Police Log: Domestic Assaults, Bad Bar Behavior

by | Nov 6, 2019

By Bethany Hashway

Monday, Oct. 14

9:55 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 29, for driving with a suspended license (third offense) after police said they saw him turn right on Middle Road from Howland without stopping at the sign. Routine checks showed the license suspension. He was issued a District Court summons and a citation for the stop sign violation.

1:30 p.m. – The owner of Shimmer Salon and Day Spa told police about fraudulent checks she’d received. The owner said in April a customer wrote a check for $295. The check bounced and the salon contacted the customer, and the customer reported that she would return to the salon to pay the bill. The customer never returned and the salon called again. The patron said she would be there to make everything right, but never returned with payment. On Oct. 1,  the  salon sent the customer a certified letter and received notification that she received the letter a week later. The owner said the customer owed $338 with bank fees. Police called the customer and on Oct. 15 the customer came to EGPD with the total amount owed. The owner of the salon told police about a second fraudulent check for $85, from a client who received services in September. The check bounced and the salon was unable to get a hold of the customer. Police contacted the second customer as well and she too paid her bill  on Oct. 15.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

1:08 a.m. – A bartender at 241 Main Street told police a customer had made inappropriate comments to her. The bartender was alone with the patron at 12:15 a.m. when the patron told her he want to have sex. He then started to walk behind the bar while trying to undo his pants. She told him no one was allowed behind the bar. The bartender said the man made a comment about having a gun, but moved away from behind the bar. The bartender told the man the place was closing and he had to leave. A short time later the phone rang, and it was the same man. The man apologized to the bartender and asked if they were “good.” She told him yes and attempted to hang up the phone but he kept talking. The owner of the bar and the bartender said they didn’t wish to press charges, but asked police to issue a No Trespass order to the man. Police found the man, who was staying at a place on Main Street, and gave him the order.

6:28 a.m. – Police got a report of a dead animal in the middle of Frenchtown Road. Upon investigation, it turned out to be a towel. 

6:41 a.m. – A resident told police there was a group of people arguing on Prospect Street. Police found one man who appeared to be very intoxicated; EGFD rescue took him to the hospital.

12:27 p.m. – Someone reported a large pothole on Moosehorn Road; DPW was notified. 

6:31 p.m. – A Division Street resident told police a woman in a hooded jacket was standing in their driveway. Police found the woman was selling magazines in Warwick and didn’t realize she’d crossed over the town line. 

Wednesday, Oct. 16 

6:20 p.m. – Police were called to South Road near South County Trail for the report of an injured deer. A driver was parked by the deer, blocking it from the roadway. The driver left and police put down the deer. 

Thursday, Oct. 17

12:21 a.m. – Numerous residents told police they heard popping noises that sounded like firecrackers or gunfire. Downed power lines in the area were believed to be the cause of the noise. For the next several hours, police get multiple reports of downed trees and power lines across town.

9:57 a.m. – The owner of Playground Prep Preschool on Division Road told police a trailer containing several items used by the school that’s usually parked in the lot went missing overnight. The owner said she would turn over surveillance video when it was available. 

12:56 p.m. – Police were called to a disagreement between two men at Scalloptown Park. The men apologized to each other, shook hands and were sent on their way.

7:46 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 23, for disorderly conduct and simple assault/battery a resident told police her boyfriend had assaulted her with a plastic cord. Police noted marks on her arm. She told police where the man was working at La Masseria. The man was arrested and taken to EGPD for processing. He was held overnight and taken to court in the morning. 

8:41 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 32, for driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test after he alledgely crashed his car into  a utility pole. The man was stumbling next to his vehicle saying, “What the **** did I do?” when police arrived. The man told police he was driving from at McKinley’s Bar when he looked away from the road to send a text message. Police noticed a strong odor alcohol coming from the man’s breath. Police requested the man take a standard field sobriety test, which he failed. He was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing. Later he was released with a District Court summons to a sober friend.

Friday, Oct. 18

7:56 a.m. – Police spoke with roof workers at 541 Main Street who were not using proper precautions. The roofers were told they needed barricades set up in order to continue.

5:30 p.m. – A resident told police a tree was still blocking Chestnut Drive and there were wires down. National Grid said the wires belonged to Verizon; DPW was dispatched to clear the tree. 

7:33 p.m. – Woman told police she was upset because her children hadn’t called her.

9:55 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 27, for simple assault/battery and disorderly conduct after he allegedly struck an EG woman with whom he has a child. The man told police they had been arguing. The woman told police the man wanted to see her phone to check text messages and when she refused to hand over the phone he hit her in the left eye. Police could see redness and bruising around the eye. The woman declined being taken by rescue to the hospital. Police gave her information about domestic violence and took the man to the police station for processing.

Saturday, Oct. 19

8:07 a.m. – A caller told police someone was sleeping on the loading dock behind his Main Street building. Police sent the man on his way.

9:30 a.m. – An Overfield Drive resident told police a disposal company box truck backed into his driveway and hit his stone retaining wall.  

10:10 a.m. – Someone came into the station asking how they could make a donation to the Kentish Guard.

11:26 a.m. – Someone told police a man was sleeping in the lot near Webster Bank on Main Street.

9:04 p.m. – Police were alerted to a group of juveniles bothering customers outside CVS on Main Street and refusing to leave. Police told the youths to leave the area.

9:52 p.m. – Residents reported a tree lying on wires on Chestnut Drive. National Grid was notified.

Sunday, Oct. 20

9 a.m. – At the request of George Mason University police, EGPD issued an emergency protective order to an employee of the Tavern on Main. The suspect was given the order and told to have no contact with an alleged victim.

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