EG Police Reports: Disappearing Tires, Silly String

by | May 5, 2014


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.

Friday, April 25

9:10 a.m. – An Osprey Drive resident told police his mailbox and post went missing overnight. It appeared as if someone had lifted the post and mailbox out of the ground and left. A check of the area did not turn up the mailbox.

11:57 a.m. – An Exeter man told police some items were missing from his parents’ house, which had been foreclosed on without being emptied. He’d only recently been allowed by the mortgage company to enter the house, where he noticed certain items missing, including an antique roll-top desk, a mulching mower, two chainsaws and a McGregor Tour golf bag. According to police, there was a break in at the house last October, soon after it first became vacant.

Saturday, April 26

6 a.m. – A Frenchtown Road man told police someone took all four tires and rims from his 2011 Toyota Venza overnight while it was parked in the driveway in front of his house. The man said he’d arrived home Friday at 5 p.m. and locked his car. His wife arrived home at 6:30 p.m. and the tires were still on his car. They did not hear or see anything amiss before retiring for the night at 9, only noticing the missing tires in the morning.

10:43 a.m. – A manager of the CVS store on South County Trail told police two teenage boys sprayed silly string in the store, on the store’s exterior and on the car of one of the employees. He said the two boys had first come into the store to buy cigarettes. They were turned down because they didn’t have proper identification and left, but soon returned to buy blue silly string. Afterward, employees noticed blue silly string had been sprayed in the toy aisle where the silly string is kept. Outside, they found more blue silly string, on an exterior wall and on the car. Security video showed the boys in the act. The manager said he didn’t want the boys charged if they were located, but he did want a no-trespass order issued against them.

Sunday, April 27

4:10 p.m. – An Exeter woman told police she was harassed by the father of her child in the parking lot outside Outback Steakhouse. The woman works at the restaurant. She said the man blocked her car with his car, then walked over to her window and yelled profanities at her, threatening to ruin her life. The woman called her mother, who in turn called police. The man was gone by the time police arrived. The woman said she would file a restraining order.

4:20 p.m. – A First Avenue resident told police a lawn ornament in recent days. The ornament, an black iron bear, weighed 100 to 150 pounds and stood 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.

8:50 p.m. – Police arrested an East Providence man, 21, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over for speeding on Route 4. He was issued a court summons and told to report to EGPD for processing before his court date. A friend came to drive the car and the man away.

Monday, April 28

12:10 a.m. – Police arrested a Woonsocket man, 22, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for speeding on Main Street. Routine checks found the man had no Rhode Island driver’s license, but he did have a suspended Connecticut license. Because he had no form of identification on him, the man was booked at the station. A passenger in the car drove the car from the scene.

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