Police Log: Missing Boat, Sunken Boat & Flying Food

by | Oct 9, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, September 17

12:59 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 34, for driving with a suspended license after being alerted about an erratic driver on Adirondack Drive. The reporting party told police that he had been following a white pickup truck for some time and that the truck had been drifting from lane to lane. Police located the truck on Adirondack Drive, where the driver was looking at a laptop computer. The man said he works for Dig Safe and was reviewing a prospective dig site. He admitted he’d been looking at his laptop while driving. He did not show any signs of intoxication. Routine checks showed the man had a suspended license. He was issued a District Court summons and police called for a tow.

5:55 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 53, for simple assault and disorderly conduct after swearing and throwing food at police. Police found the woman sitting against a pole in the Main Street Convenience Store parking lot. She appeared to be drunk and started swearing at the police. As a friend tried to take the woman home, the woman threw some takeout food at the police. She was arrested and processed at the police station, where she continued to be disruptive. Police had the woman taken to Kent Hospital for detox.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

7:41 a.m. – A construction worker told police some equipment had been stolen from the job site at 1401 South County Trail, including a Rothenberger power threaded tool with an estimated value of $1,500. In addition, copper pipe was also missing, worth several hundred dollars.

11:44 a.m. – A Shady Hill Drive resident told police someone had taken items from his home while it was being renovated. The man said there had been a significant house fire in 2017, which prompted him to move out for a while while repairs were being done. When he returned to the house and took an inventory, he noticed several things were missing, including a band saw, three nail guns, two bins of The Simpsons Show memorabilia, a drum set and an acoustic guitar. There was no forced entry into the house.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

9:45 a.m. – A West Roxbury, Mass., man told police his inflatable boat had gone missing from the EG Marina. He’d last seen it on July 9, where it had been tied to his boat. Two weeks later, anticipating some bad weather, the man asked the marina to check on his boat. Marina officials said the inflatable was gone. The man described the boat as a Model 380 Rigid Inflatable center console, Grand Tender. It had a built in AM-FM two-way radio, and a Garmin GPS. The attached motor was a 20 horsepower Honda four stroke with a keel guard. The Honda outboard motor also had fins. The boat had built in nightlights, and there were three safety jackets on board. The name one the boat is “Little Debbie.” The man reported that the inflatable boat and outboard motor is worth approximately $15,000.

7 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 41, for domestic simple assault battery and disorderly conduct after he allegedly poking his ex-girlfriend hard enough to leave marks. The woman was taking their son to the doctor and the man arrived and starting poking the woman. After the man left, the woman reported the incident to police. The next day, police reached the man to tell him he’d been charged. The man turned himself in and was arraigned by a bail commissioner and released with a District Court summons as well as a no contract order.

Saturday, Sept. 22

1:45 p.m. – A Woonsocket man, 45, was cited for not stopping at a stop sign. Police talked to the driver, who said he knew he didn’t completely stop and was sorry. Routine checks showed that the car’s registration was suspended. A tow truck was called and the man was issued tickets for failing to stop at a stop sign and driving a car with a suspended registration. Police seized the plates.

Sunday, Sept. 23

4 p.m. – The East Greenwich harbormaster told police a 14-foot row boat sank in the harbor the previous day. The harbormaster had contacted the state DEM, which was able to recover the boat. The owner, who was away, said he has owned the boat for 20 years. The sinking did not appear suspicious.

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