EG Police Reports: Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation; Gun Misfire

by | Jan 6, 2015

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.

Saturday, Dec. 27

8:51 p.m. – Police were called to a residence on Marlborough Street after a man there accidentally fired his gun through a bedroom window. The gun was on the kitchen table with the slide locked and the magazine removed when police arrived. The man said he’d been cleaning the weapon in his bedroom on the second floor. He didn’t think it was loaded and pressed the trigger to disassemble the weapon, but it fired and the bullet went out the window. Police could see where the bullet hit the window frame. Police canvassed the area to make sure no one was injured. They found no indications the bullet caused any damage; it was not found. Police took the weapon and told the man it would be held for seven days, in case additional information surfaced.

EG police9:17 p.m. – A hostess at Kon Asian Bistro told police her iPhone went missing at around 8:30 p.m. while she was working. She said she’d left it in the bathroom by accident and it was gone when she returned a short time later. A tracking application was unsuccessful in locating the phone.

Sunday, Dec. 28

4:20 a.m. – Police arrested a Johnston man, 56, on a district court bench warrant after his truck stalled on Route 403 near the North Kingstown line. Routine checks turned up the bench warrant for failure to appear in court. He was taken into custody and processed at the station. He was arraigned and his boss posted bail. The truck was towed from the scene.

4:12 p.m. – Someone alerted police about anti-police graffiti on the south wall at 319 Main Street, at Spring Street. Police tried to contact the building’s owner or manager.

Monday, Dec. 29

3:34 p.m. – A North Kingstown woman told police someone scratched her car while it was parked in the municipal lot off Peirce Street between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. There is no surveillance camera for that lot and there are no suspects.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

2:28 a.m. – Police stopped a car on Deerfield Drive after an earlier call about a group of people running down Eagle Lane and hurrying off in a car. Five men – all 19 years old – were in the car when it was pulled over and, according to the report, they acted suspiciously. Police could smell both alcohol and the scent of marijuana coming from the car but the driver denied he or the others had been drinking or smoking. He admitted he had a small amount of marijuana in the car. Further checks of the car did not turn up anything. The marijuana was seized and the driver was cited for possession.

9:39 a.m. – Police were called to 845 Main St. to assist EG fire with a propane truck owned by Lighthouse Propane was leaking. Police evacuated every building from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue and from Main Street to Second Street. The leak was contained and the truck was deemed safe to drive to a different location where the propane could be transferred to another truck. Those who had been evacuated were allowed to return to their buildings.


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