Police Log: Unhappy Landlords, Unhappy Ex’s

by | Jan 6, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Dec. 10

5 p.m. – A Long Street resident asked police for help ejecting his ex-wife, who appeared to be drunk and was refusing to leave. The two had gotten into an argument over their children and the man wanted the police to arrest the woman for drunkenness. Police told him they could not do that. While police were there, the woman put her hand on the man’s forearm and said she would leave. The man accused the woman of shoving him; police said no shove took place and the woman left.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

9:57 a.m. – A Valley Road resident told police several pieces of jewelry went missing sometime between Sunday morning and this morning. She said she keeps the jewelry in an unlocked jewelry box in her bedroom. 

Wednesday, Dec. 12

10:45 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence woman, 27, for driving on a suspended license after she was involved in a two-car accident. Routine checks showed the suspended license. She was issued a District Court summons.

1:30 p.m. – A Rocky Hollow Road resident told police two people had been setting up a tent on his property without permission. Police issued the pair a No Trespass order.

5 p.m. – An employee of the Verizon Store at 1000 Division St. told police a customer used someone else’s identity to buy an iPhone 10 Max there earlier in the day. The employee learned of the fraud after getting a call from a Hartford, Conn., woman who said it had been her identity that was used (she’d gotten an email from Verizon regarding the purchase). The Connecticut woman planned to contact police in Hartford. Verizon said it would review the store’s surveillance video.

Thursday, Dec 13

8:30 a.m. – A teacher with the Music School at the St. Luke’s told police she was missing $183 from her purse. She had left her purse in the church building after teaching and was unable to regain access until she returned this morning. There, she found her purse but the cash was missing.

Saturday, Dec 15

12:29 a.m. – A South County Trail resident told police she had been getting harassing and unwanted phone calls and texts from her ex-boyfriend, from whom she’d recently broke up after a long relationship. She said he’d been texting and calling her constantly Friday night, despite her requests for him to stop. While police were talking to the woman at her home, the ex-boyfriend called again. Police spoke to the man, who admitted to calling and texting. Police told him to stop or risk police action.

10:14 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 35, for driving on a expired license after police stopped him for driving without his headlights on while it was raining. Police noticed the registration sticker on the back license plate was expired. Routine checks showed the man’s expired driver’s license. He was issued a District Court summons for operating with an expired license and a citation for operating with an expired registration. The truck was towed and police seized the plates.

1:39 p.m. – A Main Street resident told police his landlord was forcing him out. The landlord told police the tenant had not paid rent for two weeks. The tenant said that was true but that he would be able to pay his rent next week. Police told the landlord she would need to initiate the eviction process before they would take any action.

8:40 p.m. – A Valley Road resident told police her landlord locked her out of her home while she was out with her dog. When police talked with the landlord, who appeared to be drunk and said the tenant hadn’t paid rent in six weeks. The landlord also thinks the tenant stole some of her jewelry (see the incident noted above). While police were there, the landlord and tenant continued arguing with each other. Police told the landlord to start eviction proceedings if she really wanted the tenant out.


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