Police Log: Mysterious Boulders; Threatening Ex-Boyfriend

by | Oct 25, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Oct. 1

10 a.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police her ex-boyfriend, with whom she has a child, was harassing her, her new boyfriend and her mother. Some of the messages have been threatening, suggesting the woman say goodbye to her boyfriend because “I’ve taken matters into my own hands.” EG police tried to reach the ex-boyfriend but did not immediately make contact.

1:05 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 35, for a warrant after police saw her while on routine patrol. The man she was with became upset and threatened to do something so he could be arrested too and stay with the woman, but he backed down when another officer arrived. The woman was taken to EGPD and processed, then taken to Kent County District Court.

3 p.m. – Police arrested a Woonsocket man, 25, on a warrant for stealing from Red Stripe, where he had been employed, after he turned himself in following an investigation. The man was processed and released and issued a court summons.

Tuesday, October 2

12 p.m. – An employee of Ameritrust Residential Services called police to report the theft of copper piping and a plumber’s box at a house on Crompton Road. The man told police ARS was renovating the house, which was vacant. The man said the estimated value of the missing items was $2,000.

Wednesday, October 3

6 p.m. – A Shippeetown Road resident reported to police she noticed large boulders in her backyard while she was walking her dog there. She said she had not noticed them Tuesday. Police noticed snapped pine branches leading from the driveway to the backyard. Police went to a nearby construction site on Spencer’s Grant Drive to see if the boulders could have come from there but the soil and boulders did not resemble what police had seen at the Shippeetown Road backyard. The contractor at the Spencer’s Grant site said he thought the soil and boulders looked like material he’d seen in North Kingstown.

Thursday, October 4

3:30 p.m. – Police met with an East Greenwich man who was reporting a scam involving his real estate company. The man told police that his real estate agents received text messages from someone trying to impersonate him. The person sending the text messages asked the employees to purchase scratch tickets and gift cards. Other text messages asked for the employees to send a copy of the ID number on the back of the card to them through text.

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