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, July 23
2:59 p.m. – A West Warwick man told police his soon-to-be ex-wife had gone into his barbershop on Main Street and told employees and customers she was the new owner. He said she had nothing to do with the business and he wanted a no-trespass order to keep her from entering the shop again. Police did the necessary paperwork but had not yet been in contact with the woman to issue the order.
3:02 p.m. – The manager of Filippou’s Twisted Pizza told police a customer was drunk and had ordered $64 worth of food that he didn’t pay for. He asked that police issue a no-trespass order against the man. EGFD rescue arrived to take the man to Kent Hospital for detox.
Thursday, July 24
9:30 a.m. – Police went to a house at 11 Duke Street after getting reports that it was vacant and in a potentially hazardous condition. A neighbor told them the former resident had been returning to leave food for cats. According to the report, vegetation around the house was overgrown and police found plates of tuna and cat food outside the door. The side door was unlocked and no one was home. Upon entering, police smelled a strong urine odor and animal feces throughout the first floor. Police found a dead raccoon at the bottom of the basement stairs and overall hazardous conditions so the town’s building inspector was notified. Police secured the building and in the afternoon posted a “No Entry/Inhabitable” sign on the front door.
12:42 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police her ex-boyfriend was sending her harassing messages via Facebook. The same man had been arrested for domestic and cyber domestic-related charges in June concerning the same woman. The court had issued a no-contact order but it was lifted when charges were dismissed in July. Police left a message for the man at his workplace.
Friday, July 25
9:53 a.m. – An employee of Post Road Self Storage told police someone appeared to have cut two pieces of barbed wire on the northwest fence line overnight. The fence borders the back lot of the U.S. Post Office.
11:16 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 39, for disorderly conduct after he tried to gain entry to his girlfriend’s apartment after police had broken up an argument there a half-hour earlier and the man was told to spend the night elsewhere. The girlfriend said the man was yelling and banging on the door. According to the report, the man was yelling profanities when they arrived. He was taken into custody and processed at the station. After he complained of pain, police had him taken by EGFD rescue to Kent Hospital.
Saturday, July 26
10:22 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 25, for driving with a suspended license after he was involved in a car accident on Division Street at Sanctuary Drive. Routine checks of both drivers turned up the license violation of the EG man. Police gave him a 3rd District Court summons.
7:36 p.m. – Police arrested a Saunderstown man, 29, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for speeding on Frenchtown Road. Routine checks turned up the license violation. A family member came to drive the car from the scene. The arrested man was processed at the station, issued a 3rd District Court summons and released.
8:01 p.m. – One of the owners of Blu on the Water told police about a woman who was asked to leave Friday night because of previous bad behavior at the restaurant. According to the report, the woman grabbed the man by the arm and threw a drink in his face, then ran away. The owner said he did not call police when it happened because he did not want to press charges. He said he just wanted police to issue a no-trespass order. Police found the woman on a boat in the marina near Blu and she signed the order.
10:03 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he and his wife are in the early stages of a divorce and she has moved to Warwick. He said he had changed the locks two months ago but he thought his wife had hired a locksmith to make her a key because on Wednesday he came home to find her carrying belongings out of the house. In looking through his paperwork today, he noticed he was missing two folders that contained bank account information on accounts in his name. Even though no actions have been taken in court to limit his wife’s access to the house or to determine what belongs to who, the man wanted the incident documented.
Sunday, July 27
11:12 p.m. – Police arrested William Blake, 64, charging him with resisting arrest, obstructing police, disorderly conduct, assault on a person over age 60 – a felony – and vandalism after he got in a fight with a tenant, age 70, at an building he owns on Main Street. According to the report, Blake got angry after the tenant told him to go away when he banged on the door. The tenant said Blake was drunk. Blake allegedly became violent, breaking things then hitting the tenant with his hands, a fan, a stick and a vacuum. According to another tenant, he punched a hole in her front door. Blake, who police found in the middle of Main Street, at first refused to identify himself. Then he repeated used profanities against the police. He refused to allow police to put him in handcuffs until police finally took him to the ground. Once in handcuffs, Blake continued to yell and struggle. He was bleeding from a cut on his right hand but refused treatment. In custody, Blake continued to say he would hurt the tenant if he was let go.