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Police Log: Fires & Suspended Driver’s Licenses

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

Credit: EG Patch
Credit: EG Patch

Monday, Dec. 2

3:33 p.m. – Police went to a house on South Road after receiving an open burning complaint. The EG Fire Department had already put the fire out and had deemed it illegal. Around the open pit was assorted construction debris. About 50 bales of hay were about 50 feet away from the pit. Police told the owner he needed a permit for open burns.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

11:50 a.m. – Police assisted EGFD at a truck fire on Deerfield Drive. The owner of the truck, a landscaper, said the leaf vacuum attached to the trailer on the truck caught fire. It appeared to have been caused by a mechanical problem.

3:55 p.m. – A South County Trail property owner told police three large bucketfuls of copper went missing while he was away on vacation. The buckets had been outside a shed in his backyard and the shed had been locked. Upon his return, he found the shed unlocked and the buckets missing.

6:30 p.m. – Police arrested Dina M. Sousa, 42, of Brentwood Avenue, Warwick, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped on Main Street because she was manipulating her cell phone while driving. Routine checks turned up the license violation.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

7:31 p.m. – Police arrested Jose Luis Gonzalez, 37, of Elmwood Avenue, Providence, on driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over on First Avenue because he drifted over a double yellow line. Routine checks showed both the license suspension and that his car registration was suspended. Police had the car towed.  

Thursday, Dec. 5

12:43 a.m. – Police arrested Ashley Rivera, 19, of Duke Street, for driving with a suspended license after she was pulled over on First Avenue because one of her headlights was out.

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