Police Log: Suspension, Intoxication & Gunshots

by | Dec 2, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, Nov. 12

4:30 p.m. – Police cited a Warwick man for driving a vehicle with suspended registration and no proof of insurance after  police stopped him because black smoke was pouring out of his truck’s exhaust pipe. Routine checks turned up the suspended registration. Police gave the man a summons for the infractions, seized the registration and had the car towed.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

1:23 a.m. – Police were called to Wine Street to remove an intoxicated woman from the premises. The owner of the house told police the woman would not leave. The woman appeared to be very drunk. She told police the man should leave, not her. Eventually, police arranged a ride home for the woman.

2:30 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police she was receiving harassing text messages from her ex-husband. She got one Nov. 7 then another one two days later. They have been divorced since 2012 but she said the ex-husband sends texts every 12 to 18 months, even though she had tried to cut off all contact. Police contacted the police in the town in Alabama  where the ex-husband now lives. They spoke with him and he apologized, saying he didn’t mean to cause problems.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

11 a.m. – Police were called to 1775 Frenchtown Road after someone hit a utility police there. The lower part of the pole did appear to have been damaged recently but there were no accident reports connected with the pole. Police reported the damage to National Grid.

Friday, Nov. 16

12:26 p.m. – A High Hawk Road resident told police someone had been shooting in the woods behind her house. She said she heard four or five gunshots then looked out a rear-facing window and saw two people walking out of the woods. A man out walking his dog told police he also heard about five gunshots. Police followed two sets of footprints that led to the house next door. At that house, the resident said his sister and a friend had gone for a walk. Police later talked with the sister and friend. The friend said he was in the National Guard and had wanted to do some target practice. Police told him there was a town ordinance against such shooting and the man apologized.

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