A Tiverton man was charged with assault after allegations of pushing a man during communion at church.
Peter W. McGreavy, 51, of 569 Nanaquaket Road, Tiverton, was arrested by at 3:01 p.m. on Monday, June 20, and brought to the police station. He was charged with simple assault.
According to Lt. Patrick Jones, the victim and his girlfriend filed the assault complaint with the police department on Sunday after attending services at . In the report, the victim alleges that while kneeling shortly after communion service, McGreavy pushed him "in the back near the shoulder blade" and made a remark, "You think something's funny?" Jones said the victim's girlfriend is reportedly the ex-wife of McGreavy.
Growing pot in the front yard
Cheryl A. Engel, 48, of 225 Brayton Road, Apt. 103, Tiverton, was arrested at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. Engel was charged with possession of marijuana (first offense). According to Jones, Engel allegedly had six marijuana plants growing in her front yard garden. Officers went to the residence and questioned Engel. Jones said Engel admitted that the garden and property was hers and was aware that marijuana was growing there. When asked if she had a medical marijuana card, Engel said she did not, and also claimed, "I knew that was marijuana when I saw them growing, but did not want to get rid of them because I thought they were cute."
Stealing loose change for smokes
Barbara Munroe-Brophy, 35, of 588 Locust St., Fall River, MA, was arrested by Tiverton Police at 10:52 a.m. on Sunday, June 19 at 63 Main Road. She was charged with larceny under $500. According to Jones, police received a call from a man saying he found his vehicle driver's side door open and contents from his center console missing, including loose change. Jones said a witness in the area identified the woman, alleged to be Munroe-Brophy. The victim allegedly saw Munroe-Brophy sitting on a nearby residential porch, approached her and asked about his vehicle. Jones said Munroe-Brophy admitted she was looking for loose change to buy cigarettes.
Making crank calls
Ronald M. Akers, 43, of 301 Bulgarmarsh Road, Apt. F9, Tiverton, was arrested at 8:13 a.m. on Thursday, June 16 at the police station. Akers was charged with making crank or obscene phone calls. According to Jones, the victim told police that he had allegedly been receiving harassing phone calls for over a month from Akers. The victim told police he had a business arrangement with Akers regarding some property in Little Compton. Jones said an eviction had taken place, which required the victim to remove all of Akers' property from the rental. Akers allegedly called the victim to retrieve the property, and the victim tried explaining there was a fee required. Jones said the victim provided police with telephone records that showed calls made from Akers at all hours of the night, with some being threatening and others being hang ups.
Michael T. Atkinson, 40, of 300 Hurst Lane, Tiverton, was arrested by Tiverton Police at 6:53 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. He was charged with domestic simple assault and battery. According to Jones, police received a call from the victim, Atkinson's stepson, who claimed they were in an argument earlier that day. Jones said it ws alleged that Atkinson headbutted him, causing injury to the victim's nose, and said the responding officer verified the complaint. Atkinson came to the police station on his and admitted to the altercation, police said.
Assault and disorderly conduct
A 17-year-old male from Tiverton was arrested at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 on Colonial Avenue and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. According to Jones, the teen was in an argument with his father when leaving the house to go to Fall River. The father reportedly tried to restrain the son, who was allegedly punching him in the head while he was backing out of the driveway.
A 14-year-old male was arrested at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 on North Brayton Road. The male was charged with disorderly conduct.
Driving on suspended license
Justin M. Lacasse, 22, of 22 Birchwood Drive, North Providence, was arrested at 9:03 p.m. on Friday, June 17 on Route 24. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.