Police Log: Horses on the Loose, Scam Emails

by | Dec 30, 2017

Wednesday, Dec. 13

2:15 p.m. – Police arrested a Johnston man, 27, for driving with a suspended license after police saw him using his cell phone while making a right turn onto Main Street from First Avenue. He was also warned against texting while driving.

Thursday, Dec. 14

Noon – The accounts manager at East Greenwich Housing Authority told police she’d received an email asking her to send a $19,850 wire payment to a Bank of America account in Batavia, New York. The email came from the EGHA director’s email address but when the accounts manager asked the director about the amount (which was unusual), the director said she had not sent such an email then reported the incident to the police. The accounts manager got second email, this time requesting $19,300 be sent to an account at Key Bank in Troy, New York, which they also reported to police. No money was sent.

12:53 p.m. – The manager of Ocean State Veterinary Hospital on South County Trail told police someone had taken a laptop computer sometime in mid-November. The computer had a location finder on it and it showed someone had used it to go online Dec. 6-7. With a police report filed, the location finder company would now be able to release location information on the laptop to the police.

Saturday, Dec. 16

12:56 a.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick woman, 41, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped because one of the tail lights on her car was out and she had been seen drifting out of her lane of travel on First Avenue in front of police headquarters. After police stopped her, the woman told police she had drifted in the lane because she’d dropped her cigarette and was reaching down to get it. A passenger in the car told police the car was his but that he’d just had eye surgery and couldn’t drive. When routine checks turned up the license violation, the woman said she knew it was suspended but was just giving her friend a ride home. In addition to the license charge, she was cited for leaving the lane of travel. The car was towed from the scene.

11:14 p.m. – Police were called to Middle Road west of Tillinghast Road for a report of horses in the road. The horses were found in a Shippeetown Road backyard. The horses’ owner got two of the horses and took them back to the stable, leaving two other horses, which the police managed to corral until the owner returned. She got the remaining horses and walked them back to their stable.


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