Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police busy with numerous domestic incidents

Posted 9/19/22

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:

Monday, Sept. 12

Richard Paul Marley, 54, of 71 King Phillip St., was charged with numerous counts after …

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Portsmouth Police Report

Portsmouth Police busy with numerous domestic incidents

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:

Monday, Sept. 12

Richard Paul Marley, 54, of 71 King Phillip St., was charged with numerous counts after police responded to his home around 7:45 p.m. to investigate a report of a possible domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, Marley had left the scene in tan GMC, police said. While speaking with people at the home, officers saw Marley drive by the residence, and subsequently stopped his vehicle in the area of Massasoit and Hope avenues, police said. Marley appeared to be intoxicated, according to police. He was charged with domestic disorderly conduct; driving under the influence (DUI), first offense; and driving with an inactive license, his third and subsequent offense. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, police said. The victim was a 43-year-old woman from Portsmouth, police said. The following day, Marley was also charged with domestic vandalism, with malicious injury to property, his third offense, police said. 

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Adam Joseph Barbosa, 23, of 32 Mussel Bed Shoal Road, was charged with domestic violence (simple assault/battery), his first offense, after officers responded to his home around 6:05 p.m. to investigate a possible disturbance.The victim was a 61-year-old man from Portsmouth, according to police. 

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Two women were arrested around 5:45 p.m. after officers pulled over a vehicle at the Founders Brook Motel on Boyd’s Lane after the driver committed a time-of-signaling turn violation. The driver, Kayla M. Argenti, 33, of 590 Pawtucket Ave., Apt. 3, Pawtucket, was arrested on an affidavit warrant out of North Providence, and she was also cited for driving without an active license, her third and subsequent offense. She was booked and released to the custody of the North Providence Police Department. Kristen L. Pascua, 35, of the same address, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, after officers discovered suspected fentanyl in her wallet, according to police. 

Thursday, Sept. 15

Kimberly Melo, 49, of 148 Davis Road, Westport, was charged with DUI, first offense, after being pulled over for speeding on Turnpike Avenue at Freeborn Street around 1:15 a.m. She was also cited for refusing a chemical test.

Nicholas Sieben, 23, of no permanent address, was arrested in Providence around 1 p.m. on a Portsmouth Police warrant charging him with larceny of under $500. Members of the R.I. State Police/U.S. Marshalls Service Violent Fugitive Task Force took Sieben into custody without incident and transferred him to the custody of the Middletown Police Department.

John William Leary, 58, of 63 Clear View Ave., was charged with domestic disorderly conduct after officers responded to a 911 call from his home. Police said Leary made the 911 call himself, saying he was in a verbal argument with his wife and daughter and wanted police to come before a physical altercation took place.

Friday, Sept. 16

Joshua T. Gilchrest, 29, of 34 Selina Lane, was charged with two counts of manufacturing/possessing/delivering a controlled substance (schedule I/II); and possession of a controlled substance (schedule I/II/II/IV,V); and possession of marijuana, first offense. Gilchrest was pulled over on East Main Road at Ethel Drive around 12:20 p.m. for following too closely to the vehicle in front of it, and also for an inoperable stop lamp, police said. A search of a backpack inside the vehicle yielded 32 grams of suspected cocaine, 132 Xanax pulls, 7 grams of suspected fentanyl, 76 grams of marijuana, and $9,095 in cash, according to police. 

Armand St. Laurent III, 54, of 12 Liberty St., was charged with domestic disorderly conduct after officers responded to a Metacomet Street residence to investigate a call for service shortly before 7 p.m. 

Annmarie Frances Higgins, 57, of 61 Brown Terrace, was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct after police responded to a call for service at her home around 7:20 p.m. The alleged assault took place on Sept. 12, police said, and the victim was an 82-year-old Portsmouth man.

Brandon E. Kidd, 47, of 135 Kickemuit Ave., Bristol, was charged with domestic cyberstalking and cyber-harassment after police took custody of him at the Tiverton Police Department shortly before 9 p.m. He was wanted by Portsmouth Police for reportedly harassing a 47-year-old Portsmouth woman by sending her numerous text messages, police said.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Bryan Joseph Miranda, 28, of 40 Junction St., Warwick, was charged with DUI, first offense, after being stopped for speeding and committing multiple roadway violations on Turnpike Avenue at Freeborn Street shortly before 1 a.m. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said.

Andrew James Guelli, 20, of 118 Main St., Rockport, Mass., was charged with DUI, first offense, after officers responded to Blue Bill Way around 1:20 a.m. after getting a call for service. 

Elizabeth Michelle Peterson, 33, of 773 Anthony Road, was charged with domestic disorderly conduct after officers responded to a different Anthony Road residence around 4:15 p.m. to arrest her on a warrant connected with an earlier disturbance, police said. The victim was a 28-year-old Portsmouth man, police said.

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