Teenager Arrested for Allegedly Shoplifting Makeup
A 17-year-old Middletown girl was arrested on around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, on charges of shoplifting.
Police were called to the Stop and Shop on West Main Road, where the store’s loss prevention officer had detained the teenager. The security officer reported the girl roamed in and out of the cosmetic section of the store and concealed items inside her backpack.
When the girl exited the store, the officer identified himself and escorted her to the manager’s office.
Five items totaling $24.66 were returned to Stop and Shop.
Lisa Rego, of 226 Brightman St., Fall River, was arrested on Thursday, April 26, around 1:43 a.m. on a DUI charge after guards at the Newport Grand Casino called police. The 47-year-old woman was also cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test.
Newport Police responded to the casino to assist a security guard who reported two intoxicated women who drove off the property. The guard told officers the women left in a silver SUV with a Massachusetts registration.
A Newport officer radioed that he saw a vehicle with a similar description traveling towards the one mile corner without its head lamps illuminated.
Middletown Police located and stopped the vehicle. Rego reportedly complained to the police officer that the guard had said she was too drunk to drive. She allegedly admitted to drinking, but told the officer she had switched to Sprite.
After failing the field sobriety tests, police arrested Rego.
- Charles Brannen of 312 Broadway Apt. #8, Newport, was arrested on Wednesday, April 25, at 8:36 p.m. on an active bench warrant charge from the Second District Court for failure to appear in court.
- Gordon Johnson of 143 Ridgewood Rd. was arrested on Tuesday, April 24, around 7:17 p.m. on an active bench warrant from the Sixth District Court for failure to appear and failure to appear.