EG Police Reports: Biting Cats and Dogs, And a Sick Fox

by | Jan 11, 2015

eg police dept.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, Dec. 31

3:40 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 32, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for running a red light on Main Street at First Avenue. Routine checks turned up the license violation. Police gave him a district court summons and told him to stop at EGPD for processing before his court date. His car was towed from the scene.

8:53 p.m. – Police were called to a residence because of a verbal argument between the resident and the man who is father of one of her children. At first, he refused to turn over his key to the residence, which he uses to care for his child when the mother is working, but eventually he did relinquish the key and left without further incident.

Thursday, Jan. 1

3:31 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 23, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over on Main Street because of an expired inspection sticker. Routine checks turned up the license suspension. Police gave him a district court summons and told him to stop at EGPD for processing before his court date. His car was towed from the scene.

6:22 p.m. – A Tucker Street resident told police his dogs had been attacked by his neighbor’s dog and while he was returning the dog to his neighbor, the dog bit into the arm of his jacket and made a small tear on his pant leg too. The resident said he was not injured, but this was the third time the other man’s dog had gotten loose and come after his dogs. The owner of the other dog told police his dog was up on its rabies vaccine but police found the dog was not registered with the town. Police, giving the man an order of quarantine from the R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management, told him to keep the dog in the house for 10 days. The report of the incident was shared with the town’s animal control officer.

Friday, Jan. 2

11:47 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 50, for driving while intoxicated, second offense, with a BAC over .8 and without a license, after he was pulled over after police saw him swerving on Main Street. The man gave police his Guatemalan passport and he said he didn’t have a U.S. driver’s license. Police could smell alcohol on the man’s breath and he was slurring his words. The man told police he had not been drinking but police noticed an open 12-ounce can of Corona beer on the floor. The beer was cold and half empty. The man continued to say he had not been drinking but had had a lot of tequila Thursday night. He said he didn’t know why there was an open can of beer in his car. Routine checks showed the license plates did not belong to the car and that the man had never applied for a license. A check of the car using the VIN number showed the registration was suspended. The man agreed to take field sobriety tests, which police said he failed, so he was taken into custody. At the station, he agreed to take the BAC breath test, which tells how much alcohol is in a person’s blood. It showed .169 and .157. It turned out he was also a bail violator, according to someone from the state Attorney General’s office, so after he was arraigned by a justice of the peace in East Greenwich, he was taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

2:30 p.m. – The owner of a Main Street business told police she’d recently fired the woman in charge of payroll but that the woman still had a key to the business in her possession, as well as some employee information, including Social Security numbers for five employees. The owner said she didn’t want to press charges but wanted police to help get the items returned.

4:23 p.m. – A Mawney Street resident said she ended up in the middle of a cat fight after her cat got into a fight with another cat, and she was bitten by her cat on her fourth finger and got scratches on her legs and arms. She had already gotten medical attention and said her cat was up to date on vaccinations.

Saturday, Jan. 3

11:59 a.m. – A Brookfield Court resident told police someone had knocked over his mailbox on Dec. 31, sometime between 5 and 8 p.m. Police found vehicle tracks going from the driveway over the lawn and into the mailbox, knocking it over. Police looked for debris but found none in the vicinity, despite the vehicle having struck the mailbox’s granite base. Replacing the box, including the granite pedestal and labor, would cost around $1,200, the man said.

12 p.m. – Staff at Ocean State Veterinary Hospital told police a man had threatened to kill someone there if his puppy died after he learned he did not qualify for financial aid to pay for treatment needed by the puppy. The man, of Westerly, made the threat a second time an hour later, via phone. At that time, the OSVH employee asked the man if he was serious and the man said, “I am not playing games with you people.” When police reached the man, he apologized, saying he let his emotions “take over.”  He said he had no intention of harming anyone at the hospital.

1:25 p.m. – Police euthanized a fox that was hiding under a patrol car on Avenger Drive. After the patrol car was driven forward, exposing the fox, the fox did not move, appearing to be ill. Police used an EGPD shotgun, killing the fox with one shot. The animal control officer said there was no need to test the animal for rabies since there was no record of the fox having come into contact with people or domestic animals.

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