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.
Wednesday, Sept. 24
7:38 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence woman, 24, for driving with a suspended license after her car broke down in the intersection of Division Street and South County Trail. Police arrived to help move the car out of the traffic and, in routine checks, learned that the woman’s license and car registration were both suspended. The car was towed from the scene and the woman was given a 3rd District Court summons and told to report to EGPD for processing before her court date.
Thursday, Sept. 25
12:13 a.m. – A security guard working in the parking lot at 1000 Division Street called police about suspicious activity after a car drove up next to where he was sitting in his car and the driver asked him for directions. The security guard said he could smell liquor coming from the car so he asked the occupants, a man and a woman, to get out of the car. They did, but the man ran off. The security guard could not catch him and instead detained the woman and called police. The officer found the woman in handcuffs in the back of the security guard’s car. She said she did not know why the guard asked them to get out of their car or why her companion had fled. Routine checks showed the man who fled did not have an active license. The woman was picked up by a friend. Police told the security guard to stop detaining citizens and using handcuffs.
11:46 a.m. – A South Pierce Road resident told police someone had stolen her husband’s car while it was parked in the driveway sometime between noon Wednesday and this morning. There was no broken glass on the driveway or other signs of forced entry. The resident said the car had been locked and the keys kept in the house. The resident was able to provide both sets of car keys. The car, a beige Toyota Camry LX sedan, was stolen once before, six years ago. At that time, she told police, the car had been unlocked. That time, it eventually turned up in Providence.
Friday, Sept. 26
11:04 a.m. – Police arrested a Cumberland man, 19, on a warrant issued by Charlestown police after he was pulled over for speeding on Route 4 (radar showed he was going 92 mph in a 55 mph zone). Routine checks turned up the warrant. Charlestown PD asked that the man be taken to 4th District Court in Wakefield. His car was towed from the scene.
1:15 p.m. – The manager of Exotic Tans, 1000 Division St., told police a patron had urinated on the floor in one of the tanning rooms. The owner of the store told the manager he wanted to press charges or have a no-trespass order issued. The manager said she didn’t know if the patron had any sort of medical condition that would cause such an accident. She did volunteer they’d had been similar incidents in the past.
4:41 p.m. – Police were called in front of Fat Belly’s on Main Street on a report of a trash truck spilling debris into the road. The two workers from the truck were picking up the trash that had fallen when police arrived. The truck appeared to have been overfilled and the back would not close properly. Police directed the driver to Queen Street, where the two men were able to secure the back.
Saturday, Sept. 27
8:44 a.m. – A Cedar Avenue resident told police she was missing some jewelry from her top dresser drawer, including several gold chains with pendants. The total value of all the items exceeded $1,500, making it a felony offense. The resident said she’d had some work done in her house recently but that she trusted the contractor, who’d done work in the house before. She said she did not want to pursue charges.
9:09 a.m. – A Pawtucket woman told police she was missing her purse and sweater after leaving them on a chair while she went to the dance floor at Blu on the Water Friday night. When she went to leave, she could not find the items. Later on Saturday, the woman called police back to say her friend had her purse and sweater.
Sunday, Sept. 28
1:58 a.m. – An Oak Dell Circle resident told police he was missing a number of items from his house, including 2 TVs, 2 XBox 360s, 10 pairs of sneakers, a PS3, 30 video games, and medication for ADHD. A number of friends have had access to the house but the resident said he did not think his friends would steal from him.
4:24 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 39, for domestic disorderly conduct because he returned to the apartment he shares with his girlfriend after police had escorted him away just after midnight because he was drunk and behaving badly. The second time, the man banging on the door and yelling obscenities. The woman refused to let him in. During his arrest, the man was uncooperative.
9:42 a.m. – A Tamarack Drive resident complained the music was too loud coming from a church service taking place at East Greenwich High School. Police spoke with a member of the church – New Life Worship – who said a door to the outside had been left open during rehearsal. Police told him to make sure doors remain closed.
4 p.m. – Police arrested a West Greenwich man, 44, for domestic simple assault, a Johnston woman, 42, for disorderly conduct, and a Warwick woman, 41, for disorderly conduct, after a fight at Finn’s Harborside. The Warwick woman had called the police because, she said, her ex-husband (the West Greenwich man) had punched her in the face. The woman smelled of alcohol, according to the police report. She said she’d seen him across the bar and went to talk to him about the children they have in common. He was with a girlfriend, the Johnston woman. An employee said the man did strike the Warwick woman. Police spoke with the man, who appeared to be drunk and was belligerent, at one point screaming in one of the officer’s face, “You suck!” Other witnesses said the Johnston woman also got involved. Based on all the accounts, the three parties were charged.
11:39 p.m. – Police were called to Fat Belly’s because of a drunk patron. The man was loud and refused to pay his bill. Other patrons chipped in to pay the bill, but the man refused to leave. A family member arrived to take the man home and the bartender asked that a no-trespass order be issued.