Middletown Arrests: Woman Arrested After Trip to Newport Grand

The following information is based on Middletown Police Department arrest reports and does not indicate any convictions.

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.

Bench Warrants

  • 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.
East side April 29, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Dog bite at Aquidneck middle school - no news on this, it was in the Projo. A bit bull bit a girl while she was on the swings. The Admin is responding with a no comment when the mother of the victim suggested a fence be installed around the play area.
Cheese Ball April 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Ok let’s clear this up... Aquidneck is an elementary school not a middle school! Honest mistake I know. The child was under the care of the YMCA after school program which would mean she would fall under their insurance. Don't you think that putting up a fence because of one incident is opening up a huge can of worms? Or better yet, donate the fence! You feel that a fence would eliminate (ok let’s be real, "reduce") the risk of another child being bitten by a dog, donate the fence you so dearly desire. Fundraise for the fence, talk to your friends and the rest of the community and convince them that they should help you put up a fence. The community is already up in arms about the school system and the tax payers don't want to spend any more money. Instead of ignorantly cry "fence" why not focus your energy on matters that need to be dealt with the help improve the quality of education for your children. Administration works very hard to give the best to our children with the tight budget they are given. Why not do a story about the good things they do? What about that awesome artist who creates beautiful sculptures out of tree trunks with nothing but a series of chain saws? That’s worth investigating!


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