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.
Friday, April 4
3 p.m. – Town workers alerted police to three white plastic containers filled with gasoline on the side of South Road near Boesch Farm. The containers were covered and sealed, so no spillage had taken place. The tenant farmer at Boesch told police this was not the first time items had been left by the side of the road before trash pickup day, which is Friday. Police asked him to note any suspicious activity and said they would check the area Thursdays.
3:31 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick woman, 19, for leaving the scene of a car accident after she allegedly struck a car on South County Trail while she was pulling out from the Shell station just south of Frenchtown Road. Police found her because the driver of the other car got the plate number. Ouimette said she had not seen the other car and panicked after hitting it. Police gave her municipal and district court summonses.
Saturday, April 5
1:26 a.m. – Police arrested a Jamestown woman, 21, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for speeding driving west on Frenchtown Road. She showed police a Florida license that was valid, but routine checks showed she also had a suspended Rhode Island driver’s license as well as suspended car registration. She was processed at the station and released with a district court summons and traffic tickets for speeding and the suspended registration. Her car was towed from the scene.
10:21 a.m. – The owner of Wild Harvest Bakery on Post Road complained to police about a people calling to tell her she owed money to National Grid and needed to pay it in order to keep the electricity on. This same scam has been reported by at least two other businesses in town in recent months. The caller says to pay the bill with prepaid Visa, something the owner did not do. She said she’d gotten two to three of these calls a week. Police called the number of the last caller and told the man who answered to stop calling the business.
12:10 p.m. – A mail carrier told police he was yelled at by a man after he’d removed a flyer from a mailbox on Round Hill Court, as per federal law. As he was removing the flyer, a dark-colored SUV drove up, blocking the mail truck and the driver started yelling at the mail carrier for removing the flyer. The mail carrier said he felt threatened but was allowed to leave. He was filing a police report at his manager’s request but said he did not wish to press charges. The flyer advertised Atlas Painting.
10:25 p.m. – Police arrested a Newport man, 30, for failing to stop after hitting another car on Main Street at around 9 p.m. Newport police went to the driver’s address and he admitted to having been in an accident and leaving. EG police went to Newport to make the arrest. He was given a district court summons and told to report to EGPD for processing before his court date.
Sunday, April 6
12:44 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 30, on two bench warrants after he was thought to be the man who’d violated a No Trespass order. Police had gone to the EG Yacht Club in search of that man. They were pointed to the NK man. It turned out the man was not that subject but routine checks did turn up two bench warrants. Police took him into custody, processed and taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions.
Monday, April 7
12:54 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 22, for driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a chemical breath test after the car he was driving on Spring Street crashed into a tree in view of a police officer. The car spun 180 degrees, coming to a stop in the intersection of Spring and Mawney streets. Talking to the driver, police could smell alcohol on him. He told police he’d been at Fat Belly’s where he’d “had several drinks” according to the police report. Because of his condition, he was not able to take field sobriety tests. He apologized for drinking and driving. At Kent Hospital, the man refused to take the chemical breath test that would measure his blood alcohol level. Police gave him tickets for speeding and crossing the lane and district court summonses for refusing the test and drinking while driving.
1:35 a.m. – An employee of End Zone told police someone had damaged the driver’s side door of her car while she was working, sometime after 6 p.m. Sunday. It appeared that someone had pulled in next to her car and a passenger had opened a door into her car door, leaving two large dents. She told police who owned the other car and saw the driver leave with another person.