Convenience Store Woes & A Lot Of Loam
Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Monday, August 20
8:05 a.m. – Police arrested John Arruda, 44, of Kingswood Road in North Kingstown, for leaving the scene of an accident. According to the police report, Arruda rear-ended another car on South County Trail then left the scene. Arruda contacted police 70 minutes after the first call was received to report the accident. He told police the other car had refused to yield the right of way and swerved to hit him and he left because he was fearful. Police issued Arruda a court summons.
2:09 p.m. – A Granite Drive resident told police he came home to 3 to 4 yards of unasked-for loam in his driveway. He said it was from a tree service he hired last January that did damage to his lawn. When they never fixed it, he had it fixed already. It appeared they were finally going to repair the damage. He planned to contact the company to pick up the loam but wanted the incident documented.
4:03 p.m. – A Laurel Hill Road resident called police after an argument with her husband. The two are divorcing and she was the legal occupant of the house until Sept. 1, both parties agreed. The husband said he wanted to get some things repaired and so needed access to the house. The wife would not give him a key so he wanted to have the locks changed. Police told him he couldn’t do that while she still had legal right to the house. The man left without incident.
5:51 p.m. – A Saunderstown woman was bit in the face by a dog owned by her father, who lives on London Street. The dog, a 2-year-old Akita, was not registered. The report was sent to the Animal Control Officer, who told the dog’s owner on Tuesday that the dog was to remain quarantined until Aug. 30.
Tuesday, August 21
12:53 and 5:33 p.m. – Two men reported front license plates missing from their vehicles while parked at Coutu Auto on South County Trail overnight.
10:12 p.m. – An Cumberland Farms employee said a customer became verbally abusive and would not leave the store. Police issued a No Trespass order against the woman.
Wednesday, August 22
12:52 p.m. – Police arrested Brenton Henderson, 28, of Phillips Road, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for driving 35 mph on Howland Road (a 25 mph zone). The car registration was also expired. He was issued a court summons and cited also for the registration violation.
11:59 p.m. – A Post Road resident said a high school acquaintance called her several times between 10:50 and 11:50 p.m., waking her up. She said the two were on bad terms and she did not want any more phone calls from her. Police contacted the caller and told her to stop calling.
Thursday, August 23
9:34 p.m. – A Sunnybrook Farms employee said a customer was drunk and walking to his car. Police found the man stumbling in the parking lot. He said he was on his way home in Providence and had just had a few beers. Police called EGFD rescue and the man was taken to Kent Hospital.
10 p.m. – Police had a Toyota Camry towed that was parked in a No Parking zone on London Street.
11:47 p.m. – Police had a Dodge Charger towed that was parked in a No Parking zone on Queen Street.