A Dog Doo Don't, Rogue Tractor Purchases & Stolen Copper Pipes
Information about the following arrests and offenses was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Monday, Nov. 21
9:58 a.m. - A real estate agent reported that a vacant house on Lebaron Drive had been broken into and all the copper pipe had been removed from the basement. The agent estimated the pipe to be worth around $8,000.
7:47 p.m. - Employees of the Dunkin Donuts on Main Street reported that there was a drunk man there. According to the report, police knew the man. When he said he had no place to go for the night, EG Rescue was called and he was taken to Kent Hospital for detox and issued a public drunkenness citation for municipal court.
11:57 p.m. - Police arrested William Blake, 62, of Union Street on an outstanding bench warrant after police discovered his car parked in the fire chief’s space on Main Street and ran the plate. Blake returned to the car and identified himself. He called a friend to take his car overnight and he was taken to the ACI.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
3:43 p.m. - A Fox Run resident reported that someone had used his credit card number to buy a tractor from a company in Florida and that someone at a company in Wisconsin called asking if he was going to make a partial payment on his credit card for a tractor there. The resident cancelled the credit card.
Thursday, Nov. 24
10:59 p.m. - The driver of a Sonata parked on Marlborough Street called police after a hit-and-run accident. A second car, a Jetta, parked a short distance in front of the first car, also appeared to have been hit. Police found two adjoining pieces from a Ford truck in the street between the two cars that had been hit.
Friday, Nov. 25
1:10 a.m. - Police arrested William Baxter, 22, of Warwick for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over because police saw him swerving in the road. His license turned up suspended. He said that he had swerved because his girlfriend had been tickling him. There were three other people in the car with Baxter and all had been drinking so police cited Baxter and had the car towed from the scene.
Saturday, Nov. 26
1:30 a.m. - A Eugene Street resident complained that her ex-boyfriend was outside her house and she didn’t want him there. The man, a North Kingstown resident, told police he had been drinking so police confiscated his car keys and told him he could pick them up later in the day, when he was sober. A cousin gave him a ride home.
1:54 p.m. - A resident of Duke Street reported that her child’s father tried to break into her apartment after she had asked him to leave, climbing the back fire escape and breaking a window. The man left before police arrived.
5:49 p.m. - A Providence man reported a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Main Street and First Avenue. He said he’d been driving north on Main Street and was in the process of turning left onto First Avenue when an SUV traveling south on Main Street hit him and kept going. The license plate number of suspect car was traced to a resident on Hickory Drive. Police found the car in the driveway and found it was missing the same type of wheel well that had been recovered at the accident scene. The owner of the car told police that his daughter drives it but that she said she had not been in an accident. Police impounded the Hickory Drive car pending identification of the last person to have driven it.
Sunday, Nov. 27
6:35 a.m. - On routine patrol, police noticed that dog fecal matter was still in front of 187 Main St., a day after police had alerted the dog’s owner, a gym owner on Main Street, that the dog had defecated there. The police animal control officer was asked to pursue the matter and issue “all violations necessary.”
12:29 p.m. - A resident of Middle Road reported that someone had damaged his mailbox overnight.