Police Log: Dogs Attack UPS Driver

by | Aug 4, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, July 15

10:17 a.m. – A Post Road resident told police she was missing two diamond necklaces, which she’d last seen in late February. She valued the necklaces at $6,000 and asked if the police could fingerprint the box where they’d been kept. 

3:04 p.m. – A woman contacted police from the boat ramp area on Crompton Avenue to complain about a man who would not leave her alone and kept trying to start arguments with her. Police responded and peace was restored.

Tuesday, July 16

10 a.m. – While police were on routine patrol in the Tillinghast Road area they observed a freshly cultivated field of on the east side of the roadway with what appeared to be thousands of small marijuana plants. Upon further investigation, police learned the owner of the property was growing hemp, a relative of marijuana but with a different chemical composition. The crop on Tillinghast was being grown for industrial purposes, the owner told police.  

Wednesday, July 17

2:35 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich, man, 58, for disorderly conduct after he was accused of yelling at people on Long Street. The man was taken into custody and brought to EGPD for processing. He was later transported to Kent Hospital.

Thursday, July 18

7:50 a.m. – While police were on patrol on Main Street, they noticed a spill in the roadway that appeared to be coming from a moving vehicle. The smell of garbage permeated the area.  Police followed the leak from Main Street to Marlborough Street and found a trash truck in the rear parking lot of an address on Main Street. The truck was leaking from all sides. Police asked for state police assistance. The leakage was found to be due to recent heavy rain, not a defect of the truck or the garbage itself.

1:03 p.m. – Police were alerted about a dog in a truck parked at Richard’s Pub. The temperature was 85 degrees outside, with high humidity. Police spoke to the dog’s owner, who then went to remedy the situation. 

2 p.m. – A South County Trail resident told police she got a call from a person alleging to be from Travelocity, the online travel booking website. The caller said the woman’s daughter needed different plane tickets and the woman should buy three EBay gift cards for $200 each. She then called the supposed travel woman back and read off the card numbers so the cards could be cashed. Only later did she realize she had been scammed. 

3:35 p.m. – A Stone Ridge Drive resident told police someone had opened up a new cell phone account on their Verizon account. Then, four days later, they got a fraud notification from Bank of America after there had been an attempt to deposit $8,500 into another account. Someone had also tried to change the log in information on the account and to add another name to their list of account users.

10:28 p.m. – Police were called to assist EGFD rescue after a UPS driver stopped at a house on Middle Road and was attacked by two dogs there. The man was bitten in both his legs and his arms, suffering serious injury. He was taken by rescue to Kent Hospital. The owner of the dogs got their paperwork for police but there was no proof their rabies vaccinations were up to date. He acknowledged that one of the dogs had been in previous biting incidents and said the dog was prone to biting. Police quarantined both dogs and sought guidance from the Warwick PD animal control officer (EG currently has no ACO). The Warwick ACO said the one dog with the biting history should be removed and would be subject to a vicious dog hearing. The UPS driver had needed surgery and his injuries were serious but he was later able to speak to police.

11:45 p.m. – A Bailey Boulevard resident met with police regarding fraud. He told police he’d been trying to sell a rooftop fan and fan stand on Craigslist. Although some money was exchanged, the bank told the man it was probably a scam. It turned out the money that had been sent originated from a stolen checking account.

Saturday, July 20

12:39 a.m. – While on routine patrol in the downtown harbor area, police saw a man urinating in public on the side of the fence in the parking lot on side of King Street and Water Street. The man, of North Kingstown, was issued a Municipal Court summons and released.

12:52 a.m. – While on routine patrol in the area of Duke Street, police saw a  man urinating in public toward the foundation of the house facing directly towards the window of the home. After the man took off, police caught up with him. The man, of Providence, was issued a Municipal Court summons and released.

8:03 a.m. – Police responded to Rooster Hair Salon located in the Division Street plaza for the report of a broken window. The reporting party told police that the hair salon was closed the prior evening and when she arrived this morning she observed that the outside pane of glass on one of the front doors was shattered. Police observed that there weren’t any items throwing at the window. Police then noticed that the door to Piezoni’s Restaurant was also shattered in a similar fashion to the front door of the hair salon with the shattered glass still attached to the front door. It is believed that according to the report that the glass on both doors was most likely shattered by being over pressurized due to the extreme heat.

7:44 p.m. – The Woonsocket animal control officer told police she was bit by a dog she was getting it out of the back of her car to be treated at Ocean State Animal Hospital on South County Trail. The dog bit her in the forehead. The dog’s owner had been bitten by the same dog earlier in the day and had been treated at Rhode Island Hospital. The dog was ordered quarantined and was held at the hospital.

Sunday. July 21

12:24 a.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick woman,41, for driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test after police stopped the vehicle for not stopping for a pedestrian attempting to cross Main Street using the crosswalk. Police saw the vehicle also hit the posted crosswalk sign that is displayed in the roadway. When police spoke with the woman they detected a strong odor of alcohol. She also had red blotchy skin and bloodshot watery eyes. When police asked her how many drinks she had she said, “One beer.” She was unable to find her license and insurance card. After failing field sobriety tests, the woman was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing.

10 a.m. – Police responded to the lower boat ramp to speak with the harbormaster. The town’s tow line was missing. The harbormaster said he’s last seen the yellow town line on July 20. He said the tow line is always hung on a pole inside the boat.

10:56 p.m. – A caller told police her dog had locked itself in her car outside Blu on the Water. Seeing no other remedy, the woman allowed police to break one of the car windows to rescue the dog.

Monday, July 22

12:33 a.m. – A woman told police she heard what sounded like arguing coming from a house on Maplewood. Police checked the house and found nothing awry. A resident of the house told police this has been an ongoing issue. Police told him he could file a report if he felt he was being harassed. The woman who originally called police called back to see if anyone had been arrested.

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Kevin Fetzer
Kevin Fetzer
August 5, 2019 8:45 am

Yes, the field on Tillinghast may appear tempting to some, but you’d have to consume the entire field. Even then, all you’re gonna get is a headache and congested. Haha.


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