By Bethany J. Hashway
Tuesday, March 19
5:25 a.m. – An employee at Shell service station at 5819 Post Road told police a strange man had been looking in the windows and possibly entering a truck parked at the station for repairs. The employee said the man ran from the station when he went outside to investigate. The employee caught up with the man a little ways down on Post Road but then the man disappeared again. The employee called the police at that point. Police checked the truck in question, which appeared to be undamaged. Police left a phone message for the truck’s owner, asking him to check to see if anything was missing.
4 p.m. – A Longmeadow Drive resident told police he’d noticed fraudulent activity on his Ameritrade account and reported it to the company. Ameritrade found that a check for $19,189 had been requested, made payable to Global Ultra Logistics LLC out of Newark, N.J. Ameritrade stopped payment on the check, which had been issued Nov. 13, 2018.
Thursday, March 21
12:46 a.m. – An employee of Mainstreet Coffee told police a patron smashed a beer bottle on the sidewalk after leaving the establishment. Pieces of glass hit a car parked there, leaving marks on the fender, windshield and hood. A witness said the woman then got into a Jeep SUV and drove over the edge of the sidewalk at Courthouse Lane. Another witness identified the woman. Police later contacted her; she agreed to come to the station to discuss the incident with police and to pay for any damage.
10:13 a.m. – An Edmonds, Wash., resident told police a credit card in his name was fraudulently obtained and used to pay a $1,026 bill at Ocean State Veterinary Hospital on Feb. 6. Police spoke with OSVH and learned a boxer named Khaleesi owned by a couple from Woonsocket had been treated there. One of the cell phone numbers associated with the couple had the same area code as the Edmonds man. Police asked the Edmonds man if he had any relatives in Rhode Island. He said he had a daughter from whom he was estranged whose last known address had been New Jersey. Her name matched the name of the woman from Woonsocket and the Edmonds man gave the name of her husband, which matched as well. Police spoke with the Woonsocket man, who admitted having taken out the credit card using his father-in-law’s personal information. Police said if they paid the money back by Friday they would not be charged. The man met with police on Friday and paid off the bill.
Saturday, March 23
9:50 a.m. – An Oak Dell Circle resident asked police how to properly dispose of a heavy, 2 ½ foot long artillery round that had been sitting in his basement for more than 20 years, left there by the previous owner. Police contacted the state marshal and R.I. Bomb Squad and had everyone evacuate the residence. A representative from the bomb squad determined that the shell was inert and removed it. The residents were allowed to return.