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, Aug. 4
12:54 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police his fender got paint on it while he was driving on South Road. He said he came upon a truck repainting the center yellow lines. He passed the truck and later noticed yellow paint all along the driver’s side of the car. He asked the incident be documented for insurance purposes.
5:11 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police made a similar complaint to the one above, but this time while the resident was driving on Tillinghast Road.
5:18 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 25, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped on Main Street for not wearing a seat belt. Routine checks turned up the license violation. He was given a 3rd District Court summons and told to report to EGPD for processing before his court date. His companion, who had a valid license and owned the car, drove it from the scene.
Tuesday, Aug. 5
1:57 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 21, for simple assault and disorderly conduct after she allegedly threw another woman down to the ground and hit her during an argument on Union Street. According to the victim and a witness, the woman – who had been watching TV at the other woman’s house – was very drunk and was saying crazy things so the other woman called a neighbor to help drive her home. The two women got in an argument while getting in the car and the EG woman grabbed the other woman by the hair, yanked her to the ground then started slapping her.Police found the woman on Main Street and took her into custody.
7:07 a.m. – Police assisted EGFD after a car engine caught fire in the parking lot at McDonald’s on New London Turnpike. The driver, from North Providence, had added oil to the engine earlier but EGFD found the oil cap had not been put back on, causing the fire.
7:27 p.m. – Police were called to 1422 Middle Road on reports of goats in the street. Four small goats were along the edge of the street when police arrived. Police coaxed the animals back onto the property but could not get them into a secured area. Dispatch was able to reach the owner, who arrived and put the goats into a fenced area. He showed police where he thinks the goats were able to get out and secured that area. In addition to the goats, there were five chickens and two small horses on the property. The report was forwarded to the animal control officer since this was not the first time the goats had gotten out.