Police Log: Car vs. Mailbox and Threatening Messages

by | Jan 27, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Dec. 31

12:30 p.m. Flood Ford on South County Trail told police they were missing two voided inspection stickers. The stickers were found missing when they were audited by the the state. One was dated Oct. 26 and the other Nov. 21. The state requires all voided inspection stickers to be turned in, prompting the state auditor to request a police report from Flood Ford.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

12:30 p.m. – A Duke Street resident told police a couple of women were in his apartment building making excessive noise, smoking and drinking in the common area. The resident said he was trying to get his infant son to sleep. Police told the women to leave and police issued a No Trespass order.

2:30 p.m. – A Squirrel Lane resident told police someone had tried to break into his house sometime in the past couple weeks. He said when he went down to the basement, he noticed a window was slightly open and appeared to have been pried open, breaking the frame in the process. No entry appeared to have been made into the house. The only damage was to the outside of the home – the window to the basement which someone tried to pry open.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

12:41 p.m. A Dave’s Market employee told police his car was broken into while he was at work at the store at 1000 Division Street. He parked at 7 a.m. and when he returned to his truck he noticed the contents of a backpack that was originally in the back seat were strewn about the cab of the vehicle and that four $100 bills were missing.

Friday, Jan. 4

4:50 p.m. – Police were called to Crompton Road for a call of possible car vs. mailbox incident. A red Lexus was said to have hit a mailbox but police could find no cars matching that description nearby. The struck mailbox had been lifted from the ground and the post was cracked in half.

Saturday, Jan. 5

1:55 a.m. – Police arrested a Tiverton man, 28, for driving on an expired license after he was involved in a car accident on Route 4. When police arrived, the car was off the roadway and in a swamp area on the east side of the roadway with the driver standing beside it. Routine checks turned up the expired R.I. driver’s license. The man was issued a Third District Court summons.

Sunday, Jan. 6

3:37 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 33, for driving on a suspended license after police were called for a motor vehicle accident on South County Trail. Routine checks turned up his license suspension. The car’s registration was also suspended. The man was released with a District Court summons and a citation for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

6:53 p.m. – A Stone Ridge Drive resident told police her daughter had received threatening messages via email from her husband, from whom she was estranged. The couple was separated but still sharing a house and the husband said the wife’s family had not been treating him well. The woman’s parents said they didn’t believe their daughter’s husband would come to their home and do any damage, but they wanted police to be aware of the situation and requested that officers check on the house in the evening.

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