Monday, July 30
8:59 a.m. – A Woodbridge Drive resident reported his neighbor drove up to him while he was retrieving his trash cans Friday and yelled obscenities at him. He said this was not the first time and stemmed from a vicious dog complaint he filed against her. He said he wanted the incident documented in case things escalated.
1:37 p.m. – Police were called to the parking lot at 1000 Division Street because of an argument between two car owners, one upset because a door of the other car had chipped some of the first car’s paint. The owner of the first car said he was just looking for an apology and the argument started with the owner of the second car refused. Once police arrived, the two parties said they would resolve the situation themselves.
8:39 p.m. – A man opening a tattoo parlor on Main Street reported the theft of a sign announcing the new business that had been out on the sidewalk. The sign read, “Main Street Tattoo, Coming Soon,” and was last seen at about 6 p.m. Sunday.
10:17 p.m. – A Eugene Street resident told police she thought someone had broken into her house and taken a piggy bank in the shape of a large baby bottle that contained approximately $300. Her basement window had been kicked in too. She said a month ago she noticed a basement window had been kicked in, then two weeks ago, the disappearance of $800 in cash from her bedroom. She hadn’t reported that theft because she thought she knew who was responsible.
Tuesday, July 31
2:45 p.m. – A Main Street restaurant manager told police she’d received harassing phone calls from the mother of a former employee. Police talked to the mother, who said the woman had mistreated her 28-year-old son. While the mother admitted calling, she said she hadn’t threatened the manager, then accused the manager of threatening her son and her. Police told the manager they would document the incident.
4:48 p.m. – Police arrested Chelsey Largy, 20, of West Street in West Warwick, for driving with a suspended license after police pulled her over on Main Street because a large ornament hanging from the rearview mirror obscured the windshield. A routine check turned up the license suspension. Police issued Largy a court summons and a friend drove the car from the scene.
5:41 p.m. – Police arrested Matthew Grady, 18, of Jefferson Drive, on a District Court warrant for larceny under $1,500 in connection with the theft of a computer from East Greenwich High School the previous week. He was picked up while driving east on Frenchtown Road, taken to the station, booked, and later released on bail.
8 p.m. – A Middle Road resident reported the fraudulent use of her credit card and identity theft, saying someone had opened credit cards in her name and used her home address as a return mailing. Starting in April, she said, she received bank checks in the mail, made out to other people and from a variety of places. Her credit card companies then notified her that she had been charged for certain mailings. In May she got billing statements from Paypal and Bill Me Later, even though she’d never opened accounts at either of those sites. In June, she tried to log into her AOL account, but could not and was told her password had been changed. Police said they couldn’t investigate these incidents but would document them.
Wednesday, Aug. 1
8:38 a.m. – The manager of Blu on the Water reported finding a duffle bag in the parking lot that contained clothes, personal items and a wallet with no cash but a R.I. driver’s license. Police contacted the man on the license and learned the bag had been stolen from Kent County YMCA two months earlier and his credit cards had been used to charge things.
10:30 a.m. – A Sylvan Drive resident reported a raccoon that appeared to be sick was sitting on his patio table licking water on the glass surface. It was sitting awkwardly and moving very slowly. After it moved to an area away from the house, police used a shotgun to dispose of it.
5:23 p.m. – Police arrested Jelani Timothy Williams, 19, and a juvenile boy, both of London Street, for disorderly conduct and assault after they were involved in a fight over a video game console that escalated to a knife, hockey stick and shovel wielding brawl.
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