Police Log: Teen Pot Arrests, Car Breaks & Public Drunkenness

by | Jun 23, 2019

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, June 3

1:45 p.m. – A Warwick man, 31, turned himself in at Kent County Courthouse on charges of assault from an incident May 30. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to pay $1,300 for damage to the door and door frame of her residence.

4:15 p.m. – An East Greenwich man turned in a wallet he found at Academy Field containing more than $1,000 in cash. The wallet had no identification.

Wednesday, June 5

2:21 a.m. – An employee at the Greenwich Hotel told police someone had put out their cigarette in a potted plant. The employee wondered if that was safe. Police notified EG fire.

8:56 p.m. – A resident told police several cars were going the wrong way across the 95 overpass between Shippeetown and Crompton roads. The bridge is closed to southbound traffic for construction.

Thursday, June 6

10:26 a.m. – Police arrested two EGHS students, ages 15 and 16, for possession of marijuana.

1:24 p.m. – A Queen Street resident told police about a man who others in her apartment building had allowed into the building’s basement. The man was asked to leave but after he was gone, another resident said his orange Carhartt rain suit, which had been stored in the basement, was missing. He said the suit was valued between $150 and $180.

3:58 p.m. – Police were called because of a man who appeared to be drunk at the town dock off Crompton Avenue. Rescue took the man to Kent Hospital.

4:47 p.m. – Police encountered a woman who appeared to be intoxicated on London Street and accompanied her to her friend’s apartment for safekeeping.

Friday, June 7

6:40 a.m. – A River Farm resident told police someone got into his Ford F150 overnight and a number of items were taken, including a saw, a drill, a finish gun and Ray Ban sunglasses. The doors to his truck had been unlocked.

9 a.m. – An East Greenwich woman, 37, was cited for driving with a suspended car registration after she was pulled over for using a cell phone while driving. Routine checks turned up the registration violation. She was also cited for the cell phone violation. The vehicle was towed and plates seized.

1:30 p.m. – A Chestnut Drive resident told police some items went missing from family-owned cars overnight. The man said his wallet was missing out of his pick up truck and his son’s wallet was missing from another car. He said the cars had probably been unlocked.

Saturday, June 8

11:45 a.m. – A caller told police there was a line of wrong-way traffic on the Route 95 overpass between Shippeetown and Crompton roads.

1 p.m. – Officers responded to the upper parking lot of the town boat launch on Crompton Avenue for a verbal argument. Police found three people, two yelling. One woman appeared very drunk. Police gave her a municipal court summons for public drunkenness; she was taken to Kent Hospital.

2:39 p.m. – A woman called to say her father, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was missing and had left a note saying he was going home. His home is in North Providence. Another person called in shortly after to report he was with a man that met the father’s description. His identity confirmed, the man was returned to his daughter.

5:30 p.m. – A West Warwick man told police a Warwick man had taken his credit card and used it at the McDonald’s on New London Turnpike. He said he’d lent the man his credit card for purchases at Walmart but did not intend the man to keep it and keep using it.

8:30 p.m. – A resident came to the station to complain that drivers are ignoring traffic signs indicating the Route 95 overpass between Shippeetown and Crompton roads is closed to southbound traffic.

8:50 p.m. – A resident told police a woman on King Street was yelling and possible drunk. Police found there had been an argument at a residence there; the woman was escorted to her apartment where she said she would stay for the night.

11:38 p.m. – A Warwick man told police his car was missing from the lot where he usually parks it while working at a restaurant on Main Street. When he returned to the car at the end of his shift, he could not find it. The man called back Saturday afternoon to say he had found his car and it had not been stolen, but rather he had been mistaken about where he’d parked it.

Sunday, June 9

3:54 p.m. – Police told valet workers at Nautika on Water Street that they could not leave cars on the sidewalk while waiting to move them to a more permanent location. The valet drivers moved the cars.

11:23 p.m. – A Queen Street resident complained of patrons from The Oaks bar, also on Queen Street, leaving and lighting fireworks in the street. She said it was disturbing her children’s sleep.

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