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.
Friday, Dec. 12
12:43 p.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick man, 54, for driving with a suspended license after he was involved in an accident on Center of New England Boulevard near Cracker Barrel (which is in East Greenwich). Police gave the man a court summons and told him to report to EGPD for processing before his court date. Police gave him a ride home.
1:23 p.m. – Police served a warrant on a Mashpee, Mass., man, 25, for a Nov. 24 shoplifting charge while he was being arraigned on similar charges out of North Providence at Kent County Courthouse. The Mashpee man faced more shoplifting charges out of Warwick. The man pleaded not guilty and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail.
8:56 p.m. – The manager of the CVS on Main Street reported a suspicious power outage at 6:45 p.m. The store lost power but the manager found the store’s main switch had been pulled down to the “off” position. He said he did not have any suspects for the mischief.
11:22 p.m. – A Cranston man told police someone smashed the driver’s side rear window of his Lexus while it was parked outside of Richard’s Pub and took several items. The man parked the car at around 6:45 p.m. to attend a holiday party at Richard’s Pub. He returned at around 10:45 and found the window smashed and his leather briefcase gone. Inside the case were confidential client tax documents, an iPad Air, a calculator and a pair of glasses.
Saturday, Dec. 13
9:20 p.m. – A bartender at the American Legion Hall on Main Street asked police to eject a patron who was loud and argumentative. Police spoke to the man, who appeared to be drunk. The man said he’d come with a friend but that friend had left and he had no ride home to North Kingstown. Police gave him a ride home.
11:51 p.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 27, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped by police for driving in the breakdown lane on South County Trail. He was given a court summons and told to report to EGPD before his court date. His car was towed from the scene and the man went with the car to the tow yard, where his wife was going to pick him up.
Sunday, Dec. 14
2 a.m. – An East Greenwich man, 18, was cited for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana after he was questioned by police because he’d been parked in a vacant lot on Great Road and someone reported it to the police. The man said he had stopped by to visit a friend but the man appeared suspicious to police. Police smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. They asked the man to get out of his car and they searched the car, finding a mason jar containing what appeared to be marijuana. Police confiscated the marijuana and gave the man a R.I. Traffic Tribunal summons.
Monday, Dec. 15
12:32 a.m. – Someone called the police to report three pit bulls in a car, barking loudly, on Main Street. Police found the owners in Fat Belly’s. Police told the couple to settle their bill and take the dogs home. The woman said she wanted to finish her drink. The police talked with the man outside and he confirmed the woman was drunk. When police went back in to talk to the woman, they were told she had left through the kitchen and climbed through a window to escape to the alley. Police found her hiding behind a stack of chairs. She was unable to communicate coherently and became verbally abusive. Eventually, she agreed to come out to the front of the building, where the man was waiting to take her home. At one point she lunged toward one of the police officers so they restrained her and got her to sit on the ground. Police called rescue to take her to the hospital for a psych evaluation but when she heard that, she became combative. Police got her on a stretcher then used arm and leg restraints for her safety and theirs, according to the report. Police rode with the rescue truck to Kent Hospital, where the woman was evaluated.
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