Police Log: Chickens on the Lam; Possible B&E on Fernwood

by | Aug 25, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, August 5

7:10 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 58, on a warrant after he was seen on Main Street. The man was known to the officer. He was taken into custody and processed at EGPD. He was later transported to the ACI in Cranston.

10:45 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 54, for disorderly conduct after were called to Wine Street on a report of a woman passed out on the front porch. Police found the woman sitting on the porch, yelling. She yelled at the police and told them to leave her alone. Because she appeared to be very drunk, police tried to get the woman to go by rescue to the hospital. She resisted, tried to hit the police officer with her head and yelled profanities at him. She was taken to the station and held because she was a parole violator.

Tuesday, August 6

11:30 a.m. – An Oaks Tavern employee told police two patrons had used an expired credit card to open up a tab, then left without settling the $34 bill. The bartender only learned the card was expired when the card was processed at the end of the night to cover the bill. Police left voicemails for the man whose name was on the card and for the woman who had been with him.

4:10 p.m. – Police arrested a North Providence man, 63, on an arrest warrant. Police received information that the man was wanted by North Kingstown Police on a warrant for a domestic assault charge. The man was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing. A short time later North Kingstown police arrived and they took custody of him.

6:41 p.m. – An employee of a doctor’s office on Frenchtown Road told police several chickens were behind the building. A police officer escorted the chickens to their residence on Meadowbrook Road.

10:46 p.m. – Someone called to complain about a man or men yelling and swearing in the area of the boat ramp.

Wednesday, August 7

2:44 p.m. – The owner of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services on Main Street told police someone gained access to the building for three nights in July. There was no sign of forced entry and the owner said an employee may have left the back door open. He asked police to increase surveillance.

Thursday, Aug. 8

10:45 p.m. – EG police accompanied Warwick PD to a residence on Exchange Street to make an arrest for simple assault. The residents refused to grant police entry.

11:39 p.m. – Police stopped two youths riding bikes on Post Road without any reflectors or reflective gear. Parents were notified. 

Friday, August 9

12:39 p.m. – A Bow Street resident told police someone identifying themselves as from Verizon asked for the resident’s phone PIN. The resident did so and soon after his phone stopped working. The man checked with Verizon and learned they had not called him but rather his phone had been taken over and then the number exported to another phone company. The man said he started receiving credit card denials of applications that he never applied for and he hadn’t been able to get his Verizon (business cell phone) number switched back to his account.

4:30 p.m. – Someone complained about drivers traveling the wrong way across the bridge between Crompton and Shippeetown roads. The state Dept. of Transportation is working on the bridge this summer and it is open to one-way traffic only.

Saturday, Aug. 10

6:37 p.m. – Police were called to assist EGFD after a 4-year-old bit into a Tide pod. The child did not appear to have swallowed anything about was taken by rescue to Hasbro as a precaution. 

Sunday, Aug. 11

1:29 a.m. – A Lyft driver told police he’d dropped off a group of men at their vehicles in a parking lot downtown but they appeared drunk. When police arrived, the men were waiting for an Uber.

2:26 a.m. – Police arrested a Foxborough, Mass., man, 64, for a Superior Court bench warrant after he was found sleeping in his vehicle on Main Street near Church Street. The man was placed into custody and transported to EGPD Headquarters for processing.

7:37 p.m. – A Fernwood Drive resident told police she’d just returned home from vacation and her house appeared to have been broken into. Police are investigating a possible breaking and entering.

Monday, Aug. 12

12:11 a.m. – Someone called to complain about homeless people at the boat ramp on Crompton Avenue. Police removed one party and advised the person to stay in for the night.

2:17 a.m. – A Division Street resident told police the neighbor’s dog had been barking for the past 30 minutes. The resident said she’d tried to contact the neighbor but had been unsuccessful. Police woke up the dog’s owner and the dog was brought inside.

7:40 p.m. – Wildwood Nurseries told police someone had been found sleeping in a shed at the rear of the property. The man was gone by the time police arrived, but they found him on Route 2 near the Fry Farm. They took him to West Warwick.


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