Wednesday, Sept. 4
7:27 a.m. – A Gladridge Drive resident told police several items were taken from her car while it was parked in her driveway overnight. It had not been locked, she said. A neighbor alerted her to the thefts after he found some of her possessions on the side of the road while he was walking. Her wallet was taken – in it two credit cards and a debit card, along with a purse, sunglasses and other items. The woman checked her bank account and learned several charges had been made using her debit card, and her American Express card had been used too. Later in the day, police were able to view the surveillance video at a Shell station in Warwick where one of her cards had been used. It showed a white male wearing a dark jacket with orange stripes. He bought cigarettes with the card, then left in the back seat of a 1990s green Ford Taurus. They also were able to get footage from the Walmart in Coventry and could see the same man, leaving in what appeared to be the same green car as at Shell.
7:31 a.m. – An Oakwood Drive resident reported items stolen from his cars while they were parked in his driveway. They had been unlocked. As in the incident above, a neighbor retrieved some items while out on a walk in the neighborhood. Stolen from one of the Oakwood Drive man’s cars was a pair of new Nike sneakers. Missing from the other car were two 35mm digital cameras and two work-related display cases. Two other display cases were recovered by the neighbor.
3:16 p.m. – A Hemlock Drive resident told police someone had rifled through the glove compartment of her son’s car while it was parked in her driveway. She’d checked the car after hearing about other car thefts in the neighborhood. Nothing was missing from the car but she wanted police to be aware of the incident.
3:34 p.m. – The owner of a shop on Main Street said an upstairs resident continues to throw cigarette butts out his window, burning holes in the shop’s awning. Police spoke with the resident, who was apologetic and said he would stop.
Thursday, Sept. 5
12:11 a.m. – Police arrested a Warwick man, 27, of Ives Road, for driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over on Main Street because police thought they saw him texting while driving. He was issued a district court summons and released.
8:32 a.m. – R.I. State Police notified EGPD they had Brandon Tully, 42, of Fiume Street in West Warwick, in custody on a number of charges, including a warrant from EGPD for obtaining money under false pretenses.
9:10 a.m. – Police arrested Craig F. Rapoza, 55, of Middle Road, on a felony warrant out of Narragansett, after he reported to the station. Narragansett police picked up Rapoza before 10 a.m.10 a.m. – Gerald Melton pleaded no contest in district court for failing to pay his bill at the Greenwich Hotel in August. He received one year filing, court costs and was ordered to pay the $133 he owes to the hotel.