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Crushed Strawberries And Stolen Identities

Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.


Monday, June 11

3:14 p.m. – A Pequot Trail resident reported someone in Texas used her name and Social Security number to get her tax refund, which was for $2,479. She said she’d used a local tax preparer to do her taxes in March. According to the report, the preparer attempted to file the tax claim online but was unsuccessful so he mailed it in. The resident followed up with the IRS in June since she never received her refund. The IRS agent told her someone in Texas had claimed it.

4 p.m. – A Watch Hill Drive resident told police her former boyfriend, against whom she has a No Contact order because of prior harassment, contacted her several times via text message and instant messaging. Police found an existing warrant out on the man, Alexander Scibak, and detectives were notified.

7 p.m. – Police arrested Max Milder, 20, of Ives Road in Warwick, for driving with a suspended license. He was pulled over on Forge Road after police noticed his car had no front license plate. A subsequent check revealed the suspended license. He was issued a court summons and released. His companion drove the car from the scene.

Tuesday, June 12

8:30 a.m. – Police recovered a paper sign taped to a “Crime Watch” sign on Adirondack Drive alluding to and of that street. Police took down the sign and placed it in the evidence locker.

4:40 p.m. – An Empress Drive resident reported someone had used his identity to file his tax return before he did, getting his refund.

8:04 p.m. – The owner of Organical Botanical on Main Street reported the theft of her A-frame chalkboard sign. It had been on Main Street.

Wednesday, June 13

4:34 p.m. – Police arrested Jeffrey Reynhout, 44, of South County Trail, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over while driving south on Post Road because of a broken right turn signal. The suspension turned up during a routine check. Police seized the license and issued Reynhout of a court summons. His car was towed from the scene and police gave him a lift home.

6:18 p.m. – A North Kingstown resident reported he’d heard from American Express that his card number had been used in a number of fraud attempts at the UPS Store in the Benny’s plaza in East Greenwich. The card number was punched in, not swiped, during a time he was out of state. The man said he had used the card at that shop before.

Friday, June 15

1:40 a.m. – Police assisted a Warwick woman who got separated from her party while at the Harbourside. According to the report, the woman was drunk and upset. Police helped her contact a cousin who came to take her home.

5:10 a.m. – Police euthanized a raccoon after residents of Wine Street noticed the animal on their back steps. The raccoon was badly injured and appeared to have been hit by a car. Police used one shot to euthanize the raccoon.

11:50 a.m. – An Arbor Way resident complained that another woman hit her car mirror with the shopping cart she was pushing in the parking lot at 1000 Division Street. The other woman, who lives on South County Trail, denied that as did her daughter, who had accompanied her. In the report, police noted three small scratches on the mirror but did not think either of the two types of carts in the corral nearby matched up with the scratches.

4:11 p.m. – During a routine check of a house on Adirondack , police found a door open from the garage to the house and a clothes dryer running. While police were there, a woman drove up to say she was helping the owner clean up the house. Police called the owner to tell her she needed to notify police when she would be there and she was not to leave anyone else there by themselves.

6:54 p.m. – Police were called to intervene in a fight between two residents of an apartment complex on First Avenue. Neither woman wanted to pursue charges in the incident, which was over by the time police arrived.

Saturday, June 16

7:29 a.m.  – A man brought in a bassett hound he’d found wandering around at East Greenwich High School with a lease attached. The dog’s owner was known to police for often letting the dog roam on the high school athletic fields. When he came to the station to retrieve his dog, the man was told to keep the dog with him at all times.

9:44 a.m. – The owner of a small condominium complex under construction on Vine Street got into an argument with a resident of the street after the owner parked in front of the man’s house, on his front plantings. According to the report, the Vine Street resident told the man, “You’re ruining my strawberries!” An argument ensued, with the resident’s friend and a neighbor joining in. No one was injured and after some discussion, both parties decided not to press charges.

2:30 p.m. – A resident of the Greenwich Hotel on Main Street reported his Fender guitar amplifier was taken from a storage area at the hotel. The lock on storage room was broken and the door was ajar, another resident who was doing work there said.

3:47 p.m. – A North Kingstown resident reported damage to the paint on her car after another driver’s car door hit her car when the door was opened. The cars were parked at the shopping complex at 1000 Division Street.

10:26 p.m. – Police arrested Alyson Premo, 28, of Quaker Lane in Warwick, for disorderly conduct after she refused to let her friend take her home following a failed attempt to enter the Harbourside restaurant. The bouncer outside the restaurant would not allow them in becuase Premo was being supported by her friend and appeared to be very drunk, according to the report. The friend was carrying bread rolls and trying to get Premo to eat them “to absorb some of the alcohol,” according to the report. Police patrolling the area told the friend to take Premo home but Premo refused to go, yelling obscenities at the police and passersby. When it became clear Premo would not leave with her friend, police arrested her for disorderly conduct. After she was processed at the station and calmed down, Premo was issued a court summons and released to her friend.

11:36 p.m. – A patron and a bartender at the Fireman’s Hall on Queen Street called police after another patron, who’d been asked to leave because he’d been “mouthing off” to the first patron, waited outside and attempted to get the man to fight him in the parking lot. He left after the first man said he was going to call the police.

Sunday, June 17

2:30 a.m. – Neighbors called police to report loud arguing at a house on Frenchtown Road. Police spoke with the residents of the house, a couple who both admitted they had indeed been arguing, but nothing more. They said they were done arguing for the night.

JeffW June 25, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Hmmm...looks like we need to give the Harbourside a wide berth for a while... :-)

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