By Bethany J. Hashway
Monday, March 19
8:52 p.m. – A man driving west on Kent Drive hit a deer after it ran out in front of him. He was not hurt but the deer had to be put down by police after they arrived. The front of the man’s car was damaged.
Tuesday, March. 20
3:28 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 27, on a District Court bench warrant and possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms after receiving a call about a suspicious person on Queen Street. Police located the man, who said he believed there was a warrant out for him. He was right so he was taken into custody. At the police station, police found he had some marijuana on him (less than an ounce) along with the mushrooms. In addition to the arrest charges, the man was cited for the marijuana and, later, taken to the ACI in Cranston.
5 p.m. – The manager of the McDonald’s on New London Turnpike told police that the restaurant received a counterfeit $20 bill for a food order. The manager tested the bill by using a counterfeit bill detector marker, and it revealed that the $20 bill was fake. The manager said she’d approached the customer about the bill and the customer, a woman, seemed surprised and ran out. The manager reported to police that the woman drove off in a silver car with Connecticut license plates.
9:43 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 32, for a Superior Court bench warrant after police were called to the man’s home on a report of a disturbance. When police arrived, they heard two people arguing loudly. The man answered the door; routine checks turned up the warrant. He was taken into custody and taken to the station for processing. Unable to come up with cash bill, he was transported to the ACI in Cranston.
Saturday, March. 24
7:30 a.m. – Police cited a North Kingstown man, 40, for driving a car with a suspended registration after they noticed his expired inspection sticker. The car was towed; police seized the plates.