Police Log: Reckless Driving, Dog Struck By Car

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

Woonsocket Man Charged With Reckless Driving, Disorderly Conduct

Jordan M. Plouffe, 24, of Woonsocket was arrested Jan. 27 on charges of reckless driving, driving with an expired license, and domestic disorderly conduct.

Plouffe allegedly threatened to shoot a woman and her sister while blocking her car from a parking lot. When police arrived to speak to the women, they saw Plouffe’s car run through a stop sign and began to pursue him with sirens and lights on. Plouffe continued up Water Street to King Street and nearly to Main Street before stopping. Plouffe’s license was found to be inactive.

Car Broke Into On Sheep Farm Drive 

A Sheep Farm Drive resident reported to police that someone had broken into his car and stolen nearly $3,800 worth of valuables. The break-in happened overnight on Jan. 26. According to the victim, a wet suit, two pairs of glasses, and surgical goggles were taken from the car. There are no leads at this time.


Dog Struck on Shippeetown Road

Police responded to the area for a report of a dog struck by a car. When the officer arrived on the scene, a man had the 13-year-old Cocker Spaniel in his car and said he was bringing it to the veterinarian. According to reports, the man was not the driver of the car that hit the dog, nor was he the dog’s owner. The officer told him he couldn’t take the dog with him until the owner arrived. According to reports, the man continued to be “insolent and disorderly” toward the office. The dog reportedly had a bloody nose and appeared to be in shock. The owner of the dog arrived and took it to Ocean State Veterinary Hospital. The man who had attempted to take the dog with him told the officer he would be filing a complaint.

Aleta February 10, 2014 at 08:38 AM
How is the dog? Could someone give us an update.
Linda Pacheco-Sticca February 10, 2014 at 04:42 PM
our dog, coal passed away from severe spinal cord damage. coal was a part of our family for 13 years. it has been very hard not having him around. we would like to reach out to all the people that stopped that night. no one at the scene knew our dog, yet about 8 cars stopped, gave comfort to him, one lady even gave coal her sweatshirt and another laid next to him while i ran my 8 year old daughter to a neighbors house. that night will lay heavy on my heart for ever. every time i picture coal in the street, not moving, my heart aches, but then my heart feels the love and compassion that all the people at the scene showed our dog. who ever you all are, please know you helped us that night and your kindness continues to help us now.
Aleta February 10, 2014 at 06:11 PM
Dear Linda and family, I am in tears reading this. It is never easy losing a member of our family. My prayers go out to you and your family. God give you all strength as you go through this most difficult time in your life. Remember your Coal is at the Rainbow Bridge , young and running with all the fur babies. Love, Aleta Baligian- Heidt
Samantha Turner February 10, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Linda, My heart dropped when I read the first sentence of your comment. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It makes me smile and feel good to know we have people in this community who cared enough to stop and care for him that night. Coal got to see the good in people before he left us, and I think that speaks volumes.
Joan Robley February 10, 2014 at 07:26 PM
So sorry to hear. Was hoping for a different outcome. May your sad days be outnumbered by all the good days and memories you and your family have of your beloved dog.


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