These reports come from the East Greenwich Police Department and are public information. An arrest does not mean the individual has been convicted of a crime. EG News does not identify those arrested for misdemeanor charges.
Monday, March 2
7:18 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 53, for leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated. Police pulled him over on South County Trail after hearing about a man driving a green pickup truck who had left the scene of an accident at Frenchtown Road and South County Trail. When the man got out of his truck, he appeared to be unsteady on his feet; he also smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred. He told police he’d had “a few beers” at Richard’s Pub and was on his way home. The man consented to take field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was taken into custody and processed at the station, where he refused to take a blood alcohol test. Police gave him two district court summonses and a traffic tribunal summons for refusing the BAC test. He was released to a friend.
Tuesday, March 3
12:12 p.m. – A Spring Valley Drive resident told police he was concerned about the residents of a nearby house because he hadn’t seen them for at least two days and a window was ajar. The driveway was covered with snow and two cars were in the garage. The front door was locked but the basement door in the back was open. Police checked out the basement, which appeared normal, but the door to the rest of the house was locked. Police forced their way in by that door; no one was in the house. Dispatch was able to reach the homeowner after police had forced their way in – the residents were on vacation. Police locked the window and the basement door before leaving. Police explained the situation to one of the homeowners, who was understanding.
Wednesday, March 4
1:42 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police someone stole and cashed a $14,000 check from the Veteran’s Administration. It had been mailed to her EG address on Jan. 5 but she never received it. The resident learned from the VA that it had been cashed on Feb. 19. The case was referred to detectives.
4:36 p.m. – Police arrested Alison Iannucci, 50, of West Warwick, for taking a prescription bottle containing 45 Oxycodone pills from the CVS at 507 Main St., a felony. The woman had been working as a pharmacy technician at the store. She admitted to taking the pills for a family friend who has cancer and was in pain. The CVS pharmacy manager had noticed the missing bottle of pills on March 3 and had questioned the woman, who had worked the previous day. At the end of the night, she had taken the bottle and put it at the bottom of a red shopping basket, covered by ordinary store merchandise. She asked if she could return the ordinary items to their shelves – to “re-shop” them. Police watched the surveillance video, which showed her with the basket. The woman was taken into custody and processed at the station.
Thursday, March 5
5:42 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he’d been given a bad check by Jade Garden, at 1000 Division St., for a $1,087 wholesale chicken delivery. His contact there said he would pay him the end of the next week, when they bought their second order. But the restaurant never placed a second order and when the EG man went to the restaurant to investigate, it was closed. Police advised the man to contact the state attorney general’s office.
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