EG Police Reports: Smoke and Fire

by | Jan 18, 2015

eg police car, side viewThese 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, Jan. 10

11:18 a.m. – Police were called to assist EG Fire after a report of excessive smoke coming from a chimney on a house on Stone Ridge Road. When police arrived, they could hear the smoke detectors sounding from inside the house but the smoke outside did not appear excessive. No one was home and everything was locked, so EGFD had to break a small window pane on a door leading to the garage. Smoke was found to be coming from the boiler, which was then switched off. Police were able to contact the homeowners using information from a building permit on a window in the front of the house.

3:01 p.m. – Police arrested an EG woman, 45, on a bench warrant while she was being treated at an urgent care clinic after Narragansett police alerted EGPD of her whereabouts in connection to a domestic violence investigation they were conducting. The woman was taken to the station, processed and released on surety bail by the bail commissioner.

3:13 p.m. – The owner of Salon Vogue on Main Street told police someone called saying he was from National Grid and that she owed money on a late bill. She recognized this as a scam and hung up. She called back but used *67 first to hide her phone number. The man who answered said he was from a collection agency. She gave the number to police and they called. The man again said he was from a collection agency, but when police said they were calling from Salon Vogue, the man paused, said have a nice day and hung up.

3:37 p.m. – A West Warwick man told police he was worried about getting back a guitar he’d left on consignment in August at King Guitar Ltd., a store on Main Street. The store has since closed and been replaced by a new business, which the man just learned. The phone number has been disconnected but the man had not yet tried to reach the owner via the internet, so he said he would try that. The guitar is worth approximately $2,000, according to the man.

7:22 p.m. – Police were called to assist at a house fire on Middle Road. The house was engulfed in flames by the time police and fire arrived. Police blocked off the road to help fire trucks access the scene. The two occupants, a father and daughter, had escaped without harm. According to the daughter, she and her father were sitting in the main part of the house when she noticed the fire on the enclosed porch. She helped her father, who is 88, get out of the house, along with three of their five dogs. Firefighters found the other two dogs, both safe in a bedroom. According to the police chief, a firefighter was bit by one of the dogs when he went to retrieve the dog from under a bed. He was treated at Kent Hospital and released. Police took the residents to a local hotel courtesy of the Red Cross. The offending dog was taken to NK Animal Hospital, where it was put in quarantine.

9:30 p.m. – A North Kingstown man told police his car was vandalized while it was parked at the Park ‘n Ride on South County Trail. The passenger window had been smashed with a piece of concrete, which was sitting on the driver’s seat. Missing from the car was a phone charger, $5 cash, and a $100 Providence Place gift card. The man said he’d locked the car before leaving it at 11 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 11

2:08 p.m. – Police arrested a Westerly man, 38, for driving with an expired license after he was pulled over for speeding on Frenchtown Road. He was given a district court summons but told the summons would be voided if he brought proof of a renewed driver’s license to the EGPD within 10 days. His wife drove the car from the scene.


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