Police Log: Assault by Vehicle; Water Street Ruckus

by | Aug 26, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, July 30

7:20 p.m. – Police arrested Nathan Jones, 19, of Warwick, on felony charges of assault with a dangerous weapon (a car) and failing to stop after an accident, as well as with disorderly conduct and driving on suspended license after he allegedly hit a car on purpose and fled the scene. The driver of the car that was hit told police the other driver started following him after he inadvertently cut him off. The first driver stopped in the Eldredge Elementary School parking lot on Friendship Street hoping to de-escalate the situation. The driver of the second car, Jones,  allegedly then drove his car into the side of the first car and started yelling at the first driver. Jones then drove off, according to the report, but Warwick Police tracked him to his house where he was arrested and taken into custody.

Tuesday, July 31

1:10 a.m. – Police cited a Lincoln man for driving an unregistered vehicle after police pulled him over for having only one license plate. Routine checks showed the car registration was suspended and the car wasn’t insured. The plate was seized and the man was issued a summons.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

2:20 p.m. – A Cranston man told police his car was damaged by state DOT brush cutters on Division Road. He said he heard a bang while passing the crew; at home he noticed damage to his left rear door.

11:11 p.m. – The owner of Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar on Main Street told police he was having issues with a neighbor who lives behind the bar. The owner told police he found a note on his truck reading, “You park like an ***hole.” The man told officers he watched video footage from the bar and it showed a neighbor whom he has had issues with in the past place the note on his truck. Police also viewed the footage and it shows a female party place the note on his truck. Police spoke with the woman, who said the restaurant owner parks his truck in the back lot illegally and she was sick of it. Police told the woman to contact the owner of the lot about the matter and not to put notes on the man’s truck.

Friday, Aug. 3

1:08 a.m. – Police were conducting a bar check at Finn’s Harborside. During closing time the detail officer needed assistance with a party. The detail officer told the responding officer that he saw a man urinating at the corner of Queen Street and Castle Street. Police issued the man a Municipal Court summons for urinating in public.

7:28 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 39, for simple assault and battery after they were called to Greenwich Hotel for an assault. At the hotel, they found a man holding his ribs with blood coming from his cheek and hands. Police talked with the alleged assailant, who said they got into a fight. He admitted punching the other man in the face and kicking him in the ribs. The man was taken into custody and transported to EGPD headquarters for processing.  He was later arraigned.

Sunday, Aug. 5

6:30 p.m. – Police arrested three Warwick women, ages 33, 33 and 31, for simple assault and disorderly conduct after police were called to Water Street near Nautika and Finn’s Harborside on a report of three women fighting. According to the police report, the fight started after they were thrown out of Nautika. A witness told police she saw one of the women pull the another woman’s hair. Another of the women was seen throwing a beer bottle. The women were placed in custody and taken to EGPD headquarters for processing.


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