Police Log: Dumping, Diving and Lunging

by | Oct 6, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Sept. 16

8:41 a.m. Police got a report of a stolen car at the Dave’s Plaza, prompting  an intercity bulletin to go out. The search was called off after the car’s owner found the car in the parking lot. 

8:27 p.m. – A woman known to police called to say she had started a boat fire. Police checked the town boat launch but there was no sign of fire there. A short time later the EG Fire Department was called to a fire behind Green Industries on Rocky Hollow Road, where two dry docked boats were fully engulfed in flames. No one was on the boats. Meanwhile, a woman complaining of smoke inhalation sought assistance at EGFD Station 1 on Main Street. Police found it was the same woman who had called police to say she’d started a boat fire earlier.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

12:17 a.m. – Police assisted EGFD with a man at the CVS on Main Street who appeared to be very drunk. He was taken to the hospital by rescue.

8:33 p.m. – An elderly resident called police to complain that her husband was making decisions for her. With police present, peace was restored, requiring no additional action. 

10:28 p.m. – An employee of the CVS on South County Trail told police a red car was parked near the dumpster and two people appeared to be in the dumpster. By the time police arrived, the red car was gone and no one was in the dumpster.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

10:26 a.m. – An EGHS student, 16, was arrested for “use of tobacco by a minor.”

Thursday, Sept. 19

2:30 p.m. – A shop owner on Main Street told police a man was behaving strangely and had acted aggressively toward some women. The man, a registered sex offender according to the police log, said he was waiting for his girlfriend. He left the area.

Friday, Sept. 20

10:13 a.m. – A resident told police his neighbor was dumping grass clippings over the fence onto his property. Police spoke with the neighbor, who was out of state. He said he would pick up the debris when he returned home. 

4:30 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 47, for simple assault/battery and disorderly conduct after her boyfriend told police she had tried to keep him from leaving by lunging at him and scratching him on the neck and right arm. The woman was taken into custody and driven to EGPD for processing.

Saturday, Sept. 21

12 a.m. A security guard at Kai Bar told police a group of people were sitting on car roofs and being disruptive. Police learned the group was waiting for an Uber.

12:05 a.m. – A Warwick woman told police her two right-side car tires went flat after she left her car at the Frenchtown Road Park ‘n Ride. She said she’d left the car there around 4 p.m.

8:13 a.m. – A Long Street resident complained to police about a car partially blocking the driveway. Police had the car towed and issued the owner a Municipal Court summons for the parking violation. 

7:09 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 64, for driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical breath test after he was stopped for erratic driving on Main Street. The man told police he was coming from dinner, where he had had one glass of prosecco. The man’s speech was slow and mumbled and police had to ask for his license and registration multiple times before he complied. Police detected the smell of alcohol coming from his breath and his eyes bloodshot and watery. Police requested the man take field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing. During processing he asked police who had reported him. He said he was state DOT engineer and he was responsible for a lot of work in the state. He then said he’d had an Irish coffee in addition to the prosecco and that someone probably called because he’d been arguing with his girlfriend at a restaurant on Main Street. He was issued a District Court summons and a citation for driving a car with cancelled registration. Police checked with the girlfriend, who said she was fine and did not want to make a statement.

Sunday, Sept. 22

1:12 p.m. – Someone told police two kids were going through a car on Friendship Street. Police found the kids on First Avenue and Virginia Street. Both children were released to their parents.

3:45 p.m. – Police assisted EGFD on a rescue of a man on Main Street who appeared to be drunk. The man was taken to a hospital for detox.

9:17 p.m. – A resident told police there was a strange car in his yard. He later realized the car belonged to a friend of his.  

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