Police Log: Guns, A Dog & License Suspensions
Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Thursday, Oct. 25
12:36 p.m. – The owner of a shop on Main Street reported someone had pulled out flowers from her window box and three the plants on the sidewalk.
1 p.m. – Police delivered an order to vacate to a resident of Pine Glen. The man was told to pack some clothes and take his weapons. Police helped the man remove approximately 13 guns, most of them rifles, and place them in his truck.
2:06 p.m. – Police arrested Raymond Ellinwood, 21, of Logan Street in Warwick, for larceny under $1,500 after he took back a dog he had sold to a resident of Maplewood Drive. He had told the resident he was taking back the dog because she wasn’t caring for it properly, then later told police he was only spending time with the dog and had never planned to keep it. He was taken to the station for processing.
10:39 p.m. – Police assisted EGFD with a house fire on Hillside Court. The fire appeared to have started nearby the house, with some painting supplies that had been left earlier in the day by a company painting the houses in the development.
Friday, Oct. 26
6:18 p.m. – Police arrested Henry Miller, 47, of Cindy Ann Drive, on a bench warrant after he called police to report being struck by a car while riding his bike on Division Street. The car kept going. Miller had not been injured. Police were familiar with Miller and a routine check turned up the bench warrant. He was taken into custody and processed at the station.
8:11 p.m. – A Smithfield man who keeps his boat and a dinghy at a marina on Water Street told police someone had slashed his dinghy sometime between 5 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday.
Saturday, Oct. 27
6:38 a.m. – Police arrested Lauren Vieria, 25, of Post Road in Warwick, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for speeding on First Avenue. She was cited for speeding and for the suspended license and her car was towed from the scene. Police gave her a lift to her job, on Post Road in EG.
8:16 a.m. – Police arrested Anthony Abeid, 30, of Richard Street in Cranston, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped on Main Street because of an expired inspection sticker. Routine checks turned up the license suspension. Police cited him for both infractions and he was allowed to leave his car parked in a church parking lot.
8:01 p.m. – Police arrested Paul Derrico, 19, of Crop Street, for failing to stop after getting in a car accident. A pizza deliverywoman had called police after her car was struck while she was on the job on Duke Street and struck the driver's side mirrors of both her car and a car parked across street facing the other way. The deliverywoman identified the driver and the owner of the other car backed up her account. Police contacted Derrico and he was processed at the station.
Sunday, Oct. 28
11:41 p.m. – Police arrested John Nelson, 23, of Woodland Road, for possessing marijuana after he crashed his car into the sidewalk on Main Street at King Street. During a vehicle inventory, police found a plastic zip-closure bag with what appeared to be and later tested positive for marijuana. The bag weighed in at 3.4 grams. Nelson was processed and released by the bail commissioner with a court summons.