Portsmouth Police Report

Police: Narcotics found after vehicle accident in Portsmouth

Posted 10/3/22

PORTSMOUTH — A 28-year-old man faces drug charges after being arrested Saturday following a motor vehicle crash.

On Oct. 1 at about 1:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of Boyd’s …

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Portsmouth Police Report

Police: Narcotics found after vehicle accident in Portsmouth

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — A 28-year-old man faces drug charges after being arrested Saturday following a motor vehicle crash.

On Oct. 1 at about 1:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of Boyd’s Lane and Chase Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Police said the driver, Albert James Jeramie Seyster, of 120 Pierce St., East Greenwich, displayed obvious signs of intoxication while interacting with officers, and failed a field sobriety test. 

During an inventory search of the vehicle, narcotics were located and seized, and drugs were also found in Seyster’s possession, according to police. 

Seyster was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), first offense, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, police said.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Edward Junior Brant, 29, of 12 Kenneth Ave., was charged with reckless driving/drag-racing/eluding police after patrol officers observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed shortly after 8 p.m. Officers tried to pull Brant over, but he refused to stop and accelerated to high speeds while swerving around two vehicles, according to police. The motorcycle was stopped by Middletown Police on Crescent Road in that town and transferred to the custody of Portsmouth Police. Brant was also cited for driving without an active license, his first offense, police said. He was held over night and transported to 2nd District Court in Newport in the morning. 

Eric J. Moreira, 44, of 1278 West Main Road, was arrested around 10:15 p.m. on a warrant charging him with reckless driving and driving without an active license, his first offense. Moreira also had an affidavit warrant issued by Tiverton Police, who took custody of him, police said.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Raymond Joseph Sears, 51, of 17 Rosa Terrace, Newport, was charged with DUI, first offense, following a traffic stop on West Main Road at John Street shortly after 1 a.m. Sears was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, police said.

Ellis J. Michael, 47, of 106 Norseman Drive, was charged with reckless driving/drag-racing/eluding police, her first offense, shortly before 4 p.m. While on a stationary traffic post in the area of East Main Road and President Avenue, officers observed Michael driving without a seatbelt fastened, according to police. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of East Main Road and Park Avenue, but Michael’s vehicle failed to pull over, police said. The vehicle continued on until coming to a stop in her driveway on Norseman Drive, police said. Michael was also charged with driving without an active license, her second offense, according to police. 

Thursday, Sept. 29

David Michael Baccaro, 68, of 101 Freeborn St., Apt. 6, was charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to Freeborn Street to investigate a report of two neighbors arguing in the street, police said.

Friday, Sept. 30

Corrado Panno, 58, of 247 Sakonnet Drive, was charged with DUI, first offense, after being pulled over on Route 24 North at Cedar Island around 10:40 p.m. Panno was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, police said. 

Saturday, Oct. 1

Claywell Moss Chaften III, 33, of 16 Chace Ave., Tiverton, was charged with driving without an active license, first offense, after his vehicle was pulled over for speeding on Schoolhouse Lane at Middle Road around 8:20 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 2

Chelsea Lindo, 22, of 280 5th St., Apt. 1, Fall River, was arrested on drug charges after being pulled over on West Main Road at Raytheon shortly before 9 p.m. According to police, an inventory search of the vehicle turned up about six grams of what was suspected to be psychedelic mushrooms, and more than two ounces of marijuana. Lindo was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of more than two ounces of marijuana, her first offense. She was also cited for operating without an active license. She was held at the police station overnight and transported to 2nd District Court the following morning, police said.

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