Newport Police Had A Great Week…Until One Cop Took A Piss
Suddenly no one’s talking about the great police work the Newport Police Department was doing.
Wednesday was the high point for the Newport Police Department this week. Friday? Not so much.
1. Gun recovered
Remember the drive-by shooting in Newport Heights at the start of Labor Day weekend last year? Jalil Muhammad Nelson was arrested after he allegedly hit his victim with his car, then returned to the scene to take some potshots at the 22 year-old man with what was most likely a Jimenez Arms 9mm handgun, which Newport Police recovered around 9pm on Wednesday. The police had received a tip that three juveniles were bringing the gun to Newport from Providence to deliver it to Nelson, who was apparently not in jail awaiting trial for four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury and violating a no-contact order.
Newport PD spotted a car with three youths matching the description of those providing the gun delivery service. Once they spotted the police, one suspect bailed out of the car, running to the ghetto-fabulous RK Town Center. There he was tackled by police and admitted to having a gun in his pocket and not actually being happy to see the officers.
Police located the fleeing car at Kay and Gibbs, executing a felony car stop, so Newporters on the right side of the tracks got a chance to see police with their guns drawn. According to Newport Patch, the three juveniles collected the following array of charges:
- Possession of a firearm by a minor, a felony;
- Possession of ammunition by a minor, a felony;
- Possession of a stolen firearm, a felony;
- Obstructing an officer in the execution of duty, a misdemeanor; and
- Three counts of conspiracy, all felonies.
- Marijuana possession, 1 oz. or less by a person under age.