Police Log: Remote Argument, Ex-Girlfriend Woes, Missing Lion

by | Jan 31, 2018

By Bethany Hashway

Tuesday, Jan. 16

11:30 a.m. – Police were called to Renegade fitness center on Post Road after a fight broke out over use of a TV remote. One of the men involved in the dispute told police that while he was on a treadmill watching television another man had changed the channel. The first man complained to the second man that he’d been watching that particular channel (which was not specified in the report). The second man said the remote was attached to the bike he was using. The first man then grabbed the remote from the man on the bike, who allegedly pushed the first man. The second man denied pushing the first man and told police the first man had used profane language in talking to him. Both parties declined to press charges.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

3 a.m. – EG police picked up a Providence man, 41, from the Wickford State Police Barracks after state police arrested him on a warrant for larceny. The man was processed at EGPD. Police notified Barrington and North Providence police departments because the man  also had warrants out of those departments.

1:41 p.m. – The manager of Cumberland Farms on South County Trail told police that the store received a counterfeit $100 bill the day before. She said on Tuesday two young males bought soda and hot dogs at the store for a total of $8.77, using a $100 bill. The clerk did not check the bill for authenticity before putting it in the drawer. Later, when employees were cashing out, they came across the bill and realized it was counterfeit.

Thursday, Jan. 18

2:10 p.m. – The owner of a hair salon on Main Street told police a lion statue and security camera were missing from outside of his business. He said video footage from the previous night showed a man pulling on a brass lion ornament that is secured to the outside of the building. A short time later the man returned and covered the video camera. The camera and the lion were gone in the morning. The owner said the estimated value of the lion was $125 and the security camera estimated value at $250. Detectives were able to get a copy of the video footage. The owner told police he would contact the surveillance video company and have the company ping the whereabouts of the camera as well as the give the serial number of the missing camera.

Friday, Jan. 19

1 p.m. – A dog fell on ice refer to this story from the East Greenwich News https://eastgreenwichnews.com/?p=11453.

Saturday, Jan. 20

3:15 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police that while he was playing Pokémon Go on Main Street at around 2 p.m. he had passed his ex-girlfriend, who was with her daughter and new boyfriend and another friend. He said they made remarks towards him and “flipped” him off when they walked past. He told police he had tried to get a no-contact order against his ex-girlfriend but the judge told him there was not enough evidence to get one. He showed police the footage of the one of the friends flipping him off, and asked police to document the incident.

6:25 p.m. – Police reported to Tillinghast Road after a car hit a deer there.  When police arrived on scene they found the car stopped on the side of the road. The driver said he was not hurt and told police that while he was driving north on Tillinghast Road a deer ran out in front of this car and he was not able to stop before hitting the deer. Police found the deer lying on the side of road, with what appeared to be several broken bones. The deer was unable to get up so police shot it. The driver’s car had damage to its front bumper, front lights, grill, and the license plate area.

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