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Police Log: Dog Bite, Car Scratched, Fake Check, DUI

The following arrest and incident reports were provided by East Greenwich police. They do not indicate a conviction.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

VANDALISM

On June 9, a Long Street woman told police that someone scratched the side of her car.

The woman said she believed the incident might be related to a dispute with a man over a ride she refused to give.

Police are investigating.

DOG BITE
East Greenwich police investigated a dog bit incident on June 10 after a woman called police to report that she was bitten by a dog while walking on Woodbridge Drive at around 9:35 a.m.

Police said the woman said she was walking by 160 Woodbridge Drive when a dog came off the property and started nipping at her, eventually biting her on the back of her leg behind her knee.

Police said the dog owner was fined $25 for violating the local dog ordinance.

DOMESTIC
Police charged Cory Alexander Steffens, 27, of 53 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick, with domestic disorderly conduct and vandalism June 10 at 4:41 p.m.

Police said Steffens allegedly grabbed a baby during an argument and then jumped on the hood of a woman’s car after the argument.

PERSONAL ITEMS FOUND
On June 10, a postal worker turned in a Social Security card, bank card, health insurance cards and other cards that he said he found on First Avenue.

The items were secured together with an elastic band, police said, and police soon tracked down the owner and returned them to her later that day.

Also on June 10, a Squirrel Lane resident dropped off a white Apple iPhone at police headquarters after he said he found it at the East Greenwich High School athletic field on Avenger Drive about 20 minutes earlier.

While examining the phone, police said, it rang. The caller was the mother of the phone’s owner, who said the phone belonged to her son.

The boy’s father came to the station about an hour later to retrieve the phone.

DUI
A 47-year-old East Greenwich man was charged with his second driving under the influence offense on June 10 after he allegedly hit a car while driving in Warwick and was followed by the person he struck into East Greenwich.

Police said they were dispatched to the area of King and Marlborough Streets at around 8 p.m. for a report of a hit and run.

They soon found Timothy Adams, of 41 Marlborough Street, sitting in his blue pickup truck on the side of the road. There was damage to the front of his truck, but he said it was from a previous incident and that he was just coming home from a bar in East Providence.

Police said Adams showed signs of being drunk and later failed a field sobriety test.

The woman who reported the hit and run a 44-year-old Warwick resident, told police that she had followed the truck from the time it hit her to when he stopped in East Greenwich.

Adams was taken into custody without incident and was later released with a June 13 court date for the DUI charge. He was also issued a summons for refusing a chemical test.

FAKE CHECK
On June 11, a Maplewood Drive resident told police that he recently put a car for sale on craigslist and sold it about a week ago. He then got a check in the mail from a man with an Indiana address in the amount of $3,855.

A short time later, the man said he got a call from a man with a heavy foreign accent asking if he got the check. When told that the car was already sold, the caller asked if he could deposit the check and send a portion of the money.

The call came in as police were standing in the East Greenwich man’s house, so an officer took the phone and identified himself as a police officer. The man on the phone then hung up.

Police took the check as evidence.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD
A Delray Beach, Fla., woman living on her boat at the East Greenwich Yacht Club told police on June 12 that someone used her debit card to rack up $895.87 in charges at a Family Dollar on three separate occasions in Houston, Texas.

Police documented the incident.

MONEY MISSING
A South Road woman told police on June 12 that someone has been stealing money from her house.

Police said the woman told them that anywhere from $100 to $200 had gone missing from where she keeps her money in April. Then, on June 7, she noticed more money missing, though she wasn’t sure of the exact amount.

Police are investigating.

PHONE MISSING
A 55-year-old Ayrault Road resident told police on June 12 that her son lost his iPhone 5s somewhere in the area of Carrs Pond Road.

Police said the woman’s son returned to the area he thought he lost it but was unable to locate it.

Police documented the incident.

POTHOLE DAMAGE
On June 13, a Watch Hill Drive resident told police that she struck a pothole on Division Road near New England Tech on June 6 when she struck a pothole around 8:30 p.m.

The car suffered damage to the front driver’s side suspension.

The car was repaired, police said, and she asked police to file a report.

ATTEMPTED FRAUD
A 33-year-old East Greenwich man told police on June 13 that someone tried to use his credit card at Twisted Pizza but the charge was declined and he got a call for a fraud alert.

Police said the man told them he was eating at the restaurant at around 3 p.m. and left around 4 pm. A short time later, he got a call from the credit card company reporting possible fraudulent charges made on the card in the state of California.

The man said he drove back to the restaurant and retrieved his car. A manager said a waitress noticed the card on the counter and put it in the cash register for safekeeping.

Police are investigating.

 

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