Police Log: UV Vodka, A Wad Of Bills, A Car Fire

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


Thursday, March 21

8:26 a.m. – EGHS Assistant Principal Tim Chace told police a teacher at the high school found a bottle of UV Cherry Vodka outside her classroom on the floor on Wednesday. Police tested the contents, confirmed alcohol and destroyed the bottle (which had been two-thirds full).

Friday, March 22

8:03 p.m. – Police arrested Annie Russell, 34, of Long Street, on a bench warrant. Police went to her residence to execute the warrant. They were told by two people there Russell had moved to West Warwick, but checking the back staircase, they found Russell, who they arrested and took to the station for processing before taking her to the ACI.

Saturday, March 23

3:01 a.m. – A resident of Marlborough Street told police he’d been in an argument with a woman who lived in the same building. Things escalated, according to the report, with the woman crying by the time police arrived. The man volunteered to leave the premises for the night. Police took him to a hotel in West Warwick and confiscated a firearm at the scene for safekeeping and told the man he could pick it up the next day.

7:08 a.m. – A Justin Road resident told police he suspected his son of fraudulent use of his ATM bank card after discovering his wallet was not where he’d left it overnight and checking with the bank to find two withdrawals had been made for $500 each from two different banks, one in East Greenwich and one in Warwick. The son, who lived with him, was not at home and his whereabouts were unknown.

11:33 a.m. – A Duke Street resident told police her former boyfriend, against whom she had a No Contact order, had tried to contact her several times since the order was placed in January.

3:37 p.m. – Police arrested Nancy L. Magnelli, 47, of Glenrose Drive in East Providence, for shoplifting from Karma Couture on Main Street. Magnelli allegedly walked out the store with a silver-colored belt, triggering the store alarm. She was arrested and processed at the station, then released with a Third District Court summons.

10:50 p.m. – An East Greenwich woman said someone took her iPhone 5 at the End Zone Sports Bar on Post Road. She had left it on a table there while she retrieved a drink. When she returned, it was gone. A friend “pinged” the phone, causing it to make a noise, which they heard. They followed the sound and got a license plate number of the person who may have taken the phone. Police were given the license number to follow up.

Sunday, March 24

1:56 p.m. – A Peirce Street resident reported finding a wad of $1 bills, 38 in total. She turned them over to police.

3 p.m. – Police were called to a car on fire at the park-and-ride lot on Frenchtown Road. The owner and her husband were in the car at the time of the fire. Neither was injured. Police drove the couple to their home in Warwick.



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