning. Because of health issues, Briggs was not able to complete the entire field sobriety test. He did submit to a preliminary breath test, which showed blood alcohol content of .179 percent. Another test showed .281 percent. Police got one more sample because of the wide variation in the first two readings. This final test showed .243 BAC. At the police station, Briggs agreed to take a chemical breathalyzer test. The first and second tests showed .181 percent BAC. He maintained he'd only had the one shot of Scotch that morning. The legal BAC limit is .08. Briggs was charged with DUI over .15 percent BAC, given a District Court summons and released.
5:17 p.m. – The president of the Jaguar Youth Football League told police about an incident Wednesday evening in which some players waiting for their rides made derogatory comments to cheerleaders who were running around the field. In addition, he said, one boy threw a lighter on the ground making it explode and another youth had a knife. The players involved in the harassment were disciplined by league coaches. The boy, 10, with the knife said it was a camping knife and he only took it out to show his friends. Police notified his guardian about the incident.