Sunday, Aug. 4
8:19 a.m. – Police went to Blu on the Water after receiving a report of overflowing trash dumpsters. Police found two dumpsters there filled to overflowing and trash littered in the parking lot area. They spoke with kitchen staff, who went out immediately to clean up the strewn trash and they told police they would try to get the dumpsters emptied that morning.
8:46 a.m. – Police were called to East Greenwich High School on a report of an unleashed dog. They found a man near the fields with a black lab on a leash but the man admitted he allows his dog to run off leash at the school to get exercise. The man, from West Greenwich, said he didn’t agree with the leash ordinance. Police gave the man a Municipal Court summons.
4:17 p.m. – Police arrested George R. Threats, Jr., 52, of Hayward Street in Warwick, on a Sixth District Court bench warrant after he was pulled over while driving north on Main Street because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
Monday, Aug. 5
11:21 a.m. – An East Greenwich man told police his ex-wife’s husband had been sending him harassing text messages and had made threats about him in front of his children. He said he would seek a restraining order against the man, who lives in Cranston.
12:11 p.m. – An EG man told police a woman with whom he shares a child was arrested on a domestic charge in Coventry in July after the two had argued there. As a result, the EG man had a no-contact order put in place against the woman. Since then, his superiors at his workplace had received an anonymous email stating that the EG man did drugs and had a criminal record. The woman, who lives in West Greenwich, told police it wasn’t her.
6:05 p.m. – Police arrested Hilda F. Jones, 41, of Harding Street in North Kingstown, for driving with a suspended license after she was pulled over because the license plate on her car appeared to be a fake. Upon closer inspection, it turned out the license was in fact a valid temporary plate from Connecticut, however her license was suspended. She was issued a District Court summons and told to report to the EGPD for processing before that date.
7:59 p.m. – A Division Road resident mowing the lawn at a vacant house next door noticed water coming from the basement. Checking the basement, the resident saw water spraying from a damage copper pipe above the furnace. Police investigated further, finding several sections of copper pipe missing from the basement ceiling area. There was one broken window in the basement that could have been where a suspect gained entry.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
9:55 a.m. – A pharmacist from the CVS on South County Trail told police a man in a black jacket came in Monday evening around 8 and dropped off a prescription for Oxycodone, a narcotic. The prescription looked suspicious, so the pharmacist took a copy of it and said she would need to confirm it with the doctor on Tuesday. The man took the original prescription and left. This morning, the doctor verified it was false. It turns out the woman in whose name the prescription was made out has been getting a oxycodone since January, but apparently was only released from prison in June, the pharmacist said.
10:52 a.m. – A Valley Road resident told police someone else had filed a tax return using her name and the IRS was holding her return until she filed an affidavit, a claim with the Federal Trade Commission, as well as a police report.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
1:21 a.m. – Police arrested James F. Grosiak, 23, of Ann Drive, for driving while intoxicated and refusing an alcohol breath test after he was involved in a car accident at King and Marlborough streets. Grosiak told police he’d been drinking at McKinley’s and acknowledged he was drunk. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution and while there he refused to take a chemical breath test. He was issued two different District Court summons’ – for the refusal and for the DUI – and released to the hospital’s custody. He was told to report to EGPD before his court dates for processing.
7:15 a.m. – A manager at Cracker Barrel at Center of New England told police someone shot a paintball gun at the store’s front windows between 12:15 and 12:45 a.m., leaving paint all over the windows and the rocking chairs in the porch area. An employee was to check the surveillance video for any pertinent footage.
11:27 a.m. – Police picked up Matthew J. Poirier, 34, of Sherwood Avenue in West Warwick, after he was arrested by Smithfield police on a warrant from EGPD. In 2011, Poirier allegedly passed false prescriptions three different times at the Walgreen’s pharmacy at 1000 Division Street.
A 17-year-old was arrested in the vicinity of Kent Drive on charges of assault and vandalism. No other details were released.5:28 p.m. – A waitress from Filippou’s Twisted Pizza on Main Street told police a man and woman skipped out on their $35 dinner bill. The waitress was able to identify the woman, who was from East Providence. The owner of the restaurant said he wanted to press charges, but would drop them if the bill was paid in full. On Thursday, the woman returned, paid her bill and left before police arrived. Charges were dropped.