PORTSMOUTH POLICE REPORT

Florida man charged with attempted B&E in Portsmouth

Posted 7/25/22

PORTSMOUTH — A 24-year-old Florida man was arrested last week after he allegedly tried to break into a home on Dighton Avenue, according to police. 

Officers responded to 61 …

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PORTSMOUTH POLICE REPORT

Florida man charged with attempted B&E in Portsmouth

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — A 24-year-old Florida man was arrested last week after he allegedly tried to break into a home on Dighton Avenue, according to police. 

Officers responded to 61 Dighton Ave. just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, to investigate a report of vandalism.

When they arrived, multiple items were found to have been destroyed and windows to the home broken, police said. 

After speaking with witnesses and observing the damage, officers determined that Lucas G. Fernandes, of 2021 North Lemans Boulevard, Tampa, had attempted to break into the residence, according to police. Fernandes had been seen leaving the area in his vehicle, police said.

Officers then checked the Macomber Lane residence where Fernandes was believed to be residing and found him there. 

Fernandes was charged with attempted breaking and entering and was held overnight pending his arraignment in District Court, police said. 

Here are some other recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:

Wednesday, July 20

Marisa J. Cole, 33, of 623 Douglas Ave., Apt. 2, Providence, was charged with possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop on West Main Road around 6:35 p.m. According to police, officers observed narcotics paraphernalia in plain view while speaking with Cole and during a search of the vehicle, what was suspected to be methamphetamine was found. Cole was also charged with driving with an inactive license, her third and subsequent offense, police said.

Saturday, July 23

Kenneth Ferro, 59, off 101 Rhode Island Ave., Dartmouth, was arrested on a Tiverton Police warrant charging him with writing fraudulent checks of more than $1,000. The warrant was discovered after he committed a boating violation near the Sakonnet River Bridge around 12:35 p.m., police said. He was transferred to the custody of Tiverton Police.

Robert E. Ruckdeschel, 53, of 365 Metacom Ave., Apt. 6, Bristol, was charged with illegal possession of a knife following a motor vehicle stop on Bristol Ferry Road just after 11 p.m. The knife, which was on Ruckdeschel’s right hip, was seized and secured at the police station, according to police. Police also discovered that Ruckdeschel had an outstanding Superior Court bench warrant.

Jennifer M. Theriault, 53, of 25 Dorothy Ave., was charged with driving under the influence (first offense) after she as pulled over on Bristol Ferry Road around 11:25 p.m. for committing roadway violations, police said. She was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, according to police. 

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