EG Police Reports: Reckless Driving On A Rainy Night

by | Apr 9, 2014

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, March 31

8:14 p.m. – Police arrested Joseph Edwin Pelleccione, 53, of Ladd Street, Warwick, for eluding police, reckless driving and obstructing an officer, after an incident that took place Sunday, March 30. On that date, police had gone to the Oaks Tavern on Queen Street because of an alleged assault involving two other people. They met Pelleccione outside. He appeared to have been drinking so police said he could not drive his car and they’d make arrangements to get him home. While they were attending to the assault, however, Pelleccione got in his truck and drove away, despite a police officer banging on the truck window for him to stop. With police in pursuit, Pelleccione drove the wrong way down Marlborough, a one-way street, going more than 45 mph according to the police report. Pelleccione ran a stop sign at Division Street and continued into Warwick, heading north on Post Road and passing cars in a no-passing zone. Despite some fishtailing, Pelleccione managed to maintain control of his car. Police were going more 54 mph at the time and Pelleccione was pulling away. Turning on to Cowesett Road, he lost control and slid sideways before regaining control and continuing west on Cowesett Road. Because Warwick Police were unable to assist in the pursuit and it was raining heavily, EG Police called off the chase and an warrant was issued. On Monday, police saw Pelleccione’s truck. Together with a Warwick Police officer, EG Police went to Pelliccione’s residence and arrested him.

12:37 p.m. – A Spring Valley Drive resident told police he’d been threatened by the son of a former client after the man had learned his deceased father had changed the account beneficiary to someone other than the son. The resident had been the man’s financial advisor. Police spoke with the son, who said he would not call again.

2:34 p.m. – A Juniper Drive resident reported several fraudulent ATM bank withdrawals made in New York over several days. The withdrawals totaled $1,402.

5:40 p.m. – Police arrested Troy L. Gunderway, 43, at his home on South Pierce Road on a district court bench warrant. After processing at the EGPD, Gunderway was taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI).

Tuesday, April 1

7 p.m. – Police arrested Kate E. Bryant, 31, of Cross Street, Central Falls, on a district court bench warrant after she was stopped while driving south on Route 4 because she was not wearing a seat belt. After processing at the EGPD, Bryant was taken to the ACI; her car was towed.

Wednesday, April 2

2:22 a.m. – Police arrested Jaxira Colon, 28, of Barton Street, Providence, for driving with a suspended license and without the consent of the car’s owner, after she was stopped for speeding on Route 4 southbound. Colon said she had a Florida license but she did not have it on her. She also told police she was driving a friend’s rental car and the friend was not present. Police found her Florida license to be suspended. Checks on the car showed it had been reported stolen by the Westerly Police Dept. Colon was taken into custody and the car was towed to the EGPD impound lot. EG Police drove Colon’s two passengers to their residence in North Kingstown.

10:22 a.m. – A Main Street man told police he’d attended a seminar in Florida conducted by S.D. Life Mastery, an organization the man now believed was a cult. He wanted to document text message exchanges he’d had with the organization’s president because he found them intimidating.

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