Police Log: Fires, Yelling & Missing Boston Whaler

by | Jun 30, 2019

Above photo by Sam Bass / The Radio Scout

Monday, June 10

11:12 a.m. – Police were called to the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office on Post Road for a car fire. By the time police and EG Fire arrived the car was fully engulfed. The driver told police she was driving south on Post Road when she saw smoke coming from under the hood, so she pulled into the Post Office parking lot. 

2 p.m. – A Cranston man, 51, was cited for driving a car with a cancelled registration after he was stopped for using a cell phone while driving. Routine checks showed the cancelled registration. The car was towed and plates seized.

Tuesday, June 11

6:54 p.m. – A Hamilton Drive resident told police a camera monitor was missing from a car that’s been parked in his driveway since June 6. The car had not been locked. He estimated the camera was worth $200.

Wednesday, June 12

9 a.m. – Police accompanied EG Parks and Recreation employees who were carrying out a EG Municipal Court-ordered clean up at a residence on Bayberry Lane where the yard was overgrown and a derelict car was parked in the driveway. The police had the car towed and planned to mail a bill for the clean up to the property owner. 

11 a.m. – A caller told police a man was yelling at residents of Regal Court on Duke Street. The caller said this was not the first time the man had behaved like this. The man told police he was looking for someone. Police warned him that he risked arrest for disorderly conduct if this pattern of behavior continued.

12:31 p.m. – Police were called to assist EG Fire with a small electrical fire in one of the classrooms at East Greenwich High School. The school was evacuated but students and staff were allowed back in after the school was deemed safe.

Thursday, June 13

8:30 a.m.  – Police assisted Warwick Police, who said a Boston whaler had been stolen Wednesday night from a marina in Apponaug. After police called several area marinas telling them to be on the lookout for a Boston whaler that did not belong there, they heard from a marina in Cowesett that the whaler was there. When police recovered the boat, they learned an inflatable dinghy had also been taken. The boat’s owner had a photo of the man he suspected took the whaler and the dinghy. Warwick police arrested that man.

5:48 p.m. – A Tucker Street resident called police to report his daughter was missing from the Fairfield playground. She was soon found near Cole Middle School.

Friday, June 14

6 a.m. – In conjunction with the FBI, police arrested David Wagner, 64, of Downing Street at his home on multiple federal charges relating to a Ponzi scheme he is accused of running. He was processed and held at the police department for a couple of hours, then taken to be arraigned at federal court  For more about the charges, click here.

9:02 a.m. – A Long Street resident told police that a man pushed her aside while she was standing beside a cigarette disposal can. She said he told her to move, then pushed her when she didn’t respond. The man was looking for partial cigarettes to salvage. She said she wasn’t injured but said she feared the man. 

9:04 p.m. – A caller told police someone was yelling at others in the area of the basketball courts on Cliff Street. A resident then called to say her son and some friends just came in from the basketball courts and were upset after being yelled at by a man who matched the first caller’s description. Police found the suspected yeller and he agreed to leave the area.

9:24 p.m. – A police officer was stationed on Bicknell Street on the lookout for speeding valet drivers, as has been reported on other occasions. The officer stayed “for some time” and did not see any vehicles on the street. 

11:50 a.m. – Police assisted Amica Insurance Company with getting back a laptop from an employee whom was recently fired. The man turned over the equipment to police without incident.

4:42 p.m. – A North Kingstown man told police his daughter’s boyfriend punched him in the face after he’d dropped off his daughter at the boyfriend’s house, which is in East Greenwich. The boyfriend said he’d hit the man because his girlfriend complained about him a lot. The North Kingstown man declined to press charges.

11:47 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick woman, 38, for driving while intoxicated after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Main Street. When officers arrived they observed a black Nissan sedan, with a woman in the driver’s seat. The vehicle’s front end looked to have crashed into a parked car. The woman said her knees hurt but refused medical attention. According to the report, the woman had slurred speech, bloodshot watery eyes and smelled of alcohol. She told police she’d been following her boyfriend home and then hit the parked car. Police asked the woman where she was going and she stated that she was heading home after leaving Blu on the Water. When asked if she’d been drinking, the woman said she’d only had two drinks. After failing field sobriety tests, the woman was taken into custody and processed at the police department.

Saturday, June 15

12:27 p.m. – Police were called to assist EG Fire at a small kitchen fire at Blu on the Water.

8:05 p.m. – The owner of Estee Bridal on Cliff Street reported to police about people disposing of alcohol nip bottles in her planter in front of her business.

8:47 p.m. – A Bridge Street resident told police an older man wearing a jacket and khakis had knocked on her door two times, the second time opening the door and giving the dog some food. Police found no one in the area matching that description.

11 p.m. – A Frenchtown Road resident told police a man crossed Frenchtown Road to talk with her while she was walking her dog. She said the man was black.

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