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Hitting The Wrong Car & A Boat Crasher

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


Thursday, August 2

1:54 p.m. – A Tillinghast resident told police someone apparently applied for her federal income tax refund of $800 before she did in March. The IRS notified her of the fraud.

10:53 p.m. ­– Police arrested James A. Casey, 40, of Ewing Street in North Kingstown, on a warrant after he and three other men were stopped outside on Duke Street because they had begun fighting. Routine checks on the men turned up a bench warrant on Casey. He was arrested, processed at the station and later taken to the ACI in Cranston.

11:45 p.m. – Police had an illegally parked car towed from Castle Street.

Friday, August 3

1:08 a.m. – Police arrested Lauren Elizabeth Drury, 23, of Carole Court in Cranston, for driving while intoxicated after she clipped a police car driving away from the waterfront on Crompton Avenue. She failed a field sobriety test, but refused a breathalyzer test.  She told police she’d been at Harbourside with friends. She was taken to the station, her car was towed from the scene, and she was issued a court summons and released.

7:37 a.m. – Police arrested Bairon Osorio, 35, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for driving 40 mph in a 35 mph zone. A routine check showed the license suspension. Osorio was given a court summons and a speeding citation. He was driven away by a work colleague.

11:30 a.m. – The manager of East Greenwich Yacht Club asked police to eject a man who had been doing work on some members’ boats but had lately taken to sleeping on people’s boats and drinking the alcohol he found on board. Police found the man in his car in the club’s parking lot and told him he was no longer welcome on club property. They issued a No Trespass order.

11:50 a.m. – The representative of the Frenchtown Baptist Church told police someone had damaged the church’s mailbox while he was away from July 25 to July 30.

1:39 p.m. – A woman reported a missing iPod after her son left it in the bathroom at the EG Free Library during a visit there earlier in the day. The library director said there is a surveillance camera trained on the hall outside the bathrooms but she had not yet been able to view it.

3:56 p.m. – Police arrested Francis Flynn, 45, of Main Street in Coventry, for stealing a laptop computer from the back of a car parked at East Greenwich High School [REFER TO PREVIOUS REPORT]. He was picked up at his residence.

9:11 p.m. – Police had a car towed that was parked illegally on King Street at Water Street.

9:58 p.m. – Police had a car towed that was parked illegally on King Street at Water Street. A check on the car’s plates came back as belonging to a different car. The car’s vehicle identification number came back to a Massachusetts man with both an expired driver’s license and car registration. The plates were seized before the car was towed from the scene.

Saturday, August 4

9:36 p.m. – Police arrested Rasheed Goode, 34, of Lawton Street in Pawtucket, on a bench warrant after the car he was traveling in was stopped for speeding (driving 81 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to the report) on Route 4. After police checked the background of both the driver and Goode and an active bench warrant was found against Goode, he was taken into custody and held for Providence police.

11:25 p.m. – Police had a car towed that was parked illegally at 20 Water St.

Sunday, Aug. 5

8:23 a.m. – A Marlborough Street man reported someone sprayed graffiti on his house. Police saw the word “Bloods” painted in red lettering and the word “Crips” in blue lettering. They found more graffiti in a similar vein nearby.

11:58 a.m. – A resident of Moosehorn Road said two dogs that lunged at him and his wife while they were walking on Westfield Drive. A dispatcher called the owner of the dogs and she brought them inside. The resident said the dogs often bark and growl at passersby and this was the first time they had left their yard. By the time police arrived, the dogs were not out and no one answered the door.

1:40 p.m. – A bike rider who was riding on the sidewalk on Main Street rode into a car that had driven into the crosswalk at the intersection of Peirce Street. The car kept going even though the rider was thrown onto the hood of the car and then fell to the ground. The driver returned when police were on the scene, saying he'd left because many people were yelling at him and he did not want to be involved in a fight. No charges were filed.

8:42 p.m. – A Cumberland man reported something struck his car while he was driving on Division Street between Love Lane and Briarbrook Road. He wasn't sure if he struck an object or if something was thrown at his car.

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