EG Police Reports: Car Theft & Breaks; Passed Out at Academy

by | Aug 24, 2014

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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, Aug. 11

12:05 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police she’d discovered that someone had tried to open up more than 10 accounts in her mother’s name. The woman has power of attorney over her mother’s affairs; the mother is 87. The credit agency told the woman to file a local police report.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

1:36 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick woman, 37, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped on Main Street for driving without wearing a seatbelt. Routine checks turned up the license suspension and that the car’s registration was also suspended. Police gave her a 3rd District Court summons and had the car towed from the scene.

11:17 p.m. – Someone called police to report loud banging noises and the sound of glass shattering at the Park-and-Ride on South County Trail. When police arrived, they saw a person jumping over a fence into the woods west of the bus stop. Police were not able to find the man. Another man who was standing near the bus stop said he’d been hoping to catch a bus, not realizing buses don’t run so late. The second man told police while he was waiting at the bus stop, a white man with a dark beard and long hair wearing a yellow t-shirt and dark jeans came out from behind The Stork’s Nest child center, who appeared to be agitated and possibly drunk. The second man said the yellow t-shirted man then began yelling and kicked the glass pane on the bus stop until it shattered. He said he did not know the man. Police checked the area for other possible damage but found none.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

6:38 p.m. – Police cited a Warwick man, 34, for public drunkenness at Academy Field after receiving a report that there was a man passed out behind a tree near the basketball courts. Police found the man who only awoke after being nudged. He smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be very drunk. Next to the man was a pint bottle of vodka that was about a quarter full. There were several empty pint vodka bottles nearby. The man was taken by EG rescue to Kent Hospital for detox. Police gave him a Municipal Court summons. A neighbor told police he often sees someone lying in that same area; police told him to contact them next time it happens.

Thursday, Aug. 14

7 p.m. – Police got an anonymous tip that there was a stolen vehicle parked at a house on Darl Court. The vehicle, a white van, was found to have been stolen from Providence in March. Police talked to the resident, who said a general contractor who’d done work for him had asked him in March if he could leave the van there, saying he was moving to a place where he could only park one vehicle. Eventually, the resident wanted the van removed but he could no longer reach the contractor, whose phone was out of service. The van was towed from the scene and Providence police were notified it had been found.

7:43 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 27, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after he was pulled over on Main Street because his car was without an inspection sticker. He was processed at the station, arraigned and released on bail.

Friday, Aug. 15

6:18 a.m. – A Moosehorn Road resident told police his car had been stolen sometime overnight. It had been parked at the house, unlocked and with the keys in the center console. No one had been given permission to drive the car, according to the owner. He said there were items missing from the three other cars parked at the house too, among them four pocket knives, a power drill and a pocket book containing assorted credit and debit cards.

7:15 a.m. – A resident of Stone Ridge Drive told police someone broke into her car overnight, taking a purse and a couple of computer accessories. The car had been unlocked.


8:52 a.m. – A Fernwood Drive resident told police someone broke into her car overnight, taking a Coach bag, a Michael Kors wallet, $100 cash, two credit cards and a debit card. The car had been unlocked.

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