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, Jan. 12
8:45 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 26, on a shoplifting charge from Dec. 2, 2014, after he turned himself in at EGPD. On that earlier date, the man allegedly stole seven electric toothbrushes, two Sonicare Air Floss machines and two Rogaine spray cans from the CVS on South County Trail. The items were valued at a total of $1,320. He was processed without incident and held to be taken to district court for arraignment.
3:07 p.m. – An employee of a North Kingstown company told police the radio of his company car was stolen while the car was parked in the lot at Flood Ford on South County Trail, awaiting service. The car showed no signs of forced entry and nothing else had been taken. The service manager said he didn’t know if the radio had been in the car at the time it was brought in since they don’t inventory cars that come in for service.
Tuesday, Jan. 13
8:02 a.m. – Police arrested a juvenile girl, 16, for vandalism and disorderly conduct after an incident at her home.
4:47 p.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick woman, 20, for driving a car with an expired driver’s license after she was pulled over on Main Street at First Avenue because of an expired inspection sticker. The woman was given a district court summons on the license violation but told it would be dropped if she brought in proof of a renewed license to EGPD within 10 days. She was also cited for the expired inspection. The car was towed from the scene; police gave the woman a ride to Chianti’s in Potowomut, where she works.
6:44 p.m. – A School Lane resident told police there was water leaking from the house next door, which was vacant. Upon arrival, police could hear the sound of water rushing inside the house. Accessing the bulkhead, police got into the basement, which was several feet under water. The floors and walls of the house showed significant damage. EGFD started pumping water out of the basement. The building inspector was notified and the house was secured. According to the neighbor, the house was in foreclosure.
Wednesday, Jan. 14
10:17 a.m. – A resident complained about a tractor-trailer blocking Liberty Street between Greene and Union streets, the second complaint of the day. Police and fire officials spoke with the manager of the company renting the warehouse space at the back of 461 Main St. and they decided trucks must unhitch the cab and park the truck parallel to the street so they would not block traffic. The manager was told he needed to let police and fire know when deliveries were taking place so alternate routes could be taken in case of an emergency. The manager said the loading and unloading would last three to four weeks.
11:09 a.m. – Residents of Boulder Way reported their house was broken into. Police are investigating and released no other details.
Thursday, Jan. 15
4:47 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 51, on a bench warrant at his place of residence. He was taken into custody, processed at the station and taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) in Cranston.
11:49 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 54, for domestic simple assault and disorderly conduct after a fight with his girlfriend at their residence. He admitted punching a door out of frustration and threw a drink at her but said his girlfriend threw a drink at him first. He denied hitting her. Alternatively, the girlfriend told police the man had struck her in the ear with his open hand and threw a glass at her. Police took him into custody. He was processed at the station and held overnight for morning arraignment.
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