Police Log: Stake Out Leads to Cocaine Arrest; Dog Bites Pizza Man

by | Oct 29, 2017

By Bethany Hashway

Monday Oct. 9: Broken In Door

8:30 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 54, for domestic disorderly conduct and malicious injury to property after he broke down the door to his house and the door fell on his girlfriend, cutting her leg. The couple had fought the night before and after the man left, the woman locked all the doors. The man returned to the house Monday morning, banging on a sliding glass door and then breaking it down. After the woman said she was going to call the police, he left but police found him nearby. The woman’s cut was treated by EG Fire rescue personnel and police gave her information with domestic violence resources in the area.

Tuesday, Oct. 10: Cocaine and Cash

12:42 p.m. – Police arrested a Coventry teen, 19, for possessing cocaine with intent to deliver after police got a tip about a possible drug sale in the area of Main and Dedford streets downtown. The teen was the front seat passenger of a car police had been looking for. A marked police car followed the car as it turned down Dedford Street while unmarked police cars blocked in the suspect car from Main Street. According to the report, police saw a large roll of cash on the dashboard and the car smelled of marijuana. The roll of cash totaled $3,240. The teen and the driver were taken to the police department, where they were searched. Police found several “rocks” and another bag of white powder in the Coventry teen’s underwear – both bags suspected of being cocaine. The driver of the car was cited for possessing a small amount of marijuana without having a medical marijuana card.  

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Dog Bites Delivery Man

7:22 p.m. – A pizza delivery man told police he was bit by a dog while delivering pizza to a Middle Road residence. When the delivery man arrived at the home, the owner’s two dogs got out and ran toward him, one of the dogs biting him in the knee, stomach and arm. The dog’s owner told police the pizza delivery people know he has an aggressive dog and they usually wait at a distance from the door. The dog owner was told to quarantine the dog until further notice. This was the second time the dog bit someone in seven months.

Sunday, Oct. 15: Shed Fire

2:03 a.m. – Police arrested a Westerly man, 24, on a bench warrant after the car he was traveling in was pulled over for speeding on Post Road. Routine checks were done on the three passengers in the car as well as the driver and one of the passengers, the Westerly man, had a bench warrant. He was taken into custody, processed at EGPD and later taken to the ACI in Cranston.

6:16 p.m. – Police and fire were called to a house on Pardon’s Wood Lane for a shed fire. The shed, isolated from the house, was engulfed in flames by the time help arrived. The owner said he had cut his grass earlier with a rider mower, which he then stored in the shed. A short time later the man noticed flames coming out of the shed. The fire marshal said the fire did not appear to be suspicious.

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