By: Bethany J. Hashway
East Greenwich, RI- Here are the latest incidents and arrests that were reported by the East Greenwich Police for the week January22nd- February 4th.
Monday, Jan. 22 –
Car Vs. Deer
6:49P.M. – Police responded to Tillinghast Road for a car vs. deer accident. When police arrived on scene they found a grey Jeep facing north on Tillinghast Road with minor damage to the driver’s side front bumper/fender area. Police spoke with the driver who told police that while he was driving north on Tillingahast Road a deer ran straight out in front of him. Police found the deer lying on the side of road and DEM was contacted.
Missing Cash and Cards
7:02P.M. – A West Warwick woman reported to police that her cash and credit cards were stolen from her wallet sometime during a visit to Panera Restaurant at 1000 Division St. that afternoon. The woman told police that she had left her purse hanging over the back of her chair and no one had left the table unattended while she and friends ate. She had only discovered the theft of the items when she went food shopping right after leaving Panera. She told police she was missing $60 cash and two credit cards. When she called the bank for the credit cards, she had learned the cards had already been used at the Target on Bald Hill Road, where someone had spent $899 on one card and about $1,200 on the other card.
Tuesday, Jan. 23- Breaking and Entering
3:05 p.m. – A Fifth Street resident told police that someone had broken into his shed overnight. This morning, he’d noticed an old suitcase on his driveway that was kept in the shed. The suitcase had been rifled through. The shed, which was unlocked, had been rifled through too. Nothing appeared to have been missing. The man told police that he and his wife had heard what sounded like someone trying to get into their garage two different times the week before. Police told the man to notify his neighbors and to report any suspicious activity.
Wednesday, Jan. 24 – Vandalism
4:17 p.m. – A Church Street resident told police someone had kicked in his basement door and turned on the water, which was supposed to be off because of a leak. He did not know who might have done this.
Friday, Jan. 26- Violating a no-contact order.
6:54 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 37, on one charge of violating a no-contact order. East Greenwich police were notified by Warwick police to be on the lookout for a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, for a possible “rolling domestic” – a domestic incident in a motor vehicle. East Greenwich Police stopped the car on Main Street and found the NK man in the car with another person – the two had a no-contact order between them but said they “didn’t care.” The NK man was taken into custody.
Saturday, Jan. 27- Suspended License
1:40 a.m. – Police arrested a Cumberland man, 24, for driving on a suspended license after stopping him on Main Street at King Street because one of his taillights was out. Routine checks were done and they revealed that his license was suspended. He told police that he knew his license was suspended because he had an unpaid ticket. He was issued a District Court summons for driving on a suspended license.
Monday, Jan. 29- DUI
12:10 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 21, for driving while intoxicated after police saw his car cross the yellow center lines twice and veer over the white fog lines while traveling north on South County Trail. He was also driving at inconsistent speeds. Police could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car so they asked the man to take field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was taken into custody and driven to EGPD for processing.
Tuesday, Jan. 30- Accident /Expired License
8:25 a.m.- Police were dispatched to the area of 2611 South County Trail for a motor vehicle accident. When police arrived on scene they found two cars. The driver of car 1 told police he was traveling south on South County Trail when the second car had pulled out from the Dunkin Donuts lot. The driver of the second car told police that while he was attempting to pull out of the Dunkin Donuts lot and back onto South County Trail he had tried to stop but couldn’t; and slid out due to the snow and he never saw the other car traveling south. The accident happened in the south travel lanes and no injures were reported. Both the cars had to be towed. The driver of car 1 was driving on an expired license. Police issued him a district court summons.
Wednesday, Jan. 31- Scam
2:26 p.m. – A resident from South County Trail told police that she had received a phone call from a male who identified himself as an attorney named “Steven Lewis”. Her told her that her grandson was in trouble for a “DWI” in another state and needed $4000.00 to pay his attorney fee so that he could help her grandson. He had told her to go to a “Best Buy” store and buy two $2000.00 gift cards and then call him back for more directions. She went to the Best Buy store where she was told the clerk that this was a scam; she decided not to buy the gift cards.
Friday, February 2
Driving Without License
1:59 p.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick man, 64, driving with an expired license after police were called to the area of Division Street, west bound at the Route 4North off ramp, for a car accident. When police arrived on scene they made contact with driver and did back round checks on him. Routine checks showed that had an expired license. He was issued a district court summons and released on scene and a licensed operator drove the car from the accident.
Saturday, February 4- Suspended Licenses
12:35 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 26, for driving on a suspended license after stopping him having an expired inspection sticker. Routine checks were done and they revealed that his license and registration was suspended. He was issued a District Court summons for driving on a suspended license and a summons for violation of inspection sticker. The car was towed plates were seized by police.
1:51 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence woman, 34, for driving on a suspended license after police were called to the area of Division Road at New England Tech for a one -car accident. When police arrived on scene they spoke with the driver, rescue arrived on scene and transported her Rhode Island Hospital. Routine checks were done and they revealed that her license was suspended. She was issued a District Court summons for driving on a suspended license.
8:13 a.m.- Police were dispatched to 66 King Street for the report of structure fire. When police arrived on scene they found smoke coming from the wall on the right (east) side, first floor apartment. A short time later East Greenwich Fire Department arrived scene and put out the fire. The investigation revealed that the fire had started around a gas fired heater exhaust vent pipe. The apartment where the fire started was occupied. There are several other apartments located within the building. The owner of the building was contacted about the fire and the residents were able to make other plans for temporary housing.
Sunday, February 4- Vandalism
8:30 a.m. – The owner of the Oaks Tavern located at 63 Duke Street reported to police that on Friday, February 2 an employee told him that the men’s bathroom had been vandalized and had graffiti on the ceiling in the bar area where someone had written with a black marker different words with a “tagging” design. The owner told police that his bartender provided him with information on the male subject because he had used a credit card while at the establishment.
4:11 p.m. – A resident from Frenchtown Road told police that his snow plow had been missing from his back yard. He told police that the plow was located in the back yard behind a wooden frame, there were tire marks in the snow leading up to where the plow had been taken from. He said to police that he had noticed the marks in the snow but didn’t think anything of it because the plow was his. He told police he had thought his uncle had taken the plow from his yard to use during the last snow storm, he contacted his uncle and he found out that his uncle didn’t have the plow and therefore wished to make a police report for the missing plow.