Police Log: 3 Arrested After Allegedly Stealing TV, Car
The following is based on reports from the Portsmouth Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Portsmouth police made the following arrests this weekend.
Three people arrested after allegedly stealing "53 television
Three people were apprehended by police Saturday after allegedly stealing a homeowner's television and vehicle.
Police were called to a Viking Drive residence after 1 a.m. Saturday for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. A TV was also taken from the residence.
At 3 a.m. the same evening, police spotted the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Portuguese American Citizens Club.
Three people were inside the vehicle: 51-year-old Wayne Brown and 23-year-old Destiny Gray, both of 3 Scotty Drive, and 47-year-old Sean Walsh of 75 Porter's Lane.
Walsh previously lived at the residence on Viking Drive. Brown was apparently operating the vehicle. The television was not located in the vehicle, police say.
Officers say they discovered a small bag of cocaine in Walsh's seat.
Brown and Gray were arrested and both charged with larceny over $500, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and conspiracy.
Walsh was also arrested and charged with domestic, larceny over $500; possession of a stolen motor vehicle; possession of cocaine; and conspiracy.
Brown was held overnight at the police station. Walsh and Gray were transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI).
Portsmouth man allegedly smashes woman's cell phone
Jason Conant, 41, of 342 Mailcoach Road, was arrested Saturday and charged with domestic, vandalism, and domestic, refusal to relinquish a telephone.
Police were called to Mailcoach Road for a report of a domestic disturbance. Conant apparently became involved in an argument at the home with a 33-year-old Portsmouth woman.
During the argument, Conant allegedly smashed several items around the house, including drinking glasses and the TV screen. When the woman attempted to use the phone to call police, Conant allegedly grabbed the cellphone and threw it on the ground.
Conant fled the scene before police arrived. He was later found hiding in bushes down the street. He was arrested and held overnight.
Tiverton man allegedly violates no-contact order
Jason Jones, 18, of Tiverton, was arrested Thursday at 11:30 p.m. after police responded to the Founder's Brook Motel.
Jones was wanted by Tiverton police on charges of alluding and violating a no-contact order. Tiverton police recommended Portsmouth police check the motel for Jones.
At the motel, police say they found Jones, along with an 18-year-old Portsmouth woman. According to police, Jones is under court order to not contact this woman.
Jones was arrested and also charged by Portsmouth police with violating a protective order. He was held overnight at the police station and transported to court in the morning.
Bristol man arrested on warrant
Anthony Vasconcellos, 21, of Bristol, was arrested Thursday at 5:30 p.m. after a motor vehicle stop on Wapping Road. The vehicle was stopped for speeding.
Vasconcellos was wanted on a Sixth District Court bench warrant for failure to appear at an ability-to-pay hearing.
He was arrested and later released after appearing before a justice of the peace.