The following arrest was supplied by the Tiverton Police Department.
It does not indicate a conviction.
Tiverton police arrested a hunter last week after he was found
walking near King Road with a shotgun. The man was allegedly drunk.
Joseph J. Medeiros, 43, of 91 Cornell Road, Tiverton, was arrested at
5:09 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5. He was charged with carrying a weapon while
According to Lt. Patrick Jones, police received a call of a man
carrying a shotgun down a paved road near Cornell Road and off King
Road. Officers were dispatched to the area and confronted the man who
"was clearly wearing camoflage with a shotgun." Jones said officers
detained the man and questioned him as to what he was doing. He added
that police called the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for
"Upon speaking to Medeiros, the officer said he could smell alcohol
coming from his breath," Jones said.
After the hunter was arrested, Jones said DEM issued several
citations in violation of various state hunting ordinances.
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