Police Log: Expensive Roof Repairs, Toppled Porta-Potty

by | Nov 24, 2019

Monday, Nov. 4

2:04 p.m. – A contractor working at a house on Overbrook Drive told police a DeWalt table saw was missing from the garage when he arrived that morning. He said he’d locked the garage before leaving on Friday and when he arrived this morning, the garage door was open. No other tools were missing. The owner said he would get the locks changed.

4:13 p.m. – A Bristol woman told police she got a flat tire on the highway after being at a doctor’s office in East Greenwich with her ex-husband and their child. She said they’d gone through a messy divorce recently and she thought perhaps he had done something to her tire. Police found a nail in the tire. She asked that the incident be documented.

6:35 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police a check from her employer that had been mailed to her was cashed by someone who signed her name. 

8:25 p.m. – EG police assisted Warwick PD in arresting a Main Street man on a warrant out of Warwick. WPD took over the arrest after contact was made.

10:27 p.m. – A car ran off the road on South County Trail, hitting a utility pole, snapping it in half. The driver was taken by rescue to the hospital.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

9:37 a.m. – A South Road resident told police someone tried to break into his house Sunday night. He had been unaware, but his neighbor saw someone walking down his driveway around midnight. He told the South Road resident about it and the resident looked at the surveillance video. It he could see a thin man in a hoodie park his car on the street in front of the house, rifle through the two cars parked in the driveway and then try the front door. The man wearing the hoodie was unable to get in and and left. Police could not make out the license plate number. 

1:17 p.m. – The state Dept. of Health notified EGPD about a dog belonging to an East Greenwich resident that bit an employee at the Ocean State Vet Hospital on South County Trail. Because of the bite, EGPD told the dog’s owner it must be quarantined for 10 days and said the dog’s rabies vaccination certificate needed to be sent to the state DOH.

3 p.m. – The owner of the building occupied by Jason’s Restaurant and Sushi on Post Road told police someone had slashed the rubber membrane on the building’s roof, causing flooding in the restaurant. The slashes appeared to be intentional and he’d gotten an estimate of $40,000 for repairs. He said he was currently in a civil dispute with a Massachusetts roofer who’d done work on another of his properties and he suspected that company may have been responsible.

6:11 p.m. – A caller said she was upset because she hadn’t talked to her children today. Police told her to speak with her attorney.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

12:40 p.m. – An East Greenwich resident told police she’d received a call from someone purporting to be from Social Security and that her name had been linked to multiple crimes across the country. The caller asked for her Social Security number and she gave it to him but then realized the call was a scam. Police told her to alert Social Security and to establish credit monitoring to track any suspicious activity.

4:19 p.m. – The police got a 911 hangup call from somewhere on the New England Tech campus. The call was traced to a dorm elevator; upon checking, no one was found to be in the elevator. 

7:45 p.m. – A caller said she was upset because her daughter hung up on her. Police advised her to take up the issue in Family Court.

9:21 p.m. – A Proctor Street resident told police a car parked on the street in front of the house and the headlights were on and engine had been running for an hour. Police spoke with the driver, who had been taking a nap. He went on his way.

Thursday, Nov. 7

3:47 p.m. – A West Warwick man who does food delivery for Outback Steakhouse at 1000 Division Street said his wallet had gone missing. He said he tends to keep his wallet in his car and that he doesn’t always lock his car.

Friday, Nov. 8

12:02 a.m. – A Frenchtown Road resident told police his neighbors were making too much noise. By the time police arrived, the music was off and the man and his neighbor had talked to each other.

10:39 a.m. – Someone reported a man who appeared to be intoxicated on Duke Street. Police found the man sleeping; he got up and moved off.

2:33 p.m. – A man called police to say he thought his ex-wife tried to pick up their children at Cole Middle School.

5:50 p.m. – Someone told police that youths on bicycles had toppled the porta-potty sitting next to the playground on Academy Field. Police contacted DPW.

9:17 p.m. – An Overfield resident complained to police about a camper parked on the street for a long time. The owner of the camper told police it was being sold the next day.

Saturday, Nov. 9

1:50 p.m. – A Main Street restaurant owner told police she’d fired an employee after the employee had flipped her off in front of customers and following weeks of insubordination. The owner said she just wanted to make sure the employee understood she had been fired. Police left a voicemail for the former employee, telling her not to come to work on Sunday.

4:38 p.m. – A Carrs Pond resident told police her Ring doorbell camera showed someone coming to her front door and taking a package that had been left there. A search of the area did not turn up anything. The resident then called back to say unbeknownst to her, her husband had asked someone to pick up the package, so there was no cause for concern.

7:49 p.m. – Police were called to assist EGFD at Kon Asian Bistro for a woman who was intoxicated. Rescue took her to the hospital for treatment.

8:08 p.m. – Police assisted EGFD on Main Street, for a youth in need of medical treatment. He was taken by rescue to the hospital.

9:53 p.m. – Police got a report of teenagers racing cars on Squirrel Lane and some on foot jumping on the hoods of cars. By the time police arrived, a birthday party was breaking up and guests were leaving the area. 

11:38 p.m. – An employee at the Greenwich Hotel said a guest was being disruptive. The man appeared to be drunk; he was taken by rescue with a police escort to the hospital.


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