Police Log: Window Washing Poachers; Hospitality Withdrawn

by | Jul 26, 2018

By Bethany J. Hashway

Monday, June 25

4:20 p.m. – The owner of A&A Window Cleaning told police a customer he has on Sheep Farm Drive told him two men came to her house on June 6 claiming to work for A&A Window Cleaning. The customer described the two men as caucasian, in their mid- to late-20s, one with reddish hair and the other with dark brown hair. The men came to the house and cleaned her windows, accepting a $210 check made out to A&A. Except, the owner said those weren’t his employees. The Sheep Farm drive resident said the men drove up in an SUV or van without a company logo. The check was cashed at a Citizens Bank branch. A few days later, the resident called police to say the men had been from T&C Window Cleaning, not A&A, but that she’d inadvertently thought they were from A&A, the company that normally cleans the windows. The T&C owner told police his employees were trying to pick up new customers. He did not realize the check had been filled out incorrectly until contacting the bank. With this new information, police decided there was nothing criminal to pursue.

Tuesday, June 26

9:12 a.m. – A Maplewood Drive resident told police that her daughter’s bike was missing. It  was last seen at Hanaford School on June 22. It was a pink children’s bike.

Wednesday, June 27

1:43 p.m. – Police were called to Liberty Street for a tractor-trailer in the roadway with downed power wires. The driver of the truck reported that he was driving up Liberty Street when his truck hooked a Verizon wire. Verizon was called to fix the wires.

Friday, June 29

8:30 a.m. – An East Greenwich man told police his car was damaged as a result of road construction. The man reported that on June 28 at 6 p.m. he was driving west on South Pierce Road when he hit an unmarked pothole. The pothole was on the right side of the road near Maplewood Drive. The pothole caused damage to the right front passenger tire, puncturing it. The man was told to forward police estimates and receipts for the damage. South Pierce Road was in the midst of repaving at the time of the incident.

Monday, July 2

3:07 a.m. – A Duke Street resident told police someone stole his wallet. He said a man came by his house an hour earlier and they had a beer together. The man asked if he and his wife could stay overnight in the apartment upstairs starting the next day. The Duke Street resident said told the man yes, and the man left. But then the Duke Street resident noticed his wallet, with $1,200 in it, mostly large bills, was missing. Police questioned the visitor, who had returned. He denied taking the money and emptied his pockets to show that all he had was $15. As a result of the wallet disappearance, the Duke Street resident said he didn’t want the man and his wife to stay on the property after all. Police told the man to leave and issued a no-trespassing order.  

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