Police Log: Mother-Daughter Difficulties; Furniture Dump

by | Apr 14, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Wednesday, March 27

11 a.m. A Prospect Street resident told police that her credit card had been used without her permission. She said she used her credit card at the vending machine near the gymnasium at East Greenwich High School. Later, at home, she got emails stating that she had made several purchases from Walmart for various electronic items. She contacted her credit card company to tell them about the false transactions.

11:12 p.m. Police arrested a West Warwick man, 41, on an active warrant after Charlestown Police Department contacted EGPD Headquarters to let them know that they had the subject in custody. EGPD took custody of the man and he was transported to EGPD Headquarters for processing. He was later transported to District Court.

Thursday, March 28

11 a.m. – Police stopped a larger tractor-trailer traveling east on Division Street after police noticed that it was over the weight limit of the posted sign. The driver was issued a summons for exceeding the town’s weight limit.

1 p.m. – Police responded South County Trail at Division Street for a two-car accident. One of the drivers told police his license was suspended, which police confirmed. Police gave him a Third District Court summons.

Friday, March 29

12:52 a.m. – A Middle Road resident told police she wanted her daughter removed from her house because the daughter wouldn’t let her use the bathroom. The daughter told police that her mother had been in a nursing home a few months ago and that she’d agreed to take over guardianship of her mother and let her move back home. The daughter said her mother had been getting very angry lately and wanted her out of the house. Police told the mother she should go to bed for the night and that the daughter wasn’t leaving.

11:15 a.m. – Police met with a woman regarding her ex-boyfriend violating a temporary restraining order that has been in effect since Feb. 22. The woman said she had been in a several year relationship with the man but it ended in November and since then he had been trying to contact her via text message, phone calls and emails. She said he’s stopped after she got the TRO but had recently gotten an email from him.

3:36 p.m. – A Flood Ford employee told police someone had paid for a set of tires over the phone using a credit card with a plan to pick them up. Two men later came to the dealership to pick up the tires but the employee got suspicious because it appeared their license had been intentionally obscured. The employee removed paper that was covering the license plate and saw it was a Massachusetts plate. When he asked why the plate was covered and to see some ID, the two men fled without getting the tires. The credit card transaction was later cancelled.

5:56 p.m. – A Carrs Pond resident told police someone had dumped a large leather chair and couch on his property. A friend told him that he recognized the furniture from a home on Frenchtown Road. The reporting party called the previous owner of the furniture and she told him that someone had come by her house and picked up the furniture. She didn’t pay to have someone remove the furniture and she didn’t dump the furniture on his property.

6:02 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 56, for assault on a woman over 60 and disorderly conduct. Police found the older woman crying and very upset. She told police her daughter, the 56-year-old, had been drinking most of the day, took the house keys and started to leave. The older woman asked the daughter to leave the keys and the daughter said no. At that point, the mother tried to get her daughter’s purse. The daughter grabbed her mother by the arm, then let her go and threw a glass of beer at her. Police took the daughter into custody.

Saturday, March 30

12:34 p.m. – An employee at Flood Ford on South County Trail told police a customer had paid for work on his car using a check, but had taken the check back a short time later. The customer called the dealership while police were there and said he’d taken back the check because he was disputing the amount charged for repairs. They came to a settlement without additional police intervention.

Sunday, March 31

9:50 a.m. – A Cindy Ann resident told police someone had vandalized his car by wrapping it in plastic, then spray painting the driver’s side. The man said his daughter drove the car; they suspected friends of hers had carried it out. The spray paint was easily removed.

Monday, April 1

8 a.m. – A Warwick resident told police his car was damaged while it was parked outside of Dave’s Marketplace Sunday afternoon. He’d left the car for about 45 minutes. When he returned, a man in another car told him he noticed damage in the trunk area of the man’s car and he said he could fix it for cash. The man in the car said he worked for a car dealership but would do this on the side. Earlier today, the man looked more closely at the rear of his car and notice a small scuff mark that had not been there before he’d parked at the Dave’s on Sunday.

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