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Police Log: Wig-Wearing Fake Prescription Passer

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


Thursday, May 2

2:32 p.m. – The manager of Ruby Tuesday’s on Division Street told police two customers sitting at the bar rang up a bill of $91.75 and left without paying. The manager said this was the third  time the men had done this. She said she wanted to press charges and have no trespass orders be issued if police are able to find the men.

Friday, May 3

1:18 a.m. – A customer at Norman’s Tap on Main Street called police because he said he’d been assaulted. When police talked to the bartender and others, however, a different picture emerged, in which the man who called was drunk and provoked a verbal argument. Witnesses said the man was not struck, but was pushed. The owner of the bar said he wanted a no-trespass order for the man.

11:04 a.m. – Police arrested Alicia J. Shea, 25, of Beach Point Drive in East Providence, for passing a fake prescription after a pharmacist at the CVS on Main Street checked it with the doctor listed on the script and learned it was false. Police also arrested Jacob Tracey, 28, of Norfolk Avenue in Pawtucket – who had driven Shea to the CVS – on a bench warrant. The pharmacist told police a woman wearing a wig had come in around 8:30 a.m. to drop of the prescription. The woman, Shea, said she would be back to pick it up later. When she returned, the pharmacy notified police who then made the arrest. Shea admitted the offense but said she was being blackmailed. The wig she had been wearing was seized. She was processed and held pending arraignment. Tracey was also processed and held, pending the next Third District Court session.

6:10 p.m. – A 17-year-old was arrested for driving without a license after being stopped at the Subway on Post Road. According to the police log, the youth hadn’t applied for one.

Saturday, May 4

5 p.m. – A Coventry woman told police someone had hit her with a “mud ball” while getting something out of her trunk on the side of South County Trail. She said a plastic bag filled with mud or ink hit her on her left hip. She saw a black two-door car take off from nearby but she had no other identifying information about the car. She said she’d like to press charges if a suspect was found.

Sunday, May 5

8:31 a.m. – Police arrested Jason A. French, 30, of Landis Avenue in Warwick, on a warrant and for driving without a license, after he was stopped at a traffic post on Frenchtown Road for speeding. Routine checks turned up both the warrant and the license violation. In addition, police seized two hypodermic needles, a small bag with what appeared to be drug residue, and a soda bottle with a filter that also had what looked like drug residue on it. French was taken into custody, processed and transported to the ACI.

3:09 p.m. – A Pawtucket man told police about a propane tank he discovered in a recycle bin outside of Cole Middle School after he’d thrown a bottle into the bin and it made a surprising clanging sound. Police found the bin about 10 feet away from the building’s southwest corner and about 20 feet away from the main gas line to the school. The tank was half full. After talking to school custodians, police determined the tank had been placed there by mistake by a school employee.

4 p.m. – A Tillinghast Avenue resident turned over 14 firearms to police as advised by court.

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