Police Log: Early Morning Argument, Odd Shoplifting Technique

by | Jun 3, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Tuesday, May 7

3:55 p.m. – Police met with a North Kingstown woman regarding items that went missing from her purse while she was at Panera Bread. The woman reported that she noticed her credit cards and keys were missing from her purse.

6:17 p.m. – Police arrested a Coventry woman, 21, for driving under the influence after police responded to a car accident in which she was involved. Her car was stopped near the intersection on King and Duke streets. The Coventry woman told police, “I hit that car over there.” The driver of the other car, which was parked on King Street, told police that while he was getting items out of his car, it was hit on the driver’s side door. According to the report, the Coventry woman smelled of alcohol and her speech was slurred. She said she’d been coming from Blu on the Water and was heading to Chelo’s, in Warwick. She failed field sobriety tests, was taken into custody and processed at the police department.

Wednesday, May 8

4:44 p.m. – A Partridge Run resident told police she had received harassing phone calls the other day, lasting for hours from a number with a Philadelphia area code. The caller said the resident was going to be served a court document regarding a civil suit.

7:26 p.m. – A Johnston resident told police he is the general manager of Holscher Sealcoating and had been working on a driveway on Moosehorn Drive at 7 p.m. He left two pieces of equipment at the end of the driveway near the street and walked to the client’s home, which has a long driveway, losing sight of his equipment. He returned to the end of the driveway after around 10 minutes and the equipment was gone.

Friday, May 10

1:35 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick woman, 25, for driving under the influence after she was seen speeding and driving on the center line. Police could smell alcohol the driver when they spoke with her. When they requested for her driver’s license, the woman fumbled for it in her purse and said, “Why are you bothering me?” The woman failed field sobriety tests, was placed into custody and taken to EGPD for processing.

Saturday, May 11

8:45 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 32, for vandalism and disorderly conduct after they were called to a King Street residence to assist East Greenwich Fire. Police found the man’s mother outside her home. Visibly upset and crying, the woman told police her son had been drinking and had destroyed her home. Police noticed that there was shattered glass on the floor and items strewn around the house. The man was placed in custody and taken to EGPD Headquarters for processing.

Monday, May 13

12:59 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 37, on a Third District Court bench warrant. The man was taken to EGPD for processing and later transported to Third Division Court.

Thursday, May 16

6:52 a.m. – A Montrose Street resident complained to police about a loud early morning argument at a neighbor’s house. One of the people involved in the argument said he’d allowed a friend to stay at his place but that he caught her stealing $400 in cash and some cigarettes. When he objected, he said, the woman started screaming and throwing things at him. The man said the woman left by a window before police arrived.

Friday, May 17

11:30 a.m. – A woman told police about obscene graffiti and a profanity against the police on the walls of the London Street underpass that she and her daughter saw when walking through the underpass earlier in the week. 

Saturday, May 18

4:50 p.m. – Police arrested a Westerly man, 22, for shoplifting and obstructing an officer after an employee at Dave’s, 1000 Division Street, saw him leaving the store with a basket of groceries without paying for them. The employee said the man, who was wearing a camouflague jacket and a red baseball cap, got into a blue SUV with Connecticut plates and appeared to drove away but it turned out the man had only moved the car to a spot in the parking lot in front of Dave’s floral shop. Police found the car, which was unoccupied, and saw the basket of groceries inside. They found the suspect in the floral shop, but he denied having been in Dave’s market and gave police what turned out to be a false name. After reviewing the Dave’s surveillance video, Police were able to confirm the man had been the one seen leaving Dave’s with the groceries, at which point they took him into custody.

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June 3, 2019 11:27 am

Hmmmm why dont you report yet AGAIN one of your EGPD officers have been arrested this past weekend??? Scott Cole was arrested last year for DUI and a complaint was files against him by a woman he sent lewd pictures to whom he had just arrested earlier in the day and he is now back on the job. He had 7 months paid leave. Now another officer is on paid leave after being arrested for a domestic over this past weekend. Your PD is a disgrace.


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