Monday, Dec. 6
2:30 p.m. – Police arrested Edward F. Grady III, 51, after he turned himself in for smashing the tail lights of a truck parked in front of St. Elizabeth’s Home the evening of Dec. 25. Both Grady and the driver of the truck were returning relatives to the home; the truck was parked in front of the facility, causing Grady to have to park farther away. He told police he acted out of frustration because it made it more difficult to bring his 91-year-old mother inside. He said he was sorry.
8:21 p.m. – Police arrested Robert P. Conneally, Jr., 34, of Pequot Trail, on a Third District Court bench warrant after West Warwick police notified EGPD they were seeking Conneally. Police found him at his home where they took him into custody. He was processed at the station, then taken to the West Warwick Police Department.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
6:57 p.m. – Police responded to assist EGFD in a fire on Lenihan Lane. A candle in a bathtub on the second floor of the house caught fire and forced the family evacuate. No one was hurt.
Wednesday, Jan. 8
11:37 p.m. – Police were called to an apartment on Duke Street after a tenant complained about the landlord’s piling garbage bags in front of the apartment. The landlord said he was planning to move them; police said to move them immediately.
6:44 p.m. – An East Greenwich man told police he was being harassed by his former girlfriend who had also been his employer. She wanted $136 he owed her and said she would withhold his W-2 form until she was repaid. She also threatened to sue him. Police recommended the man work to pay off the debt over time. Efforts to contact the former girlfriend were unsuccessful.
7:02 p.m. – A security manager at Dave's Market told police an EG man had been caught shoplifting an organic pear. The man had picked up the pear and put it in his pocket, then made a salad at the salad bar and proceeded to eat it while still in the store. At the register, the man paid for the remainder of the salad but not the pear. The manager asked that the man be issued a no-trespass order for the store.
Thursday, Jan. 9
6:24 a.m. – A Grandview Road resident told police someone had broken into three cars parked in the driveway between midnight and 6:30 a.m. All three cars had been unlocked. A Michael Kors purse was missing from one of the cars but a neighbor returned it, saying he’d found it and all its contents on his front lawn. Nothing appeared to have been taken.
7:15 a.m. – A Taggart Court resident told police someone had broken into two cars in his driveway. Both cars had been unlocked overnight. The only items missing were two Garmin GPS devices. A neighbor had tipped off the resident, saying someone had rummaged through his car overnight but that he wasn’t going to report it to police.
6:40 p.m. – A Silverwood Drive resident told police someone broke into two cars parked in the driveway, both of which had been unlocked. About $17 in cash and a pair of binoculars were taken from one car. The other car was also missing some loose change, but more valuable items (a printer, a $100 gift card) were left behind.7:49 p.m. – A Cardinal Lane resident told police someone stole his wallet from inside his car while it was parked in his driveway overnight. The car had been unlocked. The resident didn’t notice the theft until a neighbor called to say she’d found his insurance card i the woods near her house. The neighbor’s son found the wallet, which was missing credit cards and his driver’s license. Two credit cards were also eventually found.