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.
Monday, March 16
11:27 a.m. – Police noticed new graffiti on the walls of the walls of “the Maze,” the pedestrian underpass from London Street to Crompton Avenue. Among the graffiti were two instances of profanity directed against “cops.”
1:18 p.m. – A Cranston woman reported damage to her car from a pothole on Division Street west of Howland Drive. The woman’s car got a flat tire and the tire rim was damaged. She wanted documentation to be able to seek reimbursement from the state Department of Transportation (Division Street is a state-owned road).
1:52 p.m. – Police arrested a Coventry man, 24, for failing to stop after being involved in a car accident Sunday night after the man he hit followed him and gave police his license plate number and details about the car. The Coventry man allegedly hit the other man’s car on Crompton Road and continued driving. Police contacted Coventry police, who were able to reach the Coventry man’s parents. They, in turn, reached their son and told him to report to EGPD, which he did Monday afternoon. The Coventry man said he didn’t stop after the car accident Sunday evening because he didn’t want to get any more tickets. He was processed then released with a district court summons.
Tuesday, March 17
8:54 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich youth, 17, at East Greenwich High School for possessing a weapon other than a firearm. No additional information was made available.
10:03 a.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police her car struck a large pothole on Division Street just east of Route 95, causing a flat tire.
12:14 p.m. – An EG man told police he’d damaged the passenger side front tire rim when he hit a pothole on Division Street near New England Tech. The Dept. of Transportation was notified so the pothole could be marked.
Wednesday, March 18
6:22 a.m. – A Boston man asked police to check on his boat at EG marina Dock A. Police found the rear zipper on the cover was open and the boat’s boarding light was on, but the internal cabin was locked. Besides one Yuengling beer bottle on the floor near the helm, nothing appeared to be out of place or missing. Police secured the boat and spoke again with the boat’s owner in Boston, who said he would have someone check on the boat later. He said he had not been on the boat since New Year’s Eve.
9:45 a.m. – An EG man told police his car was damaged when he hit a pothole on Division Street west of Howland Drive. He wanted documentation to be able to seek reimbursement from the state DOT since Division Street is a state-owned road.
12:59 p.m. – Officials from New England Tech notified police after a student was found in his car refusing to speak to security. Police spoke with the man, 19, of Swansea, Mass., who said he’d just learned his brother was in a car accident and the victim of the accident was demanding money. Police told the student he was a subject of a phone scam. That was confirmed after a phone call to the brother’s high school. Police spoke with the allegedly scammer, who threatened to kill the officer and rape his children.
4:37 p.m. – The manager of the McDonald’s on New London Turnpike told police about damage done to one of the restaurant’s exterior walls. The impact looked as if a car could have caused it. The manager said they would review the video surveillance tape and contact police if there was something conclusive.
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