Monday, Sept. 16
4:08 p.m. – A 19-year-old Cranston man told police the driver of another car threw things at him and gestured obscenely to him while they were both driving on Division Street. He followed the other car until he called 911 and the dispatcher told him to stop. Police talked to the driver of the other car, an 18-year-old East Greenwich man, who denied throwing things and said the Cranston man was the aggressor.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Residents from Jodie Beth Drive, Osprey Drive, Huguenot Drive, Robin Circle, High Hawk Road, Adirondack Drive reported their cars were broken into overnight – a total of eight reports. In nearly all the instances, the owners said the cars had been unlocked. Among the items taken were three GPS units, an iPod, a digital camera, a laptop computer, credit cards, a Coach purse and wallet, and two pairs of sunglasses. One Jodie Beth Drive resident had a surveillance camera and footage showed two men in hooded sweatshirts getting out of a car and going into each car between 2:04 and 2:07 a.m. Police could see the suspect car drive away down the street, stopping at other houses on the way.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
9:32 a.m. – Police arrested Steven R. Tucker, 22, of Yale Avenue in Providence, for larceny under $500 for stealing a bicycle that was locked up outside New England Tech Monday. According to the police report, a West Warwick man reported his bike missing Monday afternoon. Police were able to watch surveillance video of the parking lot where the bike had been locked. In the video, according to the report, at around 11 a.m. Monday, two men approach the bike, both wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, one shields the bike while the other uses bolt cutters to cut the lock. One of the men can be seen riding the bicycle away. Tucker, a student at New England Tech, was recognized in the video by employees of the school. He told police his roommate wanted the bike and was the one who'd used the bolt cutters. Tucker was processed at the station and released with a District Court summons and told to retrieve the bike and turn it in to the station. The bike came back and appeared to be undamaged.
12:18 a.m. – Police arrested a Cranston man, 30, on a District Court bench warrant after he was pulled over on Duke Street because he wasn't wearing a seat belt. He was taken into custody and his car was towed from the scene. He was processed at the station and transferred to Kent County Courthouse.