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, Feb. 9
4:11 p.m. – A Frenchtown Road resident came into the EGPD to report that the Internal Revenue Service and the Rhode Island Department of Revenue had informed him his identity had allegedly been stolen when federal and state tax returns in his name were filed without accompanying W-2 forms. The man told police that he is cooperating in an investigation by both agencies into the false filings. Neither agency has issued refunds, the man told police. Police took the man’s complaint and forwarded copies of it to both tax agencies.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
8:25 a.m. and 12 p.m. – Police ticketed a business at 461 Main St. for obstructing the roadway near Liberty and Somerset Streets at the rear of the property. Police responded to complaints from neighbors that two trailers both 40 feet, 6 inches in length backed into a warehouse were protruding about 8 feet into Liberty Street posing a safety hazard for pedestrians and motorists. Police warned the warehouse managers on duty in both instances that another similar complaint would result in the police having the trailers towed from the scene.
12 p.m. – A town Highway Department truck side-swiped an oil delivery truck owned by Kent County Oil Co. parked to deliver oil at 298 Marlborough St. The town truck got stuck in a snow bank on the opposite side of the road when it was driven around the commercial vehicle, requiring another town truck and other highway department workers to tow it out of the banking. Neither vehicle was damaged in the accident, but bushes owned by Village on the Vine, 620 Main St., were damaged and the property manager for condominium association said she will file a complaint about the damages.
Thursday, Feb. 12
6:50 p.m. – For the second time in three days police received a complaint from a resident that the Internal Revenue Service had notified him that his tax return was under review although he had yet to file. The IRS instructed the Cindy Ann Drive resident to file a complaint about identity theft and possible tax fraud with local police. IRS assured the resident that a refund has not been issued.
Friday, Feb. 13
10:22 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 26, on an outstanding warrant issued by South Kingstown police. The man surrendered at the East Greenwich police station when he learned the EGh police had issued a warrant for his arrest on misdemeanor charges of simple assault or battery and disorderly conduct. Hopkins was placed in a holding cell to await transport to Kent County District Court.
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