The following reports were taken from the South Kingstown Police Department. All persons named are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
On April 18 at 2 a.m., police arrested Tyler Allen, 30, of 390 Sand Turn Road, West Kingston, on one charge of driving with a suspended license. The arrest was made after Allen was pulled over on South County Trail for allegedly making an illegal U-turn. He told police he’d made the turn after forgetting his debit card at work, and that he didn’t have an active drivers license. He was placed in handcuffs after police discovered this is his third or subsequent offense for driving with a suspended license.
On April 16 at 3:45 p.m., police arrested Dane E. Putman, 36, of 110 Rose Hill Road, South Kingstown, on one charge of driving with a suspended license. The arrest was made after Putman was pulled over for allegedly failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign on North Road. Police recognized Putman from a recent arrest and knew that he held a suspended Connecticut driver’s license.
On April 12 at 9:08 p.m., police arrested Dane E. Putman, 36, of 110 Rose Hill Road, South Kingstown, on one charge of driving with a suspended license. The arrest was made after Putman was pulled over for alleged erratic driving.
On April 18 at 1:32 p.m., police arrested Frank W. Fiasconaro, 66, of 33 Potter Road, South Kingstown, on one charge of driving under the influence, one charge of refusing to submit to a chemical test and one charge of obstructing an officer in the execution on duty. The arrest was made after police allegedly received information that the driver of a vehicle, matching Fiasconaro’s model, make and color, appeared to be intoxicated. When police pulled him over in the parking lot of the Wakefield Mall, officers reported multiple indicators or possible intoxication. According to the arresting officer, Fiasconaro appeared to have difficulty sitting upright in his seat, understanding what officers were asking of him and swaying side to side.
On April 17 at 7:56 p.m., police arrested Rayne D. Henley, 23, of 20 Branch St., Wakefield, on one charge of domestic violence disorderly conduct and one charge of domestic vandalism. The arrest was made after police received a call that Henley was out of control, breaking furniture and had departed his home on foot wearing black pants and no shirt. A family member told police they believed Henley had a knife on him. When he was later located behind his residence, Henley complied with commands and was placed in handcuffs. Despite some scratch marks, he told police he had no intent on harming himself.
On April 17 at 11:43 a.m. police arrested Mary Jo Wyman, 58, of 132 Circuit Drive, Narragansett, on one charge of shoplifting. The arrest was made after Wyman allegedly stole a white t-shirt, valued at $30, from the Paperstore at the Wakefield Mall. She turned herself into police after being named as a suspect in a shoplifting case the day before.
Multiple Felony Charges
On April 14 at 10:47 p.m., police arrested Basil Williams, 21, of 629 Kingsburgh 6th, Brooklyn, New York, on two felony charges of fraudulent credit use and one charge of reckless driving. The arrest was made after Williams allegedly attempted to buy $700 worth of alcohol from Patsy’s Liquor Store with a fraudulent credit card, and successfully bought $353 worth of alcohol with a fraudulent credit card at Sweeney’s Liquor Store. Both store owners reported that Williams attempted to make his purchases with Apple Pay, but that when it was unsuccessful, requested to have his credit card numbers manually entered. Westerly Police also found several receipts from Geaber’s Liquors, where Willaims allegedly spent more than $1,200.
On April 13 at 5:19 p.m., Ann M. Smith, 46, of 35 Meadowbrook Way, Wakefield, was taken into police custody by the strength of a bench warrant issued by the Superior Court. She was pulled over while driving on Kingstown Road. The original charge against Smith was for driving without consent.
Felony Warrant For Arrest On Affidavit
On April 12 at 10:05 a.m., John E. Finck III, 42, of 60 Peaked Rock Road, South Kingstown, was taken into police custody by the strength of a felony warrant for arrest on affidavit. The warrant was issued by the Cranston Police Department for an alleged B&E&L.