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, Oct. 6
12:17 p.m. – An EG resident told police he noticed he was missing two rings – his wedding band and his URI class ring – from his dresser. He wasn’t sure what had become of them, but had heard an employee of a cleaning company he uses was arrested in Massachusetts on an immigration charge and stolen jewelry was found on his person. The EG man had contacted Massachusetts State Police and looked at photos of the stolen pieces but none were his. He said he would pursue charges if a suspect was found.
3:38 p.m. – A resident told police he was in the process of evicting tenants of a house he owns in town but that sometime Sunday a faucet that provides water to animals in a barn behind the property was shut off, so his animals were not getting water. He did not want to confront the tenants due to the ongoing eviction proceeding so he asked police to talk to them. Police visited the rental house and spoke with the tenants who agreed to turn the water back on. One of the tenants videotaped the interaction with police to use in future court hearings on the eviction.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
7:43 a.m. – A South Pierce Road resident told police someone had smashed open the passenger window on his work van and left the doors to the van unlocked. Three tools were missing – a backpack vacuum, a sanding machine, and a buffer, with a total value of $9,000. The man said he had locked the van after parking it in his driveway Monday evening. He did not hear any loud noises overnight, only discovering the theft in the morning.
7:43 a.m. – The manager of Ocean State Transit called police after a Teamsters Local 251 truck had driven through the bus yard and blown its air horn, then parked nearby. The manager thought the driver and three other men were trying to harass the bus drivers. When the four men were found, however, they said they left the truck in the lot near Richard’s Pub while they went to Snoopy’s Diner for breakfast. They said the truck didn’t fit in the diner’s lot. They used the bus yard because they needed the room to turn around and said they honked the horn because some in the yard gestured to have them blow the horn.