Police Log: High-Speed Chase and Deer Trouble x 2

by | Oct 18, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Tuesday, Sept. 25

12:40 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick woman, 46, on warrants for an arrest from Superior Court after police were called to One Saint Elizabeth Way for a possibly intoxicated employee. Police arrived and met with the reporting who told police she wished for the employee to be escorted off the property.  Police escorted the employee off the property and ran routine checks, which showed that the employee had two active Superior Court warrants. She was taken into custody and transported to EGPD Headquarters for processing and then transported to the Women’s Intake.

3 p.m. – Police cited a Scituate man, 54, for driving a vehicle with a suspended registration after police stopped the man for manipulating a computer device while driving. When police walked up to the car they noticed that his inspection sticker to be expired. The man was cited for driving a vehicle with a suspended registration and the plates were seized.

Thursday, Sept. 27

1:15 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 19, for driving on a suspended license after police saw he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Routine checks showed the man had a suspended license. Police issued the man a Municipal Court summons for not wearing his seatbelt and a District Court summons for operating a motor vehicle when his license is suspended.

1:45 p.m. – Police met with the owner of Dunkin Donuts on South County Trail, who said his day manager saw that a box truck hit the corner of the building and the canopy as it attempted to make its way through the drive through. After the driver realized the truck wasn’t going to make it through, he parked and walked in to get his order. The driver left his name and phone number. The owner later called the driver of the truck but he seemed reluctant to give information over the phone. Police also talked to the driver, who said he had been test-driving the truck. He acknowledged hitting the corner of the building.

4 p.m. – Police cited a North Kingstown woman, 23, for holding a cellphone while driving. A routine check showed the car was unregistered. The woman was given a summons for driving an unregistered car and a warning for using a cellphone. The car was towed and plates were seized.

4:36 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 32, for reckless driving eluding police, high-speed pursuit, and obstruction after a high-speed chase that started after police pulled him over on Howland Road because his car had tinted windows. According to the report, the man had a history with drug transactions so police called for Warwick police’s K-9 to conduct a search of the man’s car. But the man fled as Warwick police arrived and police took up the chase. Police followed the man onto I-95 and to a gas station on Route 2 where the chase ended. The man was taken to EGPD for processing, where he was arraigned by a bail commissioner and released.

Saturday, Sept. 29

4:34 p.m. – Police were called to a house on Duke Street for the report of a family disturbance. Police found a woman walking out of the house. She told police her two sons had an argument. Police talked to one of the brothers who said police that he and his brother had gotten into a verbal argument and the other brother left. The mother she said wanted a no trespass order against the son that took off. Police found the other son and gave him the no trespass order.

Monday, October 1

12:30 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 33, on a 3rd Superior Court bench warrant after police were called to Division Road for a report of a vehicle hitting a deer. Routine checks on the driver showed the warrant. The man was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing.

4:44 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 34, for driving with a suspended license after police got a report of one-car accident on Howland Road at Hemlock Drive. Police found the car lying upside down, across the north and southbound lanes. The driver who was trapped inside the car, unable to free himself from his seat belt. The man told police that while he was driving he saw a deer in the road and swerved to avoid the deer, instead hitting first a fire hydrant and then a tree. The car had major front-end damage to the front and roof. The man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital. Routine checks on the driver turned up a suspended license. He was issued a summons for the violation and issued a Third District Court summons.

6 a.m. – Police were called to CVS on South County Trail for the report of graffiti on the east side of the building facing side South County Trail. CVS had video footage showing a dark-colored sedan pulling into the parking area at 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 30. In the video, someone wearing a hoodie got out of the car and spray painted the building.

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