Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Matthew Larsson, Matthew Cordle and Matthew White were sworn in at the Town Council meeting Monday.
After nearly two years, the EG Police Department will soon have a full complement of officers, following the swearing in Monday night of three probationary patrolman: Matthew Larsson, Matthew Cordle, and Matthew White. While they are on probation, they will ride with another officer, so the force will not be back to full complement until the end of February, according to Police Chief Tom Coyle. He noted, in his remarks to the Town Council before the officers were sworn in, that all three men had bachelor's degrees. The process to fill positions left by retirements began 18 months ago. Coyle said 187 people applied for police officer positions then. Many towns feed from the same list, he said, so the list can "disintegrate." But East …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department.
Wednesday, April 18 10:13 a.m. — A resident of Miss Fry Drive reported being frightened by a charging dog while walking on Westfield Drive. A landscaper retrieved the dog. Police found two labs in the yard in question, each with an electric collar. No one was home at the house so police left a message warning about loose dogs. Thursday, April 19 12:16 p.m. — A Birchwood Way resident received an email asking her to be a “mystery shopper.” After she responded to the email, she received two “U.S. Postal checks” for $995 apiece in the mail. She was instructed to deposit the checks, spend the money at Wal-Mart and write a detailed report of her experience. She was then to write a check for $1,666 and send it by Western Union to an address in …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Local officials encourage residents to drop off old or unused prescription drugs so they can be disposed of properly — and not be misused or abused.
Open up your medicine cabinet and have a good look. Are you actually using all the medicines you have in there? If you’re like most people, chances are you have a few containers of prescription medicines you no longer need. Saturday is the perfect time to bring those pills and other medicines to the East Greenwich Police Department. It is Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all over the country, including EG, police departments will be accepting old, unwanted prescriptions. In an era of increasing prescription drug use, this is one way to keep some of those medicines from getting into the wrong hands. “This tells us to get rid of old prescription drugs,” said EG’s drug counselor Bob Houghtaling. “Don’t have them …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Talley was an East Greenwich police officer for 30 years.
Friday, July 22, 2011
According to officials, no one was occupying the house at the time of the fire.
A house on Sawyer Avenue in the Potowomut section of Warwick was consumed in flames Friday afternoon in what EG Fire Chief Peter Hendrickson said was a 2-alarm blaze. According to neighbors and officials, no one was occupying the house at the time of the fire, which started around 3 p.m. More than 25 fire fighters from East Greenwich and Warwick battled the fire in 100 degree temperatures. Although the fire was in Warwick, East Greenwich is the first responder to Potowomut. Two engines and one ladder truck responded to the fire from East Greenwich, and three engines, one ladder and one special hazards truck responded from Warwick. “I was just coming out to do some watering and I saw the smoke billowing and I came over,” said Bruce Chorney…