Police Log: Bat-Killing Cat and Raccoon-Fighting Dog

by | Jun 16, 2014

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These reports come from the East Greenwich Police Department and are public information. An arrest does not mean the individual has been convicted of a crime.

Wednesday, June 4

9:29 a.m. – A Church Street man contacted the state Dept. of Environmental Management because his dog, a male pit bull, had been in a fight with a raccoon two weeks earlier and had been ill for the past week. DEM contacted EGPD and the state health department. When the EG animal control officer reached the man, he said his dog was not up to date on its rabies vaccine. The officer spoke with the state veterinarian, who said the dog needed to be quarantined b six months in an approved facility. EG police picked up the dog, which was friendly. 

1:35 p.m. – A Moosehorn Road resident told the animal control officer her cat had killed a bat inside the house during the previous night then hid it. She called police after she found the dead bat. The woman said her dog and two cats were up-to-date on their rabies vaccines, but she could only produce the dog’s certificate. She said she would get certificates for the cats and submit them to EGPD. The animals would need rabies vaccine boosters and a limited quarantine.

5:15 p.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick man, 36, at Pal’s restaurant on two warrants, which the police learned of after another incident the man, an employee of Pal’s, was involved in. 

5:53 p.m. – Police arrested an Attleboro, Mass. man, 47, for violating an order of protection and domestic stalking after an East Greenwich woman told police she’d seen his car in her office parking lot. The woman had been in a romantic relationship with the man until severing it in November 2013. She had obtained a restraining order against the man in May. Police found the car as the woman had described it and found it was the man’s car. She told police she was leaving the building. As police watched, the woman got in her car and pulled out onto Main Street. At the same time, police saw the man descending the stairs that lead to the woman’s office, ducking when he got to the bottom of the stairs and sneaking over to his car, driving away in the same direction as the woman. Police followed in an unmarked car, seeing the man follow the woman to her street, stopping one house short of the woman’s house. He then turned around and drove away. Police stopped him on South Road and made the arrest. The man told police he’d been eating at Ritrovo, the restaurant in the same complex as the EG woman’s office and that he had gone to her street to visit another resident, but thought better of it and left. The EG woman said the man had no other acquaintances on her street.

Thursday, June 5

2:19 a.m. – Police arrested a West Greenwich man, 23, for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .15 percent after he was pulled over on Division Road for driving on the wrong side of the road. When police spoke with the driver, he said he didn’t know why he was driving on the wrong side of the road. He smelled of alcohol, according to the report, and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. He admitted to having had two beers and consented to a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was taken into custody and, at the station, he underwent to breath tests to measure his blood alcohol, which came back .277 and .270 consecutively. The legal blood alcohol limit is .08. Police gave him a district court summons for the alcohol charge and a traffic court summons for leaving the lane of travel charge and released him to a friend.

4:52 p.m. – Police shot and killed a possibly rabid raccoon in the parking lot at 655 Main St. after reports that the animal was walking sideways, showed no fear and was out in daylight.  

6:45 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 26, for driving with a suspended license after he ran into a tree at Tillinghast and South road while trying to elude police. Police had been looking for the car he was driving in connection to a hit-and-run accident in North Kingstown. The man told police his license was suspended, which was confirmed. NK police wanted him in connection with the other accident. EG police gave him a district court summons on the license violation and had his car towed from the scene and NK police took him into custody.

Friday, June 6

4:32 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 22, at her home on a bench warrant for failing to appear in district court on a driving while intoxicated charge. She was taken to the station for processing, arraigned and released on $1,000 bail.

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