Police Find Crack Pipe After Woman Allegedly Assaulted Redbox Customer

The following arrests were reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Middletown police made two arrests Saturday night after a couple called to complain they were assaulted while selecting a movie from the Shell Station Redbox.

Kathleen Willis-Harrington, 47, of 45 Goldenrod Drive, was charged with driving under the influence and simple assault. She was also cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test.  Nickolas DiPanni, 23, of 30 Casino Ave., Cranston, was arrested on an active bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

The couple reportedly said Willis-Harrington yelled to “hurry up” then slammed the other woman into her car.

"Get in the car, you [expletive]," she allegedly said.

Police said Willis-Harrington appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol and marijuana. 

Police reportedly found a crack pipe, powdery residue that appeared to be cocaine and empty baggies with residue that appeared to be cocaine in her car. Willis-Harrington failed the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

Chowda Head May 02, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Goldenrod too, crack pipes in suburbia..
ushroom too May 05, 2013 at 08:39 PM
ushroom too May 05, 2013 at 08:43 PM
for the ignorant people who would say something about someone they don't know this woman is one in a million and if she was standing in front of you, you wouldn't dare. Kath I'm here for you
rhode runner May 13, 2013 at 03:55 AM
driving drunk putting innocent people at risk is truly ignorant. And dangerous. And socially unacceptable. As is crack.I hope she gets the help she needs, before its too late, crack is a disgusting ruinous drug.
Will Depp July 21, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Friggin Heroin and crack addicts cost us too much in RI, we should just put out a few bad batches and get rid of them all and save millions. Show me a recovered heroin addict and I'll show you my Royal Crown and throne at my palace.


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