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.
Monday, May 12
1:11 p.m. – The office manager of East Greenwich Pediatrics told police she saw a suspicious man in the parking lot who appeared to be sharpening something. Police found the man in the same spot, sharpening a “Leatherman-like tool” and the strike plate of a door latch. The man questioned police if he was under arrest. Police told him he was being temporarily detained. The man said being peculiar was not a crime. After a “short conversation about constitutional rights,” the man was allowed to leave without showing any identification. He drove away with a woman who had just left a nearby medical building. Routine checks on the car’s registration did not turn up any infractions.
Tuesday, May 13
11 a.m. – The manager of Karma Couture of Main Street reported online thefts. She said someone had placed five orders on the KC website in April to two addresses in Texas. She learned on this day that the purchases had been made using a stolen card.
1:20 p.m. – A North Kingstown woman told police about a possible explosive in her storage unit at Post Road Self Storage on Post Road. She said she’d had the item for 26 years, ever since a former boyfriend of her daughter’s had brought it over as a gift for her son. The woman didn’t recall the man’s name, only that he had been a diver in the Navy. She’s always assumed the item was a “dummy” but had recently moved it to the self-storage facility and was now worried the item getting too hot in the unair-conditioned unit. Police found a howitzer ammunition round labeled “flight test.” Because there were no indications that it was a dummy round, EGPD called in the state bomb squad and EGFD. The device was determined to be a training round but it was not possible to determine whether or not it contained any live explosives. It was removed and taken to the Navy base for disposal.
3:33 p.m. – Police arrested a Pawtucket man, 23, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped on First Avenue because his car did not have a front license plate. Routine checks turned up the license violation. He was released at the scene with a court summons. His car was towed from the scene.
11:06 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 19, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over on Middle Road because his passenger-side brake light was out. Routine checks turned up the license violation. Police gave him a court summons and he was released. His passenger, the car’s owner, drove the car from the scene.
11:32 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 46, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over for failing to use his turn signal when making a left turn from Main Street to Division Street. Routine checks turned up the license violation. Police gave him a court summons; a friend drove the car from the scene.
Wednesday, May 14
12:05 a.m. – Police arrested a Narragansett man, 25, for violating a no-contact order after the car he was driving was pulled over on Division Street. Routine checks on the driver and his passenger turned up a no-contact order for the passenger protecting her from the driver. He was taken into custody, processed at the station and held for district court in the morning.
8:41 a.m. – A Birchwood Way resident told police she’d felt threatened by a dog on Maplewood Drive that ran out of the yard and barked at her while she jogged by. She said the dog appeared to be in “attack mode.” She said the dog’s owner called the dog inside and told the Birchwood Way resident they had an electric fence, but the jogger said a similar incident had happened three weeks earlier when she was walking by with her three young children.
9:42 a.m. – A town employee told police the American flag that flies on the pole at Academy Field was missing and a Subway sandwich bag was flying in its place.