Missing Copper, Missing Tools, Missing Laptop

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

Monday, Feb. 6

7:48 p.m. — Police responded to an incident at a building on Duke Street after the EG Fire District had been called. Fire personnel said it was an argument between two residents. According to the report, residents of different apartments were arguing and one of them appeared to be drunk. While both women believed they had been wronged, eventually police were able to diffuse the situation, the women apoligized to each other and no charges were brought.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

4:04 a.m. — Someone reported that a man was banging on a window outside of a building on Main Street and police found a man waiting in a car nearby. The man said he’d left the apartment to move his girlfriend’s car but had gotten locked out and in trying to wake his girlfriend had broken the window. The girlfriend came out while the police were there. Police notified the landlord of the incident.

10:05 a.m. — Police ejected a visitor from Saint Elizabeth Home because he had come for an unscheduled visit. The man was known to police and was only allowed supervised visits with his mother on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Police dropped him at a bus stop.

1:47 p.m. — A phone company employee reported the theft of two pieces of copper from a substation on South County Trail. He estimated the copper to be worth $150 a piece.

Thursday, Feb. 9

1:04 p.m. — The owner of a plumbing company on South County Trail reported tool thefts from a work van. The passenger-side window was smashed and the door had been left ajar with the rear door also open. Ten tools were missing, all with the company’s name engraved on them. The van had been parked and locked at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

3:50 p.m. — Police stopped a car on Forge Road in Potowomut because of what looked like an expired inspection sticker and discovered that the car was not registered. The car’s owner said he had only just bought it. He told police he had photocopied another inspection sticker and taped to the windshield. The car was towed from the scene and the man was cited.

6:39 p.m. — A resident of Misty Oak Drive reported someone had egged his truck between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. while it was parked in his driveway. Police saw what appeared to be one egg on the left rear part of the truck.

Friday, Feb. 10

9:11 a.m. — A Main Street property owner reported a cracked glass door. She wanted it documented for insurance purposes.

Saturday, Feb. 11

4:51 p.m. — A Fifth Street resident reported the disappearance of a laptop computer from his house. While he said no one other than family had permission to enter the house, the doors were left unlocked.

11:44 p.m. — Police responded to a report of an argument between a couple on Lion Street and found the wife of the couple sitting outside in her car. She appeared to be very drunk. Because of the severity of her intoxication, police called rescue to take her to Kent Hospital to sober up after she refused to go to a family member’s for the night.


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