Police Log: Punch Thrown, Cash Missing, Person Struck

by | Mar 10, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Feb. 11

6:10 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 26, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped after running a stop sign. Routine checks showed the man’s suspended license. He was given a District Court summons and released.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

1:30 p.m. – A Howland Road resident told police an Uber Eats driver had damaged his lawn and perhaps the sprinkler system Tuesday night. The man told police his daughter ordered a food delivery Tuesday night through Uber Eats. When the delivery driver arrived at the house, he drove over the grass towards the front door of the home. After dropping off the food, the driver backed up on the grass and turned around before leaving via the driveway.

2 p.m. – The owner of PMC Media Group on Main Street told police that an employee used the business credit card to buy $2,000 worth of Google play cards.

Friday, Feb. 15

8:50 a.m. – A Liberty Street resident told police he was missing two $100 bills from the center console in his car, which had been parked in the driveway unlocked.

4:32 p.m. – A woman told police she’d been hit by a white minivan while crossing First Avenue at Cliff Street. She said the van continued east on First Avenue without stopping.

Saturday, Feb. 16

12:45 p.m. – A Brisas Circle resident told police he got a call Thursday from a Los Angeles company telling him he owed $5,000 from a 2003 judgment against him but that he could pay $1,225.10 immediately and the entire case would be dropped. On Friday, he got something in the mail with the same information. He notified his bank, which cancelled his debit card.

4:32 p.m. – Police met with a Church Street resident regarding a case of identity theft. The reporting person stated that in September  2016 someone unknown to him used his identity to open a Visa credit card account with Midland Funding LLC with a line of credit of $7,000. On October 6, 2016, the credit card in his name was used at the Apple Store at the Providence Place Mall in the amount of $6413.30 and parking garage fee of two dollars. Midland Funding LLC put the bill into collections for the $6415.30 amount after he thought that this incident had resolved itself two years ago when he first reported it to them that he was the victim of identity theft. Midland LLC informed the man to file a police report.

11:52 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston woman, 32, for simple assault and resisting arrest after an incident at Kai Bar on Main Street. Witnesses said the woman had punched another woman in the face seemingly for no reason. By the time police arrived at Kai Bar, the woman had left. Police found her nearby and tried to question her. The woman, who appeared to be very drunk, kicked at the officers and refused to comply with police commands. Eventually, she was taken into custody and driven to EGPD for processing.

Sunday, Feb. 17

10 a.m. – Police cited a Providence woman, 30, for driving with a suspended registration after she was pulled over for speeding. Routine checks showed the registration suspension. She was given those two citations, police seized the plates, and the vehicle was towed.

10:51 a.m. – A resident of a multi-family apartment house on Melrose Street contacted police to complain about poor living conditions. He said, despite repeated complaints to the town building inspector, construction on the apartment upstairs from him continued. He said he worried there was lead paint in the building and that ceiling tiles in the common areas need to be replaced. Police spoke with the man working in the vacant upstairs apartment. He said he would stop working and told the man downstairs he would be more accommodating.

1:24 p.m. – Police cited a West Greenwich woman, 23, for marijuana possession after police stopped her for driving while holding a cell phone. She was issued a summons for the marijuana and was given a warning for the cell phone violation.

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