Police Log: Car As Building Entry Device

by | Sep 3, 2018

By Bethany Hashway

Tuesday, August 21

10:48 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 67, for a suspended license after police pulled him over. The man got out of the car and said to police, “Can we just forget about this?”  Police did routine checks which showed his license and registration were suspended. The man was issued a district court summons for driving with a suspended license and he was issued a citation for operating a motor vehicle while registration is suspended. The plates were seized and the vehicle was towed.

11:30 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 59, on two active bench warrants. The woman was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing. She was later transported to district court.

11:30 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 57, on a bench warrant. The man was taken into custody and transported to EGPD. He was later transported to district court.

3 p.m. – Police met with an East Greenwich woman whose father died July 8. The woman told police that on July 9 she went to her dad’s apartment to retrieve some of his belongings but was unable to locate his wallet. When she returned later in the week, she spoke to a man who told her that he had taken the wallet but that another man had it now and wouldn’t return it. On July 11, she reported this situation to police, who were able to retrieve the wallet from the man. The debit card was there but no cash. The woman found two charges had been made on the card, both to Twisted Pizza for $22.85 on July 10 and for $22.46 on July 11. The woman told police she would like to pursue charges for the fraudulent use of credit card on behalf of her father’s estate.

4:30 p.m. – A Laurel Hill Road resident told police about suspicious activity in his neighborhood. He said police on Aug. 20 at 6:20 p.m. a beat up white/gray car, possibly a Toyota Scion, pulled up to his property. The car had two white men, approximately 40 years old. One of the men offered to seal his driveway and quoted a price and made the same offer to the man’s neighbor. The man spoke with the individual for several minutes before he left in the white/gray sedan. The individual provided the man with a business card for a company specializing in driveway seal coating, repair and paving. Police researched the company, which appeared to be run by brothers who also ran a church called the Church of End Times. Yelp reviews for the driveway company were largely negative.

11:49 p.m. – Police were called to Duke Street after a man allegedly drove his car into his apartment building in order to gain access. The man appeared to be confused and in ill health. He said he’d just gotten out of the hospital and needed to get some things out of his apartment but that the building had been condemned by the state fire marshal and was boarded up. He decided to drive the car into the door to gain entry. He said he didn’t think that would be a problem because he owned the apartment building. The man said he didn’t feel well, so he was taken by rescue to the hospital. The building was later condemned by the building inspector.

Friday, August 24

2 a.m. – During a bar check at Fat Belly’s on Main Street, police found several beer bottles in front of customers. There were also glasses filled with what appeared to be mixed drinks. Police spoke to a female bartender who was unaware that she shouldn’t be selling drinks. Police explained that they were not closing the bar, but that a report would be made.

Saturday, August 25

1:30 a.m. – Police arrested a Coventry man, 27, for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic – simple assault/ battery after they came upon a woman screaming as two men were fighting. Standing between the two men was the detail officer who had just gotten done working at Blu. The detail officer said he came upon the two men fighting in the street a few seconds before officers arrived. One man continued to swear and scream at the other man. Police took that man aside to get his story but the man refused, continuing to yell and scream. After a short struggle, he was placed into custody and transported to EGPD for processing on the charges of domestic disorderly and domestic simple assault. The man allegedly had pushed the woman against a pole, starting the fight. He was arraigned before a bail commissioner in the morning.

6:50 p.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 33, for a warrant after he was pulled over for using his cell phone while driving. He told police he was texting and driving. Routine checks showed he had an active Third District Court bench warrant. He was taken into custody, processed at EGPD, then taken to the ACI.


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