EG Police Reports: Suspicious Man, Missing Scissor Lift

by | Apr 30, 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.

Monday, April 21

1:20 p.m. – The owner of American Aerial Equipment Co. of Providence told police a JLG Electric scissor lift was taken from the parking lot of Manic Training, 3377 South County Trail. The lift had been delivered on March 29 and when he went to pick it up the next day, it was gone. The company attempted to find the lift but finally decided to report it stolen after it did not turn up. The owner said he did not contact Manic Training about the lift. Police tried to reach the fitness company but were unsuccessful. The lift was worth about approximately $7,500, according to the owner.

5 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 23, because he was driving with a suspended license. He was issued a court summons and released at the scene; a friend drove the car from the scene.

Tuesday, April 22

9:58 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 39, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped after police checked the license plate on his car and it turned out to be for another car. Routine checks turned up the license suspension. The man was unable to produce registration or insurance information, but he did show police a bill of sale for the car dated 2/24/14. He was issued a court summons and citations and the car was towed from the scene.

4:10 p.m. – A Boxwood Drive man told police the spare tire was missing from his Yukon XL Truck, the wire holding the tire in place appearing to have been cut. The police report said it was unclear whether the wire was cut or had rotted away. The truck was from 2002 and the owner was unsure when the tire went missing.

Thursday, April 24

12:49 p.m. – A North Kingstown man told police a suspicious man had tried to open his car door while it was parked in the lot at Ocean State Veterinary Hospital. The NK man had left his car and was waiting in the car of a friend when he saw the unknown man – white, skinny, about 5’8” with light brown or reddish hair – walk up to his car and pull on the front door. The NK man confronted the other man, who ran across the parking lot to another car and drove away. The NK man followed the other man, who was driving at 70 mph on South County Trail according to the NK man. He turned back to OSVH when the other car turned right onto Middle Road, then called the police. He also talked to the receptionist at OSVH, who said the same man had opened the door and told her he didn’t realize the hospital was open, then left. The NK man had gotten the license plate of the other man’s car and it came back to a man with an active bench warrant. EGPD also had records of two previous arrests of the man, including a burglary arrest in 2009.

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