Portsmouth Police arrest man on drug charges, resisting arrest

Posted 7/19/21

PORTSMOUTH — A 23-year-old Newport man was arrested last week and charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and driving without an active license (first offense). …

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Portsmouth Police arrest man on drug charges, resisting arrest

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PORTSMOUTH — A 23-year-old Newport man was arrested last week and charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and driving without an active license (first offense).  

Around 12:50 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, on West Main Road near Raytheon, officers observed a vehicle in front of them swerving in the lane of travel, police said. 

After pulling it over, the driver was identified as Malachi G. Stanley, of 9 Beech St., and officers learned that his license had been suspended, according to police.

Once he was asked to exit the vehicle to be pat down for weapons, Mr. Stanley began resisting officers who were giving lawful commands, police said. 

Once in handcuffs, he was found to be in possession of narcotics, according to police.

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

Tuesday, July 13

Jerrell J. Perry, 24, of 252 Rogers Lane, Middletown, was charged with forgery and counterfeiting, and attempted larceny, after being arrested on a Portsmouth warrant at his home around 6:45 a.m. by Middletown Police and members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force. He was subsequently turned over to Portsmouth Police for processing.  

Andrew L. Muller, 34, of 32 Barkers Lane, was charged with possession of a controlled substance following a motor vehicle stop in the area of East Main Road and Union Street around 4:30 p.m. While conducting a search of the vehicle, officers located a substance suspected to be cocaine, according to police. 

Thursday, July 15

Matthew B. Kenerson, 36, of 026 Pier Road, Prudence Island, was charged with violating a no-contact order after police served a warrant on him around 9:15 p.m. at his home. Police said the victim was a 38-year-old woman from Lowell, Mass.

Friday, July 16

Kenneth J. Nott, 41, of 84 Willow Lane, was charged with simple assault after police responded to a Power Street residence around 8:15 p.m. to investigate a report of a physical altercation in process. Upon arrival, both parties had been separated and there was no active fight, police said. 

Saturday, July 17

Lori S. Valerio, 57, of 2 Antony Ave., Bristol, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over on Bristol Ferry Road at Mello Terrace around 12:50 a.m. Police said the vehicle she was operating was traveling at a low rate of speed and nearly struck a curb while heading northbound on Bristol Ferry Road.  She was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Charbel Sawane, 42, of 46 Fort Green Place, Apt. 2, Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with domestic assault after police responded to a Mohawk Drive residence shortly before 8 a.m. to investigate a domestic incident in progress. 

Jason E. Borden, 49, of 12 Oakdale Ave., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) shortly before 7 p.m. Police responded to the area of East Main Road at Neon Marketplace to investigate a report of an intoxicated man entering his vehicle. Police said they found Mr. Borden traveling southbound on East Main Road until it turned left onto Bradley Terrace. As officers approached the vehicle, Mr. Borden exited the driver’s seat and nearly fell onto the ground, according to police. Due to his level of intoxication, he was transported to Newport Hospital for a medical evaluation, police said.

Sunday, July 18

Jonathan G. Carafotes, 19, of 38 Bond Hollow Road, Sutton, Mass., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) and possession of false identification. His vehicle was pulled over on West Main Road and Hedly Street around 1:30 a.m. because he was operating below the minimum speed limit and also committed several traffic violations, police said. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Danielle M. Ray, 40, of 68 Cottage Ave., was charged with domestic assault after police responded to her home around 4:35 p.m. to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers on the scene established enough probable cause to confirm an assault had occurred, police said. The victim was a 19-year-old woman from Portsmouth, according to police. 

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