Monday, April 28
10:09 a.m. – A Spring Street resident told police she’d received multiple phone calls starting on Feb. 6 to this day, with the callers speaking of “fraudulent activity” and “federal charges” against her. Police told her to have her phone company block the various numbers and to hang up on any future calls of this type.
6:15 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 22, for domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct, and a North Kingstown man, 25, for domestic vandalism, domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct after their fight at Gold’s Gym escalated and got physical in the parking lot outside Gold’s. After arguing inside Gold’s, the men left and the Warwick man told police he saw the NK man, with whom he was in a romantic relationship, key his car. The Warwick man then “shoulder checked” the driver’s side door of the NK man’s car as the NK man attempted to drive away. The two men then returned to Gold’s and told the NK man’s mother (who happened to be there) about the damage to her car, which the NK man was driving. The two men again left Gold’s and continued yelling at each other, according to the report. When the NK man got back into the car, he attempted to use his cell phone to call police and the Warwick man then tried unsuccessfully to grab the NK man’s phone. The Warwick man told police the NK man then scratched and slapped him in the face and forearm, and bit his left middle finger, causing a minor cut. Once police arrived, they noted teeth marks on the Warwick man’s finger. Both parties said they did not want to press charges, but police made the arrests because of the domestic violence statute. They were taken to the police station, processed and released on personal recognizance bail, and a no contact order was put in place.
8:08 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 41, at her house on a warrant for shoplifting in West Warwick. They had gone to the house looking for an 18-year-old resident suspected of shoplifting from the CVS on South County Trail. The manager of the store wanted a no-trespass order for the 18 year old. Routine checks on the 41-year-old woman turned up the warrant. She was taken into custody, brought to the station and picked up by West Warwick police.
Tuesday, April 29
4:21 p.m. – The manager of Richard’s Pub told police a hostess had gotten a call from someone claiming to be from National Grid and threatening to shut off the restaurant’s power at the end of the day unless an unpaid utility bill was paid. The hostess told the manager, who called National Grid. The utility company told her it was a scam and the restaurant’s bill was up to date.
8 p.m. – A Raku Sakura restaurant employee told police she’d gotten a phone call from someone claiming to be from National Grid and – like in the case above – threatening to turn off power because of an unpaid bill, this one $1,467.86. The caller instructed the employee to pay the bill by buying Green Dot cards, then call the man back with the numbers from said cards. The employee called National Grid and learned no one from the utility had called.
Wednesday, April 30
7:12 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 51, and an EG man, 50, for domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct after a fight between them prompted a call to police. The woman said the man, with whom she lives, choked her and hit her in the ear after she tried to wake him. She said he also threw a jar of pennies at her. She smelled of alcohol and appeared to be drunk, according to the report. The man, who also appeared to be drunk, told police the woman assaulted him while he was trying to sleep and he struck her in self defense. Police took them both into custody, processed them at the station and held them in separate cells. The woman was later taken by EGFD rescue to Kent Hospital after she complained of a head injury.