By Bethany Hashaway
Wednesday, Jan. 31
2:26 p.m. – A resident from South County Trail told police that she had received a phone call from a male who identified himself as an attorney named “Steven Lewis.” He told her that her grandson was in trouble for a “DWI” in another state and needed $4000 to pay his attorney fee so that he could help her grandson. He told her to go to a “Best Buy” store and buy two $2000 gift cards and then call him back for more directions. She went to the Best Buy store where the clerk told her it was a scam, so she did not to buy the gift cards and called the police instead.
Thursday, Feb. 1
4:50 p.m. – Police got a report of a black pig wandering down the roadway and they went to a nearby house where they knew farm animals were kept. The owners of that home said the pig lived at another location on Carrs Pond Road. Police notified the residents of that address and the pig was returned home.
Friday, Feb. 2
1:59 p.m. – Police arrested a West Warwick man, 64, for driving with an expired license after the driver was involved in a car accident on the west bound Route 4 North off ramp. Routine checks showed the man had an expired license. He was issued a District Court summons and released at the scene; a licensed driver drove the car from the scene.
Saturday, Feb. 3
12:35 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown man, 26, for driving on a suspended license after stopping him because of an expired inspection sticker. Routine checks showed his license and registration were suspended. He was issued a District Court summons for driving on a suspended license and a summons for violation of inspection sticker. The car was towed; plates were seized by police.
1:51 a.m. – Police arrested a Providence woman, 34, for driving on a suspended license after she was involved in an accident on Division Road near New England Tech. Routine checks were done, and they found the driver’s license had been suspended. She was issued a District Court summons for driving on a suspended license and released.
8:13 a.m.- Police were dispatched to 66 King St. for the report of structure fire. When police arrived on scene they found smoke coming from the wall on the east side of the building in a first floor apartment. A short time later East Greenwich Fire Department arrived scene and put out the fire. The investigation revealed that the fire had started around a gas-fired heater exhaust vent pipe. Residents of the building had to evacuate pending resumption of utilities.
Sunday, Feb. 4
8:30 a.m. – The owner of the Oaks Tavern, 63 Duke St., told police that an employee told him that the men’s bathroom was vandalized Friday night. In addition, someone had left graffiti on the ceiling in the bar area where someone had written with a black marker different words with a “tagging” design.
4:11 p.m. – A Frenchtown Road resident told police that his snow plow had gone missing from his backyard. He told police there were tire marks in the snow leading up to where the plow had been stored.
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