Police Log: Assaults, Missing Cash, Misguided Kayakers

by | Sep 1, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Aug. 19

8:34 a.m. – Police went to EG Golf Course on Division Road to make sure they were not making any retail sales, per the state department of taxation. 

9:07 a.m. – Police went to Manic Training on South County Trail  to make sure they were not making any retail sales, per the state department of taxation. 

10 a.m. – A Prospect Street resident told police someone had taken between $18,000 and $20,000 cash from his house. The man said he kept the money in $100 bills behind some dishes and that he’d last seen it three days earlier. He said his grandson had been kicked out of the house a few weeks earlier after a theft. 

10:16 a.m. – Police went to Exotic Tans at 1000 Division Street to make sure they were not making any retail sales, per the state department of taxation. 

10:30 p.m. – A Division Street resident said two bikes, a Nantucket-style bike basket and an air compressor had been taken from his garage. He said the garage had not been locked. The two bike were Trek 21’s valued at $600 each. The basket’s estimated value was $75 and the compressor was valued at $120.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

1:42 p.m. – An employee of University Orthopedics on South County Trail told police a patient had gotten angry when he was told he’d parked in the wrong place. The employee said the man knocked her cell phone out of her hand and had scared people with his behavior.

3:08 p.m. – The harbormaster told police he found both the police and fire boats untied from the town dock, and one of the boats was beached, the third time this happened in a week.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

12 a.m. – An off-duty Providence police officer told police about a couple pushing a young child in a cart on South County Trail toward Route 4. Police picked up the couple and child and took them to the Extended Stay off Division Street.

2:09 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 58, for simple assault/battery after a woman said he had assaulted her near the town boat ramp off Crompton Avenue. She said he became angry after she said she didn’t know where his vodka bottle was. After an argument, the woman said, the man punched her in the eye. Police made the arrest near the boat ramp.

1:30 p.m. – A Middletown woman, 17, was cited for driving while her registration was suspended after she was stopped for using a cell phone while driving. The plates were seized and the car was towed. She was issued a citation for the suspended registration.

1:50 p.m. – A Hamilton Drive resident told police a man was riding up and down driveways on an electric scooter distributing flyers for an exterminator company. Police told the man he would need to apply for a permit to distribute flyers like that. 

3:51 p.m. – A woman told police her car was damaged while she was driving south on Tillinghast Road. The woman said she heard a loud band. She stopped the car and saw a man trimming the grass by the side of the road. She approached the man using the weed whacker but he refused to take responsibility for the damage.

9:30 p.m. – Police were called to a house in East Greenwich after a woman there was said to have swallowed a dangerous substance. The woman ran out the back of the house into the woods and a search commenced, aided by Coventry and Cranston police. The woman returned to the house and EGFD rescue met police there. The woman was taken by rescue to the hospital.

10:20 p.m. – A woman on Main Street called 911, unsure where she was. EGFD rescue took the woman, who appeared to be drunk, to the hospital.

Thursday, Aug. 22

5:57 a.m. – A Cedar Avenue resident told police an unknown Tesla was parked in her driveway. The car had no plates. Police learned the car was delivered to the wrong address. Tesla was alerted and would be taking the car to the correct address. 

10:15 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 19, for simple assault/battery and disorderly conduct after he turned himself in regarding an incident at CVS on South County Trail that happened on Wednesday night at CVS on South Country Trail. The CVS manager told police he was talking to the EG man in his office about his lackluster job performance. The employee started yelling at the manager then punched him in the head. The manager had cuts on his scalp, a sprained right index finger, and a cut on his left elbow. Surveillance video showed the altercation.

11:27 a.m. – The manager of Richard’s Pub told police a couple had come in the night before and left without paying their $46 bill.

5:24 p.m. – A Warwick man told police a former friend had threatened him and his family during a phone call. He said he didn’t want to press charges but asked police to document the incident.

Friday, Aug. 23

11:09 p.m. – Police escorted a woman to her home and a man to a hotel after they were found arguing at Blu on the Water.

Saturday, Aug. 24

12:33 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 45, for simple assault/battery and disorderly conduct after he allegedly kicked a police officer in the leg at Blu on the Water. The Blu security team was trying to separate two men when one of them attempted to hit the other. The man had a beer bottle in his hand and raised it over his head in what appeared to be a threatening manner. At that point, police moved in, asking the man to drop the beer bottle. The man instead kicked the officer, according to the report. He was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing and later released with a District Court summons.

9:04 p.m. – A juvenile called police after the babysitter went outside to take a phone call and did not return. The babysitter apparently returned to the house just before the police arrived. Everyone appeared to be safe. 

Sunday, Aug. 25

6:51 p.m. – A resident told police two people were kayaking on a private pond off Pegwin Drive. Police spoke with the kayakers, who said they had not realized the pond was private.

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