PORTSMOUTH — A 56-year-old Providence man was arrested on a charge of fraud on Thursday, Jan. 13, after he falsely told a local resident that her brother was in police custody, according …
PORTSMOUTH — A 56-year-old Providence man was arrested on a charge of fraud on Thursday, Jan. 13, after he falsely told a local resident that her brother was in police custody, according to police.
Juan D. Rodriguez, of 11 Laura St. 1, was charged with attempted larceny of under $1,500.
According to police, a local woman told them a man had contacted her and claimed she needed to pay money in order to have her brother released from police custody.
The woman, however, said her brother was not being held by police at the time of the call. The woman reported a man then arrived to her Bristol Ferry Road home and asked for money so her brother could be released.
Officers arrived and observed a man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the driveway, and identified him as Rodriguez.
Here are some more recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:
Saturday, Jan. 8
Korby M. LaBlanc, 38, whom police listed as homeless, was arrested just after 4 p.m. at 2456 East Main Road on a 2nd District Court bench warrant. She was then processed at the police station before being transported to the Adult Correctional Institutions women’s intake, police said.
Tyler M. Franco, 24, of 467 Metacom Ave., Bristol, was charged with violating a no-contact order (third and subsequent offense), following a motor vehicle stop on West Main Road at Cory’s Lane around 6 p.m. According to police, Franco had an active no-contact order with a passenger in the vehicle, a 25-year-old woman.
Sunday, Jan. 9
Diane M. DaSilva, 48, of 60 Terri Marie Way 3, Fall River, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI-first offense), after being pulled over on West Main Road at Raytheon shortly after 1 a.m. for speeding and leaving the lane of travel.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
Chen Jianchang, 41, of 4421 9th Ave. 1F, Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with DUI (first offense), after being pulled over for a traffic violation on West Main Road at West Passage Drive around 5:50 p.m. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, according to police.
John W.F. Traylor, 42, of 15 Glasgow St., Providence, was charged with disorderly conduct following a traffic stop on Route 24 North at Sprague Street around 11:30 p.m. According to police, Traylor’s vehicle was unregistered, uninsured, and the canceled plates affixed to the vehicle did not match. A tow service was requested and while attempting to search the vehicle, Traylor began to act disorderly and belligerent, ignored commands and pushed officers away while attempting to interfere with the search, police said. He was held overnight at the police station until his arraignment at 2nd District Court in the morning.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
Jarman Paulino, 24, of 194 Althea St., Floor 1, Providence, was charged with possession of marijuana (first offense), after his vehicle was pulled over on West Main Road around 2:30 p.m. because it was following another vehicle too closely, police said. Officers found Paulino to be in possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, according to police.
Joseph P. Venditti, 28m of 66 Touisset Road, Warren, was charged with DUI (first offense), after his vehicle rolled over onto the median on Route 24 North at Freeborn Street around 8:10 p.m. No other vehicles were involved, according to police. Venditti was also cited for refusing a chemical test, police said. He was released to the custody of Newport Hospital for a medial evaluation.