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Newport Man Arrested after Swearing at Portsmouth Police

Police said they were at Island Tap conducting a compliance check at around 12:56 p.m. when Andrew Edward Newbold, 27, of 27 Mumford Ave., Newport, reportedly walked out of the bar with a group of people talking loudly to one another

A 27-year-old Newport man was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly swearing at police and shouting loudly after leaving a local bar on April 26.

Police said they were at Island Tap conducting a compliance check at around 12:56 p.m. when Andrew Edward Newbold, 27, of 27 Mumford Ave., Newport, reportedly walked out of the bar with a group of people talking loudly to one another.

An officer approached the group and asked them to keep their voices down since there are many residential homes in the area.

It was then that Newbold reportedly said “expletive [you]” to the officer. He then swore a second time after another police request. The group then ignored officers when told to stop walking away, at which point Newbold reportedly yelld “everyone get your phone out” as if to ensure the situation would be recorded on video.

Police eventually arrested Newbold on charges of disorderly conduct after his voice remained “elevated throughout the interaction” and later, complained that police were picking on him.

Newbold was released the next morning on $1,000 personal recognizance. 

James Decius April 30, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Portsmouth cops have nothing better to do than pick on teenagers and drunks
Candace Nadine Breen May 01, 2014 at 08:59 AM
It would have been so much easier to just keep his voice down...residents don't need to be awakened by someone who may have had a bit much to drink or anyone else for that matter. Lack of respect for the people in uniform who already have a tough job, sure, some may be jerks but jerks are everywhere in every occupation.
Informed Citizen May 01, 2014 at 12:09 PM
must be a slow news day !
steven McFarland May 01, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Portsmouth police are no where near as bad as Middletown at having nothing better to do than bothering residents . like making up traffic violations to pull someone over a writing up tickets . I have witnessed this my self and I find it deplorable conduct . When me and my GF were discussing moving out of RI last spring it wasn't hard to come up with a list of reasons to finally leave ......
Brian Rurak May 29, 2014 at 08:37 PM
This story amazes me since I had called the Newport Police on several occasions about an extremely loud man in my neighborhood constantly swearing while in the street, on his porch or hanging out his window and the dispatch told me there is nothing they can do about a swearing man on the street!!!?? If they bothered to read the disorderly conduct ordinance, they would have realized they do have that ability and we deserve to be able to reside in peace and quiet.

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