Police Log: Missing Coins, Missing Radio, Found Cash

by | Nov 16, 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. EG News does not identify those arrested for misdemeanor charges.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

1:20 p.m. – A Middle Road resident told police a collection of coins was missing from her house. She said she first noticed a pillowcase was missing on Oct. 15, but it wasn’t until a week later that her husband noticed his coin collection was missing from atop his dresser. Then, on this day, she noticed other coins – in a frame in her office – was missing. The coins were valued at $499. There was no sign of forced entry. The resident told police they had had house painters in the house during the same time period. Detectives were to followup with the painting company.

2:14 p.m. – A Flood Ford employee told police someone pulled out the radio from the dashboard of a car left on the lot for bodywork. In addition, the amplifier in the back was also missing, along with some personal belongings and cash. The car had been in parked in the South County Trail lot since Sept. 29, when it was dropped off following an accident. It had not been worked on yet because of an insurance company dispute.

Friday, Nov. 7

8:56 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 18, for domestic disorderly conduct after an incident at his home. The man’s sister called police, saying her brother had gotten angry and destroyed her room. The man was uncooperative so police threatened to use a taser on him. Police put him in handcuffs for their safety while they were still getting information, but he started pushing an officer using his shoulder. Police restrained him against a wall and told him to calm down. When he had calmed, he told police he was angry at his sister for telling their parents some of his tools had gone missing. Police told him they were arresting him because of the damage to his sister’s room. At that, the man began yelling obscenities at the police. He was processed at the station and taken to Kent County Courthouse to be arraigned.

4:12 p.m. – The manager of McDonald’s on New London Turnpike told police a tractor trailer truck took out a yield sign and the pole it was attached to a couple hours earlier. The incident was caught on video but the truck’s license plate number could not be seen.

Saturday, Nov. 8

8:39 a.m. – A Warwick man turned over to police $106 dollars in cash he found on Duke Street just south of Queen Street.

10:46 a.m. – Dispatch got a call from a woman complaining of emotional abuse from her husband. She said there was a firearm in the house and that she wanted to kill her husband if he didn’t stop bothering her. Police spoke with both the woman, her husband and their adult son. The husband told police the firearm was secured upstairs and not loaded. He said his wife had been putting off doing her part of their taxes and that the IRS had given them a deadline to get their 2012 and 2013 taxes in. The couple’s son agreed with his father’s characterization of events and said he would stay there with them to work on a resolution.

12:57 p.m. – The manager of the Grille on Main told police someone had vandalized an HVAC unit in the alley between the restaurant and 58 Main St. It appeared as if someone had tried to remove the unit but was prevented from doing because it was bolted to two wood posts for stability. In the same alley, police noticed two HVAC units from 58 Main St. had also been removed. Police planned to check the moved unit for fingerprints.

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