EG Police Reports: Strange Assault; Rabid Raccoon

by | Dec 7, 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.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

7:11 a.m. – A Moosehorn Road resident told police someone took keys and spare change from a car parked in his driveway overnight. The car had not been locked. A checkbook was also removed from the car but found in front of the house before police arrived. A CD player was also taken from a table on the front porch.

5:02 p.m. – Police shot a deer wounded when hit by a car on Middle Road at South County Trail. Police found the animal in a grassy area next to the road and used one shot to put down the animal. DEM was notified to remove the animal.

10:11 p.m. – A Warwick resident told police someone broke the passenger-side front window of her car and took her purse, which had been in plain view on the passenger seat, while the car was parked at 1000 Division Street. The Warwick woman got a call from West Warwick police while she was working out at Gold’s Gym saying her purse had been found at the Stop & Shop on Quaker Lane (Route 2).

Thursday, Nov. 27

1:42 a.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he had been assaulted by another man who’d followed him after he and his wife and two others left McKinley’s. According to the report, the four had been driving south on Main Street when they noticed they were being followed by a dark-color sedan that flashed its headlights at them. When they stopped the car on Cedar Avenue to let out a passenger. At that point, one of the occupants of the sedan got out and punched the driver’s side window and broke off the rearview mirror. The driver – the EG man – opened his door and the sedan man punched him in the face several times and bit him in the left hand before the EG man was able to get back into his car and drive away. The sedan continued to follow them but they were able to get away, at that point calling police. The four people in the car said they did not recognize the men and said they had had no arguments with anyone while at McKinley’s. Rescue treated the EG man at the scene; he declined additional treatment. Police traced the license plate number reported by the EG man to a woman in North Kingstown. Further checks on the woman’s name came back to an address in Coventry. Police had not made contact with the woman at the time of the report.

8:06 a.m. – An EG resident alerted police to vandalism on the grounds of East Greenwich High School. The man showed police damage to grass and a tree on the small turnout island at the end of the lane beside the baseball field. He also pointed out items nearby that he thought might be related: plastic that might have come from a car and a burnt piece of fast food garbage from what he said appeared to be Chipotle Restaurant. Police, however, could find no markings on the fast food garbage to indicate where it was from and when it was purchased. While police were there, another resident came up who said he walks his dog there daily and he said he noticed the lawn damage Wednesday morning. Police checks on a car part showed it to be from a Chrysler.

Friday, Nov. 28

12:45 a.m. – Police got a report about a rabid raccoon on Glenn Drive. When they arrived, police found a hissing raccoon that did, in fact, appear to be rabid. Using a shotgun, police killed the raccoon with one shot and disposed of the animal.

9:30 p.m. – An EG woman told police she was afraid of her ex-boyfriend, from whom she had a temporary restraining order. She said it would expire Dec. 3 and he’d been driving by her home and sometimes sitting there for several minutes at a time. Police told her she should call police if he stops in front of her home again.

9:40 p.m. – A customer of the neighboring Fat Belly’s told police one of the plate glass windows at Palmieri’s Bakery on Main Street was shattered.

Saturday, Nov. 29

8:58 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 38, for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic simple assault after a fight at home. According to the report, the EG man’s wife called called police after he threatened to kill her. When police arrived, she told them her husband had grabbed her by the throat. Her neck had red marks. The EG man told police they had argued and his wife had punched him after accusing him of cheating while on a recent work trip. He said he grabbed her by the throat after she was punching him. There were young children in the house at the time. Police determined the EG man was the aggressor and took him into custody. He was arraigned at the station by a justice of the peace and released on bail.

9:49 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 23, for driving with an expired license after he was pulled over on Main Street because of a dead headlight and no seatbelt. Routine checks turned up the license violation. Police told him he had 10 days to show police he had renewed his license or come to the station for processing and respond to a district court summons.

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