Police Log: Assault, Drunk Driving & Car Chase

by | Jun 16, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, May 28

6:04 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 58, on a warrant issued by Central Falls police for two counts of assault. The man was taken into custody and taken to EGPD for processing. Later he was turned over to Central Falls Police.

Thursday, May 30

12:30 a.m. – An EG woman called police to report a possible assault in progress. Police found the front door open and damaged upon arrival. At first the woman told police she wasn’t hurt, but police could see she was shaking. She said the suspect, an acquaintance of hers, had come over at 12:15 a.m. and appeared to have been drinking. The man said he disapproved of the woman’s ex-boyfriend. According to the woman, the man ripped a blanket off her and shoved her in the head with his open hand. The woman told him to leave, which he did, but then he returned and started banging on the door. When she opened the door a crack, the man punched the door and pushed against it until the door frame broke. The man left before police arrived.

7:44 a.m. – EGPD picked up a chase that started in Cranston. The car crashed into another car at Frenchtown Road and South County Trail. The driver was arrested but the passenger fled on foot, only to turn himself in about an hour later at a Dunkin Donuts. For more on the story, see the story here.

5:16 p.m. – A Warwick woman, 32, was cited for driving with a cancelled registration after she was pulled over for throwing a lit cigarette out her car window. Routine checks showed the cancelled registration. The license plates were seized and the vehicle was towed.

Saturday, June 1

3:14 p.m. – The owner of an apartment on Long Street told police someone had smashed the front window.

11:06 p.m. – Police assisted Warwick PD in the arrest of a suspected drunk driver who was stopped while driving south on Post Road in Cowesett. EGPD stopped the car after seeing it drift over the double yellow line into the northbound lane. When they approached the driver, she said, “We’re almost home! I know I have a flat tire but I can make it home.” But police could smell alcohol on the woman’s breath and her eyes were bloodshot. When police requested her driver’s license she provided them her health insurance card and a debit card. Rhode Island State Police arrived, conducted field sobriety tests and took the woman into custody for suspected driving while intoxicated.

Monday, June 3

9:45 a.m. – A Warwick man, 31, turned himself in at the Kent County Courthouse for the warrant he had out of EGPD.

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