Police Log: 2 Police Cars Hit In Early Morning Accident
Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Thursday, Nov. 8
9:26 a.m. – Police arrested Sheri Murphy, 28, of Wyoming Avenue in Warwick, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for following the car in front of her too closely on Frenchtown Road. The roads were wet after a snow and it was raining at the time. Routine checks turned up the suspended license. Police issued a summons for the license infraction and a citation for the moving violation. A passenger drove the car from the scene.
10:46 a.m. – A Sleepy Hollow Road resident complained about possible vandalism to her car, showing police scratches on the windshield and rear window as well as some other damage. She said she thought someone had been stalking her for years and that maybe that person was responsible for the damage.
10:47 a.m. – A Smithfield woman brought two golden retrievers to the station that she found wandering on Route 95 north. The dogs were taken to the NK Animal Hospital, where later their owner, who lives on Cindy Ann Drive, picked them up.
12:52 p.m. – An employee of Flood Ford told police they were missing a state inspection sticker. He was unsure whether the sticker had been stolen or its use had gone unrecorded.
6:26 p.m. – A Walnut Drive woman told police she had received numerous harassing phone calls from her former boyfriend, also of EG resident. She said they broke up last February but said he started leaving voicemails in July, the latest one on Nov. 2. She said she wanted the matter documented.
Friday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. – Police were called to a house on Jodie Beth Drive because a box truck had accidentally pulled down electrical lines to the house when the driver pulled into the driveway. National Grid arrived to turn off power to the line, then removed it from the truck.
3:23 p.m. – A High Hawk resident told police he had been the victim of identity fraud after learning someone had intercepted his tax refund. He’d filed his taxes in April as usual, he said, then wrote to the IRS in July when he still hadn’t received his refund check. Getting no response, the man finally went to the IRS office in Warwick, where an employee told him about the fraud and that he had to file a police report before any further action would be taken.
7:19 p.m. – Police put down a deer after it was hit by a car on Division Street.
Saturday, Nov. 10
3:19 a.m. – Police arrested Lynne Szymkowicz, 49, of Angus Street in Coventry, for driving while intoxicated and refusing a chemical breath test after she rear-ended a police car that in turn rear-ended a second police car on Division Street. Police were dealing with a traffic stop at the time of the accident and the two patrol cars were parked behind the car that had been pulled over. Police had to push the driver of the first car out of the way to keep her from getting hit. She and the police officers were not injured. Police ended up driving her and her passenger, both of whom were very upset, to a house on Queen Street. Meanwhile, Szymkowicz had to be helped from her car and appeared to be drunk, smelling of alcohol. She was unable to stand on her own. EG Rescue took her to Kent Hospital, where she became so combative she had to be restrained. She refused to take a blood alcohol test. Police issued her a court summons and cited her for the test refusal, and two moving violations.
Sunday, Nov. 11
5:05 p.m. – A Kenyon Avenue resident reported missing a silver iPod that he’d left in his garage. The man said he keeps the iPod in the garage and had last used it Saturday around 5 p.m. He said he does not lock the garage. There are two entrances to the garage, the front car door and a regular door in the back.