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, Oct. 24
4:10 p.m. – An EG resident told police his neighbor was acting strangely, accusing him three weeks earlier of taking tools and saying this was his “last warning” to return them. Two weeks ago, the EG resident told police someone threw a rock through his front screen door. On this date, the resident talked to his neighbor and asked him if he knew who’d thrown the rock. The neighbor smiled and said he did know but wouldn’t say who. Police told the two men to stay off each other’s property and referred the case to the officer who handles elderly issues, since the neighbor in question is 81.
5:39 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 48, and woman, 34, for failing to pay their Greenwich Hotel bill from September. Police acted on a warrant after noticing the man sitting on a bench on Main Street. The woman was found at their apartment. They were both taken into custody, arraigned by a justice of the peace at the station and released with summonses.
Sunday, Oct. 26
9:25 a.m. – Three residents of Watch Hill Drive reported their cars were broken into overnight. In the first case, the resident’s Cadillac Escalade had been entered and the driver’s side front door had been left open. He’d parked the car at around 11 p.m. Saturday and couldn’t recall whether or not he’d locked it. There were no signs of forced entry. According to the resident, he was missing a wallet (containing his driver’s license, multiple credit cards and some cash), two pairs of glasses, and electronics chargers. A set of keys to a second car was on the driveway – the second car was blocked in by the Escalade. Next door, the resident told police her Subaru Outback had been broken into sometime between 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday morning. It had been unlocked. The only items missing were loose change and a power cord. At 11:52 a.m., police got a report from another Watch Hill Drive resident, who said two of his cars – a Mercedes and a second car – had been broken into overnight. Among the items taken were two toolboxes, loose change and some cash and a fleece jacket. The cars had been left unlocked.
Monday, Oct. 27
1:20 a.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 31, for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a head-on collision on Division Street just east of Howland Road. He was still in his car when police arrived, waiting for rescue personnel. His speech was slurred, according to the report, and he smelled of alcohol. He told police he’d been at a couple places on Main Street and admitted having had “a bunch” of drinks during the evening. He failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test while in the rescue truck. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for his injuries and there was read his rights and allowed a phone call. He allowed a blood test to be taken for use by police to determine his blood alcohol level. He was issued a 3rd District Court summons and told to report to EGPD for processing before his court date.