Police Log: Sunken Harbormaster Boat; Pothole From Hell

by | Oct 27, 2019

By Bethany Hashway

Monday, Oct. 7

12:47 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he was traveling north on South County Trail when he hit a pothole in the area of 1672 So. Co. Trail.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

10:39 a.m. – A South Road resident told police about a man in long pants running in an odd fashion on South Road. Police checked with the runner, who was OK.

11:53 a.m. – A Narragansett man told police his tire rim was damaged by a pothole on South County Trail (the area of 1672 So. Co. Trail). Police told the man to file a report with the state Dept. of Transportation in addition to the police report.

4:37 p.m. – A resident called police looking to talk to someone. Police visited the residence and found there had been an argument between a mother and daughter. 

4:41 p.m. – A Dalehill Drive resident told police a woman was selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door and getting angry with residents. Police found the woman did not have a permit from the town and she was told to stop.

5:18 p.m. – Police were called after a daughter became aggressive with her mother.

6:20 p.m. – A resident told police a man was in their yard possibly relieving himself there.

8:05 p.m. – Police assisted EGFD with a woman on Wine Street who was intoxicated. The woman was taken by rescue to the hospital.

11:42 p.m. – A resident of the Greenwich Hotel told police it was too noisy. Police toured the hotel and spoke with the manager but did not find a source for noise.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

11:15 a.m. – Police were called to New England Tech about students with marijuana in their dorm room. Campus security had searched the room and found numerous items for smoking and preparing marijuana as well as two bags of marijuana buds and some edibles. One of the students said he had a medical marijuana card from California, which police later verified as valid. Campus security also found some some adderall pills. One of the students said they were his and he’d gotten them from another student no longer at the school. All the items were confiscated but the marijuana products were later returned to the student; police turned over the information about the adderall pills to detectives for follow up. 

2 p.m. – A Warwick woman told police a car had backed into her while she was walking across the parking lot at 1000 Division Street. She said she was in the crosswalk and was bumped by a car. She said she did not want to pursue charges, just wanted the incident documented. 

Thursday, Oct. 10

2:20 a.m. – A person reported seeing strange lights in the sky near Camp Fogarty. Police spoke with the guard at the front, who said nothing out of the ordinary had been seen.

6:36 a.m. – Police got a report of a large pothole in the northbound lane of South County Trail. 

1:38 p.m. – A Florida man told police his car tire was damaged by a pothole on South County Trail (the area of 1672 So. Co. Trail).

3:54 p.m. – After yet another pothole damage report (same area), police contacted DOT. DOT told police National Grid was liable because the pothole was caused by the work they are doing there installing a new gas line under the roadway. Police contacted Nat. Grid.

Friday, Oct. 11

7:30 a.m. – A West Warwick woman told police her tire was damaged after she hit a pothole on South County Train (the area of 1672 So. Co. Trail). National Grid sent a supervisor to the scene. 

10:33 a.m. – A woman who had fallen and appeared to be very intoxicated in the area of London and Duke streets was taken by EGFD rescue to detox at the hospital.

2:30 p.m. – A North Kingstown man, 23, was arrested for driving with a suspended license (third offense) after he allegedly rear ended a car on South County Trail. The driver of the car that was hit told police he was in the northbound lane on South County Trail stopped at a red light at Middle Road when he was hit from behind. The driver of the other car (the NK man) got out, checked for damage, signaled there was none and headed off. The driver of the car that was hit, however, said he found some damage to his rear bumper. He also complained of back and neck pain but declined a call to EGFD for a rescue. The man had taken a picture of the other car and police were able to track it down to the NK man. The car was not registered, but police were able to identify the man and met with him. He told police he and the other man had agreed the accident was so minor police did not need to be involved, and they shook hands before he left the scene. He admitted the car was “illegal,” and that his license was suspended. In addition to the arrest, he was given a citation for driving an unregistered car. 

5 p.m. – A Coventry woman told police her car was damaged by a pothole on South County Trail on Oct. 10 (the area of 1672 So. Co. Trail). The pothole did not have anything marking it that day but now has cones to ward off drivers.

5:37 p.m. – A North Kingstown woman told police her car had been broken into at Richard’s Pub and boots, two pairs of sweatpants and a t-shirt were missing. The woman called later to say she’d been mistaken and had found the bag at home. 

8:47 p.m. – A caller told police their bag was stolen from their car while it was parked in the 1000 Division parking lot. Police reviewed surveillance video, however, and did not see anyone breaking into the car, suggesting  it could have happened elsewhere.

10:49 p.m. – Police received multiple calls about an altercation on Ashbrook Drive. Police found no such altercation but dispersed the gathering there.

Saturday, Oct. 12

2:52 a.m. – While police were doing a routine check of the boat ramp area, they noticed the harbormaster’s boat was nearly totally submerged while still tied to the dock. The harbormaster came to the scene. He said he’d seen the boat intact on Friday. There was no obvious sign of sabotage or damage. The boat was pulled ashore and secured until it could be dealt with during the daytime.

10 a.m. – New England Tech security told police a student reported having seen a disturbing post on Instagram from another student. Police talked to the other student by phone. He said it was meant to be a joke and he had no intention of violence. He said he didn’t own any guns.

Sunday, Oct. 13

2:40 p.m. – A North Kingstown woman, 41, was arrested for driving with a suspended license (second offense) after she drove into the door of a parked car on Main Street. The owner of the parked car said he had just gotten into the car when the NK woman’s car swiped his door, which was still open. The NK woman said she had sneezed, causing her momentary distraction. When police ran a check on the woman, her license was shown as suspended because she’d refused a chemical breath test. She was taken into custody and transported to EGPD for processing. She was later released with a District Court summons.

8:49 p.m. – A caller told police a man in the Main Street CVS parking lot was drunk and harassing customers. Police found the man and took him to his friend’s house for the night.

9:51 p.m. – A Kenyon Avenue resident complained about a loud house party nearby. Police found a teenager had invited some friends over. A responsible adult took charge of the youths.

Monday, Oct. 14

9:35 a.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 29, for operating with a suspended license (third offense) after police said they saw him turn right on Middle Road from Howland without stopping at the sign. Routine checks showed the license suspension. He was issued a District Court summons and a citation for the stop sign violation.

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Bruce Roberts
Bruce Roberts
October 27, 2019 4:06 pm

Absolutely absurd how many have to incur damage to their cars before ANYONE takes the initiative to put a cone or fill it in, it’s not rocket science👀😲

October 28, 2019 10:17 pm

Look forward to your report about the woman taken by ambulance from the boat ramp shore this past Saturday afternoon during the dumping hours. Hope these people get some help.


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