By Bethany J. Hashway
Tuesday, May 15
4 p.m. – Police were called to Dave’s Market at 1000 Division St. for the report of a man and a woman arguing. Police spoke to the manager, who said the arguers had left. He said the woman was yelling at the man about the way he treats animals. After police left the store, the woman involved in the argument at Dave’s Market went to EGPD headquarters to make a report. She told police that at 3:30 p.m. a man approached her at the deli counter. She said she thought he’d followed her into the grocery store. Video surveillance showed the man went into the store first. The woman reported that while she was standing at the deli, the man looked in her direction. She told police that he’d walked by her and said, “I have something coming for you.” She started yelling about how the man treats animals and she told others standing nearby the man had been arrested for his poor treatment of animals. After the woman checked out, she went to her car said the man was waiting for her there. The woman reported that she taped the man on her cell phone. Police checked the cell phone video and it describes the interaction she had described. Police reviewed the store camera footage; it showed both the woman and man at the deli. In the video, the man walked in her direction and left his carriage at the deli to get to get a ticket number. He comes back to his carriage where the woman was standing. The footage shows the man and woman talking and then she starts yelling. Next the video showed the man walking towards her in a scary way, making her move back. The camera shows Dave’s management step in and separate the man and woman. Police made contact with the man and he told police he didn’t do anything wrong and was at Dave’s to make a purchase. Later in the evening the man involved in the argument went to police to tell his side of the story. He told police he didn’t know the woman was at the store. The man reported that he didn’t see her until she was yelling about him. The man told police he would control his temper when he happens to be in the same place as the woman.
11:30 p.m. – On routine patrol, an officer saw a large real estate sign with a white light on top of it, at the intersection of Division Street and Greenbush Road. The sign was attached to a 4×4 inch post dug and planted into the ground. The sign was a violation of a town ordinance, which says that no signs can be placed in the public right-of-way. The sign is for property 455 Greenbush Road, which is ¼ mile from the intersection where the sign was put.
Wednesday, May 16
7:11 p.m. – An Overbrook Lane resident told police he found four shotguns in the trunk of his newly purchased BMW. He told police that he purchased a 1991 BMW the other day in New York. The man told police that he saw the BMW on Facebook on a website “R3V Limited,” and that he’d bought the car for $1,300. The man said he’d had the car towed back to his house. While he was at home going through the car that’s when he found the four firearms in the trunk.
Saturday, May 19
12:47 p.m. – A resident from Cindy Ann Drive told police that he has been the victim of identify fraud and theft. He told police the fraud department from Synchrony Bank in Orlando, Fla., contacted him on May 1. The bank told him to file a police report so a fraud alert could be placed on the fraudulent accounts that were opened at Walmart, Kohl’s, and Citizens Bank. The man also called each business and told them that he had not opened the accounts.
Sunday, May 20
9:05a.m. – Police cited a Providence man, 34, for driving without a license after police were called to a car accident on Division Street at the off ramp from Route 4 southbound. Police spoke with the drivers of both vehicles involved and determined that the first car was stopped at the top of ramp attempting to take a right hand turn onto Division Street when the second car rear ended the first car. Police saw damage to the left rear of the first car and damage to the second car was on the right front of the car. Nobody was injured and the first car was able to drive off. The driver of car two told police he didn’t have a driver’s license. Police issued him a District Court summons for operating without a license and his car was towed.
1:18p.m. – A resident from Sarah’s Trace told police about noise coming from the new batting cage at Archie Cole Middle School, which is a short distance from the man’s house. He told police that the noise is loud when a bat strikes a ball.
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