Police Log: Joyriding, Speeding, Fighting

by | Nov 7, 2017

By Bethany Hashway

Tuesday, Oct. 24: Driving 92 mph on Route 4

12:05 a.m. – Police cited a Pawtucket man for speeding and driving a car with suspended registration after police clocked him driving 92 mph on Route 4 south. Routine checks turned up the suspended registration. Police impounded the car and seized the license plates. 

5:30 p.m. – The manager of Panera Bread at 1000 Division St. told police a man tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for his order. After being told the bill was counterfeit, the man left. The manager said Panera had wanted to alert police but did not want to press charges.

Wednesday, Oct. 25:  Stolen iPhone

2 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman told police someone took  her iPhone from the back seat of her car while it was parked in the Atmed parking lot on Post Road on Sunday, Oct. 22. She said one of the car windows had been left partially open. Her carrier had been notified but the phone had been turned off and was not able to be tracked. She said the phone was valued at $700.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Borrowing Grandma’s Car

8:50 a.m. –  An East Greenwich teen, 18, was arrested for driving without consent, after a Pine Glen Drive resident told police that she noticed her car was missing from her garage, which had been closed and locked. She told police her car was last in her garage Friday night. When she went out to the garage in the morning she noticed her car was gone and clothing that had been in the car was on the garage floor. The woman told police she thought it might be her grandson. The teen’s mother confirmed that her son had taken the car and police found the car parked on Tanglewood Drive, not far from where the teen lived. The teen told police that after the EGHS football game the night before, he and a friend had walked to his grandmother’s house and he had “got the car.” He parked it on Tanglewood and spent the night at home. He said he’d planned to return the car in the morning and said he’d been given a spare set of keys on a previous occasion when he had been given permission to use the car. The Pine Glen resident told police she wanted to press charges. The teen was taken into custody and processed at the station.

Sunday Oct. 29: Fight Turns Violent

6 p.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 44, for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic simple assault and battery after an argument with his East Greenwich girlfriend turned violent. According to police, the man was dropping off his girlfriend when they started arguing over something that had happened the night before. When the woman told the man to calm down, but the man only got angrier. She got out of the car and the man started throwing empty cans out after her. She threw them back into the car then the man threw a glass seltzer bottle at the woman, which hit her on the side of the head. She got back into the car to retrieve her belongings and the man hit her across her face with the back of his hand. She said she swung at him to block him. The man then pushed the woman out of the car, threw her belongings onto the ground, struck her in the face again and yelled at her. The woman told police she had been dating the man for more than two years and that this was not the first time he had been violent toward her. She said it only happened after he had been drinking. The neighbor who had called the police corroborated the basics of the woman’s story. The woman was taken to the station, where her injuries were photographed and she was given information about domestic violence. The man turned himself into police later that night.

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Tracie Truesdell
Tracie Truesdell
November 10, 2017 3:52 pm

All we are missing is the circus music. We have the clowns.


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