Police Log: Stolen Snowblower, Facebook Fail

by | Jun 9, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Sunday, May 19

9 a.m. – A Howland Road resident told police he left his home on May 13 and returned four days later to find that a snowblower worth about $1,000 was missing from his garage. The man told police he believed a relative probably took it and sold it, that this was not the first time the same relative had taken items from him to sell.

2:15 p.m. – A Nichols Lane resident told police he received a notice in the mail on April 18 telling him to pay $3,459.39 to Sprint. The man said he didn’t know what the bill was for so he called a number associated with the statement. After speaking with a Sprint representative, he learned a stranger had opened four different accounts in his name.

7 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich woman, 24, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police responded to Carrs Pond Road on a call from her mother. Police found the woman, who was known to them, at the mother’s home. The woman’s mother said the woman needed help and had not slept in days. The woman went inside the house, saying to her mother, “Why are you doing this? I don’t need your help.” The mother told police she feared her daughter was out of control and would cause problems at the house. By this time, EGFD rescue had arrived but the woman ran from them, waving her arms in the air. As police tried to contain the woman, she became combative. Police were able to get her in handcuffs and escorted her to rescue personnel. She was issued a District Court summons and taken to the hospital.

Tuesday, May 21

11:45 a.m. – A roofing company employee told police a roofing machine was taken from the site where they were working on South County Trail. The machine’s estimated value is $9,350.

Wednesday, May 22

10:01 a.m. – A Bayberry Lane resident told police a woman he befriended a woman on Facebook who shared the same last name as another friend of his on Facebook. But immediately the new “friend” starting messaging him and sending inappropriate photos.

10:30 a.m. – A Division Road resident told police a check she’d written to her son in February 2017 had gone uncashed and he’d left it in his car, which was subsequently stolen. She reported that the check had since been cashed.

5 p.m. – Police cited an Exeter man, 43, for operating on a suspended registration after he was stopped for speeding and not wearing a seat belt. Routine checks showed the suspended registration. The plates were seized and the car was towed.

Friday, May 24

6:15 p.m. – A North Kingstown man, 62, was issued a municipal summons for urinating in public after police found him urinating near the bleachers on Cliff Street.

Sunday, May 26

4:54 p.m. – A Marlborough Street resident told police someone took the front wheel and tire off her daughter’s mountain bike as it sat parked by their back door, with a cable lock attached to the back wheel.

7:11 p.m. – A Midlands Drive resident told police one of her windows had been shot through by a metal BB.

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