EG Police Reports: Fallen Cigarette Starts Fire, Mysterious Candy Man

by | Nov 6, 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. EG News does not identify those arrested for misdemeanor charges.

Monday, Oct. 27

9:26 a.m. – A member of Gold’s Gym on Division Street told police someone smashed his car window while he was at the gym and stole a cell phone and a computer tablet from the front seat. The man said he parked the car at 8:45; a witness told police he parked next to the car at 9 a.m. and the window was already broken. Police were able to track the cell phone to the Providence Place mall, where it was turned off and could no longer be tracked. Police were going to check with Dave’s to see if their video surveillance cameras might have recorded the theft.

6:50 p.m. – Police were called to assist EGFD in a fire in a bathroom at an apartment on Main Street. The fire was started after a man smoking a cigarette while sitting on his sofa fell asleep. The cigarette fell out of his mouth and began to burn his clothing. The man took off his clothes and threw them into the bathroom, where a fire started. The man was taken by EG rescue to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of his burns.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

1:07 p.m. – A resident of Bicknell Street told police someone had “keyed” his car sometime between 8 and 10 a.m.

6:39 p.m. – A Town Council candidate told police three of his yard signs had been taken in recent weeks, one from Grandview, one from Frenchtown Road and one from Middle Road. All had been placed on private property.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

9:31 p.m. – After receiving a noise complaint by a resident, police talked to the foreman of a paving company that had been putting in a new asphalt driveway on Walnut Drive. The foreman said they would have been finished hours earlier but equipment failure left them shoveling asphalt by hand. Police watched as the crew finished sweeping residual asphalt from the road. The foreman apologized for the inconvenience. The crew and all the equipment was removed by 10:35 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31

11:22 a.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police a man she dated in September was refusing to leave her alone, texting and calling her and driving on her street. Police talked to the man, of Warwick, who said it had been mutual, but that he would cut off all contact with the woman.

5:31 p.m. – An EG resident told police a man in a rusted out red pickup truck offered candy to two young girls, saying it was from his mother’s house but she’d fallen asleep so he was giving out the candy. The man appeared normal, according to the girls, and they threw out the candy he distributed, but the resident (mother of one of the girls) said she thought it was odd. Police could find no truck matching her description.


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