Police Log: Courthouse Lane Sign Kerfuffle; Deer Accident on Main St.

by | Nov 26, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Tuesday, Oct. 30

6 p.m. – A Huguenot Drive resident told police he was missing several items from his garage. The man said he’d driven his car out of the garage at around 8 that morning to take his children to school. His wife was in and out during the day. The garage had been unlocked. The missing items included two bicycles and a double stroller.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

5 p.m. – Police found graffiti, including two swastikas, on an electrical box near a speed bump on Cedar Avenue near Cole Middle School, after someone called in a report. The graffiti looked old, according to the report.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

10:15 a.m. – Two residents of an apartment on Courthouse Lane told police their landlord improperly removed a sign reading “Flip the Council” that they’d hung outside their windows on the side of the building. The landlord had hired a company to remove the sign. When the tenants objected, the landlord spoke to the police chief, who said the landlord could remove the sign. The tenants had tried to block the two men hired to remove the sign. Police allowed the men to remove the sign and leave with it, despite a request from the tenants to keep the sign. The men who removed the sign said it had to be confiscated because it was “construction waste.”

Wednesday, Nov. 7

7:34 p.m. – Police responded to the area of Main Street near 5th Street for a report of a car accident involving a deer. Police found a large male deer lying in the grass next to 900 Main Street. The deer appeared to have suffered multiple broken bones and wasn’t able to walk or stand. Police put the deer down and state DEM was notified.

Thursday, Nov. 8

6:56 p.m. – Police cited a Warwick man, 24, for driving a car with suspended registration after he was pulled over regarding a possible road rage incident. Police did not find anything to charge the man with over road rage but routine checks turned up the registration suspension. The vehicle was towed and plates were seized.

Friday, Nov. 9

11:06 a.m. – A Middle Road resident told police she was missing an iron lawn decoration in the shape of a bicycle that had been at the end of her driveway. She said she’d last seen it Wednesday around 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10

1:49 a.m. – Police responded to the boat dock behind Nautika for the report of a possible boat fire. They found a problem with one of the dock’s electrical boxes. A power cable plugged in there had overheated and melted, causing a small smoldering fire as the plastic housing of the electrical box began to burn. The fire was put out with a garden hose. The end of the electrical line had burned and a portion of the water tie-in had also burned, with no apparent damage to the nearby boat.

9 a.m. – Police cited a Providence woman, 28, for driving on suspended registration after she was stopped for speeding. Routine checks showed the suspension. She was issued a traffic summons for speeding and operating a vehicle on a suspended registration. The car was towed and police seized the plates.

Sunday, Nov. 12

6:44 a.m. – An employee of Natale’s Deli on South County Trail told police her purse had gone missing while it was in the front seat of her unlocked car parked in front of the deli. She said it contained $100 cash, credit and debit cards, makeup and a prescription bottle.

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