Police Log: Homeless On South Road, Collapsed At EGPD

by | Jun 22, 2014


These reports come from the East Greenwich Police Department and are public information. An arrest does not mean the individual has been convicted of a crime.

Tuesday, June 10

8:01 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 47, for driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a blood alcohol test after he was stopped for on Marlborough Street in connection to a possible hit-and-run on King Street. The man was pulled over on the side of the street with the keys still in the ignition when police found him. He appeared to have been drinking and denied hitting the other car, telling police the damage to his front bumper was old. He told police he’d come from a bar in East Providence where he admitted to have a couple drinks. After failing field sobriety tests, the man was taken into custody and brought to the station for processing where he refused to take the BAC test. It was determined the hit-and-run took place in Warwick, so EG police gave him a district court summons for the DUI and a traffic tribunal summons for refusing the BAC test. Warwick police then took the man into custody to charge him with the hit-and-run.

Wednesday, June 11

4:58 p.m. – An EG resident told police he’d recently sold a car via Craigslist but earlier Wednesday he’d received a check in the mail for $3,855 from a person in Indiana. A short time later, the man got a phone call from someone asking if he’d received the check. The EG man told the caller the car had already been sold and he would return the check, but then the caller asked the man to deposit the check and send him some of the money. Police spoke with the caller, who then hung up. 

Thursday, June 12

10:33 a.m. – The owner of a property on South Road told police a man had been living in his van on the property without permission and he’d also stored things in the barn. The property owner asked police to issue a no-trespass order. The other man could not be reached, so police left a notice on his van telling him of the no-trespass order now in effect.

12:54 p.m. – A Florida resident currently living on her boat in Greenwich Cove told police her debit card tied to her Social Security payments was declined and she learned it had been used three times at a Family Dollar store in Houston, Texas, for a total of $895. The bank told her she needed a police report in order to be reimbursed.

4:07 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 22, on a district court bench warrant after he was stopped for speeding on Post Road. He was taken into custody, processed and arraigned at the station, then released. 

Friday, June 13

4:10 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 18, bench warrant for failing to appear in court after being charged with disorderly conduct in Warwick. Warwick PD alerted EGPD, who went to the woman’s residence and took her into custody. She was arraigned at the station by a justice of the peace and released.

3:54 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 24, on a warrant from North Kingstown PD, who wanted him on a domestic violence charge. The NK man was located at his grandfather’s EG home, taken into custody and turned over to NKPD.

6:58 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he left his credit card at Filippo’s Twisted Pizza after dining there and within 30 minutes he got a phone call from his credit card company asking about charges on his card made in California. The manager of the restaurant said the card was found by the waitstaff and put in a safe place and that he didn’t think anyone would have time to use it but that he would review his security camera footage.

7:34 p.m. – Police arrested a Wakefield man, 50, at a residence in East Greenwich where he had gone looking for his ex-girlfriend, for whom a no-contact order is in place. The man was searched and police found a Hallmark card addressed to his ex-girlfriend, on which was written, “I’m sorry and I miss you.” He was taken into custody.

Saturday, June 14

1:25 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 27, for driving while intoxicated after he was stopped on Forge Road after he was seen speeding and changing lanes without using his blinker on Main Street. When police spoke to the driver, they could smell alcohol on his breath and noted his eyes were bloodshot and watery. He was taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. At the station, his blood alcohol level was measured at .128 and .120 (the legal limit is .08). He was released to a friend with a district court summons.

7:17 a.m. – An East Greenwich man came into the police station shirtless and he requested medical assistance then collapsed on the floor. The man smelled of alcohol and had cuts and a bite mark on his chest. EGFD rescue took the man to Kent Hospital for treatment. Police went to the man’s residence to make sure other residents were all right, but found no obvious signs of injury, crime or endangerment. Meanwhile, police learned the man had an active bench warrant out of Johnson County, Indiana, that was extraditable. After he was treated at Kent, he was returned to the EGPD for processing and arraignment.

5:04 p.m. – Police arrested a Woonsocket man, 26, on two warrants and for obstructing police after he gave police fake identification information during a traffic stop in which he was a passenger. Since he could not come up with bail money, he was taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

Sunday, June 15

9:02 a.m. – A Great Road resident told police someone tore up hardcover and softcover books used for party centerpieces on tables in her front yard the evening before. The centerpieces were still on the tables at the end of the party, 11 p.m. She found the damaged books this morning. The torn books were strewn over her car, which made her think it was done on purpose since the vandal appeared to know which car was hers.

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Philip Green
Philip Green
June 23, 2014 1:29 pm


On Thusday night when pulling out of Stone Ridge Drive onto Middle Road there was a EG Police Officer blocking traffic from turning right onto Middle Road. We returned at 9pm and the Officer was still blocking the road. I did not read anything in the Police logs. Just wondering if you heard of anything that might have occured that night.

Elizabeth Fritzsche McNamara
June 23, 2014 2:13 pm
Reply to  Philip Green

Hi Philip. The police reports for last week are made available today, so I’ll let you know later!


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