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Out-of-Reach Cell Phone And A Costly Lost Dog

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


Monday, July 2

9:04 a.m. – Police arrested Roy A. St. Lawrence, 43, of Mill Road in Johnston, for driving with an expired license after he was stopped for speeding on Middle Road near Tillinghast Road. He was cited for speeding and given a district court summons. An aquaintance arrived to drive the truck from the scene.

1:35 p.m. – The manager of Mary Lou’s Coffee on South County Trail reported an employee took a money bag with $177 in it, an action caught on video. The manager said the bag was left on the counter overnight by mistake. In the morning, an employee came in, saw the bag, placed a sweatshirt over it and then took the bundle out to her car. In the video she’s seen returning to the store with an empty money bag and the sweatshirt. At 4:32 p.m., police were called to the shop for a second time. The manager told police the employee had returned to the shop in tears, confessing to the theft and promising to return the money. The manager said if the money was returned, she would drop the charges.

4:18 p.m. – A Shoreside resident reported receiving information from Verizon Wireless about an account he’d opened, except that he hadn’t opened one. The equipment was being sent to another Rhode Island address; Verizon refused to tell him that address.

7:43 p.m. – A Main Street resident told police someone had stolen seven $100 bills from a firebox he kept in his apartment during the hours he was away at work. He said he’d locked his door upon leaving at 6:30 a.m. but the door was unlocked when he returned after 7 p.m. The box, which had been locked, was open and empty, with a key still in the lock.

Tuesday, July 3

8:36 a.m. – Police assisted EG Fire after a worker fell about 6 feet at a job site on South County Trail. He was taken to Kent Hospital.

11:30 a.m. – A woman reported someone had cut out the part of her license plates (front and back) that contained her car’s registration sticker. The incident apparently took place while the car was parked in her driveway on Jefferson Drive overnight.

4:10 p.m. – Police arrested Sean M. McNally, 28, of Robert Street in Attleboro, Mass., for driving with a suspended license after someone complained about an erratic driver on Shippeetown Road. Police pulled McNally over driving west on Division Road by Westfield. The car appeared to have fresh damage all along the driver’s side. He told police he’d been trying to retrieve his cell phone, which had fallen on the passenger side floor and that he tried to reach it several times without success. The final time he tried, the car struck some brush and a tree on the side of the road. Tree bark and leaves stuck on the car confirmed McNally’s story. He told police his Massachusetts license was revoked and that he should not have been driving. He was taken into custody to be arraigned because he was an out-of-state offender. His car was towed from the scene.

4:35 p.m. – A Queen Street woman who had reported her dog – who had a limp from a past injury – missing Monday told police a vet in Cranston contacted her today to tell her a man on Marlborough Street had her dog. According to the Marlborough Street man, he found the dog, a Rottweiler, around Marlborough and Division streets on Monday. Because the dog was limping and had no identification of any sort, he decided to take it to the vet in Cranston. After the dog was given several shots, a micro-chip in the dog was found, identifying the Queen Street owner. The man paid $150 for the shots and evaluation, which the woman repaid.

7:12 p.m. – Police arrested Michael G. Gillooly, 36, of Wood Sorrel Trail in Narragansett, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over because of an expired inspection sticker. He was cited for the expired inspection and expired registration and issued a summons for the license suspension; his car was towed.

Wednesday, July 4

7:27 a.m. – A resident of Sleepy Hollow Road reported someone overnight took keys out of her car while it was parked in her driveway. The eight keys – to houses she cleans – were taken from a small pouch in the car, which had been unlocked. Nothing else was taken.

8:30 a.m. – Police were called to an apartment on Main Street because of a loud argument. A man was accusing his girlfriend of taking his phone. The woman said she didn’t have it, but that in any case the phone had been purchased in her name. Both said nothing physical had taken place. Police told them to keep their distance “for a while.”

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