Police Log: Stolen Wheels, Stolen Plates, Stolen Purse

By Bethany Hashaway

Tuesday, Dec. 26

6:40 a.m. – A manager from Flood Ford told police two people stole four wheels off a Ford Mustang parked in the lot awaiting repairs early this morning. When workers arrived in the morning, the wheels were gone and the car had been placed on blocks. Video surveillance showed a small dark-colored pickup truck pull into the lot just after 1 a.m. Two men removed the wheels, put them in the back of the truck and left.

1:15 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick woman, 21, for driving on a suspended license. The arrest was made after police stopped her for rolling through a stop sign in the area of London Street and Duke Street. She told police that she knew her license was suspended. Routine checks showed that her license was suspended. The car was towed and police gave her a District Court summons.

Thursday, Dec. 28

10:30 a.m. – A High Hawk resident told police about two license plates that were missing from his vehicle. He told police that he came home on Dec. 27 at 11 a.m., and parked his car in his driveway. When he returned to it today both license plates were missing. He said they’d been on the car when he parked it in the driveway Dec. 27.

7:39 p.m. – A couple from Middletown told police that while they were inside eating dinner at the Outback Steakhouse for about an hour, someone broke the front passenger window and stole a purse. At first, they said nothing important was in the purse but they called the police later to say house and car keys had been in the purse and they would be in to fill out a report. Outback did not have a surveillance camera on that part of the parking lot.

Saturday, Dec. 30

1:20 a.m. – Police found candles burning near a car parked beside the skate park at the high school parking lot. Police tracked down the driver of the car at home. The driver said they had held a candlelight vigil at the parking lot and the car had been left behind.

Sunday, Dec. 31

2:35 p.m. – An East Greenwich man, 55, was stopped after police saw he was driving without a front license plate. Police did routine checks and checks showed that the car make and model did not match with the registration. The operator of the car told police that he didn’t have a registration because he was selling the car and he also showed police the car was just purchased, the note was only signed by him and the note was not notarized. Police questioned him about how long he had the wrong plate on the car and he told them about a month, because he wasn’t able to get his own registration due to fines. Police towed the vehicle and seized the license plate. He was issued a citation for improper use of registration.



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