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, July 14
12:49 p.m. – A Cumberland resident told police about a possible real estate scam on Craigslist. The man had been looking to move to East Greenwich and responded to an ad on Craigslist for a house in EG. The alleged owner told the Cumberland man, via email, that he was living in California and his wife doing missionary work in West Africa so they were renting out the house. The alleged owner asked that the man send him a $600 deposit and said he would then send him the keys. Rent on the house would be $800 to $900 a month, the owner said. The Cumberland man thought the arrangement was fishy, then Craigslist flagged the ad and it disappeared from the site. The owner never gave the Cumberland man a mailing address and no money was exchanged. Police went to the address of the East Greenwich house supposedly for rent and learned that the house was up for sale but not up for rent. The owners, a couple with three children, live in the house.
1:30 p.m. – The animal control officer mailed a ticket to a business owner on Main Street after someone brought in a signed statement that the business owner’s dog was off leash on Main Street. The ticket was for having a dog off leash and because the dog in question is not licensed.
6:27 p.m. – A Shippeetown Road resident told police someone broke into his house while he was out, sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. A window in the kitchen had been forced open and was lying on the kitchen sink. The resident said a wooden bar had been moved from the base of rear sliding glass doors – the bar keeps the door from being opened. The resident said two fake Rolex watches were missing from his bedroom and his dresser was a mess. A cup with loose change was missing as well.
9:06 p.m. – A King Street resident told police a package she’d ordered was stolen from outside her residence. The package contained a Candle of the Month kit, complete with a cucumber melon-scented candle, a 6 pack of cucumber melon-scented votives, bath “melts” and a bar of scented soap. It had cost $51.84. When the package didn’t appear, she checked with Federal Express, which said the package was delivered on Saturday; no signature was required so it was left at the front door. On Monday, the resident found an empty box from the company in the apartment house garbage and inside the box was a Rhode Island ID card for an EG woman with whom the resident was acquainted. Police went to the other woman’s residence, but did not find her.
Tuesday, July 15
8:27 a.m. – A resident of Miss Fry Drive told police his German shepherd bit a caregiver at the house. He was unwilling to discuss the circumstances of the incident and the caregiver never reported to the station to file a report. The dog was current on its rabies vaccine.
1:09 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 33, on a 3rd District Court warrant after he reported to the station. He was processed, then taken to court.
Wednesday, July 16
10:11 a.m. – An emergency room doctor from Kent Hospital called police to alert them to two forged prescriptions that had been filled at the CVS on Main Street (along with five others, at drug stores in Providence and Johnston). The first EG prescription was filled on April 22, for 60 oxycodone pills. The second was filled on May 5, for 75 oxy pills. The prescriptions were made out for different people. The pharmacist was going to check with CVS corporate about getting the surveillance video from those two days.
10:53 a.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police the rear passenger-side tire of her car had been slashed sometime between 8:45 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. It was in an apartment parking lot on Mawney Street and the woman said she thought it might be other tenants because there had been arguments recently over parking spaces.
4:56 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick teen, 18, for spray painting the train underpass near London Street. When police arrived, the teen was on the train tracks with a can of blue spray paint on the ground next to his feet. A witness said he’d seen the teen spray painting. At first, the teen said he’d been doing “nothing,” but then he admitted he’d spray painted the word “disrespect.” Police took him into custody on the charges of vandalism and trespassing on a railroad. He was processed at the station and released with a 3rd District Court summons.