Police Log: 2 Alleged Assaults & Train Track Mystery

by | Jul 14, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, June 24

2:30 p.m. – A Tillinghast Road resident told police someone damaged his mailbox. The estimated value for the damaged mailbox is $200.

2:32 p.m. – Police cited a Coventry woman, 31, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for using a cell phone while driving. Routine checks turned up the license suspension. She was issued a summons and released.

4:35 p.m. – Police assisted Rhode Island State Police in locating an erratic driver. Police caught up with the vehicle just before 95 north. The driver nearly fell down when getting out of his car. When state police arrived, they took over and arrested the man for driving under the influence.

6:07 p.m. – An Arbor Way resident told police the company she hired to fix her garage door had cashed two checks she’d given them, even after she’d told them the first check was wrong so she gave the representative a new one. The company refunded part of the money but not all of it. 

Tuesday, June 25

11:21 p.m. – A Middle Road resident told police he saw men with weapons in and outside of his house and that he was hiding in the woods nearby. The men left before police arrived. The incident is under investigation.

Wednesday, June 26

9:22 a.m. – A Phillips Road resident told police he parked his truck in his driveway last night and when he returned to his truck this morning he noticed his wallet was missing. Inside the wallet there was $35, bank cards and his license.

3:45 p.m. – Police assisted North Kingstown Police with a traffic stop that they had at Frenchtown and Post roads. The North Kingstown police officer stopped a man with a warrant.

Thursday, June 27

11:28 a.m. – A Frenchtown Road resident met with police regarding identity fraud. The reporting party told police that she received a statement from the Bank of Missouri’s “Fortiva” credit card for a $1102.09 purchase from the online retailer Wayfair. She reported she informed Fortiva and Wayfair that she didn’t apply for credit card and didn’t make the purchase.

2:19 p.m. – A Wanton Shippee Road resident told police his car tire was damaged by a pothole on Kenyon Avenue. The report noted there was road work being done on Kenyon Avenue. 

3:49 p.m. – Police assisted EGFD on a report of smoke coming from the backyard of a house on Huling Lane. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which the homeowner said was a cooking fire. Firefighters told the man he would need a permit to have a fire of that size in the future.

6:47 p.m. – A Duke Street resident told police she had been assaulted by a couple after she had cautioned the driver of a car who was speeding in their apartment parking lot. The woman said the driver got out of the car and hit her in the face with a closed fist causing her to fall to the ground. The driver’s passenger then came over and yelled at the woman on the ground and kicked her in the stomach. A witness corroborated the woman’s account. Police issued warrants for the driver and passenger, who had been identified.

11:44 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 19, and a Pawtucket man, 23, on arrest warrants for simple assault and disorderly conduct based on the event noted in the previous listing. They were taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing.

Friday, June 28

2:37 p.m. – Someone from the EG Yacht Club told police a woman was walking around the club property telling people she needed a place to stay. She had two dogs with her which appeared to have been spray painted. Warwick police responded.  

5:05 p.m. – A Division Street resident told police he was missing two watches and two credit cards from a jewelry box in his guest bedroom. He estimated the value of the watches at $1,500. The man said he went online to see if the credit cards were used and they weren’t. He then cancelled them. His only thought was that the person who cleaned his home was responsible.

Sign up for the EG News email newsletter (delivered 4 days a week) here: https://mailchi.mp/eab1d95e79ca/eastgreenwich.

Saturday, June 29

1:27 a.m. – A Cranston man, 27, was arrested for disorderly conduct after he was escorted from Blu on the Water for causing trouble. The man refused to obey commands so he was taken into custody and to EGPD for processing. He was released with a Third District Court summons.

1:30 a.m. – Police assisted EGFD with a possible overdose. The person was having trouble breathing. EMTs gave the man two doses of Narcan and he was taken to Kent Hospital.

2:06 a.m. – A resident of The Woods neighborhood called to say they saw a group of teens running toward Shovlin Park, possibly with alcohol. By the time police arrived, no group was found, just two men with “no issues.”

3:11 a.m. – Police found a man sleeping on a bench on Main Street and took him to his home in Potowomut.

11:04 a.m. – Police met with a Cardinal Lane resident regarding a fraudulent check. The reporting party reported that he was looking at his checking account through his Bank of America mobile app, when he noticed a check had cleared for $1,200 that he didn’t write. He went to his bank and they sent him to the fraud department. The bank was able to see that the check was not  written by him.

12:59 p.m. – An Amtrak train engineer told police there was a young child wearing only underpants on the train tracks behind the American Legion hall. Amtrak halted service as police and Amtrak police walked the tracks. No child was found and train traffic was allowed to proceed.

8:46 p.m. – Police were called to Blu on the Water to help with a woman who appeared to be extremely intoxicated. Police found the woman to be breathing but unresponsive. By the time EGFD rescue arrived, the woman was able to communicate she did not want to be taken to the hospital. Instead, she went home with a sober friend.

Sunday, June 30

12 p.m. – Police arrested a Worcester, Mass., man, 32, for assault by strangulation, simple assault /battery, vandalism/malicious injury to property and disorderly conduct after a report of a disturbance on South County Trail. An EG resident told police the man, who she had been dating, had choked her and threatened her after finding things on her phone that he did not like. Police noticed the woman’s car tire was punctured and the man was charged with that too. Police called DCYF because there were three children in the residence at the time of the alleged assault. The man was placed into custody and taken to EGPD for processing.

3:01 p.m. – A Tillinghast resident told police she saw a man driving a white sedan dump what looked like a piece of furniture in the woods across from her house. Police did not find the car described in a search of the area.

4:17 p.m. – A caller told police drivers were ignoring the “Bridge Closed” signs on Crompton Road and proceeding across anyway. The bridge at Crompton and Shippeetown roads is open to northbound traffic only. The caller said it happened today where the caller said he had to back up when a car was coming toward him driving the wrong way.

Like what you read here on East Greenwich News? Consider supporting it by making a donation! We are a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to keeping East Greenwich a well-informed community. Click on the Donate button below or send a check to EG News, 18 Prospect St., East Greenwich, RI 02818. Thanks!

Value the news you get here on East Greenwich News? As a 501-c3, we depend on reader support. Become a sustaining (monthly) donor or make a one-time donation! Click on the Donate button below or send a check to EG News, 18 Prospect St., East Greenwich, RI 02818. Thanks.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Newsletter Sign Up

* indicates required


Latest Streaming