MEDIA CONTACT : Captain James M. Manni, Weekend Officer in Charge, (401) 444-1000
At 5:20 PM, Troopers arrested Franklin James, age 21, of 94 Bowling Lane, Westerly on a charge of Larceny under $1500.00. Arrest was the result of a barracks investigation. James was processed, arraigned by a Justice of the Peace and released on Personal Recognizance with a future Fourth District Court Date.
At 12:30AM, Troopers arrested David Bessette, age 38, of 55 Summit Avenue West Warwick, RI for 1.) Third District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear / Ability to Pay on the original charge of DUI 1st Offense BAC Unknown out of Coventry Police Department and 2.) Driving on a Suspended License. Arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in the Town of West Greenwich. Subject was transported to the Hope Valley Barracks where he was processed and turned over to the Adult Correctional Institution.
At 1:45AM, Troopers arrested Steven M. Bissette, age 57, of 47 Pendar Road North Kingstown, RI for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and or Drugs – 1st Offense B.A.C. Unknown and 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. Arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in the Town of West Greenwich. Subject was transported to the Hope Valley Barracks where he was processed and held overnight pending morning arraignment.