Police Log: Missing iPhones, Missing Money

by | Oct 4, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Sept. 10

1:50 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 57, on a warrant for failing to appear and served him with a no trespass order after a Marlborough Street resident complained that the man was causing trouble there and told police she did not want him returning.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

9:44 a.m. – Police arrested a Groton, Conn., man, 28, for driving on a suspended license after he was pulled over because one of his brake lights was out. Routine checks showed the man’s license was suspended and the car’s registration was expired. He was released with a District Court summons and tickets for the expired registration and brake light. The car was towed.

11:40 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence woman, 32, for driving on a suspended license after she was pulled over for having no front license plate. Routine checks turned up the suspended license and the car’s lack of registration. She was released with a District Court summons for the suspended license and two violations for the visibility of plates and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. The car was towed and police seized the plate.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

6:55 p.m. – A Coventry man told police his vehicle was damaged by a tree limb. The man said he was driving west on Division Road when a large limb fell from a tree, hitting his windshield and passenger side mirror. The windshield on the passenger side was broken and the mirror was broken completely off.

Friday, Sept. 14

2:14 a.m. – Police woke up a Jamestown man, 22, who was sleeping in his car on Division Street at First Avenue. The man told police he had been working and was too tired to drive, so he decided to take a nap. After a short conversation, police decided the man was not fit to drive home. They had the car towed and took the man to the station to await pick up by a family member.

8:15 a.m. – Police warned an East Greenwich man after he allegedly banged on the door of a house where his wife (from whom he is estranged) was staying and looked in the windows. He yelled that he was there to pick up his medication. The people inside the house did not answer the door, but instead called the police. Police later spoke with the man and he admitted to approaching the house in the wrong way.

4 p.m. – A Glen Drive resident said a package containing four cell phones was stolen from the front of her house. The woman said the package contained four iPhone X’s and she was told to expect it by 4 p.m. Sept. 12. When it wasn’t there upon her arrival home, she called UPS, which said they had delivered the package earlier that day. The estimated value of each phone was $700.

5:46 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 41, for driving on a suspended license after police stopped her for a cracked windshield. Routine checks showed the suspended license. The woman told police she knew about the license suspension and apologized. Police gave her a District Court summons for the offense as well as a ticket for driving with a cracked windshield.

Saturday, Sept. 15

1 p.m. – A Crestridge Drive resident told police $52 was taken from her purse while she was watching her children play soccer at Shovlin Field that morning. She said she left the purse on the floor of the back seat and the cash was gone when she returned to the car. The car had not been locked.

10:20 p.m. – Police were dispatched to Waysider Grill on Post Road after fight there. The owner told police three men and a woman came into the restaurant shortly before and they immediately starting arguing, one of the men and the woman in particular. They appeared to have been drinking. The man started slapping the woman and headbutted her. Customers and employees managed to escort the foursome outside and they left before the owner could see what type of car they were driving.

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