Police Log: Stubborn Drunkenness & Felony Assault

by | Jul 21, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Tuesday, July 2

10:47 a.m. – A DPW supervisor told police a newly paved Union Street had been damaged by what appeared to be a heavy truck. There was a 93-foot section of road with deep tire tracks. 

3:15 p.m. – Police met with Marlborough Street resident whom reported that someone had cut the wires to two outdoor security cameras.

Wednesday, July 3

7:30 a.m. – An Eldredge Avenue resident told police his son-in-law was knocking on the front door, hoping to talk to his wife, who was staying with her parents. The couple is in the middle of a divorce and the wife did not want to talk to her husband. At the resident’s request, police to issue a No Trespass order to the son-in-law.

11:03 a.m. – A Woonsocket man, 20, was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle after he was stopped because of a cracked windshield. Routine checks showed the plates didn’t match. He was issued a summons for driving an unregistered vehicle, no proof of insurance and windshield obstructed view. The  plates seized and the car was towed. 

11:15 a.m. – An employee of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church told police she’d received a fraudulent email from her boss, the pastor of the church, asking her to buy five $200 Amazon gift cards for an orphanage. The email instructed her to scratch off the numbers on the back, which she did. But when she asked the pastor about the gift cards, the pastor said she’d had not asked the employee to buy any gift cards. CVS agreed to refund the money spent on the gift cards.

8:58 p.m. – A Greenwich Hotel resident told police he was missing items from the saddle bags of his bike, which he keeps in the hallway there. Among the missing items: a Trek tool set, Trek CO2 pump, and a small first aid kit.

Thursday, July 4

10:30 a.m. – Police assisted East Greenwich Fire Department with a house fire on High Hawk Drive. Read more about the fire here and here

5:10 p.m. – Police arrested a Coventry woman, 41, for disorderly conduct after she refused to leave Mainstreet Coffee and hit the bouncer with her elbow and hand. The woman appeared to be very drunk and refused to go home with a friend. Eventually, after she became belligerent, police took her into custody.

Friday, July 5

12:31 a.m. – A South County Trail resident told police her boyfriend had broken into her apartment, pulled her from the shower and threw her around. When she tried to dress, according to the report, the boyfriend continued to assault her, including strangling her to the point of unconsciousness. When she regained consciousness and tried to escape, the boyfriend hit her head against the door. Once away from the apartment, the woman found safety with a neighbor. According to the report, saw strangulation marks on her neck and a large cut on her forehead. She was taken to Kent County Hospital for treatment and an arrest warrant was issued for the boyfriend.

9 a.m. – The employee in charge of loss prevention at Dave’s on Division Street told police a customer had shopped using one of the market’s electric scooters, paid for his goods, then left the property in the scooter. The man had ridden it to the Extended Stay hotel across the street. The man told police he’d intended to return the scooter. Police said because he did not have permission to take the scooter, he could be charged with larceny. The man apologized. He was issued a No Trespass order for Dave’s.

9:07 a.m. – Police were dispatched to Bates Trail for the call of a breaking and entering that had been discovered by a passing West Greenwich Police Officer. When police arrived on scene they met with the West Greenwich police officer who had noticed the door was ajar. He and another West Greenwich officer cleared the house and determined that the door had been broken in and the frame was broken. There was also a sliding glass door on the back side of the home that was slightly ajar. Despite the apparent attempts, no one appeared to have entered the house illegally.

11:30 a.m. – A Bayberry Lane resident told police he’d  found an unauthorized purchase from mynaturalcbd.com for $88.12. He called the company and they found two more unauthorized purchases on lulus.com, one for $1 and the other for $181.88. 

5:10 p.m. – Police arrested Cody Cirelli, 27, of Warwick for felony burglary and domestic assault by strangulation along with simple assault and battery, larceny, vandalism and malicious injury to property, and disorderly conduct after North Kingstown police picked him up on a “be on the look out” call following the incident earlier this day at an apartment on South County Trail. Cirella was taken to EGPD for processing, arraigned, and sent to the ACI.

10:37 p.m. – A teenager told police his parents were mistreating him. By the time police arrived at the teen’s home, his parents said he’d left on foot. They said this was not the first time and they were not overly worried. The teen was not found during a police search of the area. The mother then contacted police to say the boy had returned. According to the report, the teen called the police then left after his parents tried to discipline him.

Saturday, July 6

12:03 a.m. – Someone called police to report a drunk man on King Street. With the man’s consent, EGFD rescue took him to Kent Hospital.


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