Girl Hides During Frenchtown Road Break

According to police, she barricaded herself in an upstairs room and called police.

A suspect broke into a house on Frenchtown Road west of Tillinghast Road late afternoon Monday and a young girl was in the house at the time, police said Monday night.

The girl, who police said was under age 15, hid in an upstairs room and called 911.

"She did an excellent job of keeping in touch with us," said Det. Lieutenant Jeremy Fague Monday night. She continued to update police throughout the encounter. By the time police arrived, however, the suspect was gone. The girl was not hurt.

"We arrived on scene and the suspect wasn’t there and we started our investigation," Fague said. "The house was broken into." He refused to elaborate as to what, if anything, had been taken from the house or give the exact address.

Police are treating it as a breaking and entering as opposed to a home invasion.

"It’s a breaking and entering during the daytime," said Fague. "It just happened to be an occupied at the time."

East Greenwich Patch will update the story as more information becomes available.

Karen Paley May 08, 2012 at 09:40 AM
a very brave response to a fearful event!
Alicarn May 08, 2012 at 12:13 PM
That's got to be a pretty scary thing for a kid to go through and it sounds like she handled it like a champ! Kudos to the EGPD for giving the general location only, no need to give any other info.
Lara Sloan May 08, 2012 at 02:09 PM
To the young lady who was involved in this event, Way to go girl. You are so brave and handled yourself so well. I am proud of you as I can only imagine your parents are.
KK May 08, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I imagine many of us are thinking that since this is EG that it couldn't happen here. It should be a lesson to of us that we are never completely safe from something like this no matter where we live. I am really glad the girl was unharmed and didn't actually have to confront the person who broke into the house.


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