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Peter J. Smith, 35, of 81 Pierce St., Westerly, was charged Monday on a bench warrant from 4th Division District Court.


Damien Towson, 41, of no given address, was charged Tuesday with third-degree strangulation, second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault.

William Ralph Pangilinan, 34, of 6 Pond Drive, North Stonington, was charged Tuesday with violation of a protective order.

John Glenn Briggs, 52, of 11 Pond St., Apt. 1, was charged Tuesday with second-degree failure to appear.

A 14-year-old juvenile was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.


Norman Wheeler, 47, of 9 Alton Bradford Road, Bradford, was charged June 5 with domestic simple assault or battery.

Joanna M. Gears, 49, of 977 Main St., Apt. 1, Hope Valley, was charged June 5 with domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct. She was also charged on an arrest warrant from Rhode Island Superior Court.

Thomas J. Pereira, 31, of 2 Paddle Point Road, Wood River Junction, was charged Monday with driving under the influence with an unknown blood alcohol content and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Court dispositions of local arrests can be found at the websites and

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