Police Log: Wallet Wipeout, Shed Break In

By Bethany Hashway

Monday, Jan. 22

9:02 p.m. – A West Warwick woman told police cash and credit cards were stolen from her wallet sometime during a visit to Panera Restaurant at 1000 Division St. that afternoon. The woman said she’d left the purse hanging over the back of her chair and no one had left the table unattended while she and friends ate. She only discovered the theft when she went food shopping right after leaving Panera. She was missing $60 cash and two credit cards. When she called the bank for the cards, she 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

3:05 p.m. – A Fifth Street resident told police 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 also. Nothing appeared to have been taken. The man told police he and his wife had heard what sounded like someone trying to get into their garage two different times the week before. Police advised the man to notify neighbors and to report any similar suspicious activity.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

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

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

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

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.


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