Police Log: ‘Donut’ Makers, Wallet Heist & Crompton Road Break In

by | Nov 16, 2018

Monday, Oct. 15

5:30 p.m. – Police warned three 18 year olds – including the driver – and one 19 year old who in a car making donuts in the parking lot behind the Parks & Rec building on Frenchtown Road, after being alerted to the activity by the director of parks, recreation and senior services. Police noticed minor dirt and gravel disturbance in the parking lot. The four men were from out of state and all were students at New England Tech and living in the dorm there. After being warned, they were allowed to leave.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

9 a.m. – An East Greenwich woman was stopped for speeding on Middle Road and was found to have an expired license. Police cited her for speeding and issued a court summons for the license violation. She was told she could renew the license and show proof at the police station and the summons would be dropped, and in less than two hours the woman went to the police with that proof.

5 p.m. – A Warwick woman told police her wallet was taken from her purse while she was sitting at Panera with a friend from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. She said she’d already gotten a call about possible fraud regarding her LL Bean credit card, which someone allegedly tried to use at Nordstrom in Providence. The wallet contained several credit cards and a debit card, as well as about $75 in cash. A Panera representative told police they only have video surveillance at the front door area, not where the woman had been seated.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

2:43 p.m. – Police assisted EGFD with a vehicle fire on Middle Road just north of Frenchtown Road. EGFD had extinguished the fire, which had fully engulfed the pickup truck. The driver said the truck had recently had transmission work done and he pulled over moments before the flames erupted after smelling something burning. No one was injured.

5:30 p.m. – Police stopped a North Kingstown woman on Division Street just west of Sanctuary Drive after being alerted to an erratic driver with children in the car. The woman appeared to be in good health; she told police she was having a bad day. The car’s registration turned out to be suspended, so police gave the woman a traffic court summons and had the car towed. A friend came to give the woman and children a ride.

Thursday, Oct. 18

10:18 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 39, for simple assault after he fought with two of the employees of his group home while at the Cumberland Farms on South County Trail. Police had the man taken to Kent Hospital for evaluation.

Friday, Oct. 19

4:12 p.m. – A Crompton Road resident told police her house had been broken into after arriving there after work and finding her freezer door open, her bedroom window open and her late husband’s pistol missing. Police found open drawers in nearly every room in the house. Among the items missing were a laptop computer, a digital camera, and a sapphire ring. The woman wasn’t sure of the gun type except that it was a “James Bond” gun. Police showed her a photo of a Walther PPK and she said that was the gun.

Saturday, Oct. 20

6:03 p.m. – The relative of a political candidate complained about signs missing from in front of a house on Middle Road at Balsam Drive, on Tanglewood Drive, and on First Avenue at Brisas Circle.

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