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Police Log: Potholes, Potholes, Potholes

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

POTHOLES
On Feb. 17, a High Hawk Road resident told police that he drove into a pothole on South Pierce Road, causing damage to his wheel and tire. 
Police said the man wanted to be compensated for the damage by the town and the incident was documented.
On Feb 18, police met with a 33-year-old North Kingstown woman who said she struck a pothole on Divison Street heading eastbound near the Route 4 overpass. 
Police said the damage was underneath the front end and passenger floor area and a piece of plastic was visible hanging down underneath the car.
Police also noted that the front passenger floor area was raised.
A check of the area showed there was a large pothole and police contacted the state Department of Transportation to notify them.
On Feb. 19, police met with an 18-year-old woman who said she hit a pothole while driving her 2013 Buick Verano on Middle Road.
Police said the woman told them that she was heading north on Middle Road when she struck a big pothole in front of 300 Middle Road, causing two flat tires. 
Police said the pothole was about four-feet long and a foot wide directly in front of 300 Middle Road. The town's Department of Public Works was notified to fill the pothole and a patrolman placed an orange traffic cone in the pothole as a temporary measure.
On Feb. 20, police said they were dispatched to Sanctuary Drive for a disabled motor vehicle report and found a 2006 Infiniti on the side of the road. 
The vehicle owner told police that he got a flat when he struck a large pothole on Division Road just before the Interstate 95 north onramp.
Police said they saw a damaged tire but the rim appeared OK.
The town DPW was contacted and an orange traffic cone was placed as a temporary measure.
On Feb. 22, police said a 70-year-old East Providence man came to the police station to report that he hit a pothole near the Interstate 95 onramp on Division Street at around 2:40 p.m., on Feb. 20, causing damage to his tire. 
The incident was documented.

COUNTERFEIT BILL
The McDonalds on Division Street was the victim of some funny money on Feb. 21.
Police said they were contacted by an assistant manager who said a fake $20 was passed sometime the day before. 
The cashier didn't realize the bill was fake and couldn't remember who gave it to her, police said. 
The store manager said it was a busy night and management didn't notice the bill until the next day.
The bill was taken into evidence.

TAX FRAUD
On Feb. 22, police met with a Watch Hill Drive man who said he got a letter on Feb. 13 from the state Division of Taxation warning him there was a "reasonable suspicion" that he was the victim of a fraudulent tax return filed in his name on Feb. 3.
Police said the man had been in contact with the tax division as well as the Internal Revenue Service to deal with the situation and was asking police to document the issue.

MARIJUANA
East Greenwich Police charged a 20-year-old Warwick woman with marijuana possession after a traffic stop for an inoperable headlight on Feb. 22.
Police said they observed Katyln E. Yuras, 20, of 100 Gilbert St., Warwick, driving north on Main Street when they pulled her over.
Inside the car, police said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Yuras and a passenger later told police that they just "smoked a bowl"
A search of the car turned up about a quarter-ounce of marijuana in Yuras' purse on the drivers' seat. She was issued a municipal court summons for marijuana possession of less than one ounce.

FOUND DOG
Police recovered a lost dog on Feb. 17 after it was found lying in the road off Division Road.
Police said they were dispatched to the area of 2085 Division Road around 4 p.m. and met with a man who was holding a female beagle mix.
The man told police that he stopped after he saw it lying in the road and a check of nearby houses turned up no owners.
The dog had no tags and was brought to the North Kingstown Animal Hospital, where staff said the dog didn't have a microchip. The dog remained at the animal hospital.

WINDOW SMASHED
A 39-year-old Bayberry Lane woman reported to police that the rear window to her car was smashed sometime overnight Feb. 17.
Police said the woman told them that she parked her car at about 9 p.m. and didn't return to it until around 6 a.m. the next day. She noticed the damage after she had already driven off.
Inside the trunk was a hammer with a wooden handle that didn't belong to her, police said.
Neighbors across the street said they went to bed around 9 p.m. and slept through the night, hearing nothing.
Police put the hammer into evidence.

PARKING BAN VIOLATIONS
On Feb. 18, at 3:40 p.m., police ticketed a car parked on Sixth Avenue alongside 51 Fifth Street for parking on the street during a snowstorm-related parking ban.
Belleville Towing was notified but the owner returned to his 2008 Saturn Aura before it arrived and moved it off the street.
Later, at around 4:30 p.m., police called for a tow for a car parked on 63 King Street during the ban. Blue-Sun responded and towed the 1996 Toyota Avalon to their lot.
At 5:04 p.m., police reported that a 2008 Ford Fusion was towed from 28 Queen Street during the parking ban. Belleville towed the car to their lot.
At around 6 p.m., police called for the tow of a 1994 Jeep Cherokee from Queen Street. Blue-Sun took the Jeep to their lot.



BOB I February 26, 2014 at 08:17 AM
north on middle rd ?

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