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, July 21
3:56 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 38, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for turning left from Main Street onto First Avenue after the light had turned red. Routine checks turned up the license suspension for failing to pay child support. He was processed at the station and issued a 3rd District Court summons along with a traffic ticket.
6:03 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 24, for disorderly conduct; an East Greenwich man, 27, for disorderly conduct and an outstanding warrant; and another Cranston man, 20, for possessing an illegal weapon, after a fight in front of Thorpe’s Liquors on Main Street. According to the report, the East Greenwich man was driving on Main Street and, in a case of mistaken identity, started yelling at the two Cranston men that they were “pussies” as they walked down the street. The men yelled back and one of them threw a can of Arizona iced tea at the EG man’s car. They met up in front of Thorpe’s and started threatening each other. The EG man allegedly threatened to cut the other men, who continued arguing. Police arrived just after a Thorpe’s employee had moved in to separate the men. In searching the 20-year-old Cranston man, police found a pair of brass knuckles, which are illegal. The EG man had a box cutter on him and a warrant out of Warwick for his arrest on a shoplifting charge. The men were processed at the station and given 3rd District Court summonses. Warwick police came for the EG man.
Tuesday, July 22
12:01 p.m. – Police arrested a Johnston man, 23, for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana after he was pulled over for speeding and almost hitting a police car on Main Street. The man was sweating, smelled of alcohol and was not wearing any pants. When he opened his glove compartment to get his license, police saw a baggie containing what looked like marijuana. He told police he’d had five beers over the course of five hours while at his girlfriend’s house in Warwick and that they were on their way to Wendy’s for some food. His girlfriend was in the passenger seat. Police asked the man to take field sobriety tests, which he passed. He was issued a traffic court summons for the marijuana and one for speeding with presence of alcohol. Police seized the marijuana and the man was released. A relative came to drive the couple from the scene – police did not feel comfortable letting the Johnston man drive despite his having passed field sobriety tests.
3:30 p.m. – A employee of Regency Cigar on Main Street told police he’d gotten a call from someone claiming to be from National Grid. The caller said power to the business was about to be shut off for nonpayment. The employee, suspicious, hung up the phone and contacted National Grid. An NG representative said the bill had been paid and that it was a scam. Police called the number retrieved from caller id and got a voice message saying, “Welcome to the gas and electric disconnect department.” Police were unable to leave a message.
9:45 p.m. – Police were called to a residence on Dedford Street on a report of an argument. On arriving, they heard a woman yell, “Leave me alone!” The woman said the man, her boyfriend, was drunk and that she didn’t want him around because he was mean when he was drunk. Both parties admitted to having had some drinks. The woman had several old bruises on her legs but didn’t know where they were from. She said her boyfriend did not hit her. Both parties said the argument had been verbal only. Because of the circumstances, the man was picked up by a friend to spend the night someplace else.