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Mailboxes, Cold Water & The Wrong Apartment

The following Information was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department.

Monday, Aug. 22

11:08 a.m. - A Spring Street resident complained to police that she was out of hot water for the 85th time since moving in to her apartment. Police left a message with the town’s building inspector.

4:49 p.m. - The director of the East Greenwich Housing Authority reported that efforts to evict the guest of one of the tenants on London Street have proven unsuccessful and that the man in question has made angry phone calls to her office. She said she did not want the man to contact her further. Police talked to the tenant, who said the man was not staying with her and she gave police his phone number. Police left a message for the man asking for him to contact them.

6:08 p.m. - A Warwick man complained to police that his Hummer had been keyed and that he thought it had happened while he was dining at Nautika Restaurant on Water Street. He’d seen his ex-girlfriend while he was there and he said that she had a history of incidents against him. Parking lot attendants said they had not seen anyone near the Hummer.

Tuesday, Aug. 23

5 a.m. - A resident of King Street reported that he woke up to find an unknown woman on sitting on his couch. Police found the woman, now sitting outside on the back steps, to be very disoriented. She said she didn’t know how she’d come to be in the King Street apartment and that the last thing she remembered was celebrating the birthday of a friend at the . She told police that she thought the man with the birthday lived somewhere on King Street. The woman said she was a resident of Florida but was in EG to visit her daughter. She declined a health check and to go with the rescue truck. But she then remembered that her friend was in an apartment around the corner. Police found the apartment but no one answered. Eventually, police broke in believing it necessary to check on the man’s well being. He was woken up and told police that he had left the bar with the woman around 12:30 a.m. and had walked home and that the woman had gotten up to walk the dog. The dog was in the man's apartment. The woman was not.

11:26 a.m. - A resident of River Run reported that someone had damaged his mailbox sometime overnight. It was smashed beyond repair. Several other residents in the area had damaged mailboxes but theirs were easily restored and no other reports were made.

11:32 a.m. - A Spring Street resident called police, asking that someone come over to document that she had no hot water. Police talked to the town’s building inspector, who said he had told her to hire her own plumber and deduct the payment from her rent. Police conveyed that information to the resident, who said she could not find a plumber who would do the work.

3:31 p.m. - A Waterford Drive resident reported that someone had damaged her mailbox overnight.

3:59 p.m. - A South Road resident reported that she’d received several calls telling her that she’d won $2 million and that the calls continued even after she had told the caller to stop. Police called the number and left a voice message directing the caller not to contact the woman again.

5:02 p.m. - An Empress Drive resident reported that his mailbox and lamppost had been damaged sometime overnight. A half hour later, another Empress Drive resident reported damage to her lamppost.

6:41 p.m. - A Oakwood Drive resident reported that someone stole his two neon “Slow for Children” signs. The signs had been in bushes near his driveway.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

1:35 a.m. - A North Kingstown man was cited for driving with an expired registration. The car was towed from the scene and police gave the man a ride home.

Thursday, Aug. 25

10:15 a.m. - A Spring Street resident reported that she’d attempted to buy 100 “Wild Money” lottery tickets which cost $1 a piece at East Greenwich Farms on Main Street. The sales clerk said the fee would be $150. When questioned why so much, the clerk said there was a service fee for lottery tickets that had been in place for the past six months. She declined the purchase. Police contacted the R.I. Lottery and faxed a copy of the police report to them.

2:11 p.m. - A Chestnut Drive resident complained that she and her daughter were being harassed by news reporters because of a custody dispute between her daughter and the father of her grandchild, a resident of Canada. Police told her to tell anyone who called or came to her house not to contact them anymore.

2:05 p.m. - A Warwick man reported that a “Planet” tablet had been stolen from his car while it was parked on Main Street between 1:30 and 2 p.m. The passenger window of his Mazda RX8 had been broken.

7:35 p.m. - A Deerfield Drive resident reported that a neighbor had tailgated him with his moped while he was driving on Deerfield. The neighbor told police that he was driving so close because the first man was driving so slowly.

10:10 p.m. - Police cited a Providence man for speeding and driving with an expired registration after a radar check clocked him driving 76 mph on Route 4 near South Road. His car was towed from the scene and police dropped the man off at the Dunkin Donuts on Route 2 and Division Street.

11:58 p.m. - Police responded to the scene of an accident on Duke Street where a car had crashed into a tree and one man was injured. The man, of North Kingstown, said he and two friends were coming from . The driver,  and the other passenger, however, had fled the scene. The injured man identified the driver and police contacted the mother of the driver, telling her that a warrant for his arrest would be issued on charges of leaving the scene of an accident.

Friday, Aug. 26

5:20 p.m. - A Marlborough Street man reported that his 8-foot Zodiac inflatable was missing from the public boat launch on Crompton Avenue. The boat had last been seen in late July.

Sat., Aug. 27

11:21 a.m. - An Adirondack Drive resident reported that two of his neighbor’s dogs were on his property and that they were agressive. He said the dogs had been there on Friday too, and had chased his car as he left his driveway. The neighbor was notified and said he would check his invisible fence.

1:50 p.m. - A resident of Partridge Run reported that $600 from her cleaning woman's purse was taken on Friday. She said that two contractors had been in her house on Friday also and she gave police their contact information. Both men told police they had not been in the kitchen - where the purse had been - on Friday.

Spring Street September 03, 2011 at 03:36 PM
#56 Yes I called the police after yrs of calling the elderly owners quasi caretaker son. 86 times in 2 yrs comprised of no heat,no hot water & electricity ! Town ordinance states tenants are to be given a key to their basement to access their utilities. The bldg inspector wrote the owner's son he came back with oh panel is grandfathered no it doesn't apply .Bldg inspector Wayne Pimental called me & stated Bill Sequino told him to tell me to hire a plumber & have him use a cross bar to gain access to the locked door to get into the basement. No plumber is going to break into a property. If the inspector enforced the key regulation it would of resolved this a long time ago. Eventually their heating crontactor fixed the problem he installed new pipes & was here 1 1/2 hrs .He stated he is never paid. Every 3 mos. the water co. comes by to terminate service !The owner's sons state we are the only tenants here that pay rent and that's the treatment we receive as well as profane.inappropriate verbal abuse. Mr Isaacs states their working on getting us the key.Also repeated gas leaks ,pipes replaced, meters fell off rotten wooden header [under Granddaughter's bdrm] & a leak directly into apt 2's line she went to assisted care. Owner's son refused access to the gas co's. 3rd party access basement and check the meters . The gas co. tech told son ok he would call the FD &have them kick the door in,then he let him in.Tech stated total lack of maintenace by son

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