Police Log: Rifle Or Telescope? & Gas Siphoning

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

East Greenwich Police Department. Credit: Robert Plain
East Greenwich Police Department. Credit: Robert Plain

Saturday, Aug. 31

6:08 p.m. – Police arrested a Providence woman, 21, for driving with a suspended license after she was stopped by police because a passenger wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and the rear license plate was not properly displayed. Police gave her a court summons and the car was driven away by a friend.

Sunday, Sept. 1

7:20 a.m. – Police arrested Janice Santiago, 25, of Magnolia Street in Cranston, for misdemeanor larceny, after she was found to have stolen a iPhone at McDonald’s on New London Turnpike.

Monday, Sept. 2

7 p.m. – A Pricewood Drive resident told police a man in a white pickup truck pointed a rifle toward her house and saying something to her daughters, who were playing outside. The driver of the truck yelled to the other man to “put it down” and they drove off toward Cedar Avenue. Police canvassed the area and spoke with a resident at the corner of Cedar and Pricewood streets who said he’d seen the truck with the two men (both white, in their 40s or 50s) an hour earlier and the men had picked through his trash. Police issued a be-on-the-lookout and West Warwick police stopped the truck. The men admitted having been in East Greenwich, but they said they’d found a telescope while trash picking and one of the men was testing it to see if it worked. He said he pointed it out the window but had not intended to scare anyone. They were given a verbal warning and released and advised not to trash pick in EG anymore.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

1:01 p.m. – Residents of Marlborough Street told police they’d each seen the same neighbor in separate instances bring a dog outside and poop on their property without picking it up. The animal control officer mailed a ticket to Ross Lachance for failing to pick up after his dog.

8:46 p.m. – North Kingstown police arrested Austin Rupp, 20, of Ranger Road in North Kingstown, on a warrant for tampering with a Dave’s catering truck and attempted larceny under $1,500, following an investigation into gas siphoning by NK police. NKPD had captured Rupp Aug. 18. He told them about cutting the gas line of a catering truck parked behind Dave’s Market at 1000 Division Street. Rupp was picked up by EGPD, processed at the station and released with a District Court summons.


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