Police Log: Domestics, Underage Possession, Syringes Found in Street

The following arrest and incident reports were provided by Portsmouth Police. They do not indicate a conviction.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Police charged James Joseph Cotta, 51, of 3 North Drive, Portsmouth, with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic simple assault and trespassing June 13 at 12:20 a.m.

Police said Cotta allegedly punched a man after a dispute over rent.

A 22-year-old New York woman was arrested on nearly three-year-old Portsmouth police charges of domestic vandalism and domestic trespassing  June 13 after she was stopped on the Claiborne Pell Bridge by the state police.

Police said the original warrant for Katie Elizabeth Longcoy, of Hoosick Falls, was issued in August of 2011 after she allegedly broke into a relative’s house to retrieve belongings.

Longcoy was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. on June 13 and turned over to Portsmouth police by state police.

While in police custody, Longcoy reportedly said she had lived with the relative for about three months and was asked to leave. She needed her belongings and waited two days before going back to get them, she said. She denied damaging a door lock.

Police charged Kayylyn Theresa Vasconcellos, 19, of 479 Park Ave., Portsmouth, with disorderly conduct June 13 after officers were dispatched to a president Avenue address for a report of fighting.

Police said Vasconcellos allegedly got into a physical altercation with a juvenile in the middle of the street at around 3:05 p.m.

The juvenile was also charged after an investigation concluded that there wasn’t a lone instigator.

Police charged Julius R. Taylor 25, of 1027 East Main Road, Portsmouth, with domestic disorderly conduct June 16 at 4:21 a.m.

Police said they dispatched to Taylor’s address after a report of a man yelling obscenities at a woman inside an apartment.

Police they could hear a man yelling for a woman to get onto a bed and it took nearly five minutes before a woman answered the door and insisted everything was fine.

Police said the woman did not appear injured and both Taylor and the woman said the matter was simply an argument.

But police, after an investigation, concluded that Taylor would be charged with disorderly conduct.

Police cited Benjamin Bernd Fogg, 18, of Wayland, Mass., with underage possession of alcohol June 17 at 1:12 a.m. after he was in a car being driven by a17-year-old juvenile who was stopped for speeding on West Main Road and an officer found five cans of Coors Light and a bottle of Bacardi rum in the car.

Police said the juvenile was stopped after he was clocked driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone.

A check of his license showed that there was a restriction on his license making it a violation to drive between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

He reportedly told police he was on his way to see friends in Newport and was stuck in traffic, telling the officer that his parents were aware that he was out.

But his mother, contacted by police, said she wasn’t aware that he was out and supposed to be home with his father.

Fogg, when asked if there was any alcohol in the car, said their was and showed the officer a bag containing the beer and rum.

Police also found a marijuana grinder containing a “significant” amount of pot in it, police said. The juvenile said it was his, so he was also cited for marijuana possession.

The juvenile was released to the custody of his parents and Fogg was released with a District Court summons.

An officer on the hunt for a blunt thrown from a car being pulled over by another officer came across a pair of syringes on the ground on June 14.

Police said an officer was dispatched to Redwood Road shortly after midnight to help another officer who had stopped a man who had thrown a marijuana blunt out the window.

While looking for the blunt, the officer reported finding two syringes on the sidewalk just south of Redwood Road and they appeared to have been there for some time.

Police said they were not connected with the traffic stop and were put into evidence for destruction and documentation of possible drug activity in the area.

The blunt throwing driver,  identified by police as Noah Reimer, was issued a summons for speeding after he was stopped for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.

He reportedly told police that he threw the blunt out because he was nervous.

He passed a field sobriety test, but officers found a jar of marijuana in his car and he was subsequently cited for marijuana possession as well. He was allowed to drive away from the scene.

Not my first rodeo June 19, 2014 at 02:17 PM
Hahaha they had another cop chase down a blunt?


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