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Police Log: Fighting In A Blizzard, Falling Pills

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


Friday, Feb. 8

1:20 a.m. – Police tracked down a car that had been involved in a hit-and-run accident on King Street to a residence on Duke Street. The car had hit a house and a parked car and had left behind parts that indicated it was a Ford. A search of the area turned up a Ford that looked as if it was the car involved in the accident. Police knocked on the residence that the car was registered to but no one answered. Finding the door unlocked and believing the person could be hurt, police entered the apartment and found a woman asleep in bed. When she could not be woken, police called EGFD Rescue, which took her to Kent Hospital. Police had the car towed from the scene.

Saturday, Feb. 9

12:28 a.m. – Police arrested Patricia Daniels, 40, of Main Street, on charges of assault and disorderly conduct after allegedly hitting her boyfriend in the head while he was trying to sleep. Daniels said her boyfriend had hit her earlier in the evening but there were no visible injuries; the boyfriend did have visible injuries on his forehead. Daniels was taken into custody but at the police station she complained of head pain and was taken to Kent Hospital. When she was returned to the station, she was processed and held for arraignment.

7:37 a.m. and 9:11 a.m. – Police had cars towed on Main Street and on High Hawk Drive because of the parking ban imposed because of the snowstorm.

Sunday, Feb. 10

1:12 a.m. – Police arrested William Laliberty, 31, of Weaver Road in North Kingstown, on a Fourth District Court bench warrant after he went to the police station to report an open door on Main Street. He was processed and released on surety bail.

10:53 a.m. – Police arrested David Hamdy, 20, of Barratt Avenue in North Providence, on a bench warrant and for possessing controlled substances after he was stopped after leaving Dunkin Donuts on Main Street because someone had reported he was casing cars there. He told police about the warrant and admitted taking Xanax he bought on the street for anxiety. The warrant was confirmed and he was arrested. Police found white, blue and green pills on Hamby that he’d tried to conceal in his pants, but they trailed behind him as he walked in the station. Hamby then said he was having a panic attack and eventually was taken to Kent Hospital. He was returned to EGPD for processing, then taken to the ACI.

2 p.m. – A Sixth Street resident told police he’d gotten a call from someone who said he was with Chase Visa. The man told him some questionable purchases had been made with the resident’s credit card. He asked him some security questions and told the resident his card would be cancelled and a new card would be mailed. Afterwards, the resident called the number on the back of his credit card and learned no purchases had been made and the phone number the caller had given was not a Chase number. Chase cancelled the card and said they would issue a new one.

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