By Bethany J. Hashway
Monday, July 2
5:56 p.m. – A Duke Street resident told police she was missing a brand new, still in the box, Apple desktop computer and a fur coat, both items having gone missing after she allowed two friends to stay with her for a couple of nights. Police tried to reach the women by phone but were unsuccessful.
Tuesday, July 3
3:45 p.m. – A Hamilton Drive resident told police someone went through his car on June 29 while it was parked at his workplace at 1460 South County Trail. The car had been unlocked. When he returned to his car he noticed that his Lenovo laptop computer was missing.
5:30 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 22, at Ruby Tuesday’s for disorderly conduct and obstructing police when he tried to physically fight with his manager after the manager fired him. The man wouldn’t leave so the manager called the police. At that point, the man grabbed a metal coffee pot, threw it to the ground and left. With help from the manager, the police found the man in the parking lot near Panera Bread. The man told police he had never worked at Ruby Tuesday’s and did not follow police commands. He was taken into custody and processed at the station.
Wednesday, July 4
12:37 a.m. – Police cited a Warwick man for driving a car with a suspended registration after he was stopped for speeding. Routine checks turned up the registration violation. The vehicle was towed and the registration was seized. The man was issued a summons for the violations.
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4:30 p.m. – Police were called to Hidden Lane after receiving a complaint about noise. They found the music coming from a house there exceeded the legal sound limit. Police talked to the homeowner and said he would be receiving a Municipal Court summons for loud noise levels.
8:50 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 38, for disorderly conduct, simple assault/battery and refusal to relinquish a telephone after he was seen grabbing a woman and pulling her out of an SUV parked at the Frenchtown Road Park and Ride. A police officer from North Kingstown PD reported the incident, which he witnessed while on patrol. The NK officer said he saw the man throw something on the pavement. The item turned out to be the woman’s cell phone. The woman told police the man had hit her. The man said they got into an argument after the woman started fighting with her mother on the phone. Both the man and the woman smelled of alcohol and were slurring their speech. The woman told officers the man hit her in the face with a closed fist. He was arrested and transported to EGPD headquarters for processing. Later he was arraigned and issued a court date.
Thursday, July 5
11:20 p.m. – Police cited the manager of Finn’s Harborside for noise violation after they measured the sound coming from the band playing outside and the readings exceeded the town limit.
Friday, July 6
1:48 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 57, on a warrant, after he was seen urinating in public beside a consignment shop on Main Street. The woman who contacted police said she looked out her kitchen window and saw the man wearing a white t-shirt and jeans urinating in public. The man was taken into custody and issued a Municipal Court summons for disorderly conduct.
Saturday, July 7
12:30 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 28, for simple assault/battery and disorderly conduct and a Warwick man, 28, for disorderly conduct after they were involved in a fight at Blu on the Water, both attacking a third man who intervened after one of the men harassed his wife. The third man declined to press charges, but the owner of the restaurant, who was also hit, did say he would press charges. Both men were given no trespassing orders and taken to the station for processing.
1 p.m. – A Spring Street resident told police some money was missing from her residence. She had been away for several days and hadn’t seen the money in about a month. On this day, she noticed a bathroom window open that was usually closed. She checked her money stash and it was missing, prompting the call to police.
Sunday, July 8
10:30 a.m. – The manager of Blu on the Water told police he’d received an unsettling email on his business account. The email said he was “going down.” The message went on to say that he messed with “the wrong f***ing people.” The email was believed to be sent to his dad, who is the owner of Blu on the Water and was recently involved in breaking up a fight in the bar area at the restaurant. There were two parties arrested as a result of the fight. Police contacted the parties who had been arrested and both denied sending an email to the management at Blu on the Water and just said they wanted the incident “cleared up.”
10:56 p.m. – A Bow Street resident told police one of the large panes of glass on a rear sliding glass door was shattered but had been intact July 3. Police found a small impact mark on the lower right side of the glass consistent with being hit by a small rock. Estimated value of damage is $2,000. No entry was made.
10:48 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 60, for simple assault /battery and disorderly conduct after police were called to Red Stripe restaurant for the report of an intoxicated male unwilling to leave. An employee told officers that a customer had slapped her across the face with an open hand. The manager reported that the customer became belligerent to the point the bartender took away his Johnnie Walker double. The bartender did offer to call a cab for the man, at which time he refused and asked her to be drive him home. The man then began to inappropriately grope the bartender, grabbing her hands and breasts, and kissing her neck. After the bartender told the man multiple times to stop and leave, the man yelled, “You know what I want to do?” and slapped her with an open hand across the face. It was at this time the chef/kitchen manager stepped in and the customer left the restaurant as police were showing up. When police asked the man what took place, police could detect a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and person. He was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and simple assault and given a no trespass order for Red Stripe. He was transported to EGPD headquarters for processing, was later arraigned by a bail commissioner and released.