Police Log: Angry Shoplifter, Missing ‘Red Neck’ Flag, Cars Breaks

by | May 31, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Tuesday, May 1

2 p.m. – Police were called to Town Barbershop at 459 Main Street for the report of malicious damage to property. The owner of the barber shop told police that at some point between 7 and 8 p.m. Monday he heard something that sounded like glass breaking outside, but he didn’t see anything. This morning, however, he found a small hole in his front window caused by what appeared to be a BB gun. The estimated cost to fix the window is $250.

Wednesday, May 2

5:33p.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 22, for driving on a suspended license after they responded to the area of Division Street and Bittersweet Farm, for a two-car accident. Routine checks showed the man had a suspended out-of-state driver’s license and his car was unregistered. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and issued a Third District court summons. He was also issued a summons for driving an unregistered car and driving without evidence of insurance. His car was towed.

9:28 p.m. – A Mansfield, Mass., woman told police her car had been broken into and her purse stolen while she was at Arielle Arts and Entertainment on South County Trail. The woman told police she was inside the Arielle gym when her and some other classmates heard a loud “thud” at 8:50 p.m. After the class, the woman went out to her car and found her front passenger side window had been shattered. She told police that her purse was missing from underneath the passenger seat.

Thursday, May 3

9:44 a.m. – An East Greenwich school bus driver told police a car drove past her while the bus lights were flashing Wednesday afternoon, as she was dropping off a student on Tillinghast Road at Frenchtown Road. She said the car was a red Hyundai and she gave police the license plate number. With that information, police were able to locate the driver. They gave her a warning and told her to be more careful around school buses while they are stopped with their red flashing lights on.

5:30 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 57, on a Third District Court bench warrant at his home. He was placed into custody and transported to EGPD headquarters for processing. Later he was transported to the ACI in Cranston.

10:22 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 37, for shoplifting, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after he was seen behaving erratically inside the CVS on Main Street. When police arrived, they asked the man to come outside and talk to them. The man came outside but started punching the wall, causing his hand to bleed. Police asked the man to calm down but instead he lunged at police, yelling expletives. The man remained very hostile and continued to yell at the police but they were able to pat him down. During the pat down, police found toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and hair gel in his pockets, appearing to have come from the store. Police asked the man if he had a receipt for the items, angering him further. After some effort, police were able to handcuff the man and take him to EGPD headquarters for processing.

Sunday, May 6

10:33 p.m. – An employee from Twisted Pizza told police that a flag had been stolen from his car. He told police that while his car was parked in front of Twisted Pizza across from Back to Basics he had two flags on his pick-up truck bed (a U.S. flag and a “red neck” flag). When he was leaving work at 10 pm he noticed the “red neck” flag was missing.

Monday, May 7

10:44 a.m.  The head of public safety at New England Tech told police that the school is missing a wireless microphone and they believe it was stolen. The estimated value for the microphone is $3,200.

Wednesday, May 9

12:10 p.m. – A resident from Spring Valley Drive reported to police about her wallet missing from her car, which had been unlocked The woman told police that on May 4 she had her car parked at Shovlin Park on Lenihan Lane while her children were playing at the park. When the woman came back to her car she found her wallet was missing from her car. She said there was $300 cash in the wallet in addition to some credit cards and her driver’s license. The woman talked to the homeowner across the street who has a camera system that faces the park. The video footage showed a blue or black car drive up to the lot and a man get out and walk to her car. The footage shows him opening the car door and appearing to take something.

Thursday, May 10

7 p.m. – East Greenwich Police picked up a Warwick man, 31, from Warwick Police department after Warwick police arrested him on a warrant out of EGPD. He was transported to EGPD headquarters for processing and later arraigned by the bail commissioner. He was released with a District Court summons.

Friday, May 11

3:30 a.m. – Police went to a house on South Road after a woman called following an argument with her husband. The husband had left by the time police arrived. The woman told police the argument got intense but was not physical. The woman reported to police that she didn’t want to press charges and her husband was drunk at the time of the incident.

8:08 a.m. – A Stone Ridge Drive resident told police his car been gone through overnight and that his GPS was missing. The man did find the Garmin GPS bag in his front yard. Nothing else was taken. The car had been unlocked.

Saturday, May 12

4:30 p.m. – A Longmeadow Drive resident reported to police about fraudulent online use of his Macy’s credit card. He told police that on May 11 he received two emails from Macy’s regarding orders that had been placed online in his name, which he didn’t place. One order was for $40.13 for lipstick and the second order was for $452.49 for an Apple watch. The man told police he did notify Macy’s fraud department, which is looking into the matter, and he has closed his Macy’s account.

11:48 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 32, at his home on a Superior Court bench warrant for failure to appear for a session relating to a felony assault charge. Police took the man into custody and transported to EGPD for processing. He was later taken to the ACI.

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