Portsmouth Police Log: 8 Arrests in 5 Days
The following arrest information was supplied by the Portsmouth Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Portsmouth police made the following arrests in the past five days:
Honking horn leads to man's arrest
A man wanted on an arrest warrant was undone by a woman honking her car horn outside his residence at 1:30 a.m. Brian McCollum, 32, of 36 Narragansett Boulevard, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 24, after police were called to the residence for a report of a disturbance. Neighbors called police after hearing a vehicle horn being honked in the early morning hours. A woman was attempting to get McCollum's attention, according to police.
A check revealed McCollum was wanted on a bench warrant from Sixth Division Court for failure to appear at an ability to pay hearing. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters.
Two arrested after car runs out of gas
Officers arrested two people after a vehicle ran out of gas near the Mt. Hope Bridge early Thanksgiving morning. Police were called to Bristol Ferry Road for a report of a disabled vehicle. Upon arrival, police saw a man walking on the bridge attempting to flag down vehicles for help. A second man, 18-year-old Zachery Aitkens of Bristol, was standing on the traffic island, while two women stood near the car.
Police said they smelled an aroma of alcohol on Aitkens, who had been driving the vehicle. Aitkens apparently failed a field sobriety test and, after being transported to the station, refused to submit to a chemical test. He was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), refusal to submit to a chemical test and possession of alcohol.
A woman, Felicia Amat, 18, of West Warwick, was also arrested. Amat allegedly became disorderly, yelling and swearing, and refused to sit down on the curb when ordered to by an officer. Amat was arrested and charged with obstruction of an officer in the execution of duty and disorderly conduct.
Man charged with domestic assault
Kevin Davis, 37, of 2870 East Main Road, Apt. 3, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 24, at 11 p.m. at his residence. Police were called to the residence for a possible disturbance. A 38-year-old Portsmouth female told officers she became involved in an argument with Davis. During the argument, he alleged grabbed her by the arm and twisted her fingers. Davis was arrested and charged with domestic, simple assault.
Newport man arrested for domestic larceny
Daniel Hyde, 44, of Newport, was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 26, and charged with domestic, larceny under $500. The arrest stemmed from an incident which occurred on Nov. 12. A 41-year-old Portsmouth female told police that her boyfriend, Hyde, flushed her prescription medication down the toilet. Police obtained an affidavit arrest warrant for Hyde, who was later arrested by Newport police.
Cousins arrested following college house party
Two men were recently charged in connection with a college house party held earlier this month. Jonathan Lamendola, 18, of East Greenwich, and his cousin, Jeffrey Lamendola, 18, of North Kingston, both turned themselves in at the police station recently. Both men were wanted on charges stemming from a Nov. 12 house party.
When police arrived at the party, they witnessed both men walking down the driveway. Jonathan allegedly carried a backpack containing a bottle of Captain Morgan rum. The officer told the cousins to remain at the scene and confiscated their driver's licenses. When the officer later returned to the driveway, both men had fled, police said.
Using their licenses, police obtained a warrant for the two. Both Lamendolas were charged with obstruction of an officer in the execution of duty. Jonathan was also charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.
Woman arrested on warrant
Jessica Wheelock, 43, of 2706 East Main Road, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 25, at 7 a.m. Wheelock was wanted on a bench warrant issued by Second District Court on the charge of writing fraudulent checks over $1,000. Wheelock turned herself in at the police station Friday.