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.
Thursday, Jan. 22
7:53 a.m. – A Long Street resident told police a car on the
other side of his stockade fence had hit the fence, causing some damage. Tire tracks in the snow showed that a vehicle in a driveway belonging to a residence on Castle Street had backed into the fence. Police spoke with a resident there, who said her husband parks there and had left early for work. She said they would pay for the fence to be fixed.
Friday, Jan. 23
10:04 a.m. – The director of senior services for the town told police two of Swift Community Center’s outdoor electrical outlet boxes had been pulled off the building.
11:13 a.m. – Police arrested a West Greenwich man, 54, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after he was stopped for speeding on Middle Road. Routine checks showed the warrant. Police took the man into custody, processed him at the station and drove him to Kent County Courthouse to be arrainged. His car was towed from the scene.
3:49 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 37, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after someone alerted police because the woman appeared to be misusing prescription drugs. EGFD rescue was called but they found the woman did not need additional medical help. The woman did have prescription medications on her person that were prescribed to other people. The man who called police about the woman also turned over a box containing a crack pipe that he said was her’s. Routine checks showed the warrant so the woman was taken into custody, processed at the station and driven to the intact center at the Adult Correctional Institutions. The child she had been babysitting was dropped off at a relative’s home.
Saturday, Jan. 24
1:50 p.m. – A London Street resident told police $850 cash he kept in a dresser drawer went missing sometime between 8 a.m., when he left for work, and 1 p.m., when he returned. He said the door was usually kept locked but wasn’t locked when he returned home. He said his brother had been in the residence but had been wearing headphones and didn’t hear anything. He gave police the name of someone who knew he had been saving money.
5:17 p.m. – Police arrested a Stoughton, Mass., man, 40, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after he and a woman were stopped by police on reports the woman had been panhandling in the shopping center at 1000 Division Street. The woman was seen getting into a Ford Fusion driven by a man. Police found the car and noticed a tail light was out. They pulled the car over soon after it had gotten on Route 95 north. Routine checks turned up the warrant so police took him into custody. The woman’s driver’s license was suspended, so the car was towed from the scene. At the station, the man was able to post bail, so a justice of the peace came to arraign him and he was released.
Sunday, Jan. 25
1 p.m. – A Robin Circle resident told police his mailbox had been knocked down sometime overnight. Police noticed the mailbox post was rotted at the base. There were tire tracks leading to the post, but police also posited that wet, heavy snow thrown from a passing snow plow could have toppled the weakened post.
3:30 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he’d gotten a fake email from someone pretending to be his brother (the email address was, in fact, very close to his brother’s actual email address), requesting that $40,000 be sent to the First National Bank in the care of a woman named Sharon Burnett. The EG man did not know anyone by that name and he contacted his brother, who said he had not written requesting money. The brother, who lives in New York, was going to contact police there about the incident.
5:02 p.m. – A North Kingstown woman told police her husband, from whom she is separated and against whom there is a no-contact order, came to her workplace, a hair salon in East Greenwich, and created a scene. The man, who lives in Cranston, appeared to be drunk, she told police. He was escorted out of the salon by the salon’s owners but later she noticed her car had been keyed.
5:16 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick woman, 25, for driving with a suspended license after she was pulled over on Main Street because her passenger-side headlight was out. Checks showed the suspension. Police gave her a district court summons and told her to report to EGPD before her court date for processing. Her car was towed from the scene; police gave her a ride to her home.
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