Police Log: Late Night Drinking, Flag Anger, Costly Debit Fraud

by | Apr 21, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, April 1

8 a.m. – A Warwick man told police he was approached by a man upon returning to his car in the Dave’s Marketplace parking lot at 1000 Division Street. The man said he noticed the car, a Jaguar, had a dent in the back and that he worked at a Jaguar dealership and could fix it privately. The Warwick man said the dent had not been there before he stopped at Dave’s.

12:30 p.m. – A Marlborough Street resident told police someone had stolen his debit card and withdrew a total of $1,926 from various ATMs around the state. He suspected it was his son.

Tuesday, April 2

9:31 a.m. – The driver of a tractor-trailer was issued a summons for driving over the weight limit allowed on Division Street. The weight limit on that road is 10,000 pounds; the truck was 80,000 pounds.

12:39 p.m. – A Meadowbrook Road resident told police his shed was open this morning and three items were missing: a gas backpack leaf blower valued at $550 and two chainsaws valued at $450 and $500 respectively.

1 p.m. – Police responded to Flood Ford for the report of missing dealer plates.

1:08 p.m. – A New Milford, N,J., woman who used to live in East Greenwich told police someone had used her debit card at ATMs throughout Rhode Island without permission, taking a total of $27,581.

Wednesday, April 3

4:35 p.m. – A Verndale Drive resident met with police regarding fraud on her cell phone account. The woman said she’d learned her cell phone account had been closed without her knowledge. Her provider, Metro PCS Account, told her to file a police report.

Friday, April 5

12:44 p.m. – Police cited a Pawtucket man, 22, for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration being called to help with a disabled motor vehicle in the road. The drive was issued a summons.

2:40 p.m. – An employee at the First Lutheran Church at Division and Brayton streets told police a man called asking, “Why is there a gay flag out in front of the church?” (The church has a rainbow flag hanging in front of the parish office.) The woman responded, “Because everyone is welcome in God’s house.” The caller said, “You are promoting a sickness. Don’t you know that and don’t you read the Bible?” The woman reiterated that everyone was welcome and hung up the phone.

11 p.m. – A North Providence man, 29, was cited for driving with a suspended license, leaving the lane of travel and failing to provide proof of insurance after he drove into a curb, blowing out a tire, ending up in a Main Street parking lot where a witness said the man had been driving erratically.

Sunday, April 7

1:26 a.m. – Police gave a warning to the bartender at End Zone Pub and Grille after noticing patrons were still in the establishment after the 1 a.m. closing time dictated by town ordinance. Police found about 10 patrons still drinking in the bar. They were ordered to leave and the bartender was told she would receive a Municipal Court summons if it happened again.

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