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Police Log: 2-On-1 Fight, Missing Lug Nuts

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


Thursday, Oct. 4

8:51 p.m. – Police arrested Matthew Bruckschen, 27, of Main Street, on a bench warrant after police were tipped off he was staying at the Greenwich Hotel. Police took him into custody at the hotel without incident and he was brought to the station for booking.

9:43 p.m. – Police arrested Karen Badway, 48, of Main Street for obstructing police and resisting arrest after she allegedly left the scene of an accident at EG Farms, then refused to cooperate with police after they tracked down her down by her license plate. According to the report, police went to her residence and she admitted the car was hers but said she’d been home for the past three hours. She was wearing a coat so police asked again if she’d been out. “Why are you busting my balls and harassing me,” she said. When police said they were going to have a witness from the accident come to identify if it was Badway who had been driving the car (which was damaged on the driver-side rear fender), Badway said she was going inside. Police warned her she would be obstructing an officer if she did that; she then hit the officer in the chest and tried to hit him again. She continued to resist even as the officer was putting handcuffs on her. Police had her taken by EG Rescue to Kent Hospital because of her perceived intoxication and injuries sustained while resisting. In addition to the arrest charges, Badway was cited with failure to file an accident report and leaving the scene of an accident.

Friday, Oct. 5

9:11 a.m. – A Meridian Printing employee reported two men were picketing outside the building. The employee said he thought they needed a permit but police said the men, who work for a delivery company used by Meridian, did not need a permit if they followed certain guidelines – i.e. not impeding traffic or standing still. They were complying with those guidelines so police left without incident.

10:38 p.m. – Police arrested James McKay, 22, of Lion Street, and Jonathan Kunze, 22, of Dayton Court in North Kingstown, for simple assault and disorderly conduct, after they were involved in a fight at the Lion Street residence in which a third party was beaten. According to the report, Kunze became belligerent upon arrest, yelling profanities at the police, so he was placed in a cell. McKay cooperated, was issued a court summons and released. The 19-year-old leaseholder of the Lion Street apartment was cited under the Social Host law because several of his guests were underage and there were several drunk-appearing youths and alcoholic beverage containers around.

Saturday, Oct. 6

1 p.m. – Police responded to the parking lot behind EG Photo after a report of a fight. Several young men were there when police arrived and one many had a small cut over his lip but all present said nothing had happened.

4:01 p.m. – Police arrested Jared Anderson, 19, of Garden Hills Drive in Cranston, and Michael Cozzo, 20, of Somerset Street in EG, with possession of marijuana after police came to Anderson’s aid when his car broke down on First Avenue. Police smelled burnt marijuana when they approached the car. Anderson admitted there was “about a half ounce” in the car’s trunk. Cozzo, who was a passenger, also admitted to possessing pot. It was a first offense for both men.

Sunday, Oct. 7

11:50 a.m. – A Middle Road resident reported all the lug nuts from her Volkswagen went missing overnight. The car, which is usually garaged, had been left out overnight.

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