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.
Thursday, Feb. 19
10:48 p.m. – A Castle Street resident told police a plow truck operator pushed snow into her cleared parking space, prompting her to confront the driver. The resident said she didn’t know the driver but she was able to identify two passengers. The truck driver left when the resident said she was calling the police. Police were able to track down one of the passengers, who said the driver did the plowing on Castle Street because he was fighting with someone who lived there. He told police they could find the truck on Water Street. Police found the truck and spoke with the driver, who was from North Kingstown. He would not admit to plowing on the street earlier. Police cautioned him to stay away from Castle Street for the rest of the night.
Friday, Feb. 20
1:05 a.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick man, 31, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over for speeding on Division Street. Routine checks turned up the license violation. Police gave him a district court summons and a warning for speeding. A friend drove the man and his car from the scene.
4:20 p.m. – The Castle Street resident from the Feb. 19 item went to the police station to say she was scared for her safety and that of her husband after another incident involving the North Kingstown man in which he threatened them. She said she wanted to press charges.
7:05 p.m. – A Main Street business owner complained to police about someone who’d written a message on her windshield while her car was parked in the Greenwich Hotel parking lot behind the building. She said she has permission to park there. The message read, “Park back so others can fit.” The woman said she thought it was done by the owner of another car that was parked nearby and said she wanted to press charges. Police said that would be difficult since they were easily able to remove the writing using Purell. They said they would try to contact the owner of the other car but suggested she park elsewhere in the meantime.
10:32 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police she’d found a dog walking around with icicles hanging from its fur. The temperature was 10 degrees with below-zero windchills so the woman coaxed the dog into her car. A woman from Eugene Street told the woman the dog lived on that street but no one answered at the address given. Police tried to contact the dog’s owner by phone but that also proved unsuccessful so the dog was taken to NK Animal Hospital for shelter.
Saturday, Feb. 21
1:04 p.m. – Police arrested Felix Martinez, 20, of Providence, for larceny over $1,500, breaking and entering and conspiracy – all felonies – for allegedly taking part in a break in at a doctor’s office on South County Trail Jan. 24.Two other suspects had been arrested Jan. 28. Police had requested that Martinez come to the station for an interview and he was placed under arrest. He was arraigned by a bail commissioner and released on personal recognizance.
Monday, Feb. 22
11:03 a.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he wished to file a complaint against one of his tenants, saying the tenant had changed the locks and provided keys that did not work and had disconnected the apartment’s smoke alarms. He also said the temperature in the apartment was set at 80 degrees. Police told the man it was a civil matter. The man said he wanted the incident documented.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
12:05 a.m. – Police were called to Mainstreet Coffee on a report of a patron sitting at the bar asleep and “foaming at the mouth.” Police spoke with the bartender, who said the man had come in, asked for a beer, then fell asleep before the bartender could even serve it to him. Police were able to wake up the man; he was taken by EGFD rescue to Kent Hospital.
1:38 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 22, for driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over on First Avenue after police noticed his muffler was “extremely loud,” then saw him drift over the double yellow line. After noticing that the man smelled strongly of alcohol, police asked him to take field sobriety tests. He complied and failed the tests. Police searched the car after placing the man in handcuffs, finding a half-full bottle of Hennessey brandy in the back seat of the car. At the police station, the man refused to take a blood alcohol test so he was issued a district court summons on the DUI charge and a R.I. Traffic Tribunal summons for refusing to take a chemical BAC test, as well as a laned-roadway moving violation, after which he was released to a friend.
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