2014-06-26 / News Briefs


Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, June 16, through Sunday, June 22, the Newport Fire Department responded to 133 calls. Of those, 63 were emergency medical calls.

Fire apparatus was used for 133 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 and 3 responded to 53 calls • Station 1 - Engines 1 and 6 responded to 47 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 32 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 27 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street Engines 3 and 5 responded to 33 calls

Specific situations fire apparatus
was used for include:
1-Unauthorized burning
2 -Watercraft rescue
3- Structure or other fire
1- Grass/brush fire
2-Electrical wiring
equipment problems
1-Gas leak
4- Lockouts
1-Water leak/problem
3-False alarms
9- Assist public calls
13 - Fire alarm soundings - no fire
12- Fire alarm malfunctions - no
52- Engine assist on EMS call

In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 15 smoke alarm / CO inspections prior to property sales, 20 life safety / site inspections, 29 fire system plan review, 45 tented event reviews and inspections, 3 fire investigations, 15 smoke alarm/ CO inspections prior to property sale and 1 acceptance test for fire protection equipment.

FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGE: Kidde Recalls Certain Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Operate- This recall involves the Kidde XL Fire Extinguishers with model numbers FX340SC, FX340H, FX340GW, XL5MR, FX210R, FX340SC-2, FX210W, XL2.5TCZ-4, E-340-3 and with manufacture dates between October 2007 and April 2008. “Kidde” and the model number can be found on the label on the front of the extinguisher. The manufacture year is on the bottom of the extinguisher. If your extinguisher is one of the listed model numbers and is marked with the year 07 or 08, contact Kidde to determine if you have a recalled extinguisher.

Information provided by FM Wayne Clark

Time to Speak Up

The Alliance for Livable Newport (ALN) will hold a public forum on Tuesday, July 1 at 6 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Reports from the Charter Review Commission and the Finance Review Committee will be available for discussion.

The City still has to decide what goes on the ballot. People’s opinions are still needed, nothing has been decided, yet. The Council will have public hearings in July, but the ALN Forum will lend itself to a broader discussion of the issues, such as:

Why increase the number of voting wards in Newport? Why not?

Would having School Committee members elected from the city’s wards increase the number of candidates?

Why do Newport’s schools cost so much per pupil compared to neighboring communities?

Is the tourist industry actually costing Newport money?

What is the real impact of tax-exempt properties on our city?

Holiday Wreath Laying

The Newport County Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual wreath laying ceremony to honor the “First Rhode Island Regiment, The Black Regiment,” on Friday, July 4 at 9 a.m at Patriots Park in Portsmouth at the intersection of Routes 114 and 24. The former Newport Mayor and Patriots Park Development Project Coordinator, Paul Gaines, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Audrain Triplett at 401-847-5570.

Golf Scramble

The fourth annual Golf Scramble to benefit the Wounded War Project at the Jamestown Golf Course will be held July 12. Reservations are requested by June 30. The registration fee includes golf, cart, a lunch cook-out and prizes. To submit entries contact Mike Holty at 401-849-6922 or mikeholty@hotmail.com. The Wounded War Project enlists the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women.

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, June 16, to Sunday, June 22, the Newport Police Department responded to 802 calls. Of those, 132 were motor vehicle related; there were 100 motor vehicle violations issued, and 32 accident reports.

The police also responded to 18 noise complaints, 22 animal complaints, 67 home/business alarm calls, 12 private tows, 1 suicide call, 2 school security checks, 9 bicycle violations, 39 noise complaints, 10 liquor establishment checks and 4 incidents of vandalism. They also transported 7 prisoners and escorted 1 funeral.

They recorded 4 instances of assisting other police departments and 4 instances of assisting other agencies.

In addition, 50 arrests were made for
the following violations:
n8 arrests were made for disorderly
n 6 arrests were made for open containers. n5 arrests were made for public urination. n 4 arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants.
n3 arrests were made for domestic
simple assault.
n3 arrests were made for noise complaints. n3 arrests were made for conditions
of family court order.
n2 arrests were made for simple assault. n1 arrest was made for vandalism.
n1 arrest was made for breaking
and entering.
n 1 arrest was made for domestic
n1 arrest was made for sexual offender address change.
n1 arrest was made for possession of
n 1 arrest was made for possession
with the intent to manufacture or
n1 arrest was made for failure to
control an animal.
n1 arrest was made for street sales
without a license.
n1 arrest was made for obstructing
an officer.
n1 arrest was made for tobacco
sales to a person under 18.
n1 arrest was made for driving without a license or expired.
n1 arrest was made for driving with
a suspended or revoked license.
n1 arrest was made for kidnapping.
n1 arrest was made for DUI.
n1 arrest was made for trespassing.

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