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, Aug. 16
12:29 a.m. – Police were called to Ocean State Veterinary Hospital on South County Trail for a report of a possible mistreated animal. A Central Falls man had walked into the hospital with a pitbull and her newborn puppy. According to the report, the mother dog was “clearly neglected” – emaciated, with skin problems and infection causing pus to drain from her eyes, ears and nose. The man was urged to leave the dog at the facility but he said he couldn’t afford treatment and wanted to take the dog. Police prevailed on the man to leave the dog and the man left without incident.
10:30 a.m. – A Wine Street resident told police she found her car doors both open this morning and an inhaler and a flashlight gone. The car had been parked in the driveway and left unlocked.
Sunday, Aug. 17
5:39 p.m. – A Middle Road resident notified police after seeing a raccoon that appeared to be injured in the backyard of a neighbor’s house. (The woman was looking after a pet at the house while the owners were away.) Police saw the animal, which could not leave the area due to an injured leg, and put it down with one shot, then helped to dispose of the animal.
Thursday, Aug. 21
11:13 p.m. – Police cited a Warwick man, 26, for possessing marijuana (1 oz. or less) after police got a report of a suspicious car in the lot behind the American Legion Hall. Police found the Warwick man with his car. When asked if there was anything suspicious in the car, the man said he had a marijuana pipe. When they searched the car, they found a pipe in the center console, but also found a plastic bag containing what appeared to be marijuana. He said he hadn’t mentioned the marijuana because he didn’t think the police would find it. The man said he had a legal medical marijuana card but not with him. He was cited and allowed to leave. Police confiscated the marijuana.
Friday, Aug. 22
3:30 p.m. – Police cited a North Kingstown man, 18, for possessing marijuana after he was pulled over for speeding on Howland Road. When police spoke to the driver, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana. When police asked about the smell, the driver turned over a jar of what later tested positive for marijuana. He was cited for speeding along with the marijuana citation. Police confiscated the drug.
7:48 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 44, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped because his car did not have an inspection sticker. Routine checks turned up the license violation. The man was given a 3rd District Court summons, a Traffic Tribunal summons for the inspection issue and released. His car was towed from the scene.
Saturday, Aug. 23
10:59 a.m. – Police assisted a man whose dog was struck by a car after the dog had squeezed out of the open window of the man’s parked car to follow the man across the street. An unknown car hit the dog, causing injury to the dog’s left eye. Police helped the man get the dog to Ocean State Veterinary Hospital.
8:29 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 45, for driving while intoxicated and refusing the submit to a blood alcohol (BAC) test after he was pulled over for driving erratically on Division Street. Police smelled a strong odor of alcohol when they approached the driver’s side window. The man inside appeared to be very drunk, slurring his words and with bloodshot eyes. He said he’d had a couple of drinks on Main Street. Although the man said he would take field sobriety tests, after the first one, he refused to continue. Police took him into custody at that point. At the station, the man refused to take the BAC test. Police gave him a summons for 3rd District Court and the Traffic Tribunal and released to a friend.
Sunday, Aug. 24
5:06 p.m. – Police arrested a Pawtucket man, 35, on charges of reckless driving, high-speed pursuit and driving with a suspended license, after he tried to elude police following a stop for speeding on Route 4. The driver initially pulled over for police but then drove off just before the officer reached the car. The driver then continued on Route 4 to Route 95, off at Rt. 117, then back on Route 95, south this time, traveling fast. He was finally stopped by South Kingstown police near the town line with North Kingstown. The man was found to have two active bench warrants and a suspended license. He was charged by both EG and SK police.
9:07 p.m. – Police arrested Brian C. Deyerle, 45, of Pawtucket, for violating a no-contact order, subsequent offense, and domestic simple assault, third subsequent offense, both felonies. An EG woman called police to say Deyerle had called and was knocking on her door, even though there was a no-contact order in place. Police found him curled up behind Long Street near the train tracks and took him into custody.