EG Police Reports: SRO Nabs Larceny Suspect

by | Sep 17, 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.

Monday, Sept. 8

6:30 p.m. – A Union Street resident complained to police about her neighbor, who she said was banging on the wall and had been screaming at her on the lawn. The neighbor said she hadn’t been screaming or banging but when police left her apartment to speak with the woman who made the original complaint, they could hear banging and “die!” yelled from a window of the other woman’s apartment. Police returned to that apartment, where the occupant admitted she needed to calm down. A third person, also a neighbor, agreed to take the woman on a drive to help her calm down.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

12:34 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 69, on a domestic disorderly conduct charge after he showed up at his ex-wife’s house demanding to be let in. The ex-wife, a Maplewood Drive resident, told police her ex-husband was at her front door, demanding he be let in. Police found a man banging on the door when they arrived, yelling, “Let me in. I just want to talk.” After disregarding the police request to raise his arms in the air, the man complied when police asked again and they were able to take him into custody. He appeared to be very drunk. The man told police he had called his ex-wife a few weeks ago, seeking conversation, but the woman had refused to talk to him, so after a couple drinks on Main Street this night, the man decided to go to his ex-wife’s place to talk to her. He said he did not mean to scare her. He said aside from the phone call three weeks earlier, he had not talked to his ex-wife for 27 years. The woman said she became afraid when the man wouldn’t stop banging on the window and refused to leave. Police took him to the station for processing and gave him a no-trespass order for the Maplewood Drive house. His car was towed from the scene.

10:41 a.m. – The owner of Pal’s Restaurant told police he found an obviously counterfeit bill when he was cashing out the drawer Sunday evening. The bill, according to the report, was the wrong size, color and print. It was unclear how it ended up in the cash drawer – no employees said it had been given to them.

Thursday, Sept. 11

9:46 a.m. – A manager of McDonald’s on New London Turnpike told police two chairs were taken from the dining room on Aug. 27 at around 2:30 a.m. by a group of four young men, who rolled them out without being noticed to any workers. The video surveillance camera, however, did pick it up. The manager said they would get a copy to give to the EGPD.

1:33 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 25, for driving with a suspended license, larceny under $1,500 and on a warrant from New Hampshire, after the Student Resource Officer assigned to Cole Middle School watched him walk up to a house on Cedar Avenue, pick up a power washer and walk away with it in the direction of his car. The SRO got in his patrol car and approached the suspect, who told the officer he knew the owners of the house and had permission. The man couldn’t find the owner’s name in his phone to call the homeowner for corroboration, then he told the the officer the power washer was junk and had been on the side of the road. A resident of the house told police the power washer belonged to her son and he had not given anyone permission to use it. Routine checks turned up the license suspension and that he was wanted in New Hampshire for receiving stolen goods. The man was taken into custody and held for the next session of 3rd District Court.

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