EG Police Reports: Expensive April 1 Transaction; Shoplifting at Civil

by | Apr 9, 2015

eg police car : sideThese 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.

Sunday, March 29

2:24 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police his ex-girlfriend had taken the dog they had gotten a year ago. They broke up three weeks ago and the dog had been spending time mostly with the ex-girlfriend, who lives in Coventry. The EG man had just brought the dog over to his house and he said he had all the dog’s paperwork. Police told him it was a civil matter.

Monday, March 30

2:06 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 19, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he was pulled over on Main Street for failing to wear his seatbelt. Police smelled a strong odor of marijuana when they went to talk to the driver and police saw a green leafy substance in a cup holder next to the driver’s seat. At first, the man refused to step out of the car, but after the fourth request from police, he did get out. He said he’d been wearing his seatbelt and would be late for an interview. When police went to retrieve the bag containing what appeared to be marijuana, it was no longer there. The man became more and more agitated, until two police officers grabbed his arms and sat him down on the curb. The man refused to put his car keys on the ground as directed. Police finally got the keys away from him and placed him in handcuffs. Police found a bag of what looked like marijuana in the center console of the car during a search. The man was taken to EGPD for processing and his car was towed from the scene. The leafy substance tested positive for marijuana and weighed in at 10.5 grams. In addition to a district court summons for the disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges, the man was given a state traffic tribunal summons for having marijuana in the car.

Tuesday, March 31

9:27 p.m. – Our Lady of Mercy’s director of facilities showed police areas of fencing had been bent and the granite sign knocked off its pedestal at St. Patrick Cemetery over the winter. He said he thought the sign and fencing was damaged by snow plows.

9:44 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police she did not want her grandson and his girlfriend to stay with her anymore after an argument she had with him one evening when he came home drunk. Police checked with the couple, who said they’d just signed a lease on their own apartment.

Wednesday, April 1

8:54 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 23, for vandalism after he turned himself in following a Jan. 17 incident in which he allegedly slashed the tires on six cars parked on Kent Drive. Police had been called to the house after neighbors had complained about noise from a house party. The party was breaking up by the time police arrived but that’s when partygoers noticed the slashed tires. The woman hosting the party said there had been a fight between two men at the party and one of them – the EG man – was asked to leave. According to the report, the man left with two friends, one of whom had a knife. In an interview with the EG man, he admitted slashing one tire, while the friend with the knife slashed the other eight tires. Based on that, he was arrested and charged with one count of vandalism. He was processed, given a district court summons and released.

9:24 a.m. – On April 1, a Warwick woman told police she gave $1,700 to a man named “Roger” who called asking her for a short-term loan, telling her he would repay it by the end of the day. Following his instructions, the woman got a Western Union money order linked to her Citizens Bank checking account for $1,700 at Stop & Shop and then gave the tracking number to “Roger.” When she found the money had not been returned, she contacted her bank and officials there said she needed to report it to EGPD because the branch she uses is located in East Greenwich. Police tried to contact “Roger” but the phone number he used to reach the woman was connected through a MagicJack device and did not accept the call.

4:04 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police someone had filed a federal tax return in his name and received and cashed his refund check. He reported it to the IRS and wanted a police report on file too.

3:39 p.m. – One of the owners of Civil on Main Street told police two men had been in the shop a few minutes earlier and had shoplifted a hat and a pair of sweatpants. Video surveillance showed the two men over by the area where the stolen merchandise was displayed. It showed one of the men take the cap that later was found to be missing and appear to fidget with his jacket while behind a clothing rack. The same thing happened with the sweat pants. Then the two men left the store.

6:11 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he’d lent his car to a Pawtucket woman five days earlier and she had been out of contact for the past 24 hours. EGPD asked Pawtucket PD to investigate and the woman then contacted the man, telling him she would return the car the next day.

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