Police Log: Canine Capers, Bloody Socks, ‘Huffing’ Debris

by | Aug 10, 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. EG News does not identify those arrested for misdemeanor charges.

Thursday, July 31

11:37 a.m. – A Cavalier Drive resident complained about a neighbor on Adirondack Drive who, he said, has four dogs. Town ordinance limits the number of dogs a resident can keep to three. The animal control officer checked records and found the dogs were not licensed and that the dog owner had gone to court over the same issue in May 2013. Complaints about the dog owner go back to 2006. The ACO mailed two municipal court summonses to the dog owner.

2:40 p.m. – The ACO mailed a municipal court summons to the owner of Flex Appeal after receiving a complaint about his dog being off leash on Main Street, the second such complaint in a two-week period.

5:22 p.m. – A Verndale Drive resident told police she was bit by a neighbor’s dog Wednesday while in her front yard. Her neighbor had been walking his dog and had stopped to chat with the Verndale Drive woman. She asked if the dog bit, the man said no, but then the dog bit her hand, breaking the skin and causing bleeding. The ACO was notified so she could follow up with the dog’s owner.

2:38 p.m. – A bomb threat was called into CVS on Main Street. (You can read the story here.)

Friday, Aug. 1

7 a.m. – A Prospect Street resident told police she got a phone call from a person who said they were with the East Greenwich DARE program, seeking donations. She was told to leave a check taped to the front door with the words “deposit only” on the back. EG police spoke to the head of the state DARE program, who said there was a company hired to solicit donations. There is no EG DARE program.

10:24 a.m. – A Hanaford Drive resident reported finding blood-soaked socks and broken car glass in front of his house. The items had not been there the night before, the resident said. On the side of the road, police found styrofoam coolers and empty Twisted Tea and beer bottles. Police received no accident reports or noise complaints overnight from the area.

4:27 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 26, on two 3rd District Court bench warrants and for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over for driving a car with an expired inspection sticker and failing to stop at a stop sign. Routine checks turned up the warrants and license suspension. His car was towed from the scene, the man was processed at the station and, unable to make bail, he was taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

5:06 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police she’d been contacted by the so-called East Greenwich DARE program, asking for a donation. She left a check for $25 in an envelope at her front door. It was picked up and a receipt and two DARE stickers were left at the house, but later the resident learned there was an alert about a possible DARE scam so she contacted police. Police found the check had been deposited with Citizens Bank and a bank representative said there was a legitimate account with the bank for the R.I. Drug Officers Association. Like a report from Thursday, a phone number used by the solicitor was from All Pro Productions.

7:50 p.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 26, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over for tailgating on Route 4 south. Routine checks turned up the license violation. The car’s license plate came back to a different car. Police gave him a 3rd District Court summons for the license violation and state Traffic Tribunal summons for the registration violation and a ticket for tailgating. The car was towed from the scene and the man got a ride with the tow truck operator.

Saturday, Aug. 2

6:41 p.m. – Police arrested a West Greenwich teen, 18, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after police pulled over the car in which he was a passenger because of a moving violation. Routine checks of all the occupants turned up the bench warrant for shoplifting. He was processed at the station and taken to the ACI.

Sunday, Aug. 3

8:59 a.m. – Police found used tissues strewn all over the property at 2240 South County Trail, along with multiple plastic bottles, vomit stains, glass jugs and a plastic Xtra laundry detergent bottle. Police have seen tissues in the same area the past few weeks. Earlier tissues had been picked up by mowers but then reappeared. Police think the tissues and bottles may be associated with use of inhalants in a technique known as “huffing.”

7:53 p.m. – Police arrested a Cumberland woman, 26, for disorderly conduct and simple assault after she allegedly picked a fight with another woman because other woman’s boyfriend wouldn’t buy her a drink. The Cumberland woman, according to the report, hit the other woman in the face. The Cumberland woman appeared to be very drunk. Based on witness statements, the woman was taken into custody, processed at the station and released with a 3rd District Court summons.

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