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.
Tuesday, Dec. 23
2:31 p.m. – A Warwick man told police his wife, from whom he is separated, was able to gain access to his mailbox at the UPS store on Post Road and pick up a check there. The check, from the man’s employer, was for $7,080.11 and did not have the woman’s name on it. The UPS employee said he allowed the woman to take the check because she showed proof they were married. The woman deposited the check; it was unclear at the time of the report if she had withdrawn any of the money. The Warwick man said this was not the first time something like this had happened and he wanted to press charges.
7:16 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 42, for domestic assault, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic refusal to relinquish a phone after an argument with his ex-wife, also of East Greenwich. According to the report, the man was dropping of their son but began to argue with their daughter, who had been with the woman, about failing to visit family over the holidays. The ex-wife told the man to stop and threatened to call police. When she began calling, the man knocked the phone out of her hand, got in his car and drove off, according to the report. He returned soon after and told the woman he was going to be back with a court order for both children, then he spat at her. The daughter corroborated the woman’s story. Police contacted the man, who agreed to come to the station. The man told police he hit the cell phone out of the woman’s hand because she had been waving it near his head. He was arrested and processed at the station before being released. A no-contact order was put in place.
8:43 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 54, for disorderly conduct after he was yelling obscenities on Long Street. When police arrived, they could hear the man yelling obscenities. When he saw police, the man said, “What the f*** do you want?” and moved toward the officer despite being told to step back. The officer took three steps back but the man did not stop moving toward him. Because he felt the man was about to assault him, the officer grabbed the man’s right arm at the wrist and tricep and threw him to the right. The man landed on a picnic table, where the officer was able to pin him down. At this point, the officer radioed for backup and put the man into handcuffs. EGPD rescue was called; it took several minutes but police and fire officials persuaded the man to voluntarily go by rescue to Kent Hospital. Police followed and, at the hospital gave him a district court summons.
Wednesday, Dec. 24
12:09 a.m. – A Red Barn Lane resident told police someone had egged his house twice this evening by a Land Rover with an all-numeral license plate. As police drove up Middle Road toward the call, they saw a Land Rover with an all-numeral plate turn onto Middle Road at Howland Road, so they pulled it over. There were four young men in the car. In talking with the driver, police noticed he was nervous. He admitted he and one of the passengers were responsible for egging the house, which belonged to a friend of theirs. He said it was a prank and that they’d driven by the house twice, throwing eggs at it. He said they’d bought 2 dozen eggs at Cumberland Farms earlier and he’d thrown a dozen of them. The other allegedly culprit said the same thing and admitted throwing half the eggs. The owner of the house, upon learning the eye-throwers’ identities, declined to press charges.
8:18 a.m. – A Cindy Ann resident told police someone had taken the baby Jesus statue out of the family’s creche. He said he’d last noticed the statue Dec. 21.
9:54 p.m. – A Kent Drive resident reported a forced-entry burglary. The incident is under investigation so no additional details were released.
Friday, Dec. 26
12:59 p.m. – A Coventry woman told police she was missing $160 from her wallet after she left it in a booth in McDonald’s on New London Turnpike Thursday morning. She only realized she’d forgotten the wallet when McDonald’s called her to say they’d found it in the parking lot Thursday night. Police reviewed the surveillance video and could see the wallet where the woman left it, then a man sits down in the booth and notices the wallet and places it under his shirt and leaves through the front door.
4:41 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown woman, 25, for driving with a suspended license after she was pulled over for speeding on First Avenue. Routine checks turned up the license violation. When police ran the license plate, it belonged to a 1994 Toyota but was suspended. The car police pulled over, however, was a 2002 Saab. A VIN check of the Saab showed the car was not registered. The woman was given a district court summons and several traffic tribunal citations. The car was towed from the scene.
9:24 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston woman, 33, for driving with a suspended license after she was pulled over because one of the car’s headlights was out. Police gave her a district court summons and allowed the car to be parked in the lot where she was staying.
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