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Police Seek to Identify This Man

Newport police are looking to identify this man who has been linked to suspicious activity in the Point area.

Newport police are looking to identify the man in the photos in the gallery to the right.

He is not wanted on any charges.

According to Sgt. Christopher Hayes, the man has knocked on residents' doors in the Point area and his activity has been reported as suspicious.

As of right now, he is a person of interest, Hayes said.

According to the Knowing Newport message board, the man’s “recent daytime/nighttime activities in and around homes in The Point, over the last month, have raised concerns.”

He has been seen riding a mountain bike and wearing a black backpack.

Contact Newport Police at (401) 847-8300 if you have any information.  

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Sean roberts December 23, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Trespassing is ilegal. When he knocks what does he want or say?
Jolly rogers December 25, 2012 at 04:49 PM
His name is james coppa and he lives in chaple terrece
P Boss December 27, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I think a guy going to many houses on the point and snooping around, while on a nice mountain bike, but acting suspiciously is worth a photo and some investigation. It also is a deterrent to anyone else that may be looking into homes and who may or may not be home that the neighborhood is looking out for one another. I don't think it is a bad thing to have your eyes out for your neighbors.
Mike Cullen December 27, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Latest sighting from Kay St area -- riding small red bike. silver and black Nike hat. black backpack with air jordan player on it. Pedaling very slowly and looking at all houses. Turned down Mann. NPD has been given this info.
The count December 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM
^^^ Really now your tracking him like he is santa?

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