Police Log: 2 Arrested for Shooting Out Window of Occupied Car

by | May 27, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, April 29

11:39 a.m. – Police cited a Cranston woman, 54, for driving a car with the registration suspended after they stopped her for no front plate and for having a brake light out. When routine checks showed the registration suspension, the car was towed and plate was seized. She was issued citations for the brake light and the suspended registration.

3:50 p.m. – Police cited a Pawtucket man, 55, for driving an unregistered vehicle after police noticed a torn inspection sticker. Routine checks showed the car wasn’t registered and the driver didn’t have proof of insurance. The man was issued a citation for operating an unregistered vehicle and improper use of evidence of vehicle registration and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. The vehicle was towed and plates seized.

5:06 p.m. – An East Greenwich man, 26, was cited for driving a car with a suspended registration after he was stopped because of an expired inspection sticker. Checks showed the registration suspension. The man was cited, the plates were seized and the car was towed from the scene.

Tuesday, April 30

9:20 a.m. – An East Greenwich man, 58, was cited for driving a car with a suspended registration after he was stopped for speeding. The car’s plates were seized and vehicle was towed.

Sunday, May 5

10:32 p.m. – Police responded to Long Street to assist EGFD, who said the first floor tenant had a key to the fire alarm box and had been shutting off the alarm every time it sounded. Police spoke with the tenant who said he’d found a key and had taken to shutting off the fire alarm because it was annoying. A member of the fire department took the key and told the tenant that he wasn’t allowed to tamper with the fire alarm system.

Monday, May 6

9:30 p.m. – Police arrested an Pawtucket man, 23, and an East Greenwich woman, 19, for shooting a BB gun at a moving vehicle, a felony, and for vandalism after one of them shot the back window out of a car they had been following from Cumberland Farms on Post Road to Frenchtown Road to South County Trail to Middle Road to Moosehorn Road. It was during that last stretch that the man allegedly fired the BB gun at the car they were following, shattering that car’s back window. Police stopped the couple as they were driving east on Division Street near the EG Golf Course. Four police officers responded to the car stop. The EG woman was taken out of the car, handcuffed and placed in the back of one of the police cars, according to the report. The man at first refused to get out of the car. After he did, he began to walk toward one of the officers, refusing police commands and yelling, “This is bull****!” He reached toward his waistband and told police to shoot him – “I don’t care!” Police were able to see the man did not appear to be carrying a weapon so they moved in and placed him in handcuffs. He told police they were following the other car because one of the occupants had taken $100 from him a few weeks earlier. He said they had argued at the gas station and he and the woman decided to follow the other car after it pulled away. The Pawtucket man said he’d been the one to fire the BB gun. The two suspects were taken to EGPD for processing. A West Warwick policewoman was called to search the female.

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Pat Jaehnig
Pat Jaehnig
May 27, 2019 8:23 am

“He reached toward his waistband and told police to shoot him.” Kudos to officers who,according to this report, reacted in a calm and professional manner and arrested the suspect without anyone being injured.

Bruce Roberts
Bruce Roberts
May 28, 2019 12:31 pm

Thankfully EG Police are getting cars off the roads for the aforementioned issues, now if they could cite the inordinate amount of ‘vehicle’s that run RED 🚦👀LIGHTS at our town’s intersection’s 😵😱🇺🇸


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