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, Feb. 16
9 a.m. – Police got another complaint about a truck blocking Liberty Street between Somerset and Greene streets. This time, the driver had intended to detach the truck from the trailer to avoid blocking the street but the truck got stuck on the ice. After about 15 minutes, they were able to move the truck and they began unloading. EGPD had notified the warehouse a few days before that trucks would need to be accompanied by a state-certified flagger to handle traffic while the trucks were unloading. The warehouse manager said he’d told his boss but that no flagger had shown up this day. Police issued parking tickets to two trucks blocking the roadway. Police told the manager the next step would be to have the trucks towed, at a minimum cost of $700.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
1:49 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 23, for driving under a foreign license after they pulled him over for speeding on Post Road. Routine checks showed both the suspended Rhode Island driver’s license and an active South Carolina license. The driver said he thought he could drive since one of his licenses was valid. Police gave him a district court summons and had his car towed from the scene.
Wednesday, Feb. 18
10:26 a.m. – Police were called to Fox Run because of a dumpster fire. Upon arrival, they found a large, blue metal dumpster in the driveway with lots of smoke coming from it. A man was shoveling snow into the dumpster in an attempt to put out the fire. EGFD was called. The man said he wasn’t sure why the fire happened, but acknowledged throwing cigarette butts into the dumpster. The resident was not home. EGFD arrived and put out the fire.
5:22 p.m. – The owner of ServPro on South County Trail told police a vehicle had been taken by an employee from a work site without her permission. The employee told police he’d been directed to return the truck to ServPro by the site supervisor. He said he was resigning from the company. The owner asked that the man stay on the premises while an inventory was carried out. After the inventory, the owner asked the man to turn over a shirt. After some discussion, the man was given his paycheck and said he would return with the shirt.
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