Police Log:  Conterfeit Benjamins, Harassing Phone Calls

by | May 5, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, April 15

9:15 a.m. – A Providence woman, 21, was cited for operating an unregistered vehicle after she was stopped for using a cell phone while driving. Routine checks showed the registration had been cancelled. She was issued a summons for the cancelled registration, the car was towed, and the plates were seized.

3:02 p.m. – Enterprise Car Rental told the police they believed one of their cars had been stolen and was at an address on Frenchtown Road. The rental company had gotten a signal on the car’s location. The car had been stolen in Narragansett. Police found the car; it was empty except a bag full of trash.

Tuesday, April 16

4 p.m. – A Pizza Heaven employee told police two women passed two fake $100 bills. The employee said the customers went next door to the liquor store and used two more fake $100 bills, separately. At the pizza restaurant, the first customer came in and paid for a small order, getting $89.20 in change. The second person did the same and got $87.03 in change. The employee only realized the bills were counterfeit after the customers left the liquor store. She said she was able to get the make of the car as the two were driving away and its license plate.

4 p.m. – A Frenchtown Liquors employee told police two women came into the store and, after browsing, one of the women bought a pint of Ciroc vodka and a $5 lottery ticket. The second woman bought a bottle of margarita mix. They each paid with $100 bills and got back cash. The employee said she didn’t realize the bills were fake until the employee from Pizza Heaven informed her. Police seized the video surveillance tape of the women passing the counterfeit money.

Wednesday, April 17

12 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police her half-sister had violated a No Trespass order on their father’s house, which has been put up for sale. The woman was there with a real estate agent when her half-sister came to the door.

1:30 p.m. – A Marlborough Street resident told police his car was stolen overnight. He’d parked it on Marlborough near London Street Tuesday night. Police learned later the car had been repossessed for lack of payment.

5:20 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman, 31, was arrested for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for speeding. Routine checks showed the suspended license and that the vehicle registration didn’t match the car. The woman said she was aware the plates didn’t match and that her registration was suspended. In addition, the car was not insured. The car was towed and she was issued a District Court summons for the suspended license, a  citation for driving a car with a suspended registration, improper use of registration, and operating a motor vehicle without evidence of insurance.

8:20 p.m. – Police responded to an address on Wanton Shippee Road for a 911 hang up. The woman who called said her nephew had come over 15 minutes earlier, got out of a black SUV with a shattered driver’s side window, ran to her front door and threw a white substance at it, smearing it all over the glass. The woman said this was not the first time she’d had trouble with her nephew. She and her husband said they feared the nephew.

Thursday, April 18

11 p.m. – Police met with an East Greenwich woman regarding harassing phone calls. She told police that she had received several phone calls and text messages from her son’s ex-girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend was annoyed that the son had been contacting her (he’s currently incarcerated). Police left a message for the ex-girlfriend to tell her to stop contacting the EG woman. Later, the EG woman told police the ex-girlfriend contacted her again, after getting the EGPD voicemail, questioning why the woman went to the police when it was all her son’s fault.

Friday, April 19

8:16 a.m. – Police cited a West Warwick man, 22, for driving a car with suspended registration after he was pulled over because he was using a cell phone while driving. The car was towed from the scene; the police have the man a verbal warning for the cell phone use.

6 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 32, on a warrant for vandalism and disorderly conduct in connect with an incident (cited above) on Wanton Shippee Road. He was taken to EGPD for processing, arraigned and transported to the ACI as a bail violator.

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