Missing Diamonds, Near-Drowning Recap
Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Thursday, July 26
9:19 a.m. – A West Greenwich man reported the theft of his work laptop computer from the back of his car while it was parked, unlocked, at East Greenwich High School for a track meet.
11:57 a.m. – A Fox Run resident reported a gold and diamond necklace was missing from her house. She noticed it was missing March 1 and thought it was in her safety deposit box. The box, however, did not contain the necklace, which she said was valued at $37,000.
1:33 p.m. – Police arrested Alison M. Swift, 49, of Post Road, for driving under the influence of drugs after they were alerted about an erratic driver on Ives Road in Potowomut who was heading to East Greenwich. Police stopped Swift on Main Street. After she failed the field sobriety test, she took the breath test, which showed no alcohol in her system. She was transported to the hospital for a blood test. Swift was issued a court summons and released.
3:17 p.m. – Police arrested Jeannette Esther Jarnes, 40, of Muirfield Loop in Reunion, Fla., for driving with a suspended license after she was involved in a car accident on Division Street and Sanctuary Drive. She was cited at the scene and driven away by a friend.
3:28 p.m. – A West Warwick woman called police after she and her friend were nearly forced off the road while traveling east on Division Street. They decided to follow the truck responsible and the West Warwick woman got out of the car at the intersection of First and Main streets, slapped the passenger door window of the truck and yelled at the driver, a man, that she would be calling the police. The women than followed the truck to East Greenwich Farms, where the truck had stopped. The man, from North Kingstown, told police he didn’t know what the women were talking about, except that he’d swerved to avoid an oncoming police car. Police verified an officer had been traveling westbound on Division Street at the time on his way to a car accident. Police warned the West Warwick woman her actions could have been construed as disorderly conduct.
9 p.m. – A Sixth Avenue resident reported receiving a phone call earlier in the evening from a man who said, “Stay away from [name withheld] or I’ll kill you.” The woman said her daughter is hospitalized with a head injury right now and she had been having trouble with an acquaintance of her daughter’s.
Friday, July 27
12:03 p.m. – Police were called to assist EG Rescue after a 2-year-old boy almost drowned at the Greenwich Club. The boy had been pulled from the “middle pool” by his mother after she saw him lying face down in the water. The closest lifeguard, according to the report, had been watching the “big pool,” because no one had been in the middle pool. No one was sure how the child had gotten into the middle pool. Two doctors who are members of the club helped to resuscitate the boy. They told police the boy had not been breathing, had no pulse and was blue when they reached him. They did CPR for two to three minutes before the boy took two breaths and began to throw up. Rescue personnel took over upon arrival. The boy was transported to the hospital.
5:10 p.m. – Police arrested Samantha Paolino, 22, of Mohawk Avenue in Warwick, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for speeding while driving east on Division Street.
6:03 p.m. – An Water Street man told police his daughter had received several texts from a man who is the subject of a No Contact order. The woman admitted to police she’d replied to the texts. Police saw 21 texts from the man. The daughter is living with her parents because the man was charged with a domestic assault against her. The woman did not want to pursue the matter and refused to give a statement.
Saturday, July 28
9:27 p.m. – Police contacted a tow company about a Jeep Cherokee illegally parked on Queen Street when the owner arrived. The owner paid the tow company’s fee and the car was released. A Mini Cooper was towed from the scene after being parked illegally in the same area.
Sunday, July 29
1:16 a.m. – Police arrested Lisa Lombardi, 47, of Devereaux Street in Providence, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for speeding on Main Street. Police issued two summonses, one for the license and one for speeding. Lombardi’s daughter arrived to take her home.
2:30 p.m. – A Main Street woman reported fraudulent charges on her VISA business credit card. Three charges, two for online flowers and one for coffee supplies, had been made. She attempted to find out the identities of the flower recipients, she said, but FTD.com would not release that information.
7:45 p.m. – A Spring Street resident reported his ex-wife had violated a No Contact order by driving by his house earlier. While he didn’t see it, the son of his girlfriend, a juvenile, said he saw the woman’s car drive past while he was playing basketball at the Academy Field courts. He lost sight of the car but it was heading on Spring Street in the direction of the house. The resident asked that his ex-wife be arrested but police told him they couldn’t do that since no one actually saw the woman drive by the house.
Monday, July 30
1:41 a.m. – Police went to the corner of Lebaron Drive and Phillips Road after getting a report of an unresponsive man lying on the ground. EG Rescue was called. The man got upset after he was put on the stretcher and placed in the rescue truck, jumping off the stretcher and pulling out his I.V. Police secured him to the stretcher with handcuffs for his own safety and he was taken to the hospital.