New Principal Appointed for East Greenwich High School and New Finance Director Appointed for EG School District

By: Bethany J. Hashway 

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East Greenwich, RI– Earlier this morning the East Greenwich School Committee held a special meeting at 7:30a.m. to approve the name the new East Greenwich High principal as Mr. Kenneth Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins will start at East Greenwich High School on August 11, 2020.

Mr. Hopkins stated in a press release, “I am humbled and honored to join the prestigious East Greenwich High School community as principal, he said of his appointment. “I am looking forward over the next weeks to meet the outstanding students, staff, and families that come together to preserve the tradition of excellence that East Greenwich public schools has to offer. Together, as united Avengers, I am very confident that we will continue to preserve the quality of our educational programs, and expand opportunities to contribute to the lasting legacy of East Greenwich High School.”

Supt. Meyer’s noted that for over the past nine years, Mr. Hopkins has been employed by the Smithfield Public Schools. He first served as assistant principal at the middle school.  In 2015 he was recognized by the Rhode Island Association of School Principals as RI Assistant Principal of the Year. In 2016, he was appointed assistant principal of Smithfield High School. Mr. Hopkins served as acting principal for Smithfield High School during the 2017-2018 school year while the principal assumed full time responsibilities as National Association of School Principals President.

Also Supt. Meyer announced that he has coached middle school and high school varsity athletics and serves as a volunteer with Special Olympics Rhode Island. Mr. Hopkins holds a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Education Administration degrees from Providence College. Mr. Hopkins currently resides in Johnston, with his wife, Cristina and their children, Lily and Kenny III.

Superintendent Meyer stated that , “Mr. Hopkins is a well-respected and accomplished Rhode Island educator. He is a passionate leader who has a special way of building relationships with students, staff, and families. He has a proven record of success and we are thrilled to have him join our team and add to the legacy of East Greenwich High School.”

On twitter Mr. Hopkins wrote” Truly honored to have been appointed principal of East Greenwich High School. Looking forward to the opportunity to work together, as Avengers, preserving the tradition of excellence present in this school community, and expanding opportunities to contribute to the EGHS legacy”. https://twitter.com/KenHopkinsJr/status/1290618293024370691

On the Avengers Boosters Facebook page they gave a nice welcome to the new principal https://www.facebook.com/260278577315552/photos/a.1773138519362876/3794647533878621/?type=3&theater

Also during the special school committee meeting this morning Supt. Meyer announced the districts’ new director of finance is Margaret Baker. The last item on the agenda this morning was for the school committee to accept the resignation from the athletic director Chris Cobain as he as taken another job with the North Kingstown Public Schools.

Warwick Police Logs:7/20-7/31st

By: Bethany Hashway 

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Photo Credit: Warwick Police Department 

Warwick, RI– Here are the latest arrests, reported by Warwick Police for the week of July 20th thru July 31st. During this time frame there were 55 arrests made for DUI, Warrants and more.

For Date: 07/20/2020 – Monday

1. 08:19a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Brian J Holleran

Refer To Arrest: 20-945-AR

Arrest: LISI, NICHOLAS J

Age: 34

Charges: SIMPLE ASSAULT OR BATTERY

 2. 1:14p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Aaron L Steere

Refer To Arrest: 20-949-AR

Arrest: LEDO, KYRON

Age: 30

Charges: ARRESTED ON WARRANT

 3. 7:16p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Michael P Rocchio

Refer To Arrest: 20-952-AR

Arrest: NADEAU, JOSEPH E

Age: 56

Charges: VANDALISM/MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY

 For Date: 07/21/2020 – Tuesday

4. 02:18a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Zachary J Black

Refer To Arrest: 20-953-AR

Arrest: CRUZ, JOHN M

Age: 30

Charges: WARRANT OF ARREST ON AFFIDAVIT

 5. 10:06a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer David L Boardman

Refer To Arrest: 20-955-AR

Arrest: MCLEAN, TERRY R

Age: 46

Charges: VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER

VIOLATION -NO CONTACT ORDER

 For Date: 07/22/2020 – Wednesday

6. 02:10a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Steven D Moretti

Refer To Arrest: 20-956-AR

Arrest: LANDRY, BRANDI

Age: 42

Charges: VIOLATION -NO CONTACT ORDER

OBSTRUCTING OFFICER IN EXECUTION OF DUTY

 7. 04:09a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Derek J Hagopian

Refer To Arrest: 20-957-AR

Arrest: TREXLER, GREGORY

Age: 46

Charges: ARRESTED ON WARRANT

 8. 7:30p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Michael P Rocchio

Refer To Arrest: 20-959-AR

Arrest: COUGHLIN, MICHAEL P

Age: 53

Charges: VANDALISM/MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY

DUI/DRUGS/ALCOHOL/1ST OFFENSE – B.A.C. UNKNOWN

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (1st Offense)

 For Date: 07/23/2020 – Thursday

9. 12:47a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Oliver M Pinheiro

Refer To Arrest: 20-960-AR

Arrest: YOUNG GRACIANO, JESSICA B

Age: 26

Charges: BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FROM 3RD DISTRICT COURT

 10. 5:04p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Tyler J Mobrice

Refer To Arrest: 20-962-AR

Arrest: GEER, JESSICA L

Age: 35

Charges: POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I,II,III,IV,V

11. Refer To Arrest: 20-963-AR

Arrest: OCONNOR, SARAH

Age: 35

Charges: POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I,II,III,IV,V

WEAPONS OTHER THAN FIREARMS PROHIBITED

 12. 7:44p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Michael P Rocchio

Refer To Arrest: 20-964-AR

Arrest: EATON, PATRICK L

Age: 41

Charges: DOMESTIC-SIMPLE ASSAULT/BATTERY

DOMESTIC VANDALISM

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 For Date: 07/24/2020 – Friday

13. 02:03a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Kyle M Palmer

Refer To Summons: 20-965-AR

Summons: ROMAN, LUIS

Age: 35

Charges: CYBERSTALKING AND CYBERHARASSMENT

DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED/CANCELLED LIC-1ST OFF

 14. 08:39a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Erin K Cahalan

Refer To Arrest: 20-966-AR

Arrest: BEAUPARLANT, AARIK SETHALBERT

Age: 28

Charges: VANDALISM/MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

LARCENY/U $1500

 15. 2:26p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Jacob T Elderkin

Refer To Arrest: 20-970-AR

Arrest: HUARD, JONATHON TAYLOR

Age: 22

Charges: ARRESTED ON WARRANT

DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE 2nd OFFENSE CIVIL

 16. 3:50p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Kevin P Warren

Refer To Arrest: 20-971-AR

Arrest: BARNES, FELICIA

Age: 44

Charges: FRAUDULENT CHECKS- (UNDER $1500)

FRAUDULENT CHECKS- (UNDER $1500)

 For Date: 07/25/2020 – Saturday

17. 12:18a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Michael C Bailey

Refer To Arrest: 20-974-AR

Arrest: ANICO, ALEJANDRO

Age: 25

Charges: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA-MORE THAN 1 OUNCE-1ST OFF

 18. 01:00a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Brenen J Cardoza

Refer To Arrest: 20-975-AR

Arrest: SCOTT, MARCUS A

Age: 42

Charges: ARRESTED ON WARRANT

 19. 01:22a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Jordan P Guyton

Refer To Arrest: 20-976-AR

Arrest: ZURITA, VICTOR M

Age: 45

Charges: DOMESTIC-SIMPLE ASSAULT/BATTERY

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 20. 01:26a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Tyler J Mobrice

Refer To Arrest: 20-978-AR

Arrest: QUINONES, JOHAN

Age: 20

Charges: DRIVING WITH EXPIRED LICENSE OR WITHOUT LIC-3RD+ OFF

ARRESTED ON WARRANT

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 1 OZ OR LESS, 18 YEARS OR OLDER

 21. 01:27a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Gerard J DiTomasso

Refer To Arrest: 20-977-AR

Arrest: BROWN, LAMARR M

Age: 29

Charges: DUI OF LIQUOR OR DRUGS-1ST OFFENSE .10-.15

 22. 02:11a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Kyle M Palmer

Refer To Arrest: 20-979-AR

Arrest: VARGAS, BRANDON E

Address: 15 BAGLEY RD WARWICK, RI

Age: 24

Charges: ARRESTED ON WARRANT

 23. 02:12a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Michael C Bailey

Refer To Arrest: 20-982-AR

Arrest: JORDAN, VICTORIA

Address: 27 WADSWORTH ST WARWICK, RI

Age: 18

Charges: DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED

 24. 02:37a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Stephanie R Pabis

Refer To Arrest: 20-980-AR

Arrest: GESMUNDO, PATRICK

Age: 27

Charges: DUI/DRUGS/ALCOHOL/1ST OFFENSE – B.A.C. UNKNOWN

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (1st Offense)

DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE 1st OFFENSE CIVIL

 25. 02:57a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Zachary J Black

Refer To Arrest: 20-981-AR

Arrest: BACON, MARQUEL I

Age: 20

Charges: DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 26. 12:21p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Matthew T Caradimos

Refer To Arrest: 20-984-AR

Arrest: BACON, MARQUEL I

Age: 20

Charges: SIMPLE ASSAULT OR BATTERY

DISORDERLY CONDUCT (FIGHTING/TUMULTUOUS BEHAVIOR)

 27. 12:47p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Kyle J Fitzsimmons

Refer To Arrest: 20-985-AR

Arrest: ALLEN, RICHARD E

Age: 54

Charges: DUI OF LIQUOR OR DRUGS-1ST OFFENSE .15/GREATER

DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE 3rd OFFENSE MISDEMEANOR

 28. 10:09p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Jordan P Guyton

Refer To Arrest: 20-987-AR

Arrest: MCGUIRK, ROBERT W

Age: 32

Charges: DOMESTIC-SIMPLE ASSAULT/BATTERY

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

29. Refer To Arrest: 20-988-AR

Arrest: GARCIA, ASHLEY NICOLE

Age: 29

Charges: SIMPLE ASSAULT OR BATTERY

 For Date: 07/26/2020 – Sunday

30. 12:34a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Zachary J Black

Refer To Arrest: 20-989-AR

Arrest: MACLEOD, TIFFANY L

Age: 29

Charges: DOMESTIC-SIMPLE ASSAULT/BATTERY

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 31. 02:14a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Michael C Bailey

Refer To Arrest: 20-990-AR

Arrest: SCHATZ, WILLIAM A

Age: 35

Charges: BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FROM 2ND DISTRICT COURT

 32. 6:14p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Jessica L Masso

Refer To Arrest: 20-993-AR

Arrest: APOSTOLICO, LYNN A

Age: 43

Charges: DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 33. 7:12p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Brian W Fontaine

Refer To Arrest: 20-994-AR

Arrest: ADAMS, MIKKI LEE

Age: 29

Charges: DOMESTIC-VANDALISM/MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROP

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 34. 8:55p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Kevin P Warren

Refer To Arrest: 20-997-AR

Arrest: CIPRIANO, NICHOLAS RONALD

Age: 39

Charges: DUI/DRUGS/ALCOHOL/1ST OFFENSE – B.A.C. UNKNOWN

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (1st Offense)

SIMPLE ASSAULT OR BATTERY

SIMPLE ASSAULT OR BATTERY

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

DUTY TO STOP-ACC.RESULT- DAMG.TO ATT.VEHICLE

DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE 1st OFFENSE CIVIL

 35. 9:45p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Nicholas E DeMarco

Refer To Arrest: 20-996-AR

Arrest: PEGUERO, EMILY

Age: 24

Charges: DUI/DRUGS/ALCOHOL/1ST OFFENSE – B.A.C. UNKNOWN

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (1st Offense)

 For Date: 07/27/2020 – Monday

36. 01:28a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Zachary J Black

Refer To Arrest: 20-998-AR

Arrest: MINGO, DARIANA R

Age: 23

Charges: RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS-MISDEMEANOR

DRIVING WITH EXPIRED LICENSE OR WITHOUT LIC-2ND OFF

 37. 10:16a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Bruce D Law

Refer To Arrest: 20-1000-AR

Arrest: ADAMS, MIKKI LEE

Age: 29

Charges: VIOLATION OF NO CONTACT ORDER

 38. 11:54a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Brian J Holleran

Refer To Arrest: 20-1001-AR

Arrest: BARRETT, BRENT J

Age: 52

Charges: SIMPLE ASSAULT OR BATTERY

RESISTING LEGAL OR ILLEGAL ARREST

ANIMAL CONFINEMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED – 1ST OFFENSE

 39. 5:42p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Michael P Rocchio

Refer To Arrest: 20-1002-AR

Arrest: HOPPER, DAVID E

Age: 29

Charges: SHOPLIFTING-MISD

 For Date: 07/28/2020 – Tuesday

40. 07:14a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Evan E Johnson

Refer To Arrest: 20-1003-AR

Arrest: ROCCIO, PAMELA J

Age: 56

Charges: ATTEMPTED BREAKING AND ENTERING

 41. 10:11a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Nia L Pina

Refer To Arrest: 20-1004-AR

Arrest: REYES, ISABEL CHRISTINA

Age: 20

Charges: SIMPLE ASSAULT OR BATTERY

DISORDERLY CONDUCT (FIGHTING/TUMULTUOUS BEHAVIOR)

 42. 4:41p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Stanley Hermanowski

Refer To Arrest: 20-1005-AR

Arrest: ZINNO, RAPHAEL

Age: 30

Charges: SHOPLIFTING-MISD

 43. 5:50p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Jessica L Masso

Refer To Arrest: 20-1009-AR

Arrest: PATTISON, NICOL M

Age: 41

Charges: DOMESTIC-VANDALISM/MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROP

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 44. 9:03p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Justin N Martin

Refer To Summons: 20-1011-AR

Summons: PETRARCA, NICHOLAS J

Age: 62

Charges: DUI/DRUGS/ALCOHOL/1ST OFFENSE – B.A.C. UNKNOWN

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (1st Offense)

 For Date: 07/29/2020 – Wednesday

45. 09:22a.m. 

Primary Id: Lieutenant William E DeFeo Jr.

Refer To Arrest: 20-1012-AR

Arrest: KELLEY, MADISON

Age: 22

Charges: SHOPLIFTING-MISD

 For Date: 07/30/2020 – Thursday

46. 01:58a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Paris L Norwood

Refer To Arrest: 20-1014-AR

Arrest: KELLEY, MORGAN

Age: 21

Charges: SHOPLIFTING-MISD

SHOPLIFTING-MISD

 47. 1:47p.m. 

Primary Id: Lieutenant William E DeFeo Jr.

Refer To Arrest: 20-1015-AR

Arrest: SANITA, SEAN G

Age: 26

Charges: VIOLATION -NO CONTACT ORDER

 48. 1:50p.m. 

Primary Id: Lieutenant William E DeFeo Jr.

Refer To Arrest: 20-1016-AR

Arrest: RING, TIMOTHY EARL

Age: 43

Charges: SHOPLIFTING-MISD

CONSPIRACY

 49. 9:13p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Richard P Odell

Refer To Arrest: 20-1018-AR

Arrest: WILLARD, JEANNE P

Age: 68

Charges: DUI/DRUGS/ALCOHOL/1ST OFFENSE – B.A.C. UNKNOWN

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (1st Offense)

 50. 11:33p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Jordan P Guyton

Refer To Arrest: 20-1019-AR

Arrest: ELDRIDGE, FRANK W

Age: 36

Charges: ARRESTED ON WARRANT

 For Date: 07/31/2020 – Friday

51. 12a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Stephanie R Pabis

Refer To Arrest: 20-1020-AR

Arrest: REED, ELIZABETH M

Age: 44

Charges: D0MESTIC-ASSLT ON PERSON O/60 BODILY INJURY

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 52. 06:11a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Kyle M Palmer

Refer To Arrest: 20-1021-AR

Arrest: ABREU, JOSEPH

Age: 22

Charges: DOMESTIC-SIMPLE ASSAULT/BATTERY

DOMESTIC-VANDALISM/MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROP

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 53. 2:51p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Jacob T Elderkin

Refer To Arrest: 20-1022-AR

Arrest: WALSH, MICHAEL H

Age: 64

Charges: MANUFAC/POSS/DELIVER SCH 1/II

 54. 6:01p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Nicholas E DeMarco

Refer To Arrest: 20-1025-AR

Arrest: SALGUEIRO, MICHAEL R

Age: 29

Charges: DOMESTIC-SIMPLE ASSAULT/BATTERY

DOMESTIC-VANDALISM/MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROP

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 55. 8:23p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Michael P Rocchio

Refer To Arrest: 20-1026-AR

Arrest: DIZOGLIO, JOHANNY E

Age: 35

Charges: OBSTRUCTING OFFICER IN EXECUTION OF DUTY

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 1 OZ OR LESS, 18 YEARS OR OLDER

Here is where you can find the latest Warwick Police Logs where this list is made from: https://www.warwickpd.org/index.php/surveys-reports/wpd-arrest-log/467-july-2020-arrest-log

East Greenwich Police Logs: Snowblower Stolen During Heat Wave

By: Andrew Belfry

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East Greenwich, RI- Here is some of the latest incidents and arrests that are reported by the East Greenwich Police Department for the week of July 20th thru July 26th

Monday, July 20

9:10 a.m. – Police returned a small puggle to its home on Squirrel Lane.

10:10 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 25, for driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and larceny to the amount of $1,500. The woman’s grandparents told police that she had stolen their vehicle and a debit card which was used to make an $80 purchase. Additionally, the woman said she’d hit a boulder on Carrs Pond Road damaging the vehicle.

Tuesday, July 21

2:16 a.m. – In routine checks, police found an unattended car in the East Greenwich High School parking lot with a license plate did not match the vehicle’s information. The car was unlocked, police found license plates in the car that matched the vehicle’s information, and the licenses plates on the car were not registered as stolen.

8:49 a.m. – An individual walked into EGPD and inquired about harassing phone calls. Police spoke to both parties who agreed not to contact each other.

12:17 p.m. – A concerned resident contacted police about three children jumping off the harbormaster’s boat at the dock on Crompton Avenue. Police were unable to find the children until later in the day and found they were using the vessel to pull themselves back onto the dock. They determined there was no cause for concern.

4:08 p.m. – Police found a tent at the lower boat ramp on Crompton Avenue but did not find the person using it.

4:45 p.m. – A caller expressed concern about a teenager speeding on a dirt bike on Cedar Avenue and failing to obey stop signs. Police found a group of teenagers riding electric bicycles on the sidewalk.

7:02 p.m. – Police assisted a resident who requested police keep the peace when he retrieved belongings from his home.

Wednesday, July 22

12:53 p.m. – A man in his 40s of medium build attempted to purchase a vibrating heat therapy belt with a $1,500 gift certificate at the Massage Envy at 1000 Division Street on July 19. The manager informed police that when asked to provide identification the man left the store and did not return, abandoning the gift certificate which was found to be a copy of a legitimate gift certificate that had already been depleted of funds. Police learned a man fitting this suspect’s description had attempted to purchase items at Massage Envy stores in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with a gift certificate.

5:08 p.m. – Someone told police about a group of teenagers riding bicycles through the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru on Main Street and harassing customers; police did not find the youths.

10:19 p.m. – Police had a Providence man’s car towed after he was stopped on First Avenue at Division Street by DEM police for violating the curfew at Goddard State Park. The man said he’d had a couple of beers but appeared to be too intoxicated to drive, which was confirmed by a roadside sobriety test. There were three other people in the car; none were able to drive the car, so police said it would have to be towed. At that point, the driver threatened to have the officer fired, saying his cousin worked at the White House. The car was towed and the driver along with the passengers refused a ride from police back to the station. [Editor’s Note: According to Police Chief Steven Brown, the driver was not arrested for DUI because he was pulled over by DEM police not EGPD. Without witnessing the arrest, Brown said, the EG officer on the scene decided there was not enough probable cause. The DEM officer, meanwhile, does not have jurisdiction to make an arrest beyond DEM-controlled property. “Multi-jurisdictional stops are more difficult because you have to rely on witnesses rather than first-hand observations,” said Brown.]

Thursday, July 23

1:57 a.m. – EGPD assisted Coventry PD in a road rage incident that resulted in minor damage to a vehicle and a verbal argument that occurred in the McDonald’s parking lot on the New London Turnpike.

5:10 a.m. – Three wallets were stolen out of two vehicles overnight at a home on Bow Street. The victims stated that an assortment of cash and credit and debit cards were stolen out of the cars, which were all unlocked. A flashlight was found in one of the cars that was taken into evidence along with a glove that was located in the front yard under a sprinkler near the driveway. The credit card company told the victim’s that one of the debit cards was used in Windsor, Conn., sometime after midnight.

8:47 a.m. – A Bow Street resident informed police that someone went through the family’s unlocked car in the driveway but did not wish to file a report.

8:49 a.m.A Crestridge Drive resident reported someone went through her husband’s unlocked car.

6:27 a.m.A Maplewood resident reported his gray 2015 Q50 Infiniti was stolen out of his garage. He told police that he had returned from a trip late the night before and had forgotten to shut the garage door. In addition, he stated he left his keys in the center console of the unlocked car. There were two sets of golf clubs in the trunk of the vehicle.

7:43 a.m.Another Maplewood resident contacted police after her white 2016 Hyundai Tucson was stolen overnight from her driveway. The victim stated that she locked her car with a key fob in the car, however officers informed her that cars generally do not lock with a key fob inside. There was no sign of forced entry at the scene. A water thermos that had been inside the vehicle was left at the residence and was taken into evidence.

8:15 a.m.A Downing Street resident reported her 2019 Silver Audi X8 stolen. The resident told police the vehicle was missing from her driveway in the morning and she feared the key fob, which she could not locate, may have fallen out of her purse the day before and was in the unlocked vehicle. A garage door opener that was in the vehicle was left at the residence and was taken into evidence. The resident later located the car in Hartford, Conn., using a locator app on her phone. The car appeared to be fine, except for a strong odor of marijuana and Hot Pockets.

10:57 a.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police he was struck in the middle of Courthouse Lane by a black Honda. The man, who fell backwards and sustained a small scrape to his right elbow, stated he told the driver to stop but she later told police she did not see the man. The man refused medical attention and there was no damage to the trunk of the woman’s vehicle.

11:20 a.m. – A Lafayette Drive resident told police someone went through his mother’s car but nothing was stolen.

11:40 a.m. – A Crestridge Drive resident reported a garage door opener missing.

1:04 p.m.A Crestridge Drive resident informed police of gift cards stolen from their car.

5:08 p.m. – Police transported a small black and white miniature male Australian Shepard to North Kingstown Animal Shelter from Lenihan Lane where a resident told police about the lost dog they found in their driveway.

Friday, July 24

12:58 a.m. – Police received a report of a large group of people walking down First Avenue. Officers determined the group was just heading back to a residence on Main Street.

11:56 a.m. – A caller told police a man was using a coat hanger to get into a vehicle outside of Studio Nails at 1000 Division Street. Police found the vehicle to be secured.

12:13 p.m. – A Frenchtown Road resident was eating lunch after cutting his lawn when an unknown black vehicle drove between the telephone pole and his shrubs over his front yard. The vehicle came to a stop after driving through a shrub. The driver had to back up the car several times before getting it back onto the roadway.

1:29 p.m. – A Grand View Road homeowner contacted police after spotting a white man wearing a hat on his surveillance camera while on vacation. Police were unable to find the man and the house was secured.

6:28 p.m. – Police advised management at Waysider Grill on Post Road to turn down the outdoor music after local residents complained.

8:12 p.m. – A Hemlock Drive resident told police a man wearing a baseball cap was ringing doorbells and attempting to sell pest control services.

8:32 p.m. – Residents called police to tell them some kids were on the roof of Swift Community Center; police did not find anyone.

Saturday, July 25

6:25 p.m. – A caller told police about a man driving erratically near the CVS parking lot on Main Street. Officers determined that the erratic driver was having a verbal argument on his cell phone at the time.

8:13 p.m. – Police responded to Water Street to determine if fireworks were being shot off in the area. Officers searched the waterfront; finding nothing, they surmised the fireworks had been lit from a boat or at Goddard Park.

Sunday, July 26

6:22 a.m. – A landscaping company was making so much noise on South County Trail that a resident called police. Officers informed the company to keep the machine engines off until at least 7 a.m.

8:26 a.m. – A Cooper Lane resident reported the theft of his Craftsman snowblower that he had left against one of the exterior walls of his residence.

12:07 p.m. – Three cars that were parked directly across from a “No parking either side, tow zone” sign on Middle and Carrs Pond Roads were ticketed and towed.

2:59 p.m. – A caller told police two women were fighting in the parking lot between the now closed Outback Steakhouse and Ruby Tuesdays on Division Street. Police determined the fight was verbal and between two sisters. The parties were separated and one left the scene in an Uber.

3:54 p.m. – Police broke up a group of juveniles on bicycles darting in and out of traffic from the parking lot of CVS on Main Street.

11:43 p.m. – A resident told police that his girlfriend had never arrived from Boston to visit him after telling him she would. He could not reach her by phone; police determined she was having car trouble.

East Greenwich Police Sergeant Callan Funeral Processing on Tuesday

By: Bethany J. Hashway-EGWarwick News 

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Photo Credit: East Greenwich Police –

East Greenwich, RI– On Friday the East Greenwich Police Department released that the  funeral for Sergeant Christopher L. Callan will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

There will be a procession leaving from the East Greenwich Police Department, 176 First Avenue East Greenwich, RI at around 8a.m. The procession will travel through East Greenwich via Main Street heading to Camp Fogarty for a brief ceremony and then onto the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, RI.

 

 

East Greenwich Police Log: Smashed Bottles, Crashed Boats

By: Andrew Belfry

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East Greenwich, RI- Here is some of the latest incidents and arrests that are reported by the East Greenwich Police Department for the week of July 13th thru July19th.

Monday, July 13

9:51 a.m. – Police investigated a report of three damaged canopies at East Greenwich High School. The metal support poles had been bent and broken making the canopies unusable. Police determined that the wind had likely caused the damage. The canopies are valued at $200 each.

10:54 p.m. – A Duke Street resident requested police assistance in obtaining her clothing from her ex-girlfriend’s apartment. Police were unable to make direct contact with the ex but did leave a message requesting the items be left on the back porch.

Tuesday, July 14

7:39 a.m. – An individual was found sleeping in a car in front of Bank of America on Main Street. The officer on the scene stated the car owner was OK and left the scene after being woken up.

3:43 p.m. – Police responded to a report of wires down in front of Kon Asian Bistro on Main Street. Officers determined the wires to be from Verizon and contacted a crew.

Wednesday, July 15

1:17 a.m. – Police broke up a verbal argument at Kai Bar on Main Street. The parties dispersed and police drove one of the participants home.

3:49 p.m. – A caller complained that a group of kids on skateboards were cutting off traffic near the CVS on Main Street. Police responded, spoke to the youngsters, and they dispersed.

9:04 p.m. – An anonymous caller told police that a large group of people without face coverings were gathering in front of Mainstreet Coffee. Police could not identify the group but told staff at the restaurant to make sure no large groups were gathering in front of the store.

Thursday, July 16

2:30 p.m. – A West Warwick man who was working at an East Greenwich home was bitten on his left forearm by the dog that resides at the home. The dog was up to date on its rabies vaccinations but the owner was instructed to quarantine the dog.

4:55 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police he was threatened by the manager of Two Young Studs Moving Company after two employees were unable to remove his washer and dryer from his home claiming the doorway was too small but informed him he would be charged for their time. The EG man said the manager threatened to send his employees to “kick his ass” if he did not pay. The manager told police he never threatened the victim. The caller told police he did not wish to pursue charges.

5:10 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident handed over two boxes of 40 caliber pistol amno cartridges that he no longer wanted.

11:20 p.m. – A caller told police that he struck a deer on Crompton Road near the New London Turnpike but did not stop so he was unsure if the deer was injured or dead.

Friday, July 17

10:13 p.m. – Police arrested a Pittsburgh man, 25, for reckless operation of a motorboat and operating while intoxicated after witnesses said he crashed into a sailboat while coming into Greenwich Cove. The man was driving his father’s 32.5-ft Pursuit cruising boat when he sped through a no wake zone and struck a sailboat that was moored to a buoy in the beginning of the harbor. He docked the boat at the EG Yacht Club but fled the scene leaving two friends who had sustained injuries on the boat. When police questioned the friends they identified the suspect who police found at BLU on the Water, where he was taken into custody.

Saturday, July 18

12:18 a.m. – A Main Street resident called police about a suspicious vehicle that was parked and running outside of her house. Police determined that the party in the vehicle lives one house over.

8:36 a.m. – Police were unable to locate a possibly intoxicated man with no shirt yelling while walking west on Frenchtown Road.

9:56 a.m. – A caller told police that a construction crew was blocking Howland Road near Division Road. Police responded to find the construction crew was not obstructing traffic.

1:50 p.m. – A Union Street resident found a small yellow Schnauzer mix dog wandering around her property. She gave the dog some water and contacted police as the only tags on the dog indicated it was up to date on vaccines. Police transported the dog to North Kingstown Animal Hospital.

3:05 p.m. – A Foster resident visited the EGPD headquarters to file a report about lost license plates after she had been in a car accident in East Greenwich in June. She said the car had been looked at by multiple auto body shops before it was declared totaled by her insurance but the plates were missing. The last auto body shop, in Exeter, told her they would mail her the plates but she had yet to receive them. She talked to the shop again and they said they did not have the plates. She told police she would like to file charges if the plates were stolen.

6:24 p.m. – A caller informed police that a group of young people on skateboards were again cutting off cars and nearly running into pedestrians near the CVS on Main Street.

7 p.m. – The owner of a restaurant on Main Street told police that a group of men were stealing electricity from her by using an electrical outlet on the outside of the building to charge their cell phones. Her attempts to cover the outlet has proven futile. Police told the victim that they would keep an eye out and speak with the group when they saw them.

Sunday, July 19

12:04 a.m. – Police were investigating a stolen car after being called to BLU on the Water because of a fight. At BLU, police learned a Miami man, 36, had smashed a bottle over the head of a Warwick man, 51. The Warwick man had allegedly grabbed the Florida man’s fiancé by the throat, prompting the Florida man to try to stop the Warwick man by hitting him with the bottle. The two men and the woman, who were friends, declined to press charges. The Warwick man said he did not need medical treatment; police gave him a ride to the Greenwich Hotel, where he’d been staying. Meanwhile, the couple wanted to get into the car they can driven to the restaurant but they could not find the keys. They told police the Warwick man was letting them use the car, a Cadillac, while they were visiting. Without the keys, the couple opted to take an Uber to a hotel. After they left, police located the car and ran the plates, only then learning it had been stolen. Police passed the information to detectives for further investigation.

2:12 p.m. – A caller told police he was unhappy with his food from the McDonald’s on Division Street. The store replaced his food to resolve the issue.

2:30 p.m. – A parked red Hyundai Sonata was obstructing two driveways in the area of 79 Duke St. Police waited for a short period with emergency lights flashing but when no one came to claim the vehicle the car was towed.

8:38 p.m. – A caller told police someone was driving a pink motorbike with no lights or plates on Maplewood Drive with a passenger who looked to be a small child wearing a pink helmet. Police could not find the vehicle.

11:35 p.m. – A Long Street resident contacted police to file a formal complaint regarding continuous fireworks in the area of Castle and Bennett streets. He told police he had complained numerous times over the past month and was fed up.

Warwick Police Logs:7/17-7/19

By: Bethany J. Hashway

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Warwick, RI– Here are the latest arrests, reported by Warwick Police for the week of July 17th thru July 19th. During this time frame there were 10 arrests made for DUI, Warrants and more.

For Date: 07/17/2020 – Friday

 1. 09:47a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Aaron L Steere

Refer To Arrest: 20-931-AR

Arrest: BANKS, TEAARA

Age: 25

Charges: ARRESTED ON WARRANT

 2. 7:33p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Kyle J Fitzsimmons

Refer To Arrest: 20-934-AR

Arrest: MITCHELL, JAMICHAEL

Age: 28

Charges: DRIVING WITH EXPIRED LICENSE OR WITHOUT LIC-3RD+ OFF

OBSTRUCTING OFFICER IN EXECUTION OF DUTY

ARRESTED ON WARRANT

ARRESTED ON WARRANT

BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FROM 3RD DISTRICT SUPERIOR CT

BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FROM 3RD DISTRICT SUPERIOR CT

BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FROM 3RD DISTRICT SUPERIOR CT

BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FROM 3RD DISTRICT SUPERIOR CT

BENCH WARRANT ISSUED FROM 6TH DISTRICT COURT

 3. 10:34p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Tyler J Mobrice

Refer To Arrest: 20-935-AR

Arrest: VICARIO, MICHAEL J

Age: 60

Charges: DUI OF LIQUOR OR DRUGS-2ND OFFENSE .08-.10

 4. 11:18p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Cody Wild

Refer To Arrest: 20-936-AR

Arrest: ONEIL, EVAN

Age: 31

Charges: DUI/DRUGS/ALCOHOL/1ST OFFENSE – B.A.C. UNKNOWN

DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE 3rd OFFENSE MISDEMEANOR

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (1st Offense)

 For Date: 07/18/2020 – Saturday

 5. 03:35a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Derek J Hagopian

Refer To Arrest: 20-938-AR

Arrest: PRATT, MICHAEL

Age: 33

Charges: ARRESTED ON WARRANT

 6. 11:18a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Matthew T Caradimos

Refer To Arrest: 20-939-AR

Arrest: BAUMGARDNER, LAURA

Age: 30

Charges: RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS

DRIVING WITH EXPIRED LICENSE OR WITHOUT LIC-3RD+ OFF

 7. 4:19p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Tyler M Stone

Refer To Arrest: 20-940-AR

Arrest: SIVELS, MONTRELL J

Age: 22

Charges: SIMPLE ASSAULT OR BATTERY

RESISTING LEGAL OR ILLEGAL ARREST

DISORDERLY CONDUCT (FIGHTING/TUMULTUOUS BEHAVIOR)

 For Date: 07/19/2020 – Sunday

 8. 01:19a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Oliver M Pinheiro

Refer To Arrest: 20-941-AR

Arrest: RUGGIERO, NICHOLAS L

Age: 32

Charges: DUI/DRUGS/ALCOHOL/1ST OFFENSE – B.A.C. UNKNOWN

Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (1st Offense)

 9. 11:28a.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Aaron L Steere

Refer To Arrest: 20-942-AR

Arrest: BAUTISTA, JOSEPH JORGE

Age: 37

Charges: POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I,II,III,IV,V

DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE 3rd OFFENSE MISDEMEANOR

 10. 7:01p.m. 

Primary Id: Officer Jordan P Guyton

Refer To Arrest: 20-943-AR

Arrest: RECORDS, JENNIFER L

Age: 38

Charges: DOMESTIC-SIMPLE ASSAULT/BATTERY

DOMESTIC-DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Here is where you can locate the latest Warwick Police Logs: https://www.warwickpd.org/index.php/surveys-reports/wpd-arrest-log/467-july-2020-arrest-log

East Greenwich Police Announce the Passing of Sergeant Christopher Callan

By: Bethany J. Hashway 

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Photo Credit: East Greenwich Police Department -Sergeant Christopher Callan

East Greenwich, RI-  Today East Greenwich Police Department released that it is with deepest sorrow that the East Greenwich Police Department and the Town of East Greenwich announce the passing of Sergeant Christopher Callan.

Over the weekend Sergeant Callan passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 18, 2020 due to injuries he sustained in a skydiving accident in Danielson Connecticut.

According to a press release from East Greenwich Police Department Sergeant Callan was a 15 year veteran of the department and was assigned as the 2nd shift supervisor.

Also Sergeant Callan was an exemplary officer. He was also a member of the RI National Guard and had an extensive military career including service in the US Army Special Forces “Green Berets”. Sergeant Callan served numerous tours of duty overseas. Sergeant Callan also served as the Jump Master for the RI National Guard’s annual Leapfest competition at URI. Sergeant Callan developed and maintained an extensive network of friends and colleagues worldwide due to his military and police service.

Sergeant Callan is survived by his 3 children, mother, father and two sisters. Sergeant Callan will be sorely missed.

East Greenwich School District’s Doctor Talks About Reopening

By: Elizabeth F. McNamara

East Greenwich, RI – Many residents may not realize it, but the EG School District has long had someone serve as “consulting physician,” a position held by Howard Silversmith, a doctor with Ocean State Pediatrics. For the first 14 years in the role, “it was a very, very non-time-consuming job,” he said in an interview last week. “This year it has blossomed into quite a role.”

In recent weeks, Silversmith has been helping guide the district as it navigates how to reopen schools. He is a member, along with two additional doctors – both EG parents – of the EG Reopens steering committee.

The way he sees it, the spread of COVID-19 is dangerous but keeping children out of school comes with significant risk too.

“The problem is, when you look at the landscape of COVID, when you talk about kids, their social, emotional, academic, athletic risks are incredibly high” when it comes to distance learning.

Children may not be overly susceptible to COVID-19, but they have become the “side casualties” of this pandemic, Silversmith said. “If we reopen, we are setting ourselves up for more hospitalizations and more deaths. That’s the problem – who do we sacrifice?”

The district had to submit different reopening scenarios to the state Dept. of Education Friday: full in-person learning, full distance learning, and a hybrid of the two (read more about what was submitted HERE). Supt. Alexis Meyer presented what the district was leaning toward at a School Committee meeting last Tuesday that would have elementary students in stable groups attend school 5 days a week and middle and high school students divided into two groups by alphabetical order, with one group in school two days a week and the other group in school a different two days a week, with distance learning the other days of the week.

The American Academy of Pediatrics put out what Silversmith characterized as a “fairly aggressive” in-person stance a few weeks ago but in light of the recent surge of virus cases across the country, the organization has since walked that back a bit. Silversmith has based his advice to the district on his interpretation of AAP recommendations, but he said when it comes down to actual decisions, “I think a lot of this will be dictated by the [Rhode Island] Dept. of Health.

He supports the in-person model for younger children and a partial in-person model for older children but he thinks a closer adherence to the actual structure of a typical school day would be helpful for distance learning. So, if a high school student would normally be in geometry from 9 to 9:45 a.m., in distance learning that student should log in with the rest of the class at that time.

Silversmith said he thinks we could see a vaccine sometime in the early months of 2021 but acknowledged that losing what could amount to a year due to the pandemic was worrisome.

“For some will it be a tough hill to climb back up? Yes,” he said. Overall, children are resilient, but “there are certain populations that are more vulnerable.”

Upcoming community meetings about reopening:

  • Tuesday, July 21, 7 to 9 p.m.: East Greenwich Public Schools Family Zoom Meeting. Asst. Supt. Mr. Podraza, Director of Facilities Bob Wilmarth, Director of Student Services Lisa Hughes, and Supt. Alexis Meyer will present the reopening plan and offer time to respond to questions.
  • Tuesday, August 4. Dr. Howard Silversmith and our School Nurse Teachers will host a family Zoom meeting on health and safety issues.

East Greenwich Police Logs:Stolen Kayaks, Stolen Cars

By: Andrew Belfry

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East Greenwich, RI- Here is some of the latest incidents and arrests that are reported by the East Greenwich Police Department for the week of June 29th thru July 5th.

Monday, June 29

8:25 a.m. – A Deerfield Road resident contacted police after he and his wife returned from vacation to find their safe missing. While away work was being done to the house and a number of people had access to the residence. The safe weighed about 40 pounds. and contained $900 in cash, birth certificates, credit cards, car titles and passports. When police noticed a bedroom screen window was broken from the inside they contacted detectives.

12:10 p.m. – A Massachusetts resident was house sitting on Knollwood Avenue when she discovered that her wallet was stolen from the center console of her car. Her credit card was stolen and used to make a purchase for $70.40 at a Cumberland Farms on Post Road in Warwick.

12:50 p.m. – A Vigina Avenue resident reported his mother’s Kia Optima stolen which he had used the night before and then parked it on the street in front of their home. Police were later notified by Hartford PD that the stolen KIA was involved in a hit-and-run on Edgewood Street in Hartford, Connecticut. The suspects fled the scene, no arrests were made and the vehicle had been towed. (Read more HERE.)

2 p.m. – A High Hawk Road resident contacted police after his 2015 white Honda CR-V was missing from his driveway. The only key to the car was located in a backpack that was inside of the vehicle. The victim stated there were two bumper stickers on the car which read: “Yang 2020” and “Humanity First.”

5 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident informed police that two of his kayaks were stolen from the boat rack at Scalloptown Park. The victim told police he thought the suspect cut the locking mechanism used to secure the kayaks which were stored in slot C-3.

Tuesday, June 30

9:55 a.m. – A man told police at EGPD headquarters that he might be being blackmailed. Police advised him not to give out any information online moving forward.

10:10 a.m. – A Friendly Drive resident contacted police when an unknown suspect punctured the rear tires of her 2016 Ford Taurus at around 3:40 a.m. Video footage shows an older white man exiting a Ford Ranger pickup truck with a cab leaning toward the victim’s car with an object in his hand. The cost of new tire replacement would be $290 per tire.

Wednesday, July 1

12:37 a.m. – An East Greenwich resident, 25, was arrested on a state police warrant after his girlfriend called police alleging he assaulted her. Police were unable to verify her claims as she appeared to be intoxicated and lacked visible marks or redness on the face or neck. As police looked into the matter they determined the suspect had an RISP warrant for his arrest and continued to search the area until he came out of the bushes from a neighboring yard. The suspect’s girlfriend at that time stated she did not want to press charges and the suspect was taken into custody on the existing warrant.

2:27 p.m. – A female caller told police that her ex-boyfriend was posting information on Facebook about her after she had been granted a restraining order.

4:29 p.m. – An Arbor Way resident contacted police after receiving multiple letters about unemployment benefits that he did not file for. The victim notified his bank and froze his credit. Police noted that this individual had filed a similar report in the past.

9:26 p.m. – A caller told police that people were setting off fireworks on the waterfront at Crompton Avenue and Water Street.

Thursday, July 2

2:10 p.m. – The Cumberland Farms store manager contacted police about acts of vandalism in the men’s bathroom at the location on South County Trail. Between the late morning and early afternoon someone had used a paint pen to draw graffiti in the bathroom and scratched graffiti into the men’s room mirror. No suspects have been identified.

5:29 p.m. – A concerned caller told police that a man was acting strangely in front of Tavern on Main. The responding officer spoke with the man who was leaving with his friends.

7:31 p.m. – An anonymous caller stated someone was setting off fireworks on Castle Street.

9:19 p.m. – A King Street resident called police about an ongoing issue with people drinking from open containers and engaging in suspicious activities around her property.

Friday, July 3

1:16 a.m. – A First Avenue resident requested police assistance when she spotted two raccoons in the parking lot and was scared to walk from her car to her building. The animal was gone by the time police arrived.

2:49 a.m. – A gathering was so loud on Virginia Avenue that a neighbor called police. The individuals at the party agreed to keep the noise down when police spoke with the residents.

3:40 p.m. – A Squirrel Lane resident, 53, was arrested for assault after she struck her boyfriend’s ex-wife the day before. The resident occurred when the suspect returned home and engaged in a verbal argument with the victim. The resident was arraigned and released with a summons to appear in court.

9:04 p.m. – Police were investigating a noise violation at Waysider Grille. There was no music playing at the time but a band appeared to be setting up.

Saturday, July 4

1:25 a.m. – Police became suspicious when they saw a West Warick man staggering along Main Street toward his silver Toyota Camry. He later told an officer that he was not going to drive home and called AAA to have the car towed because he said it wouldn’t start. The officer checked the man’s license and registration and found the vehicle’s plate was listed as canceled which caused the man to become irate. When the AAA tow truck arrived, the driver refused to tow the vehicle based on the circumstances and police had the vehicle impounded. Later officers received a verbal threat by telephone from the owner of the vehicle.

10:03 a.m. – Police seized the license plates of a car parked on Peirce Street and had the car towed after learning the car’s registration was suspended. Police were checking out the car because of a report of a dog left in the vehicle. The windows were down and the owner of the car said she would be leaving soon, but during routine checks the police turned up the suspended registration.

4:59 p.m. – Police investigated multiple alarms at Meadowbrook Elementary School to find fans were blowing papers around causing motion detectors to be activated.

8:50 p.m. – Callers from Water Street, Overfield Road, Castle Street and Compton Avenue notified police about fireworks being set off.

Sunday, July 5

1:50 a.m. – Police were unable to find a man said be dressed in all black looking into cars on Post Road.

12:50 p.m. – A Warwick man was assaulted while riding his bicycle on Main Street near Queen Street heading south. A man in a white Dodge pickup truck honked from behind him and the bicyclist then flashed his middle finger at him. The suspect’s vehicle got in front of the bicycle, stopped and the suspect got out of the car and punched the victim in the head. The victim stated he would like to press formal charges if police were able to locate the suspect.

8:49 p.m. – A River Farm Drive resident called police when a neighbor appeared to be setting off fireworks into the woods. Police determined that the neighbors were using sparklers and watering the grass and found no cause for concern.

11:57 p.m. – A South Road resident told police that someone was throwing rocks at her and her husband. After an exhaustive search police were unable to find the suspect.

East Greenwich Public Schools ReOpening Plan and Zoom Meeting on Tuesday 7/21

By: Bethany J. Hashway 

UnknownEast Greenwich, RI –  On Friday the draft for the EG Public Schools for the  Fall ReOpening Plan was submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE).   Here is the plan that East Greenwich Public Schools submitted. EG Reopening Plan

According to a release from the EG School Department, it is important to recognize that it is only a draft and proposes plans for  three specific scenarios as required by RIDE;  Limited In-Person, Partial In-Person, and Full In-Person.

More than 75 administrators, faculty, staff, parents, student  and community members contributed to the development and writing of the plan.  Superintendent Myers wrote “I am incredibly grateful and touched for their many hours of  time, creative thinking and investment in our school community.  I am sure you will have questions and require further explanations to completely understand the nuances of the plan. A full distance learning model is in the planning phase for those students that are unable to attend an in person setting”.  

The following meeting, listed below, will provide an opportunity for further explanations.  Additionally,  further communications with families and staff will be ongoing in the coming weeks. 

 Here are the two meetings East Greenwich Public Schools has planned :

  • Tuesday, July 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm.  East Greenwich Public Schools Family Zoom Meeting . Mr. Podraza,  Director of Facilities,  Mr. Wilmarth, Dr. Hughes, Director of Student Services and I will present the plan and offer time to respond to questions.
  • Save the Date:   Tuesday, August 4th.   Dr. Howard Silversmith and our School Nurse Teachers will host a family Zoom meeting on health and safety issues.  

Here is the link where you can find information for the virtual meeting on Tuesday July 21st https://sites.google.com/egsd.net/east-greenwich-school-dept/schools/re-opening-egps

Supt. Myers wrote “I want to take an opportunity to thank the more than 75 administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students  and community members who contributed to the development and writing of the plan.  I am incredibly grateful and touched by their many hours of  hard work, creative thinking and investment in our school community.   It is important that we remain flexible and nimble in our thinking and planning as we continue to respond to an unexpected world.   The safety and well-being of our students and staff will remain our first priority”. 

Also please find this initial communication from the East Greenwich school nurse teachers  here.