EG Police Reports: ‘Good Rock’ & A Close Call

by | Feb 14, 2015

EG policeThese 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, Feb. 5

8:39 p.m. – Police were called to Middle Road at Howland Drive on a report of an injured woman in the road. The woman, of Providence, told police she had been picked up by a man in a truck in Providence and the two of them had driven around the city, smoking crack until they ran out. According to the woman, the man said they should go to East Greenwich because he knew where he could buy “some good rock” there. However, the man got angry at the woman once they were in East Greenwich, accusing her of stealing his cell phone, the woman said. He then grabbed her cell phone out of her hand and tossed it out the window, then stopped the truck and told the woman to get out. Once she was out of the truck, she leaned back in to grab her gloves but the driver sped off, causing the woman to fall, injuring her legs. The woman, who was taken by EGFD rescue to R.I. Hospital, said she did not know who the man was and did not want to press charges.

Friday, Feb. 6

10:47 a.m. – The owner of a West Warwick snowplowing company told police the manager of Bank RI in East Greenwich told the bank had found someone had attempted to withdraw money from the plow company’s account using duplicate checks. In addition, several wire transfers had been made by a man who was not employed by the plow company to a number of businesses.

4:45 p.m. – Police were called to 1351 South County Trail on the report of a combative patient, along with EGFD rescue. In the parking lot, police found two men in front of the medical building. One of the men got into his car, a Buick LeSabre, while the other man told him to stay. The first man, however, started his car and backed out of his parking spot. Police walked toward the car and yelled at the driver to stop. The driver looked at the officer and shook his head “no.” Police again told the man to stop and get out of his car, but the man had put the car in drive and it was slowly moving forward, toward the officer. At this point, the officer put his hand on his holstered gun, again telling the man to stop and exit his car. Instead the man revved his engine. The officer drew his weapon in the “low ready” position. The car continued toward the officer, who stepped out of the way to avoid being hit. He re-holstered his gun and radioed in the information, including the car’s license plate number and direction (north on South County Trail). He then pursued the car along with two other EGPD cars. They followed the car west on Division Road to Shippeetown and Crompton roads, through the intersection at New London Turnpike into Coventry. At that point, Coventry PD came to assist as the car continued east on Route 3. West Warwick PD stopped the car in a parking lot in that town and EGPD were able to speak to the man, who appeared to be in a “poor mental state” according to the report. He told police he was afraid of them and asked repeatedly if the officer from the EG parking lot was angry at him. WWFD rescue arrived to take the man to the hospital. He was given a district court summons and EGPD told him to report to the station for processing “when he was feeling better.”

10:08 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 19, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after police saw him walking on Main Street. Police knew the man and knew there was a warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear in court, so they stopped him, took him into custody, processed him at the station, then drove him to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

Saturday, Feb. 7

12:22 a.m. – Police pulled over to help two men walking on Division Road because they were not wearing coats in the cold weather. One of the men ran off into the woods to avoid the police. The other man, 18, of East Greenwich, told police he and his friend had been stranded at a party and were walking home. He admitted he’d been drinking. Police drove him home; the other man could not be found but police later learned he made it home.

Monday, Feb. 8

1:32 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 25, for driving while intoxicated after he drove his car off the road on South County Trail. The car was on the northbound side but was facing south in the snowbank. The driver was still sitting in the driver’s seat when police arrived. Police helped him out of the car, noticing he had problems keeping his balance. He mumbled and slurred his speech and police could smell alcohol on him. The man agreed to take field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was taken into custody and at the station his blood alcohol level tested at 0.108 and 0.109. The legal limit is .08. The  man was given a district court summons and EGPD gave him a ride home.

1:42 p.m. – A resident of 1261 Middle Road told police a raccoon had been going through his trash. When the man tried to shoo it away, the raccoon turned on him and started chewing the broom the man was holding, and a snow shovel. He appeared very aggressive so the man had called the police. Police found the raccoon chewing on a shed door at the residence. It became aggressive toward the officer. A D.E.M. officer arrived and said it should be put down, fearing rabies since it was aggressive and did not retreat. Police shot the animal using a police-issued shotgun. The animal was left in the woods since it made no physical contact with any human or animal so no testing would be done.

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