Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth woman arrested after walking on East Main Road at night

Posted 7/18/22

PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old Portsmouth woman was arrested Thursday night, July 12, after she was observed walking northbound in the right northbound lane of travel on East Main Road near …

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Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth woman arrested after walking on East Main Road at night

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PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old Portsmouth woman was arrested Thursday night, July 12, after she was observed walking northbound in the right northbound lane of travel on East Main Road near McCorrie Lane, police said.

Police said officers and other motor vehicles had to swerve to avoid striking the woman, later identified as Hayley L. Barta, of 1355 East Main Road. It was around 10:15 p.m. and that area of East Main Road was unlit, police said.

Barta, who police said was visibly intoxicated and did not provide her correct name after multiple attempts to identify her, was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing office in execution of duty.

She was held overnight at the police station due to her intoxication level and inability to be picked up by a sober party, police said.

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

Tuesday, July 12

Robert C. Laureanno, 51, of 3030 East Main Road, was charged with disorderly conduct (offensive words to another), after officers responded to his home around 7:15 p.m. to investigate a report of a disturbance.

Friday, July 15

Mark W. Lesieur, Jr., 29, of 1 Mill St. 1204, Tiverton, was arrested on a 2nd District Court bench warrant after he was pulled over on Route 24 around 10:25 p.m. because of an equipment violation, police said. After being processed, Lesieur was transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston, police said. 

Saturday, July 16

Alton J. Williams, 48, of 52 Gillooly Drive, Warwick, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI, first offense), after police responded to the area of East Main Road at Glen Meade Drive just before 3 a.m. for a report of a disabled vehicle. According to police, Williams told officers that he was traveling to Newport when his vehicle ran out of gas. Williams was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Elizabeth Gonzalez, 23, of 54 Coyle Ave. 3, Pawtucket, was charged with obstructing officer in execution of duty following a vehicle stop on West Main Road around 5:30 p.m. Police said Gonzalez, a passenger in the vehicle, provided a fake name to officers, and that there was a warrant for her arrest issued by the North Providence Police Department. She was later released to the custody of North Providence Police.

Richard R. Gumpert, 74, of 157 Harrison Ave., Newport, was charged with DUI (first offense) after he was pulled over on McCorrie Lane around 10:30 p.m. for swerving, failing to yield at a stop light, and making a wide turn at an intersection, according to police. Gumpert was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Sunday, July 17

Isabel Velasquez Jose, 46, of 180 Sawyer St., Apt. 1A, New Bedford, was arrested on a 6th District Court bench warrant after officers responded to the Pheasant Drive area around 5:25 p.m. to investigate a report of multiple parking violations. According to police, Velasquez Jose’s vehicle was parked within a fire lane. 

Monday, July 18

Doreen Gentile, 41, of 99 Beacon Ave. 2, Providence, was charged with DUI (first offense) following a motor vehicle stop on West Main Road at Prescott Point around 12:40 a.m. Gentile was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

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