Police Log: Boat Troubles, Narcotics, A Threat & A Goose

by | Aug 29, 2019

By Elizabeth F. McNamara

Monday, Aug. 12

12:10 p.m. – A Warwick man told police his dry docked boat, which he had not visited in a year, had water damage. The boat was at the East Greenwich Yacht Club parking lot. In speaking with EGYC officials, police learned the club had been trying to get the man to remove the boat since he was behind in payments. The officials said they knew about the water, that the hose there in an effort to drain the water. 

4:25 p.m. – A caller told police about a woman seen stumbling and almost falling on Union Street near Main Street. Another called said the woman had fallen down on Marlborough Street. The woman appeared to be drunk. EGFD rescue took her to the hospital. 

4:41 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police the motor for his dinghy was missing. He said he’d last seen it Aug. 4, while the dinghy was attached to his larger boat in a slip near Nautika restaurant. He said it was a 6 horsepower motor worth about $1,800.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

3:52 p.m. – A Greene Street resident told police the 9-year-old dog she’d adopted in February had bitten several people since then, including the resident, who said she’d gotten bit 10 times, and her daughter had been bit too. She had tried training and medication but the behavior seemed to be getting worse. No rescue organization was willing to talk the dog because of the biting. Police told her the dog needed to be quarantined for 10 days and that she should talk to a vet about euthanization.

Friday, Aug. 16

10 a.m. – The harbormaster told police someone had untied the lines to the harbormaster boat and it was floating in Greenwich Cove. He got it secured but asked police to monitor the area. When police returned at 12:30 p.m., the boat was loose again.

Saturday, Aug. 17

12:15 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 29, on three felony drug possession charges and disorderly conduct and police obstruction (misdemeanors) after the driver of the car he was in was questioned by police. Initially, a police officer working a detail shift at Blu on the Water noticed the man walking out of the bar who appeared too drunk to drive. The man said he lived nearby and would walk home. Police said the valet company would hold onto the man’s keys until later in the day. The man appeared upset by that and returned to the bar. At 12:30, police noticed a car idling in the parking lot. The driver appeared to be very drunk. Police told her to get out of the car and she began to argue. The passenger in the car was the man from earlier. He began to berate the police and told them he was friends with the owner of Blu. The man continued to argue with police and refused to walk home, as police had suggested. The man then took a few steps and, according to the report, threw himself on the ground, saying, “Why did you push me?” in front of several witnesses. Police at that point put the man in handcuffs and said he would be charged with disorderly conduct. The man then gave police a different name than he’d originally given, denying he’d try to mislead police. Inside the backpack the man was carrying, police found some marijuana, pills that later turned out to be Klonapin and Adderol, as well as some white powder that looked like cocaine. 

12:40 a.m. – Police found a man who appeared to be very drunk near the valet at Blu on the Water. EGFD rescue was called and the man was taken to the hospital.

1:05 a.m. – A caller reported a person was passed out on the patio at Nautika. EGFD rescue was called and took the person to the hospital.

8 a.m. – A Main Street resident told police he’d received a RI DMV identification card and an EG Board of Canvassers card, both in the name of someone he did not know. Police eventually tracked down the woman whose name was on the cards. She lives in Providence and goes by a different last name now. She said she’d applied for a DMV ID card a few weeks ago and said she’d lived on Main Street in East Greenwich at one time. Police found her license had been suspended when she was living in EG in 1994. Police told the woman to update her address with the DMV and mailed the two items to her.

2:51 p.m. – The owner of the Greenwich Hotel told police a guest had threatened to burn down the building after the owner refused to give the man a refund when he decided to check out early. The man, located near the fire station, denied making that threat. The owner asked that police issue the man a No Trespass order and she returned his belongings to him. Police drove the man to Apponaug.

2:57 p.m. – A caller told police about an injured goose after it was hit by a car on Division St. Police tried to catch the goose to take it to the animal hospital, but the goose disappeared into a pond. 

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