Police Log: Church Car Breaks, Cocaine on Duke St. & Russian Flag at EGHS

by | Mar 20, 2018

By Bethany Hashway

Monday, Feb. 26

1:24 a.m. – Police cited a Coventry man for driving a car with expired registration after he was pulled over on Route 4 for speeding. According to the report he was doing 89 mph in a 55 mph zone. Routine checks showed the registration was expired. The car was towed from the scene and the man was issued a summons for speeding.

12:25 p.m. – A South Road resident asked police if he was within his rights to aim surveillance cameras at the front of his property, which he said had been strewn with litter in recent months, specifically empty Natural Light beer cans. The police said the man was allowed to aim the cameras toward the road but recommended not including any other residences within camera range.

5:16 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 41, on a warrant after he turned himself in on a warrant for simple assault, disorderly conduct, domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly. He was arraigned by a justice of peace and given a no-contact order related to the domestic charges. He was later released with a court date.

Tuesday. Feb. 27

2:15 a.m. – As police were doing a routine check at EGHS they found a Russian flag on a pole attached to the Avenger statue at the entrance to Carcieri Field. Upon further investigation, police found graffiti on three stop signs, one parking sign and on the concrete base of a light police. The school resource officer was notified about the vandalism.

Thursday, March 1

12 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police about a party at an apartment on Duke Street that’s known to police as a site of illegal drug activity. While police were surveilling the area, they saw a man leave the apartment and look around as if to see if he were being watched. Police retreated to a nearby location when it appeared the man knew he was being watched. Some minutes later, they saw the man crouching behind a building on Duke Street. Police drove up to the man and ordered him to come with them. He ran off and was not located. Police found a bag of what appeared to be cocaine nearby to where the man had been standing. Further searching turned up four additional bags, for a total of approximately 2.5 grams. A resident told police the suspect’s car was parked on Queen Street. A check of the car’s registration identified a man police identified through his driver’s license photo as the one who had run away. 

Friday, March. 2

2:11 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 22, for domestic assault and battery after she allegedly punched her father in the face following a car- and-pedestrian accident in the municipal parking lot. The woman told police she’d gone out to Kai Bar with her mother and father and a family friend and that she saw her father put his hand on the friend’s leg, making her suspicious. The man was to drive the friend home while the woman was going to drive her mother home. But the woman and her mother decided to check on the father, who had parked in the municipal lot. The woman said she saw her father kissing the family friend in his car. Her mother then got out of the car and went over to the father’s car, reaching for the driver’s side door just as the man pulled away, causing the woman to fall. The man got out of his car and the daughter then hit him in the face with a closed fist causing a cut; he was treated at Kent Hospital. The woman was taken into custody, and processed and held overnight.

3:40 p.m., 6:11 p.m. and 7 p.m. – During a nor’easter with the heavy rain and wind conditions, EGPD responded to three houses damaged by fallen trees, on Mawney Street, Fox Run and South Pierce Road. Police were also busy with other downed trees and wires throughout the town during the storm.

5:50 p.m. – A North Providence resident told police that his car was stolen on Feb. 28 after he was involved in a car on Division Street east of Route 2. He said after the accident, in which he struck his head and thought he’d lost consciousness for a time, police were on the scene and ended up dropping him off in an unfamiliar neighborhood in Cranston and his car was towed. He was not sure what police department dealt with him and he said rescue never showed up to examine him. He eventually made it home to North Providence but has not been able to find his car even after contacting several towing companies and police departments. Because of that, he had decided to file a stolen car report.

Saturday, March. 3

10:54 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 27, for driving while intoxicated after they were alerted to a call about a hit and run accident at 500 Main St. involving a red Saturn. Police found the car parked in the Greenwich Hotel lot, with the driver standing nearby. At first, the man tried to run away. After a brief chase, the man stopped and told police he’d never been in an accident before and was scared. Police could smell alcohol on the man, his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. The man took the field sobriety tests and failed, so police took him into custody. He was issued a District Court summons and a separate summons for refusing to submit to a chemical blood alcohol test. 

Hit and Run in House

10:55 p.m. – A resident from South Pierce Road told police a car drove onto his front yard, damaging it, then left the scene. The man said the car was white, possibly a Crown Victoria. He said he’d been in his house when he heard the car drive up onto his front yard and then try to get back on the road. He said he saw two people arguing. The passenger got out of the car but when he saw the homeowner, he got back in the car and they drove off. The car left tire tracks across the entire front yard, damaging grass, a rock wall and the water line. From skid marks, police saw the car had been heading west on Middle Road, then made a sharp left on South Pierce and drove up onto the man’s front yard.

Sunday, March. 4

11:30 a.m. – A Warwick resident told police that while he was at church at St. Luke’s, someone tried to break into his car, which was parked in the municipal lot near Swift Community Center. The front passenger window had a puncture mark on it; the back passenger window had been smashed in. Nothing appeared to be missing from the car but two days later someone found and turned in a temporary license, a credit card and a few other items belonging to the man.

11:54 a.m. – A Narragansett man told police someone had broken into his car while he attended church services at East Greenwich High School. The front passenger window had been smashed and his wallet, which he’d left on the seat, was missing.

2:09 p.m. – A Smithfield man told police someone had tried to break into his car while it was parked in the back (teachers) lot at East Greenwich High School. The man had been attending church services there that morning. There were three small holes in the driver’s side window but the vehicle did not appear to have been entered.

Monday, March. 5 – Assault

12:11 a.m. – A Peirce Street woman told police her daughter had assaulted her after the woman after an argument. The daughter threatened her mother then hit her in the face, causing her nose and lip to bleed. She fled the scene with her 2-year-old son and her brother. Police issues a BOLO (be on the lookout) for the woman and contacted DCYF.

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