Portsmouth man charged with domestic felony assault

Posted 11/21/22

PORTSMOUTH — A 69-year-old Portsmouth man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 19, and charged with domestic felony assault.

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Portsmouth man charged with domestic felony assault

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PORTSMOUTH — A 69-year-old Portsmouth man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 19, and charged with domestic felony assault.

Officers responded to 165 Hummock Ave. shortly before 11:30 p.m. after getting a call that a woman there had broken her ankle.

Officers discovered that the injury sustained by the 68-year-old woman from Portsmouth had occurred after a dispute with William Glenn Fleming, of that address, according to police. Officers also determined that Fleming was the predominant aggressor, police said.

Fleming was taken into custody and temporarily secured in a cell at the police station pending his arraignment by a justice of the peace, police said. He was later released on $2,000 personal recognizance, police said.

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

Sunday, Nov. 13

Todd Matthew Blackler, 49, of 536 Bay St., Apt. 2R, Taunton, Mass., was arrested on bench warrants that had been issued by Superior Court and 3rd District Court. Blackler was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over on Route 24 at Boyds Lane around 12:30 p.m. because of headlight violations, police said. Blackler was processed and transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Victoria Margaret Robbins, 32, of 65 New St., Apt. 66, Rumford, was charged with obstructing an officer in execution of duty. Officers arrested Robbins based off a warrant issued by Portsmouth Police. Members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force took custody of her during a morning call for service and she was transported to the police station around 8:50 a.m.

Matthew John Rustad, 40, of 96 Raymond Drive, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), first offense, following a motor vehicle stop at about 8:25 p.m. on West Main Road at Cory’s Lane. Rustad was also cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, police said.

Scott Allan Herrmann, 63, of 65 Valley Road, Middletown, was charged with disorderly conduct (fighting/tumultuous behavior) at about 8:30 p.m. Herrmann was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on West Main Road at Cory’s Lane (see above), police said. He was transported to the police station, where he was not compliant with officers in the booking room, according to police. Hermann was secured in a men’s cell to await transport to 2nd District Court in the morning, police said.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Austin John Flis, 25, of 43 Hilton St., Tiverton, was charged at about 10:40 p.m. with leaving the scene of an accident, with damaging resulting to an attended vehicle. The arrest was the result of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on West Main Road at Raytheon, police said. Flis collided with another vehicle and kept driving to his home, where Tiverton Police officers soon apprehended him without incident, police said.

Friday, Nov. 18

Michael Edward James, 64, of 28 Kitchener St., Tiverton, was charged with DUI, first offense, after being pulled over on West Main Road at Cory’s Lane shortly before 2 a.m. James was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, police said.

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