Police Log: Beer-Drinking Santa, Rabid Raccoon

by | Dec 9, 2019

By Bethany Hashway

Monday, Nov. 18

12:16 p.m. – A caller said a dog at Middle Road and South Pierce was out in the rain with no sanctuary. Police found the dog had access to a garage but appeared to prefer staying outside.

3 p.m. – A Sleepy Hollow resident told police the driver’s side door of his wife’s car was damaged sometime between 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, while it was parked in front of their residence. There was black spray paint on the door and a possible dent. 

7:41 p.m. – Police were called to assist EGFD in the removal of an intoxicated woman on Wine Street. The woman was taken by rescue to Kent Hospital. 

Thursday, Nov. 21

12:33 p.m. – State police delivered a Providence man, 25, to the EGPD for processing after they had arrested him on a warrant from January 2018. The man is accused of failing to stop after an accident on Jan. 3, 2018, at McDonald’s on Division Street. He was processed and released with a District Court summons.

2:30 p.m. – The owner of land beyond Greene Industries on Rocky Hollow told police he was having continued problems with a company that was taking loom and leaving things at the property without permission. Police recommended the owner put up No Trespassing signs and said they would speak to the company.

5 p.m. – Police used a shotgun to put down an injured deer on South Road. 

5:07 p.m. – Police fielded a complaint about barking dogs at a house on Maplewood. The caller asked police to have the homeowners bring the dog indoors.

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6:30 p.m. – A Cindyann Drive resident told police she thought she had misplaced her purse earlier in November but that a neighbor recently found the purse in the woods nearby. She said the purse may have been taken out of her car, which is usually parked in their garage overnight. She had not been locking the car and the garage door was sometimes left open. 

8:04 p.m. – A caller told police he’d seen children at Linesider Brewery and that the Santa there had been drinking beer. Police confirmed there were children at the brewery but that they were sitting at tables and that was allowed. There was no further information about Santa.

Friday, Nov. 22

12:10 a.m. – Police noted the cap was up on the Newport Bio-Diesel grease container behind Dave’s; it had been closed Thursday. There had been a theft of grease from the container the previous week so police are monitoring.

10 p.m. – A Shippeetown Road resident told police on Thursday his wife saw their horse and a raccoon moving erratically. The horse was stomping and making loud noises, protecting its ground. The raccoon went into the woods and the resident called DEM, which came and captured the raccoon. The raccoon tested positive for rabies. The horse owner provided information about the horse’s rabies vaccination.

Saturday, Nov. 23

3:13 p.m. – A First Avenue resident told police someone appeared to have taken an Amazon package that had apparently been signed for. The package had one pair of Nine West Heels and a women’s black dress valued at $100. 

3:31 p.m. – An EG resident told police she and her sister had argued and her sister made her leave the residence.

10:05 p.m. – A caller complained about music coming from the waterfront. Police found the music was coming from a boat docked between Blu and Nautika. The owner of the boat was having a small party. 

10:43 p.m. – A Johnston man told police he tripped on Main Street and hit his head on a parked Range Rover. He cut his lip and dented the front passenger side of the vehicle.

Sunday, Nov. 24

3:18 a.m. – A Providence woman sitting on the steps in front of Pal’s Restaurant on Division Street told police she wanted to kill herself and had taken a bunch of pills. Police took her to Kent Hospital but learned enroute there was a Superior Court no-bail warrant out for the woman’s arrest. At Kent, doctors determined the woman had not swallowed any pills. Police took the woman to the ACI, where she would be evaluated by mental health workers. 


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Tim Foster
Tim Foster
December 10, 2019 4:09 pm

Who is the individual who would complain about children & a Santa at local business? Some people really need to get a life – seriously.


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