Monday, April 15
1:05 p.m. – A man from Newport Biodiesel told police said he’d heard a report from Dave’s Market employees about two suspicious men removing oil from the Newport Diesel collection bin behind the market. The men said they had permission, but after they’d driven off in a van, employees found the bin’s lock had been cut and approximately 40 to 50 gallons of oil missing, valued at $150. The description of the van given by the Dave’s employees matched that of the van from a similar incident in West Warwick. The Dave’s employees gave police the license plate number, which matched the other vehicle. The matter was transferred to detectives for further investigation.
8:29 p.m. – An employee of Thorpe’s Liquors reported the sale of alcohol by an adult for underage teenagers after going into the store’s parking lot and seeing a man who’d bought two cans of Four Loko standing with some juveniles. Police talked to the adult, who admitted to buying the cans for one of the juveniles. Another of the juveniles was found to be on home confinement and out past her curfew. Both youths were charged and the reports were transferred to juvenile officer Sergeant Carter.
Tuesday, April 16
1:39 a.m. – Police put an employee of Mainstreet Coffee on notice for a possible after-hours municipal code violation after police noticed the employee inside the bar past the 1:30 a.m. post-closing deadline.
11:38 a.m. – A woman told police someone had keyed her car while she was in a store at 1000 Division St. Police noted a gouge that looked like it could have been the result of someone keying it. Surveillance cameras showed the woman leaving and then later returning to her car but no one else near the car during that time, so police concluded the damage happened earlier.
2:07 p.m. – A Sixth Avenue resident told police he asked his cleaning woman to cash a $500 check for him. She returned to his home and said she had cashed the check and left the money in the kitchen. The man was seated in the living room. Then she left. But the man could not find the money when he later went into the kitchen.
Wednesday, April 17
7:20 p.m. – Police arrested Raymond Bell on a warrant related to his alleged purchase of two cans of Four Loko for juveniles on Monday (see item, above). He was processed and held overnight because it turned out he was a probation violator.
8:15 p.m. – A Cumberland woman told police she’d received threats while at Ocean State Veterinary Hospital, following an incident in which her dog got loose and attacked her neighbor’s dog. She had offered to pay for treatment for the animal, so they took the dog to Ocean State for surgery. But during surgery, one of the doctors came out to say the dog had stopped breathing. At that point, the owners of the injured dog began yelling at the woman and threatening her dogs. Fearing her safety, she left and decided to file a report.