Portsmouth Police Report

Police: Local man found with suspected crystal meth, taser

Posted 12/5/22

PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old Portsmouth man was arrested late last month and charged with possession of a controlled substance as well as a weapon other than firearms.

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Portsmouth Police Report

Police: Local man found with suspected crystal meth, taser

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old Portsmouth man was arrested late last month and charged with possession of a controlled substance as well as a weapon other than firearms.

While on patrol in the area of Route 24 North and Sprague Street on the night of Monday, Nov. 28, officers clocked a vehicle traveling at about 65 mph in a posted 50 mph zone, police said.

Officers stopped the vehicle, driven by Joshua A. Halliday, of 1040 West Main Road, on Route 24 North at Boyd’s Lane around 8:10 p.m.

While conducting an inventory search of the vehicle, officers discovered a bag of suspected crystal methamphetamine in Halliday’s wallet, as well as a taser in his fanny pack, according to police.

Halliday was processed, issued a District Court summons, and released from custody.

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

Monday, Nov. 28

Jason Eric Gagnon, 40, of 205 Middle St., Fall River, was charged with unlawful breaking and entering of a dwelling house, his first offense. The charge stems from a report police received in September of someone breaking into a residence in Portsmouth. An arrest warrant was issued for Gagnon, and he was taken into custody by the Rhode Island State Police at 6th Division District Court. He was later transported to the Newport County Courthouse, where he was arraigned, police said.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Paige A. Miranda, 23, of 179 Smokerise Circle, Swansea, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), her first offense, following a motor vehicle stop on West Main Road at Willow Lane shortly after 9 p.m. Miranda was issued a District Court summons and released to a sober party, police said.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Erin Lynn Elmes, 33, of 115 Mockingbird Way, East Taunton, Mass., was charged with DUI, first offense, after being pulled over on Route 24 around 1:15 a.m. for speeding and multiple roadway violations, police said. Elmes, who was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, was later issued a District Court summons and released to a sober party, police said.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Kevin Robert Davis, 48, of 56 Orchard View Road, was arrested on a 2nd District Court bench warrant at his home around 6 p.m. David was processed and then transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston, according to police.

Benjamin Brownell, 43, of 17 Peggy Lane, was arrested at his home around 10:15 p.m. and charged with domestic assault after a complaint had been made, police said. The victim is a person from Portsmouth with whom Brownell has a domestic relationship, according to police.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Ronald Alan Bushart, 34, of 608 Dupont St., was charged with domestic disorderly conduct at his home around 2:25 p.m. According to police, a Portsmouth woman said she got into a verbal argument with Bushart the previous evening, and he became increasingly agitated, throwing items around the residence and causing property damage. 

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