Friday, December 21, 2012
Newport police are looking to identify this man who has been linked to suspicious activity in the Point area.
Newport police are looking to identify the man in the photos in the gallery to the right. He is not wanted on any charges. According to Newport Sgt. Christopher Hayes, the man has knocked on residents' doors in the Point area and his activity has been reported as suspicious. As of right now, he is a person of interest, Hayes said. According to the Knowing Newport message board, the man’s “recent daytime/nighttime activities in and around homes in The Point, over the last month, have raised concerns.” He has been seen riding a mountain bike and wearing a black backpack. Contact Newport Police at (401) 847-8300 if you have any information.
Monday, November 19, 2012
A 33-year-old woman was reportedly struck by a car on Ayrault Street early on Sunday.
Newport police are seeking information about a reported hit and run that occurred early Sunday morning at Broadway and Ayrault Street. Around 12:35 a.m. on Sunday morning police responded to a report of a woman struck by a car near The Fifth Element. When they arrived, the 33-year-old woman was bleeding heavily from her head and eye. She told police she was crossing Ayrault Street when a small gray car turned and hit her. She then felt her body go over the hood of the car and land on the street. The car did not stop and continued on Ayrault Street, she said. Reports said her injuries were “serious but not life threatening.” The woman was immediately transported to the Newport Hospital emergency room. According to a witness, the driver was …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Department of Health has determined the cause of death as drowning.
The Rhode Island Department of Health has released the cause of death for one of the three women who died in a car found submerged in Newport last week. According to The Providence Journal, Jennifer Way of Saunderstown was found to have died from drowning following an autopsy on Friday. Autopsies for the other two women (Femmetje Staring of Holland and Louise Owens of Wales) were done over the weekend. The results are expected to be released Tuesday. According to the Boston Globe, all three women were 39 years old and worked in the luxury yachting industry. At approximately 6:28 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, a fuel delivery driver making a delivery to Newport Shipyard and Marina observed a vehicle flipped upside down and partially submerged in …
The car was discovered around 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning in the water off of the Newport shipyard.
The following information was provided by the Newport Police Department. At approximately 6:28 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, a fuel delivery driver making a delivery to Newport Shipyard and Marina observed a vehicle flipped upside down and partially submerged in the water near the stone pier. The Newport Police and Newport Fire Departments were called to the scene. During rescue operations, three adult females were found dead inside the vehicle. The victims have been identified as Jennifer Way, 39, of Saunderstown, RI, Louise Owen, 39, of the United Kingdom, Wales, and Femmetje Staring, 39, of Holland. There are no indications of foul play. The investigation is ongoing.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Elliot Kaminitz, 65, succumbed to his injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Tuesday afternoon.
Medical examiners have officially confirmed the death of the bicyclist who was struck by a car on Memorial Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon, police officials said. Elliot Kaminitz, 65, a retired dentist from Middletown, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital on Tuesday for severe head trauma. Sara Martineau, 38, of New Bedford, MA, was driving the car that reportedly hit Kaminitz while he was riding his bicycle near Old Beach Road around 1:15 p.m. Martineau has not faced any charges related to the incident. The investigation is ongoing, but police do not believe Martineau was using her cell phone during the time of the accident, Lt. William Fitzgerald said. At the time of the accident, Kaminitz was wearing a helmet and traveling in the …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The man was taken to the hospital.
A 65-year-old Middletown man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital on Tuesday afternoon for serious injuries after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on Memorial Boulevard. Police reports said the man was riding near Old Beach Road when a woman driving a silver Hyundai SUV hit him. He was treated by paramedics for trauma to the left side of his head and left foot. Rescue crews first transported him to the Newport Hospital emergency room to be treated for head trauma and respiratory arrest, but was later brought to Rhode Island Hospital with serious head injuries. When police first arrived arrived around 1:15 p.m., the man was lying on the ground while a man and woman performed CPR on him. Reports said the car had a shattered …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The following information was provided by the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Newport police arrested Raymond J. Correira, 26, of 220 Redwood Road, Portsmouth, on Thursday, May 31, for first-degree child molestation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges. According to police reports, Correira took a 13-year-old Portsmouth girl to a Motel 6 in Newport and had sex with her. Police received a call from Hasbro Children's Hospital informing them that a 13-year-old girl was being treated for molestation, which she said happened at a hotel in Newport. The victim reportedly told police that the incident was consensual. The victim told police that she and her mother had gotten into a fight on Tuesday, May 29, and she left the house and went to Redwood Park, where she met up with Correira. She said she …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Newport Police are investigating the stabbing and expect to release more details later this afternoon. Check back with Patch for the details later.
Police are investigating a possible stabbing in downtown Newport late last night, Sgt. John Carlone said Sunday afternoon. "There is an active investigation," Carlone said. "That's all I can say at this time." Carlone said he expects the department will release more information about the incident later this afternoon. Check back with Patch for more details as they become available.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Police said Jennifer Allen was suspicious of a personal connection between an employee of Franklin & Company Design Associates and Allen's husband, which led her to the confrontation on Memorial Boulevard.
Police say the Tiverton woman who attacked an employee at Franklin & Company, then shot and killed herself, Tuesday had suspicions that the victim had a personal relationship with her husband. Newport Police Sgt. Christopher Hayes said Jennifer Allen, 32, of Tiverton, targeted Frances “Amy” Pattavina, 28, of Newport, due to suspicions of a personal relationship between her and Allen’s husband, Steve Viveiros. Allen went to Pattavina’s office and confronted her and several other employees while wielding both a knife and 9mm gun. Allen stabbed Pattavina twice and inflicted a head wound before turning the gun on herself, police report. Pattavina told police there was no personal history between she and Viveiros. “There was some …
Newport Police reports said a woman allegedly threatened people inside 11 Memorial Boulevard with gun before turning it on herself.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A 32-year-old Tiverton woman walked into Franklin & Company Interiors Tuesday morning with a gun and threatened to shoot people inside before confronting one woman with a knife and gun, and asking her how she wanted to die. Newport Police announced this morning that the first call they received about Tuesday's shooting/stabbing incident reported that a woman was inside the building threatening people with a handgun. When they arrived, officers say they could hear shouting from inside the building, and as they were entering several people fled and a gun shot was heard. Officers entered Franklin & Company and found a woman lying face down in the office area, bleeding from the head. One of the individuals fleeing from the building was a 28-…