EG Police Reports: A Dog, A Raccoon, A Fire, A Convertible

by | May 15, 2014

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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.

Monday, May 5

9:07 a.m. – An employee of McDonald’s on New London Turnpike told police her aunt had been calling the restaurant asking for her niece’s work schedule. The manager said the restaurant had received several such calls and he didn’t want to get anymore of them. EG police eventually reached the aunt, telling her to stop calling. She denied having made the calls, then said maybe it was her daughter who’d called.

3:59 p.m. – A Pequot Trail resident told police about an aggressive dog loose in the neighborhood at the time when the school bus was letting off children. Police spoke with the owner of the dog, telling her the dog must be restrained.

Wednesday, May 7

1:18 p.m. – Police assisted EGFD with a fire on Carrs Pond Road. At the scene, a dumpster and an area of the yard were on fire. Other fire departments also responded to the scene. The fire marshal and DEM were called in to investigate.

6:47 p.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 45, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over while driving on Division Street because the ladder on the roof of his car had no flag hanging off the end and because of a cracked windshield. Routine checks turned up the suspension. Police issued a court summons to the man and a friend came to drive the car from the scene.

9:08 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 37, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over while driving on Main Street because one of his tail lights was out. The man had a Florida license and said he was just moved to Warwick. Routine checks turned up the suspension and that the car’s registration expired in 2011. Police had the car towed from the scene. The man was processed at the station and released with a court summons.

Thursday, May 8

8 a.m. – Police put down a raccoon on Rector Street that appeared to be sick. Because of the area was tight, the officer tried to kill the animal with his handgun, but after two shots failed to kill it, the officer resorted to using his shotgun, which worked with one shot.

1 p.m. – Police stopped a man driving a white convertible after he turned left onto Duke Street from Long Street without using his blinker, and checks showed the license plate belonged to a Toyota with a suspended registration owned by someone other than the driver. The driver said he was just dropping a friend off at work and was heading to the DMV after that. He said he’d bought the car recently from the other man. He told police if they let him park it on the street, he would not drive it until he got it registered, but then admitted he’d owned the car since December. The car was towed from the scene and the man was cited.

6:20 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he’d been the victim of fraud after getting a letter that day from a “Speedy Cash” in Witchita, Kansas, saying his account was past due by $118.56. The man said he’d had no interaction with the company before but that they somehow had his Social Security number and date of birth.

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