EG Police Reports: Slippery Driver, Sleepy Driver

by | Nov 10, 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. EG News does not identify those arrested for misdemeanor charges.

Saturday, Nov. 1

11:02 p.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 35, for driving without a license after he hit a utility pole on Division Street near Overbrook Lane. The driver, who had only a Mexican passport as ID, told police he fell asleep at the wheel after working third shift at La Masseria restaurant on Main Street. He said he had never applied for a driver’s license in Rhode Island. He was taken into custody, processed and given a 3rd District Court summons before he was released to his employer.

Monday, Nov. 3

1:27 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 36, for driving with a suspended license after police stopped him in the 1000 Division Street parking lot after noticing his car come out from behind Dave’s Marketplace and drive to Ruby Tuesday’s, then turn off the car. Police saw the driver and his passenger switch places. After some questioning, the two men admitted they’d switched places because the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. Checks on both men found the Providence man had a suspended R.I. license and the passenger had a suspended New Jersey license. The van had a large motorized pumping system that was connected by tubing to a large plastic container three-quarters full with grease. Police also noted the overwhelming smell of grease. The driver said he was behind Dave’s because he and his passenger needed to urinate after a long drive from New York. Police know the driver had been working for TriState BioDiesel but he said he no longer worked there. The passenger told police the grease was from a Chinese restaurant in Connecticut, but couldn’t remember where exactly. Footprints around Dave’s grease containers appeared to match those of the two men. The driver was arrested on the license charge. Detectives were to follow up.

12:33 p.m. – Police arrested William Conrad Poole, 42, of Warwick for domestic simple assault, 3rd offense, and domestic disorderly conduct after West Warwick police picked him up for urinated in someone’s backyard. Third offense simple assault is a felony charge. The East Greenwich charges date to July 9, 2012. He was processed at EGPD and arraigned by a justice of the peace, with bail set at $100,000. He was transferred to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

11:11 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 65, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped on Division Street for evading a parking ticket on Main Street. Routine checks turned up the license violation. The man was given a 3rd District Court summons. His car was towed from the scene.

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