Police Log: Flowers Stolen from Grave Site, Flag Swapped for Sandwich Bag

An 86-year-old widower reports flowers stolen from wife's grave site, someone stole an American flag and replaced it with a sandwich bag and police make a DUI arrest and more.

The following arrests and incidents were reported by East Greenwich Police. They do not indicate a conviction.

On May 12, a Church Street man told police that he found a BMX bike in the corner of a field while on a run through Cragen Field.

The man brought the bike to the police station and it is described as a green Novara BMX bicycle.

Police secured the bike at the police station.

On May 13, a Warwick man and town employee told police that his Jeep was damaged when a rock was kicked up from a lawn mower near the Parks and Recreation building on Crompton Avenue.

Police documented the incident.

East Greenwich police filed a report from a Birchwood Way resident who said she was jogging on Maplewood Drive when a golden retriever wearing a purple banana ran out of the yard and started to bark at her.

The woman told police it seemed like the dog was in “attack mode,” according to a police report, and she was scared.

The woman said the dog’s apparent owner opened the door and called the dog back to the house. The woman reportedly said she was sorry and noted they have an electric fence.

Police documented the incident.

Someone stole an American  flag from the flagpole at Academy Field and replaced it with a Subway sandwich bag.

Police said they received a report from a town employee on May 14 who said he saw it was missing after leaving his office that morning.

Police documented the incident.

East Greenwich Police responded to 20 Oak Dell Circle on May 15 after a tree fell down and took some wires with it.

Police said all the power lines across the street from the house were tangled in the tree.

National Grid was called to the scene. The tree was cut and the wires were repaired.

East Greenwich Police charged Jeremy S. Prefontaine, 32, of 68 Long St., East Greenwich, with driving under the influence, first offence, on May 17 shortly before midnight.

Police said officers were working a DUI task force detail when they saw a green Ford pickup driven by Prefontaine drive east on King Street when it failed to stop at the white line at the stop sign at King and Duke Streets. Instead, police said, he drove into the middle of the intersection before stopping.

Police said Prefontaine then allegedly swerved and nearly struck the center median before he was stopped on Water Street.

Prefontaine allegedly smelled like alcohol and told police he drank two Saki beverages at Raku Restaurant.

He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and later registered a .184 blood alcohol reading in a preliminary breath test.

He later refused a chemical test at police headquarters.

An 86-year-old East Greenwich man was the victim of a disrespectful theft recently.

Police said the man reported on May 17 that someone stole flowers from his wife’s grave site at St. Patricks cemetery.

The man said he had been the day before at around 3 p.m. and when he came back at 9 a.m. the following day, the windowbox of flowers had been dug up.

East Greenwich Police charged a 52-year-old woman with domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct May 18 after she allegedly smashed out windows at her former live-in partner’s house in East Greenwich.

Police said the victim contacted police and said her wildlife motion-activated camera captured the suspect in action.

Police observed a series of photos that showed a woman matching the description of Jane E. Korb, 52, of 1 Woodward Ave., East Providence.

In the photos, police said she is seen approaching the rear of the house with some type of item resembling a golf club.

During an investigation, police concluded that Korb had gone to the house on two separate occasions.


RP May 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Rare to see a dog wearing a purple banana.


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