Police Log: Domestic Assault, Possible Breaking & Entering

by | Sep 22, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Sept. 2

7:38 p.m. – Police got a report of two women arguing outside at a residence on Long Street. One of the women agreed to leave the premises. Police took her to the station, where her son planned to pick her up.

8:22 p.m. – A suicidal resident called 911. EGFD took him to the hospital. 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

12:10 p.m. – Police were called to assist the East Greenwich Fire Department out with a house fire on Secret Lane. Read more about the fire here.

1:11 p.m. – After completing a well-being check on a suicidal resident in town, EGFD took him to a hospital.

3:15 p.m. – Police responded to Lenihan Lane for the call of a strange man attempting to give a ride to a 13-year-old girl. The girl told police that while she was walking home from the bus stop a white man between 40 and 50 years old driving a gray car approached her. The girl said he asked if she wanted to ride in his car. The girl said she kept walking. She told police she thought he’d turned around and passed her one more time before he left the area.

4:08 p.m. – A Crompton Avenue resident told police her boyfriend took her car and credit card without her permission. Police were investigating.

5:26 p.m. – Someone told police two teenagers were hanging out near the New England Wireless and Steam Museum. Police learned the teens were playing Pokemon and there was no cause for concern.

6:23 p.m. – A Partridge Run resident told police about a possible breaking and entering. Home alone, she said she’d heard noises coming from downstairs and remembered she left the garage door open. She said she went into a bedroom and locked the door from the inside. She said she heard footsteps and saw a shadow under the door. She said she thought someone pushed against the door to see if it would open.

6:59 p.m. – A Melrose Street resident told police his wife was startled when a man unlocked their apartment door and came in, saying he had work to do there. The resident complained to his landlord as well as EGPD, saying the landlord scheduled work without coordinating with residents.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

11 a.m. – A Walnut Drive resident told police she received a suspicious anonymous letter in the mail Tuesday. She said the letter told her to “go to hell” and she was a loser. The letter came from Boston, Mass. The resident wanted the incident document. 

10 p.m. – A couple told police they were stopped when they tried to leave Blu on the Water at 9 p.m. by a man who threatened them. They asked that the incident be documented. 

Thursday, Sept. 5

7:53 a.m. – Police found a man sleeping on the ball field at Academy Field and sent him on his way.

8 a.m. – While police were on routine patrol driving down Peirce Street, police saw a car on fire. Police grabbed a fire extinguisher and tried to put the fire out but the fire was coming from under the hood. EGFD was called and extinguished the fire.

1:49 p.m. – Police responded to Olsen Way for the call of an attempted breaking and entering after the fact. The resident told police one of the windows on the left side of the house had been damaged. It looked like the window had been pried open from the outside, causing the glass to break. They said nothing was damaged or missing from inside the home.

4:21 p.m. – A High Hawk resident told police her brother was acting strangely, possibly because he was intoxicated. The person was taken to Kent Hospital for evaluation and referred to the crisis clinician.

10:30 p.m. – Someone on Hill Street told police two women were driving slowly down the street, stopping occasionally to pick up something left for trash pickup.

Friday, Sept. 6

8:30 a.m. – A Main Street resident told police his car had been scratched for the second time this month. His vehicle was parked overnight in front of Café Fresco and police were able to review video surveillance footage. On it, they could see a man walking up to the car and standing as if he was urinating on the front of the vehicle. Then the man appears to take something from his pocket and using the item to vandalize the hood of the car before walking away. 

11:32 a.m. – Someone told police a man at the EG Yacht Club was possibly off his medications and was yelling at nobody. After speaking with police, the man agreed to go elsewhere.

6:37 p.m. – A resident told police a Twisted Pizza delivery man routinely speeds down Bridge Street and that appeals to the restaurant had not helped.

8:24 p.m. – Police cited a Providence man, 39, for operating an unregistered vehicle after he was stopped for having its hazard lights on and driving too slow. Routine checks showed the expired registration. The man was issued a citation and the car was towed and plates were seized.

Saturday, Sept. 7

12:14 a.m. – Police get a report of a serious accident on Frenchtown Road. For more information, clink here

11 a.m. – A Carr’s Pond resident told police that his granddaughter stole $210 dollars from his checking account through his Venmo phone app. The man’s bank statements showed small amounts of money being taken out from his account beginning Aug. 12. The man told police he had confronted his granddaughter regarding this matter and she admitted to taking the money. He wanted to press charges. On Sept. 10, police told the granddaughter of the no trespass order her grandparents had filed against her. She left the house with her mother.

5:48 p.m. – Police got a report of a man in a pickup truck on Main Street yelling at pedestrians.

10:22 p.m. – After taking a sound reading of Finn’s Harborside and finding the bass sound was 76 decibels, 1 decibel over the limit, police spoke with employees and they turned the music down.

Sunday, Sept. 8

3:38 p.m. – A Long Street resident told police her downstairs neighbor was screaming. EGFD gained entrance into the neighbor’s apartment and she was taken to the hospital.

Monday, Sept. 9

2:28 a.m. – Police arrested a Hope man, 31, for domestic assault by strangulation, domestic disorderly conduct, and domestic simple assault/battery after police received a call from a detail officer who was working a detail on South County Trail. The detail officer said a distraught woman had come to him asking for help. Police stopped the alleged assailant, in the parking lot of Showcase Cinema. The woman said she and the man had gotten into a fight and he had assaulted her and wouldn’t let her out of the truck. She jumped out of the truck at a red light. The woman had visible signs of assault. The man was taken into custody.


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