Arrest log for the past 24 hours (Portsmouth Police Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Portsmouth Police Department of Portsmouth, RI.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the arrest log for the past 24 hours, to include the following information at minimum:

1) Full name of the arrested adult;
2) Home address of the arrested adult, unless doing so would identify a crime victim;
3) Year of birth of the arrested adult;
4) Charge or charges;
5) Date of the arrest;
6) Time of the arrest;
7) Gender of the arrested adult;
8) Race of the arrested adult;
9) Name of the arresting officer unless doing so would identify an undercover officer. R.I. Gen. Laws ยง 38-2-3.2.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Debbi S. Pappas

Here you go.

Debbi S. Pappas
Portsmouth Police Department
(401) 643-0133
(401) 683-0300

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you for sending. It appears that the logs lack the following information:

-gender of the arrested suspect
-race of the arrested suspect

Please advise if this information is contained within the documents, or else provide this information as requested.


From: Alberto J. Bucci


We accidently did not provide the information you requested below. Below is the information:

The only arrest during that period is John Binette who is a w/m born in the year 1968 who resides at 30 Foxboro Ave. Portsmouth, RI charged with Domestic; relinquish telephone, simple assault and disorderly conduct.


Lt Bucci
Portsmouth PD
Portsmouth, RI