Police Log: Unwelcome House Guest & Unwanted Cleanse

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

Credit: EG Patch
Credit: EG Patch

Thursday, Dec. 5

10:30 a.m. – A Mawney St. resident called police for help getting rid of a house guest. The EG man had been staying with the woman, but she told police she’d been trying – unsuccessfully – to get rid of him. Police issued a no-trespass order for the now-former house guest. He took his belongings and left.

5:23 p.m. – A Grandview Road resident told police he was the victim of identity theft and possible bank fraud. In the past few weeks, his debit card had been used for a number of purchases he did not authorize, including $1,020 at “Ticket Outlet Anahoo,” in California, and $4.95 for a Natural Cleanse Plus from Colon Cleanse.

Friday, Dec. 6

3:49 p.m. – Police arrested Robert Scott Mattingly, 43, of Post Road, Warwick, on a bench warrant, after he was seen outside the Oaks Tavern at Duke and Queen streets. He was known to police, according to the report; routine checks turned up the warrant. Mattingly was processed then taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions.

6:05 p.m. – A Duke Street resident told police someone had tried to break in to her house. Police found the frame of her front door had been split and damage to the door around the knob.

Monday, Dec. 9

12:29 a.m. – Police arrested Kevin J. Langton, 62, of Lantern Lane, Exeter, for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped driving south on Post Road because his car’s tail lights weren’t working. Police gave him a district court summons at the scene and he was told to report for processing to the station prior to his court date. His car was towed and a friend arrived to take Langton from the scene.


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