Weekday fights at trestles, on highway lead to assault charges in N.S.


NORTH SMITHFIELD – Fights at the former railroad trestles by Slatersville Reservoir, and on the side of the road on Route 146, led to charges for those involved in the two incidents this month by North Smithfield police.

According to reports, officers were called to a boat ramp in the area of the trestles around 6 p.m on Monday, July 20 for reports of a fight. Witnesses told police that the reporting party had already left the scene and officers soon located one car involved, pulled over on the side of the road around the corner on Slater Drive.

A 20-year-old man from Cumberland told police he had been in an altercation that began when two men he did not know started talking to his girlfriend. When he confronted the men, he said one began yelling, charged at him, kicked sand at him and spit in his face. He said he was standing at the edge of the trestles when the second man – later identified as a 35-year-old man from Burrillville – also came at him. The 20-year-old said he punched the Burrillville man in the face, knocking him to the ground.

The fight reportedly continued until witnesses pulled the 35-year-old off of him, according to the 20-year-old from Cumberland.

Police found the older man, who had injuries to his face and jaw, at his home in Burrillville. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and told police he wanted to press charges. The younger man said he did not wish to press charges and was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct.

The following day, on Tuesday, July 21 around 1 p.m., police were called to Route 146 South for reports of a fight on the side of the highway. Officers located the woman involved, who identified herself as Selena Rioz, walking by Anchor Subaru. 

Police also located the 33-year-old man from Woonsocket involved in the altercation and noticed he had scratches on arm, and a ripped shirt. He reportedly told police that a fight with his girlfriend “Susie,” had gotten physical.  

“She told me on the scene ‘Susie’ was a sex name they used during intercourse,” noted a report by Officer Alexander Murray. 

Susie Elaina Rosado, 36, was charged disorderly conduct, assault and obstructing an officer. 

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