Police Log: Veal Heist; Dog Attack

by | Nov 11, 2019

By Elizabeth F. McNamara

Monday, Oct. 21

8:28 a.m. – A caller told police there was late-night work going on behind her residence at Greene Industries. Police found someone may have moved a large payloader out of the way but nothing else was tampered with.

12:20 p.m. – Police contacted the state Dept. of Transportation because of large potholes on South County Trail caused by road work there. DOT said it was National Grid’s responsibility and to contact them.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

6:03 a.m. – A resident of Shady Hill Lane told police a tree was down and intertwined with the power lines. The resident had no power. 

7:47 a.m. – Another call about potholes on South County Trail, another referral to National Grid, which said the supervisor in the area would be notified.

8:05 a.m. – A South Road resident told police a brown-haired man wearing a dark car was lingering around houses in the area.

11:11 a.m. – An EG man told police he wanted to report an assault by his wife. Then he changed his mind and said he did not want to press charges.  

12 p.m. – A couple from Duke Street told police someone keyed their car while it was parked on the street between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

1:13 p.m. – Police arrested a Pawtucket man, 33, for unlawful access of a computer, fraudulent use of credit cards and larceny against an East Greenwich woman, 60. Pawtucket police turned the man over to EGPD. No other details were available. 

Thursday, Oct. 24

4:30 p.m. – A resident told police someone fraudulently used her credit card number to rack up $234 in charges on Lyft on 22 separate rides. 

1:28 p.m. – A caller told police she came home and her front door was open. Police investigated and found the house undisturbed; noted the caller may have not closed the door fully upon departure.

7:15 p.m. – A resident told police her 7-year-old son was missing; the boy was found at his grandparents and returned to his mother.

Friday, Oct. 25

2:11 a.m. – An East Greenwich man, 33, was arrested for tampering with a vehicle and disorderly conduct after police found him sitting in the driver’s seat of a car on Queen Street with the window smashed out. The man appeared to be sleeping when police arrived. They got him out of the car and he said he’d lost his key and had had to smash the window to gain entry. He appeared to be very intoxicated. A man who lived on the street told police the car was his and the suspect admitted the car was not his. Police found a large chunk of asphalt on the floor of the car that looked like it could have caused a large dent in the driver’s side door. The man was taken into custody.

3 p.m. – An EG resident told police she believed the father of her children took some prescription pills from her earlier this month.

3:15 p.m. – Police arrested a Providence woman, 55, for three counts of embezzling a total of $1,100 from Ocean State Veterinary Clinic while employed there. 

4:34 p.m. – The owner of a Bichon Frise dog told police her dog was attacked while she was walking the dog on Prospect Street. She said an unleashed pit bull mix approached then started biting the smaller dog. A passing UPS truck driver stopped and helped to separate the dogs; the attacking dog initially would not let go. The Bichon had several bite marks on its neck and back and was bleeding. The owner took it to Ocean State Animal Clinic. Police managed to get the other dog into the cruiser and took the dog to NK Animal Hospital for boarding. The owners of the dog on the loose appeared later at the police station inquiring after it. They said the dog had jumped the fence in their yard. They were told what happened and that they would need to keep the dog quarantined until Nov. 2.

5:27 p.m. – A Duke Street resident told police she was having issues with her upstairs neighbor, who she accused of making small holes in her ceiling, moving her TV stand and possibly tampering with her furnace. She acknowledged he did not have access to her residence and that there was no sign of forced entry. 

6:08 p.m. – A caller told police his daughter had not returned home from the middle school. The school was closed by that time. Police found the girl at a playground in her neighborhood and reunited her with her father.

6:26 p.m. – A Dave’s employee told police a woman left the store carrying a purple bag over her shoulder, without stopping to pay for anything. The employee told the woman to stop, at which point she dropped the bag and ran, getting into a waiting car bearing Florida plates. The employee recovered the bag and found 14 packages of veal meat inside, worth $96.18.

Saturday, Oct. 26

12:06 p.m. – A resident told police she’d struck a deer on Division Street near her home. Police alerted DEM.

10:40 a.m. – A woman who appeared to be very intoxicated at the boat launch was taken by rescue to Kent Hospital for detox. 

5 p.m. – A Briar Court resident told police someone spray painted the stone post at the end of her driveway. 

10:56 p.m. – A report of a patron making unwanted advances toward a bartender at the Greenwich Hotel. He returned to his residence.

Monday, Oct. 27

1:42 a.m. – A caller said he was on Main Street too drunk to drive and needed a ride home, then his phone disconnected. Police found the man, whose phone had died. They helped him charge it enough to call for an Uber.

9:05 a.m. – A King Philip Trail resident told police someone broke into two cars parked under a carport overnight. Both cars had been unlocked and some items were missing. A wallet in one car was missing some cash and gift cards. A purse in the other was missing some cash.

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