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, Sept. 29
12:04 p.m. – A construction worker at New England Tech off Division Road told police he saw a man driving a white Chevy van load two steel pipes into the van then drive away after he realized he was being observed. The worker was unable to get the van’s license plate number.
6:36 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 51, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after police went to his residence after learning of the warrant. He was taken into custody, processed and, unable to make bail, was taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
4:01 p.m. – Police arrested a Coventry man, 36, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for speeding on South County Trail. His license had been suspended due to unpaid child support, according to the report. Police gave him a 3rd District Court summons. His car was towed from the scene.
4:24 p.m. – Police took custody of Herbert Holmes, 49, of Cranston, after he was picked up by state police on an EG affidavit on two felony counts of obtaining oxycodone at a pharmacy using a fake prescription. Holmes was processed at the station then transferred to the ACI.
8:22 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 20, for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a serious car accident on Division Street at Peirce Street. At first, police could not find the drivers of the two cars involved in the accident, but eventually they found the EG man, who had driven one of the cars. He appeared to be very drunk. After failing field sobriety tests, the man was arrested for suspected DUI. In a search of his car, police found a small, half-full bottle of “Evan Williams” whiskey. At the station, he was processed, refusing a blood alcohol breath test. Police gave him a 3rd District Court summons for driving while intoxicated, and a traffic tribunal summons for refusing to take the BAC test.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
4:44 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 21, on a 4th District Court bench warrant after he was stopped for speeding on Main Street. Routine checks turned up the license violation. He was taken into custody, processed at the station and released on bail. His companion drove the car from the scene.
8:44 p.m. – Police arrested Keit Ngu, 20, of North Kingstown, on felony counts of breaking and entering and receiving stolen goods from an incident on Oak Dell Circle Sept. 28. The victim told police an unknown man contacted him to say he’d just bought one of his stolen XBox game systems and, realizing it had been stolen, wanted to return it. The victim met the man in the parking lot at Texas Roadhouse to retrieve the game system. There the victim learned the man had actually been one of the people involved in stealing the XBox and other items Sept. 28. But the man said he only did it because he’d been pressured into it by another guy he called, “Smitty.” The man said he wanted to return all the stolen goods and he arranged to meet the victim’s father at the Benny’s parking lot after his class at CCRI. Police learned the likely identity of the man by tracing his cell phone, learning he was Keit Ngu. Police met the Ngu at the Benny’s lot, boxing him in so he couldn’t escape. Inside the car were two TVs, two gaming systems, one laptop computer and assorting video games, all items the victim identified as his. Ngu was taken into custody and held overnight for arraignment at 3rd District Court. Ngu was also cited for driving with a suspended license.