Police Log: Dogs on the Loose & Stolen Chicken Wings

by | Oct 20, 2019

By Elizabeth F. McNamara

Monday, Sept. 30

2:25 p.m. – The manager of the hemp farm on Tillinghast Road told police someone had pulled up some plants and made a hole in the fence to pull them through. He found more plants in the woods. 

7:19 p.m. – A Warwick woman told police her front license plate went missing while her car was parked in the United Methodist Church parking lot between 6:32 a.m. and 5:17 p.m.

3:59 p.m. – Someone reported seeing a young man and a girl untying the harbormaster’s boat at the town dock. Police found the boat undamaged and resecured it. 

9:06 p.m. – A Melrose Street resident told police his upstairs neighbors were stomping and banging on the walls. Police learned the neighbors had been arguing and peace had been restored.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

5:55 a.m. – A Grandview resident told police a blue sedan with flashers on was driving erratically and speeding. The resident thought it was a newspaper delivery person.

6:03 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 38, on two bench warrants, and charges of disorderly conduct and vandalism. The man was the one who called the police, to get them to help him kick out his live-in girlfriend, with whom he’d been arguing. But when police arrived, they found broken glass and clothing scattered on the stairs. The woman told police the man had thrown her clothes down the stairs and then threw a mirror after she refused to leave the apartment. When running the man’s name through the computer, two district court warrants came up. He was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and vandalism.

3:21 p.m. – A Pheasant Drive resident told police he and his dog were being chased by a loose bull terrier. Simultaneously, the dog’s owner called police to report her dog was missing. Police directed her to the dog’s location.

5:11 p.m. – A High Hawk resident told police a dog was loose on the street neighborhood. 

5:30 p.m. – A Florida man turned over to police a Colt .32 caliber pistol that he’d found at his deceased father’s EG home, along with a box of ammunition.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

10:29 a.m. – A Stone Ridge Drive resident told police a neighbor’s dog was getting into other neighbors’ yards. The dog’s owner told police the dog got away from him and he would use a stronger leash in the future. 

4:16 p.m. – A land surveyor told police one of his tripods and some construction cones went missing earlier while he and a colleague were working at a site on Long and Castle streets. He valued the missing equipment at around $1,500.  

Thursday, Oct. 3

7:53 a.m. – Police arrested Barbara Trojan, 60, of North Kingstown, on three charges of DUI, including felony DUI with death resulting. Trojan crashed into a car on Frenchtown Road on Sept. 6, causing the death of Patty Daniels, 46, of North Kingstown, and serious injury to her boyfriend, Bruce Bartels. For more about this, click here.

4:05 p.m. – A Dave’s employee told police a man had left the store without paying for items in a bag. Dave’s was able to give police the license plate number of the car the man left in. Police spoke with the man, a Hope Valley resident, who admitted mistakenly leaving the store with olives and chicken wings without paying. Dave’s agreed not to bring charges if the man paid restitution ($30) and accepted a No Trespass order. The man agreed and appeared at the EGPD Oct. 4 with the money and to sign the order.

5:52 p.m. – Police arrested an Exeter woman, 23, on two district court bench warrants after an employee of Cumberland Farms on Post Road called police because the Exeter woman had been hanging out at the store for an hour. Police learned she had come there from Providence; she said she was homeless. When police ran her name, the warrants came up and they took her into custody. At the station, she became uncooperative and told one officer she’d taken acid, ecstacy, and other pills. Police had EGFD rescue take her (with a police escort) to the hospital to be checked out.

Friday, Oct. 4

8:36 p.m. – A resident called police asking for help removing her niece to leave because she was causing a disturbance. Police found the situation wasn’t quite as reported and the disagreement was resolved.

Saturday, Oct. 5 

12:05 a.m. – A Mawney Street resident complained about loud noises. The noisemakers said they would quiet down.

9 a.m. – A passerby on Middle Road reported an argument between a man and a woman taking place in a front yard. Police gave the man a ride to New London Turnpike.

1:29 p.m. – A Warwick man told police his dog was attacked by two dogs as he and his dog were leaving Alpha Graphics on Rocky Hollow Road. In his attempts to protect his dog from the other dogs, the man was knocked over a couple of times and got banged up. He declined to go by rescue to the hospital. The owner of one of the dogs was located on a street nearby (the other dog belongs to her roommate). She said she’d let them out the front door to relieve themselves. She was able to verify that both dogs were up to date on their rabies vaccines. Police told her the dogs would need to be quarantined in the house for 10 days, a DEM protocol.

5:30 p.m. – Police picked up two dogs with no tags loose on Crompton Road and delivered them to the NK Animal Hospital.

7:29 p.m. – Police and EGFD were called to assist a person crawling up a Route 4 off ramp at Frenchtown Road. The person was taken by rescue to the hospital.

Sunday, Oct. 6

11:11 a.m. – A caller reported a suspicious person looking at cars near CVS on Route 2. Police spoke with the man, who said he was a student at New England Tech and was taking pictures of cars.

6:18 p.m. – A resident called police for help with their child, who became combative when told she couldn’t go out. 

10:25 p.m. – A resident told police a strange car had parked on the curb between her house and her neighbor’s and that no one had gotten out of the car. Police checked and found it was the neighbor’s rental car while their car was in the shop.

10:37 p.m. – After her house alarm went off, Proctor Street resident told police she reviewed surveillance video and thought she could see figure looking in one of the rear windows just as the alarm went off. Police agreed it could have been a person though it was not completely clear. There were no signs of forced entry.

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