Police Log: Fast Car, Loud Music & Plastic Wrap

by | Apr 28, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, April 8

1:20 p.m. – Police cited an East Greenwich woman, 19, at Duke and London streets for driving with a suspended registration after she was pulled over because she and her passenger were yelling at the police from the car. The woman was hostile to police requests for her license, registration and proof of insurance, and tried to get out of the car and walk into her residence. Routine checks show the suspended registration (which happened after her insurance was cancelled). The car was parked, the plates were seized, and police gave her a citation.

2:08 p.m. – A resident of Shoreside apartments told police his new printer had been swapped out with an older one and he wanted his original printer returned. Police spoke with the man the resident said had the other printer, but that man said the first man was confused and the exchange had been agreed to because the original printer was showing error messages and he had been trying to help out. Police told the first man it was a civil matter.

Tuesday, April 9

11:30 a.m. – The owner of Pure Barre at 1000 Division St. told police about a man who aggressively banged on the door and glass of the business and took off. The owner said she didn’t recognize the man but that he seemed to want her to turn down the music. Surveillance video showed the man shaking the front door handle and gesturing to her to lower the volume. Police checked with neighboring businesses and talked with the owner of European Wax, who admitted he’d been the one who banged on the door. He said Pure Barre’s loud music disrupts his business. Police said he should call the police next time and not bang on the door. The European Wax owner apologized to the Pure Barre owner.

12:30 p.m. – A Clemente Drive resident told police someone had filed for unemployment benefits in his name. He said his district manager at Dunkin Donuts that someone had filed for unemployment using his name, Social Security number, and date of birth. A state investigator told him to file a police report. No benefits were given out on the false claim.

Wednesday, April 10

8:53 a.m. – A state constable asked police for an escort on a court order to remove a dog from a residence on Post Road. The resident complied and handed over the dog along with a bag of dog food. The resident was also given a No Trespass Order for a house on Knollwood Avenue.

4 p.m. – A Rector Street resident told police license plates from his 1985 Toyota Cressida had gone missing.

9:19 p.m. – Police responded to Union Street for a verbal fight between a brother and sister over their current living situation. The man said he wanted his sister to move out but would stay away from her. The woman said she would stay the night and start looking for a new living arrangement in the morning.  

Thursday, April 11

11 a.m. – Police arrested a Westerly man, 48, on a bench warrant after he was pulled over on a traffic stop. Routine checks showed the man had a bench warrant out of Superior Court for failing to appear. The man was taken into custody, transported to EGPD headquarters for processing, then transported to Sixth District Court.

2:25 p.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 28, for driving without a license after he was stopped for speeding. The man was issued a citation for speeding and a summons for the driving with no license. The car was towed.

3:05 p.m. – A Cumberland woman, 44, was arrested for driving under the influence after police received a report for an erratic operator traveling south on Main Street/Post Road. As the vehicle was passing First Avenue, the vehicle was weaving in and out of the lane of travel. It hit a parked car on Main Street then pulled into Hill-Top Creamery, according to several witnesses. Police found the car in park but running in the lot at the ice cream stand, with the driver apparently sleeping. After several knocks on the front door window, the driver awoke and rolled down the window. “What the heck do you want?” she asked. Police detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. After being asked to get out of the car several times, the driver opened the door and got out. She was unsteady on her feet and grabbed police for balance. Police detected a strong odor of an alcohol on her breath. She failed field sobriety tests, was taken into custody, taken to EGPD for processing, and held overnight. She was taken to District Court in the morning.

Saturday, April 13

1:20 p.m. – Police arrested a Coventry man, 33, for driving after a suspended license after he was pulled over for speeding. Routine checks showed the license suspension. A family member came to drive the car away.

6:25 p.m. – Police cited a Warwick man, 47, for operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license after he passed police with an expired inspection sticker. Police ran routine checks which showed as him having a suspended registration. The man was issued a court summons, the car was towed and the plates were seized.

Sunday, April 14

1:22 a.m. – Police spotted a vehicle for driving at 96 mph on Route 4. Police caught up with the vehicle on Route 95 North in Warwick and stopped the vehicle. Another EGPD officer and a Warwick Police officer arrived on scene.The man passed field sobriety tests but police were  uncomfortable allowing him to drive. The man called his mother, who came and gave him a ride home.

8:45 a.m. – A Cindy Ann Drive resident reported a second incident of a car being covered in plastic wrap, the first one happening March 31. This time, the car also had Wachusett Mountain stickers stuck onto the license plate and the mailbox was vandalized. The mailbox was covered in plastic wrap with tape wrapped around it with two Wachusett Mountain stickers on it.

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