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Police Log: Biodiesel Thefts, Counterfeit Cash at McDonald's

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

Credit: East Greenwich Patch.
Credit: East Greenwich Patch.

Man Attempts to Pay With Counterfeit Money at McDonald's

Police received a call from McDonald’s Restaurant on Jan. 20 at 6:24 p.m., reporting that a customer had attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill. Despite employees’ attempts to stall the man, he was able to leave the area in a white SUV. According to witness statements, the subject is a heavyset Hispanic man in his mid twenties with medium length hair. He was with another man, also Hispanic and in his mid 20s, with a medium build and short brown hair.

Police Arrest Men in Connection With Biodiesel Theft 

Jose Acevedo, 36, and Rafael Diaz-Martinez, 24, both of 135 Laura Street in Providence were arrested Jan. 21 at 4:20 a.m. on charges of larceny and conspiracy. According to police, the two men stole biodiesel from behind Dave’s Marketplace back in May 2013. They were picked up by the State Police on Jan. 21 on a warrant and transported to the East Greenwich Police Department.

Trailer Stolen From Tillinghast Road Home 

On Jan. 21, a Coventry man filed a report with East Greenwich police after noticing that someone stole a trailer from his parents’ house. The man was checking in on his parents’ home on Tillinghast Road, as they are on extended vacation, and discovered that the trailer (which ahd two flat tires) was missing. The last time he had seen the trailer was Jan. 9. Police are investigating the matter.

Suspended License Charges

Police charged Todd J. Stockford, 34, of 11 Broad Street in Coventry with driving with a suspended license on Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. Police discovered that Stockford’s license had been suspended after he was in a car accident on Crompton Road. He was issued a court summons for Jan. 31.

Michael Joseph Depalma, 32, of 186 Main Street in East Greenwich was also charged with driving with a suspended license on Jan. 23 at 4:40 p.m.

James M. Hughes, 29, of 91 Rosemary Drive in North Kingstown was arrested Jan. 26 at 2:10 p.m. on charges of driving with a suspended license. 


Theft From Vehicle on Lebanon Drive 

An East Greenwich resident reported a theft from her vehicle on Jan. 25 at her home on Lebanon Drive. The woman told police that she had left her car unlocked overnight and found her Vera Bradley wallet was missing.

Einstein February 02, 2014 at 06:30 PM
I guess if you live in East Greenwich, you don't feel the need to lock your car and bring your 'Vera Bradley' purse in the house with you. A fool and their money are soon parted.

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