Police Log: Broken Windows, Drunkenness & Neighbor Woes

by | Jul 8, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, June 17

8:47 a.m. – A Warwick woman, 19, was cited for driving with a cancelled registration after she was stopped for using a cell phone while driving. Routine checks showed the registration violation. She was issued a summons for the registration and a warning for using the cell phone while driving. The plates were seized and car was towed.

11 a.m. – A construction company owner told police she had rented scaffolding equipment for a job at Camp Fogarty on South County Trail. The rental company said items were missing but the construction company owner disputes that claim. 

11 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 39, for violation of a family protective order. Police also issued a new No Contact order on behalf of the family member.

11:11 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 51, for a bench warrant on a misdemeanor for failure to appear. The man was taken into custody and later taken to 3rd Division Court.

2:30 p.m. – New England Tech reported someone had drawn a swastika on a wall of one of the buildings on campus.

5:52 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 34, for driving while intoxicated and refusing a chemical alcohol test after receiving several calls about an erratic driver heading east on Division Street east of Route 4. Police caught up with the driver on First Avenue, where they saw him cross over the center line, so they stopped him. According to the report, the driver smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech and had bloodshot, watery eyes. The man was unsure where he lived and nearly fell getting out of the car. After failing field sobriety tests, the man was taken into custody.

Tuesday, June 18

9:46 a.m. – A Duke Street resident complained about her neighbor’s noise and smoking and said she feared her safety. Police said she could pursue a restraining order.

12:50 p.m. – A Warwick man, 22, was cited for driving on a suspended registration after he was pulled over for using a cell phone. Routine checks showed the registration suspension. He was issued a summons for the suspended registration and plates were seized and car towed.

Wednesday, June 19

10:10 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 53, for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after someone told police the woman had fallen into a car on Main Street, damaging it. The owner of the car had been at a nail salon at the time and said she could see the woman as she staggered by her car. Another person in the area said he saw the woman fall into the car, causing a dent in the rear passenger side door. The man took some video of the woman, who by the time police arrived was sitting on a bench near Starbucks. The woman said she was waiting for a ride and had done nothing wrong. When police mentioned the dented car door, the woman became argumentative and then yelled an expletive at the officer. The woman taken into custody; the disorderly conduct charge will be handled in District Court while the public drunkenness charge will be handled by EG Municipal Court. 

3:30 p.m. – A West Warwick man met with police regarding a fraud complaint he was reporting against his identical twin brother. He reported this his brother obtained account information on his American Express, Discover, and Capital One cards and made unauthorized purchases. He said he did not want to press charges, but needed the police report to refute the charges.

Thursday, June 20

7:30 p.m. – A Mawney Street resident told police an Amazon package delivered to his residence on June 15 had been stolen. He said his neighbor saw a Ford sedan pull up and take the package.

Friday, June 21

9:41 p.m. – Finn’s Harborside and Blu on the Water were issued Municipal Court summonses for music exceeding the town’s noise level.

10:50 p.m. – A Duke Street resident told police he was having trouble with his downstairs neighbor. The neighbor had complained about noise in the past and also about his smoking, even though he said he smokes outside as a courtesy to the other residents of the building. On this day, he said the woman slammed the entrance door in his face and threatened to “beat his ass.” As he left the building later, he said, the woman yelled an expletive at him from her window. 

Saturday, June 22

1:25 a.m. – A Sycamore Drive residence told police she’d heard a loud crashing sound soon after she’d gone upstairs to bed. She ran to the window and saw a car speeding off but could not give any identifying information. Downstairs, she found her front window had been shattered by what looked like a charred wet log. She told police she had had an incident with her son’s girlfriend and her father and had recently filed a no trespass order against the girlfriend.

Sunday, June 23

5:30 a.m. – Police responded to Frenchtown Road just west of South County Trail for a call of property damage. A DPW employee said two barrels and roadblocks appeared to have been hit by a car. The estimated value of the damage is $500.

12:10 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 23, for driving with an expired license after he was stopped for using a cell phone to text while driving. Routine checks showed the expired license. He was also cited for the cell phone use violation.

1:27 p.m. – A Pine Glenn Drive told police a window at the back of his home had been broken, with shards of glass in the house. Police could find no object that would have been thrown through the window and there were no signs of forced entry. Police told the resident that it could have been a bird or animal. 

1:40 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 24, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for speeding. Routine checks showed the license violation. Police gave him a District Court summons and his car was towed from the scene.

1:49 p.m. – A Wine Street resident told police a man tried to pull her into his car after she approached the car thinking the driver was looking for directions. She said she’d been sitting on a bench near Starbucks when the car, which she said was green, drove up. She pulled away after the man, described as having white hair and green eyes, grabbed her. He then drove off. Starbucks does not have a surveillance camera to show the bench area but the cigar lounge across the street does. Police needed to wait to talk to the manager, who had not yet come to work.

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