PORTSMOUTH POLICE REPORT

Portsmouth Police charge Cranston man with domestic assault

Posted 7/5/22

PORTSMOUTH — A Cranston man was arrested last week and charged with domestic assault upon a 33-year-old Portsmouth woman, according to police.

Brian A. Nacci, 37, of 307 Woodbine St., …

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PORTSMOUTH POLICE REPORT

Portsmouth Police charge Cranston man with domestic assault

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — A Cranston man was arrested last week and charged with domestic assault upon a 33-year-old Portsmouth woman, according to police.

Brian A. Nacci, 37, of 307 Woodbine St., turned himself in at police headquarters around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, after being wanted in connection with the alleged assault earlier in the day, police said. 

Police had responded to an East Main Road home to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers were told Nacci had arrived at the home and started a verbal argument. He charged at the victim, grabbed her arms, and shoved her back into the residence, according to police. 

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

Monday, June 27

Jonathan D. Downes, 42, of 5 North Drive, was charged with violating a no-contact order. Officers were dispatched to his home around 8:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a man yelling and rolling around in the grass outside the home, police said. Downes was arrested after it was determined he had violated a no-contact order with a 68-year-old woman from Portsmouth, police said.

Thursday, June 30

Deborah N. Boucher, 25, of 11 Winter St. 6, Manville, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI-first offense) after officers responded to Patriot Petroleum, 2340 West Main Road, to investigate a report of a suspicious automobile parked behind the building around 12:50 a.m. According to police, the vehicle was off but the ignition was in the “on” position, and the engine hood was warm. Boucher was in the vehicle with the driver’s side window down and vomit was on the ground next to her door, police said. Boucher was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, police said. 

Saturday, July 2

Hillary VanHof, 30, of 191 West Shore Road, was charged with DUI (first offense) after her vehicle was pulled over shortly before 3 a.m. on West Main Road at Hedly Street for multiple moving violations, police said. VanHof was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said. 

Jeremy R. Rys, 40, of 67 Brewster St. 2, Pawtucket, was arrested on a Woonsocket Police warrant around 8:25 p.m. after his vehicle was pulled over on West Main Road because it had no front license plate, according to police. 

Sunday, July 3

Jack P. Rotsart, 23, of 3 West Harbor, Bristol, was charged with DUI (first offense) after being stopped on West Main Road at Willow Lane around 12:40 a.m. for speeding and other violations, police said. Rotsart was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Steven R. Eddleston, 68, of 131 Hope St., Bristol, was charged with DUI (first offense) around 12:50 a.m., after he appeared to be sleeping at the wheel in the area of West Main Road at Hedly Street, according to police. 

Brian Linhares, 41, of 25 Cove St., Portsmouth, was charged with DUI (first offense) following a motor vehicle accident in the area of Point Road and Cliff Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Linhares, who was transported to Newport Hospital, was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Monday, July 4

Noah B. Morse, 47, of 60 Fearing Hill Road, West Wareham, Mass., was charged with DUI (first offense) after being stopped for speeding and multiple roadway violations on West Main Road around 12:25 a.m. Morse was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Gregory J. Foster, 40, of 51 Cambridge St., Providence, was arrested on a 2nd District Court bench warrant and charged with driving without an active license (first offense). His vehicle was stopped on West Main Road at Freeborn Street shortly before 2 a.m., police said. Foster was held overnight at the police station and transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston in the morning, police said.

Devon R. McNeal, 26, of 22 Alma St. 3, Providence, was charged with violating a no-contact order, his third offense, and obstructing a police officer in execution of duty. According to police, McNeal’s vehicle was stopped on West Main Road shortly after 7 p.m. due to a registration and inspection violation. Officers determined McNeal provided them with a false name, and that he had violating a no-contact order with a 32-year-old Central Falls woman, according to police.

Osvaldo Mendonca, 34, of 283 Bay St., Apt. 3, Taunton, Mass., was arrested on a Superior Court bench warrant following a traffic stop on Route 24 North at the Tiverton weigh station shortly before 8 p.m.

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