Police Log: Rocks Thrown, Punches Thrown

by | Jul 28, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, July 8

4:30 p.m. – Police arrested a South Kingstown man, 31, on a Superior Court bench warrant after getting a tip that the man was staying in a residence on First Avenue. Police took him into custody and processed him at EGPD. He was later transported to the ACI in Cranston.

Tuesday, July 9

12:40 a.m. – While police were conducting a security check at Meadowbrook Farms School and surrounding area, they noticed a sign had been vandalized. The “Visitors Please Take Notice” sign on the access road between Meadowbrook and the high school athletic fields had been spray painted on the front and back. The front contained offensive language, the back was painted with “LGBT?”

Wednesday, July 10

11 a.m. – A West Warwick man, 26, was cited for operation of a motor vehicle when registration is suspended after he was stopped for speeding. Routine checks were done which showed the man had a suspended registration. Police gave him a warning for speeding and a citation for the registration suspension. The car was towed and plates were seized.

2:38 p.m. – A Marlborough Street resident told police he’d given permission to his nextdoor neighbors to go through his yard for some yard work. Later, the man said he found one of the pear trees in his yard had been damaged, perhaps from a falling limb from the neighbor’s tree work.

4:59 p.m. – A Shippeetown Road resident told police he’d seen two cars driving the wrong way on the bridge between Shippeetown and Crompton roads that was closed for road work to southbound traffic in June. Police have been notified of similar incidents since the road work began. 

7:55 p.m. – A woman told police she’d returned to her car on Water Street 30 minutes earlier and found it covered in an unknown white substance. 

Thursday, July 11

11:06 a.m. The owner of L&S Auto on Post Road told police someone had cashed three fraudulent checks written against the company’s Citizen’s Bank account for a total of $9,105 in early July. The account has since been closed. The fake checks had his company name, logo and account number printed on them. 

4:15 p.m. – Police arrested a Cranston woman, 49, on Long Street for simple assault and battery and disorderly conduct after she allegedly hit a man there. The woman appeared to be drunk when police arrived. A man approached the officers and said the woman had hit him. Police tried to get the woman to submit to a breath test but she refused, saying she was drunk. Sitting on a bench at the police’s direction, the woman started yelling profanities at nearby neighbors. She was taken into custody at that point and brought to the station for processing.

Friday, July 12

1 p.m. – The manager of T’s Restaurant told police the restaurant had been getting a lot of harassing calls meant for one of the employees. The employee said it was her ex-boyfriend and that he’d been calling her cell phone too. Based on that information, police issued a warrant for the man.

8:19 p.m. – Police arrested a Woonsocket man, 26, on the warrant issued in the harassing phone calls complaint above. He was picked up by Woonsocket police, then transferred to EGPD for processing.

Saturday, July 13

1:18 a.m. – While on routine patrol in the downtown harbor area, police saw a man urinating in on the side of the fence in the parking lot on the south side of King Street at Crop Street. The man, of East Greenwich, was issued a Municipal Court summons and released.

8:41 a.m. A Division Road resident told police someone had searched through the center console and glove compartment of her car. She said nothing appeared to be missing. The car had been unlocked. Her husband’s car, parked next to hers, had been locked and had not been disturbed.

12 p.m. – Police arrested a Lowell, Mass., man, 45, for disorderly conduct after he threw a rock at a passing boater while fishing near the boat launch and waste-water treatment plant on Crompton Avenue. The man had been fishing in the area and the harbormaster said he’d thrown a rock a passing boater. The man told police, “Yeah, I threw the rock. He was taking a picture of me on his phone.” Another man on the scene was digging for clams so police notified DEM (clamming is not allowed in Greenwich Cove). Police warned the first man to calm down or risk arrest. His anger only increased, according to the report, so police took him into custody. At the station he was arraigned and released with a District Court summons.

Sunday, July 13

12:57 a.m. – Police arrested a North Kingstown woman, 43, for driving while intoxicated, refusing to submit to a chemical test, and driving on a suspended license after she was involved in a car accident at King and Marlborough streets. According to witnesses, the car driven by the woman had backed up on King Street and hit their car. When police spoke with the North Kingstown woman, they noticed she smelled of alcohol, her eyes were bloodshot and her speech was slurred. After she failed field sobriety tests, the woman was taken into custody and driven to EGPD for processing. 

1:06 a.m. – Police were called to assist EGFD rescue on a call of a drunk woman at Blu on the Water. Rescue took the woman to Kent Hospital for detox. While police were there, an altercation on the dock below Blu took place involving several men. One of the men had jumped onto a boat docked there. The men on the boat said they didn’t know the man and one of them ended up punching the man. The man who jumped on the boat had blood on him and one of the men on the boat had bloody knuckles. Both men declined to press charges. 

1:37 a.m. – A resident told police her daughter would not turn down the TV. The daughter then turned down the TV.

2:35 a.m. – Police got a call about an intoxicated woman walking on Division Street near 1149 Restaurant. A friend arrived to take the woman home.

3:38 a.m. – Police woke a woman sleeping in her car in the parking lot at Christ Church and had her move on.

11:45 a.m. – Police arrested an Exeter man, 64, on a warrant after they were told there was a suicidal man at the boat ramp’s upper parking lot. The man told police he was not suicidal and never considered suicide. Routine checks turned up a warrant for another incident. He was taken into custody and eventually transferred to the ACI. 

4:42 p.m. – Police told valet drivers at Nautika to keep traffic moving and not to park cars on the sidewalk.


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Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
July 29, 2019 11:52 am

Four drunk women make the EGPD report in a single week? Sheesh…


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