Police Log: Fighting on London Street

by | Oct 20, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 8

7:10 a.m. – A Division Road resident told police there was a possibly rabid skunk in the front yard. The skunk, lying to the left of the front door, was lethargic and wouldn’t move. Police euthanized it with a shotgun.

12:48 p.m. – Police were called to the Long and Duke Street area on a report of a woman carrying a rifle. They found two men and a woman and a BB gun. One of the men said the gun was his but said he had been holding the gun while in his front doorway but had been on the street carrying it. Police explained the town ordinance regarding firearms and left.

6:08 p.m. – Police arrested an EG man, 19, and a Potowomut man, 18, for disorderly conduct they got into a fight on London Street. The EG man told police he got upset when the Potomomut man yelled at his girlfriend. Both men raised their fists and started throwing punches. The fighting stopped when police arrived. Neither man wanted to press charges against the other. Both were processed at the station. The EG man was released with a 3rd District Court summons. The Potowomut man was held overnight for a Thursday arraignment because he was on probation.

Thursday, Oct. 9

5:53 a.m. – Police euthanized an injured deer on Post Road near Franklin Road using two bullets. The deer was on the ground and unable to stand.

3:42 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 40, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after he was stopped for driving without wearing a seat belt. Routine checks turned up the warrant. He was processed at the station and, unable to make bail, taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

5:53 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 21, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over for speeding on Post Road. Routine checks turned up the license violation. He was processed at the station and given a 3rd District Court summons and a speeding ticket and released. He car was towed from the scene.

Friday, Oct. 10

9:31 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence man, 45, on a 3rd District Court bench warrant after police received an anonymous tip the man was downtown. The man, known to EG police, was picked up, processed at the station and taken to Kent County Courthouse.

8:38 p.m. – A Shippee Road resident told police a large piece of granite was thrown into his front door, damaging the door. The man said he went outside to see what happened after hearing the stone hit the door, but he didn’t see anyone. Police found a two-foot rectangular piece of granite that had part of a metal bar sticking out. The stone, approximately 100 pounds, was leaning against the front door. It had damaged both the door and the screen door. The resident said he did not know of anyone who would do this. Police thought it looked more like a case of vandalism than an attempted break in.

Saturday, Oct. 11

2:18 a.m. – Police got a report of cows in the road on South County Trail; they contacted the owner of the cows for help in retrieving the animals.

Sunday, Oct. 12

8:19 a.m. – A First Avenue resident reported someone had struck the door of a neighboring apartment, causing significant damage. The apartment complex is owned by the EG Housing Authority and an EGHA authority said replacing the door would cost about $2,000. He said he would like to press charges.

6:18 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 42, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped on Main Street because his car had no inspection sticker. Routine checks turned up the license violation. He was taken to the station for processing and released with a 3rd District Court summons. A friend drove the car away.

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Lynn Krim
Lynn Krim
October 21, 2014 9:01 am

$2000 to replace a door?


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