EG Police Reports: Train Track Rescue; Arrest for January Tire Slashings

by | Apr 13, 2015

EG policeThese 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.

Thursday, April 2

8:58 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 24, on six counts of vandalism after he turned himself in for allegedly slashing tires on six cars parked on Kent Drive on Jan. 17. Police had been called to the house after neighbors had complained about noise from a house party. The party was breaking up by the time police arrived but that’s when partygoers noticed the slashed tires. According to an arrest report from April 1, an EG man admitted slashing one tire, while the friend with the knife slashed another eight tires. The NK man was processed, given a district court summons and released.

2:43 p.m. – An East Greenwich man turned in two firearms, saying he thought they had been a relative’s and he didn’t want them remaining on his property. They were a shotgun and an air rifle.

3 p.m. – An East Greenwich couple told police someone had fraudulently filed their tax return, which they learned when they went to their tax preparer.

3:30 p.m. – A Warwick woman who works as a real estate agent in East Greenwich told police she had received a call two weeks ago on her cell phone from a man who said he’d taken pictures of her after he drugged her at a party several months ago and that he is “around and is watching.” No number was listed on the cell phone. On this date, she got a second call from the man, who repeated his earlier message then added the calls would stop if she wore black stockings and he said she was beautiful. The man in both instances identified himself as Michael Anderson. No one at her office recognized the name and the woman said she had not been approached by anyone out of the ordinary at work or outside of work. The woman said she did not believe anyone had drugged her at a party. Police told the woman to contact her cell phone provider.

Friday, April 3

9:57 a.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police someone took both license plates off her car while it was parked in the driveway overnight. Another car was also parked in the driveway but it was not disturbed.

3:44 p.m. – An East Greenwich man was arrested for trespassing on the train tracks after police found him lying on the tracks. A woman had called police to report there was a drunk man walking on the train tracks near the London Street underpass. When police arrived, the officer saw the man lying across the west side tracks. The officer called dispatch for backup and told dispatch to contact Amtrak to halt all trains. The officer yelled to the man, whom he recognized, to get off the tracks, then he saw a train approaching on the tracks. The officer grabbed the man by the jacket, trying to get him off the tracks. The man kept saying, “Let me go. It’s over. It’s over,” and held tight to one of the tracks. The officer then hit the man twice on his back right shoulder, hoping to loosen his grasp. The man went limp but the officer was able to carry him over his shoulder. Then, with the train bearing down, the officer tossed the man to the side, about 5 to 10 feet away from the tracks, and dove onto the man to avoid the train. The officer stayed on top of the man to keep him from getting up until the train had passed, but then the officer saw another train was approaching. He carried the man to a fence, got him over the fence, followed, and held him down until backup and EGFD rescue arrived. The man was taken to Kent Hospital for evaluation and detox.

10:50 p.m. – Police were called to the parking lot at Pal’s Restaurant because of a man sitting in a car after closing time. The caller said the man appeared to be intoxicated. When police arrived, they found the car parked on King Street with the engine running and the man behind the wheel. Police noticed several white pills on the man’s shirt and on the passenger seat, as well as a half-empty vodka bottle on the passenger seat. The man appeared to be chewing several white pills and he appeared dazed. He mumbled and was hard to understand. He told police the pills were Valium. Police called EGFD rescue and helped restrain the man when he began to resist rescue help. The man, from Warwick, was taken to Kent Hospital; his car was towed from the scene.

Saturday, April 4

10:39 a.m. – An East Greenwich man said someone used his Social Security number to file a tax return in his name. The IRS said they thought the tax return was a fake and so did not pay out.

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