Police Log: Assault, Obstruction and a Stolen Purse

by | May 4, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, April 9

10 a.m. – Police brought Joseph Tallo of North Providence from the ACI to be arraigned on charges from July 2017 for disorderly conduct and felony assault with a dangerous weapon. No plea was entered, his bail was set at $3,000 with surety and a felony screening date was set. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

9:24 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 61, for driving while intoxicated after they were alerted to an erratic driver on First Avenue. The police found the car and saw the driver cross the double yellow line three times. Police stopped the driver on First Avenue at Sylvan Drive. In talking to the driver, police smelled alcohol on his breath and noticed his eyes were bloodshot and his face was red. The man failed field sobriety tests so police took him into custody. At EGPD, the man was charged with driving under the influence (1st offense) and given a Third District Court summons along with a citations for refusing a chemical breath test and leaving the lane of travel.

Tuesday, April 10

4:34 p.m.Police were called to assist EG Fire at Cindy Ann Drive for a report of a basement fire. When police arrived, EG firefighters were on the scene and all members of the house were outside.  The homeowner said he tried putting the fire out himself with a fire extinguisher. He also said the fire started in his basement while he was using his table saw. The fire marshal determined there was no suspicious activity.

Wednesday, April 11

8:45 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 58, for driving on a suspended license after he was stopped because of an expired inspection sticker. Routine checks were done and showed that his license and registration were suspended. He was issued a District Court summons for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Police cited the man for the expired inspection sticker and for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. The car was towed; police seized the plates.

6:15 p.m. – A Greenville resident told police that while she was at Panera Bread at noon, she was sitting near the door to the right of the entrance near the window overlooking the parking lot. She reported that her seat was the one closest to the door, with her back facing the entrance. The woman told police that while she was sitting having her lunch, a man bumped her seat many times. When she went up to go pick up her food she had left her shoulder bag on the ground next to her seat. After eating, she left around 12:20 p.m. A short time later after she left Panera she realized her purse was missing from her shoulder bag. The woman told police that after she noticed her purse missing she started getting notifications that her credit cards were being used fraudulently. She reported that the her credit cards were used at the Target at the Warwick Mall with an amount of $988, and another charge there for $800 dollars, and two GameStop charges (one for $400 and the other for $540). All the usage took place in Warwick. The woman told police she has stopped her credit card and debit cards. The wallet is a black Vera Bradley Bag with an estimated value of $100 dollars worth of items in the wallet.

Thursday, April 12

10:35 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 28, for resisting arrest and obstructing an officer in execution of duty after police had stopped him while he was walking on Post Road near Forge Road with his girlfriend. The day before, NK police had told EG police to be on the lookout for the man, who they said was carrying a firearm, used heroin and had made threatening comments about police. As the police tried to talk to the man, he backed away. Police told him to stop and he began pushing them away; he then took off running backwards. When police reached him, he fought until they were able to put him in handcuffs. He was taken into custody and brought to EGPD where he was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction.

Friday, April 13

3:40 p.m. – Police responded to Queen Street for the report of a landlord and tenant argument. When police arrived they spoke with the tenant, who had called the police. She said she had come home to see her landlord throwing out her belongings and saying he was going to evict her. She said she started picking up her things while he yelled at her. At one point, she told police, the landlord pushed her to the ground, holding her with one hand on her neck and one on her body. She said when she hit the ground she cut her hand. The landlord said he didn’t push the woman. Neither party  wished to provide witness statements. The woman declined to press charges and declined medical treatment.

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May 7, 2018 8:41 am

Friday night a purse was stolen from the front seat of a car. It was parked at the playground in the woods off middle road. Scary! The owner and her husband were close by playing with their children.


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