EG Police Reports: Sunglass Theft Caught on Video

by | Dec 25, 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, Dec. 15

2:10 a.m. – A Florida man told police he had been locked out of his father’s apartment after his father died but the man had left some personal items, including some medications. The deceased man lived at Shoreside Apartments, a complex owned by the EG Housing Authority. According to EGHA, if a resident dies, the apartment must be locked and only the person’s executor is allowed in, to make sure nothing gets taken. The EGHA director eventually came over and allowed the Florida man to go into the apartment and get his medications only. Police accompanied the man and his girlfriend into the apartment. They still wanted to get the rest of their belongings, but left without incident.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

11:08 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick woman, 75, for larceny under $1,500 after she was identified on surveillance video for taking a pair of sunglasses from the shoe room at Karma Couture, 591 Main St., that had been left behind by a previous customer. The owner of Karma Couture had contacted police after she and the customer had waited to see if anyone would turn in the glasses – the incident took place on Sunday, Dec. 14. The customer, an EG woman, told police she’d put the glasses (prescription Prada glasses worth nearly $800) and a pair of gloves on the bench beside her while she tried on some shoes. She realized within minutes of leaving that she’d forgotten the items and returned to look for them but the sunglasses were gone. Police reviewed the surveillance video with the shop owner and they watched as the EG woman leaves the room without her belongings and another woman enter the room and sit on the bench. The shop owner identified the second woman as a regular client. Police called the woman’s home and spoke with her daughter. The shop owner then called police to say the second woman had just come in and returned the glasses. Police were able to talk to the woman, who agreed to come into the station. She told police she didn’t know why she’d taken the glasses. She was arrested, processed, issued a District Court summons and released. She also signed a no-trespass order requested by the owner of Karma Couture.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

10:41 a.m. – The manager of Exotic Tans, 1000 Division St., asked police to issue a no-trespass order against a former customer who has been hanging around and scaring the employees. Police went to the former customer’s home and explained she must stay away from the business; she signed the no-trespass order.

11:25 a.m. – A Moosehorn resident contacted police that a feral cat had been trapped on her property. The resident had been working with the animal control officer because of a feral cat problem in the area, allowing the ACO to leave a trap on the property. The ACO picked up the cat, white with some black, and took it to the R.I. Spay and Neuter Clinic in Warwick.

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