Police Log: Snowbank DUI, Identity Theft, Warrants

by | Jan 15, 2018


By Bethany Hashaway

Tuesday, Jan. 2

10 a.m. – The Rhode Island State Police had arrested a Wyoming woman, 53, on an EGPD warrant. EGPD picked her up; she was arraigned before a bail commissioner and held without bail. She was turned over to the ACI.

6 p.m. – A Cora street resident told police that in September 2017, he got a letter from Cash Central telling him he owed $11,777.50 from a loan. The original loan was for $3,000. He contacted the company to report the fraud, telling them he hadn’t taken out this loan and didn’t know who would have his personal information. The company told him to report this to the police for the misuse of his identify.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

9:48 a.m. – An East Greenwich man told police that on Jan. 2, he received a call at 2:30 p.m. from a man with what sounded like a Middle Eastern accent. The man, who didn’t identify himself, said he was with Visa credit card and they could offer him zero percent on his Visa credit card. The EG man told police he gave the caller the last four digits of his social security and the last four digits on his credit card. After he gave the caller those figures, he started thinking it was a scam and told the man he wasn’t interested. The Visa person was nice about it and told him he would delete his information. The EG man told police he cancelled his credit card and was worried his identity may have been stolen.

5:20 p.m. – Police were called to the McDonald’s parking lot at 1000 Division St., for the report an hit and run accident. When police arrived they found a blue Toyota 4 Runner in the parking lot. The driver told police she was traveling northbound in the parking lot when another car backed out of parking spot and hit the rear driver’s side of her car. She told police the other driver begged her not to call police because he would be in trouble, that he would just pay her. When he learned the police were called he told her that he had to go and left. Police did checks on the other driver involved and checks showed that the car’s registration was suspended. Police issued a warrant for the driver.

Saturday, Jan. 6

9:30 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 66, at his home on a Third District Court warrant. The man was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing. Later he was transported to the ACI.

Sunday, Jan.7

8:03 p.m. – Police arrested an Attleboro man, 66, for driving while intoxicated after police noticed a car stuck in the snow near Sanctuary Drive. The driver of the car was standing outside of the car. Police talked to the driver, whose speech was mumbled. The man was also having a hard time staying balanced. When police asked him what happened, he told police he’d lost control as he came out of Sanctuary Drive and ended up in the snow bank. The man smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot. After the man failed field sobriety tests, he was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing. While at the police station, the man refused to take a blood alcohol test so he was issued a District Court summons on the DUI charge and a state Traffic Tribunal summons for refusing to take a chemical blood alcohol test, as well a violation for driving on an expired license and a suspended registration, after he was released to a friend.

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