EG Police Reports: Following a Trail of Empty Beer Cans

by | Jul 27, 2014

eg police dept.

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.

Thursday, July 17

1:22 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 22, for driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over after police saw him driving back and forth in front of the Cumberland Farms on South County Trail apparently in search of the entrance to the parking lot. The mini-mart was closed and dark at the time. Police followed him into the parking lot once he found the entrance and noticed he appeared to have been drinking. The driver told police he’d been practicing with his bandmates at a friend’s house and had had four drinks. He took the field sobriety tests and failed them, so police took him into custody. At the station, the man said he’d taken Ritalin during the evening too. He consented to the BAC test, with the first breath testing at 0.196 and the second 0.193. The legal limit is .08. He was issued a 3rd District Court summons for DUI, greater than .15, as well as two moving violations. He was released to a family member.

8:28 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 20, for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic vandalism after he broke down a bedroom door at the apartment of a family member where he’d been staying with his girlfriend. The argument, according to the report, was over lost car keys and the girlfriend retreated into the bedroom, locking the door and barricading it, after the man became more and more angry. She called 911 after he broke down the door. The man’s relative confirmed the story and the man was taken into custody.

8:41 p.m. – An EG teen told police he’d been bitten by a small white dog while he and some friends were on the grounds of Cole Middle School. The teen was taken to the hospital by family members and police spoke to the dog owner, who was able to show that the dog was up on its vaccinations. The owner said he’d been playing fetch with his dog and that the dog may have been spooked by seeing figures in the diminishing light. The owner was told to keep the dog confined and away from other dogs for 10 days as a precaution.

Friday, July 18

12:49 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich teen, 18, for driving while intoxicated after she pulled up to an address on Moosehorn Drive where police had been looking for an intoxicated female. Police had gotten a report about a drunk female standing in the road on Moosehorn. They had found a parked car with several cans of Coors Light and a bottle of wine nearby, as well as what police described as “an unknown liquid substance which was still fresh on the pavement.” Police “followed a trail of empty Coors Light beer cans into the backyard of the Moosehorn address but found no people. They knocked on the front door and met the owner of the residence, who said he had just arrived home and that the car parked outside belonged to one of his daughter’s friends.

At that point, a car pulled into the driveway carrying three young women. The driver, who appeared drunk, said it was her house. She said they were coming from Carrs Pond. She consented to take field sobriety tests, which she failed. Based on that, police took her into custody. Searching her, they found a shot glass labeled “Cape Cod” in one of her pockets. During a search of the car, police found several liquor bottles and an empty Sam Adams six pack. At the station, the teen refused to take the chemical breath test to determine her blood alcohol content so she was issued two court summons, one for the DUI and one for refusing to take the breath test. She was released to a family member.

1:36 a.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 41, for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a car accident on Division Street and Sanctuary Drive. Police found the man smelling strongly of alcohol and unable to stand up. He admitted he’d been drinking and could not say where he’d been coming from. He consented to the field sobriety tests, which he failed, so police took him into custody. At the station, he took the breath test that measures blood alcohol amounts, testing .187 BAC and  .184 BAC consecutively. The legal BAC limit is .08. He was issued a 3rd District Court summons for DUI with a BAC above .15 and held for arraignment in the morning.

Friday, July 19

5:07 p.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 29, on a Superior Court bench warrant for first degree sexual assault and second bench warrant on a third degree sexual assault charge after he was stopped on First Avenue because police saw him turn left from Main Street without using turn signals. He was processed at the station then taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

Saturday, July 20

1:42 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 31, on a 6th District Court bench warrant after police saw him hunched over the steering wheel of a parked car on Lafayette Drive, seemingly sleeping. Routine checks turned up the warrant. He was taken into custody, processed at the station and, unable to make bail, transferred to the ACI.

Sign up for the EG News newsletter  here. You can like us on Facebook  here, or follow us on Twitter (@egreenwichnews)  here.


Value the news you get here on East Greenwich News? As a 501-c3, we depend on reader support. Become a sustaining (monthly) donor or make a one-time donation! Click on the Donate button below or send a check to EG News, 18 Prospect St., East Greenwich, RI 02818. Thanks.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Newsletter Sign Up

* indicates required


Latest Streaming