Police Log: Booze, Pot, And 2 Warrants
Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, Dec. 28
8:49 p.m. – Police arrested Juan Gonzalez, 22, of Oxford Avenue in Warwick for driving with a suspended license, and Michael Stevens, 21, of Grace Avenue in Warwick, for possessing marijuana, first offense, after police pulled over the car Gonzalez was driving because it had no front license plate. Stevens was in the back seat of the car and he told police he had marijuana on him, handing over two plastic bags of the stuff. Routine checks turned up Gonzalez’s license suspension. Stevens and Gonzalez were processed at the police station and released with court summonses. The case against Gonzalez was dismissed and his license reinstated March 1. The case against Stevens was also dismissed, with completion of 20 hours of community service, on March 1.
Saturday, Dec. 29
1:11 a.m. – Police arrested Kiran Ganga, 22, of Quaker Lane in Warwick, for driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over while driving west on King Street for failing to stop at a stop sign. According to the report, Ganga smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He said he’d been at McKinley’s Pub and had had three shots and some beer. After Ganga failed a field sobriety test, police took him into custody. He refused to take a chemical blood alcohol test, was issued a court summons and two citations and released to a family member.
1:42 p.m. – Police arrested Susan Golding, 57, of Aquarius Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on two Superior Court bench warrants after the car she was traveling in was involved in an accident on the New England Turnpike.
Sunday, Dec. 30
Between 2 and 3:25 a.m. – Police had a total of seven cars towed because they parked on Main Street, King Street or Marlborough Street during a parking ban due for snow-removal purposes.