EG Police Reports: Thwarted Intruder, Tire Slashings

by | Jan 25, 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.

Friday, Jan. 16

1:46 a.m. – Police were called to Kent Drive after receiving a complaint about loud noise from a party at a house on that street. After telling the homeowner to turn down the music and bring all the guests inside, police were approached by a party guest, who said one of his tires and tires of some other cars had been slashed. In total, tires on six vehicles had been slashed. Police approached another man who was in the street to ask him about the tires. The man, from North Kingstown, appeared to be very drunk. They asked him if he had a knife on him and he said yes, he did. He moved as if retrieve something from his pocket and brushed the police officer, who was struck by something hard in the man’s pocket. Worried that it was a weapon, the officer reached into the man’s pocket and pulled out a glass jar containing what appeared to be marijuana. Police searched the man and found a knife, which police seized. They took him to headquarters to arrange for a ride home and he was given a citation for possessing marijuana (1 oz or less). One person at the party said there had been a fight between two men over a woman at the party and one of the men was asked to leave. He left with two other men. Meanwhile another guest said she’d seen two men walking by the cars, but no one saw anyone actually slashing tires.

Saturday, Jan. 17

3:37 p.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick man, 19, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt heading west on First Avenue. Routine checks turned up the license violation. The man was processed at the station and given a district court summons for the license suspension and a traffic court summons for the seatbelt infraction. His car was towed from the scene.

Sunday, Jan. 18

12:18 a.m. – A resident of 25 Signal Ridge Way told police an intruder had come into the house while she and three friends were in a bedroom upstairs. According to the report, the women said they heard footsteps downstairs and the house alarm indicated an open door. When the women looked out the window, they saw a man running across the front lawn and jump into a dark-color SUV, which then sped off. Police searched the house but found no clues. The girls said nothing was taken or damaged in the incident.

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