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Unruly Dogs And Un-Civil Behavior

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


Thursday, July 19


3:18 p.m. – The owner of Civil on Main Street reported the theft of a pair of sunglasses. He told police he’d reviewed the surveillance tape and saw a man take a pair of Oakley sunglasses out of a box on the counter, slip the glasses under his shirt, then leave the store. In the video, the owner could see another man and a woman who were talking to the first man as if they knew him. The owner recognized one of the people and made contact with the woman through Facebook. Police got statements from the woman and the man, both of whom said they didn’t realize the first man had taken the sunglasses until they were all in a car together afterwards. Based on the information, police issued a warrant on the first man.

6:45 p.m. – A resident of Marlborough Street told police her daughter’s bike – a 20-inch blue Diamondback Mountain Bike – was missing. She said she’d last seen it parked under her carport at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, but by midnight it was gone.

8:30 p.m. – A Warwick woman told police she was injured while walking with her sister and her sister’s dog on Kenson Drive. The sister’s dog was off leash. At one house they passed, a dog in a fenced-in backyard broke free and charged for the woman. The dog, which was trailing a rope, ran past the woman but in the process her the rope went around her legs and she fell down, hitting her head and getting scrapes in the process. The report was forwarded to the animal control officer.

11:05 p.m. – A London Street woman called police three times Thursday – at 4:54 p.m., 9:44 p.m., and finally at 11:05 p.m. to complain about her neighbor, with whom she shares a duplex. The woman complained about a plant her neighbor had placed by the doors to their respective apartments and about the frequent social gatherings held right in front of the duplex. Police encouraged the neighbors to try to get along and after the third visit, recommended they contact the EG Housing Authority, their landlord, with additional complaints.

Friday, July 20

8 a.m. – A Spring Street resident told police his ex-wife had violated a newly issued No Contact order Thursday night when she came into a restaurant where he was dining with a friend and stayed to have a drink 15 feet away. When police talked to the woman, she said she had not received the No Contact order.  Police asked her to abide the terms of the No Contact order and she agreed.

6:21 p.m. – Police had a car parked in a clearly marked No Parking area towed from Carrs Pond Road.

9:26 p.m. – Lincoln police arrested Christopher A. Russo, 41, of Rosewood Drive in Lincoln, for domestic assault and battery and disorderly conduct after a resident of Pardon’s Wood Lane told police Russo had punched her in the face, splitting open her lower lip. EG police picked up Russo and he was held pending an appearance in District Court.

Saturday, July 21

4:38 a.m. – Police arrested Michael Joseph Nason, 21, of London Street, for disorderly conduct and malicious damage after an argument between Nason and his girlfriend. According to the girlfriend, who lives with him, she had been sleeping when Nason arrived home but he was yelling about cigarettes. She said she’d retreated to the bathroom to get away from him and he’d punched the bathroom door. He admitted he’d punched the door and was taken into custody and held pending arraignment.

8:15 a.m. – A Saunderstown resident reported a dog bite his young son received while visiting Boesch Farm. There was a dog there that was tied up and the man went over to pet it. His children followed and the dog “snapped” at the boy. The bite did not break the skin and did not require medical attention. The dog’s vaccines were not up to date, according to the vet, because the dog was being treated for Lyme disease and so were being delayed until the Lyme disease had subsided. A report of the incident was forwarded to the animal control officer.

8:16 p.m. – A Bassett Circle resident told police she was bitten several times on her arm while in her front yard with her two puppies. While she was there, she heard a man’s voice yell to a dog to get back in the yard just as the dog in question came charging through a hedge in her direction. In an attempt to protect her puppies, she was bitten several times in the arms. The dog’s owner arrived and retrieved the dog. He was able to show proof of rabies vaccination but not an active dog license. Police told him to keep the dog quarantined until the animal control officer could follow up.

Sunday, July 22

12:04 a.m. – Police on routine patrol of Main Street noticed a man urinating on the sidewalk near the stairs of the Bank of America building. When police confronted the man, he apologized. The man, who lives on Queen Street, was on his way home, he told police. Police issued a Municipal Court summons and the man apologized again.

8:30 a.m. – Police took custody of David Harpool, 24, of Hamilton Avenue in Jamestown, after he was picked up by Jamestown police on a warrant for shoplifting (see July 19 incident above).

Alicarn July 29, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Looks like Mr. Harpool has quite the criminal record! Glad that he was tracked down and arrested.

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