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Missing reindeer, racing cars – East Greenwich News

Monday 6 December

10:03 – A caller reported a dead deer on Division Road; the police informed DEM.

10:08 – Police arrested a Providence man, 42, on Adirondack Drive on a 24-hour domestic charge that arose in Providence. The man waited at the police station until the Providence police arrested him.

17:27 – Police assisted state police in an accident involving three cars on the high-speed lane of Route 4 northbound.

5:29 p.m. – A caller said there was a possible utility pole fire on Post Road. Police assisted EGFD who said the top of the post was arching and notified National Grid.

6:36 p.m. – A caller told police an erratic driver was driving past EGPD headquarters. Police found the vehicle parked outside a residence and spoke with the driver, who checked it out.

8:46 p.m. – A caller said a tree fell on Division Road; the police found a tree branch and moved it off the roadway.

Tuesday, December 7

00:26 – A caller told the police that someone had butted him in the Kai Bar; he logged out without leaving any name or additional information. The man had left when the police arrived.

01:43 – A caller testified that a felled tree was blocking the two lanes of traffic on Middle Road; the police informed the DPW.

8:20 a.m. – Police arrested a 43-year-old EG man on an active warrant outside North Kingstown. Police recognized the man as he sat in the passenger seat of a car on Main Street. After confirming his identity and the warrant, the police took him to the station where the NKPD arrested him.

2:24 p.m. – A South Road resident said someone threw a mattress at the end of his driveway; DPW would get it back.

Wednesday 8 December

00:37 – A caller reported an injured deer on Howland Avenue; police dropped off the animal and notified DEM.

8h53 – A caller complained of a loud noise near Sixth Avenue; the noise was coming from leaf blowers and lawn mowers; the police told the appellant that there was nothing they could do about the noise.

9:57 a.m. – Police arrested a man from Warwick, 46, on Division Street for driving an unregistered vehicle with a suspended license. Police noticed the car had an expired license sticker and arrested the driver. The driver said he was unlicensed and could be revoked or suspended due to child support issues. The vehicle belonged to his brother and the plates did not belong to the unregistered vehicle. The checks also showed that the man had an active mandate for non-payment of child support; turned it over to the Sheriffs of Providence and had the vehicle towed. They also cited him for driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered car.

10:22 – Police observed a vehicle in another vehicle on Lillian Street, then drove off. The police stopped the vehicle and it was determined that the two car owners were family members; they did not wish to table a report.

Thursday December 9

12:05 am – A caller told police that she struck a guardrail on Route 4 northbound. Police observed the damage and recovered the vehicle’s bumper and debris from the high-speed track; EGFD took the woman to the hospital.

10h52 – Police have been called to Verizon with a report of a noise complaint. Police observed a generator running at the rear of the building; an employee said the generator will be retired today.

12:29 – Police arrested a young person for simple domestic assault.

5:22 p.m. – A caller reported an injured deer on Middle Road.

Friday December 10

10:08 p.m. – A resident of Red Barn Lane said a nearby party “was getting out of hand” due to the number of young people showing up. The police called the parents from the house; they returned to their residence.

Saturday 11 December

00:32 – Woman said a notification on her phone told her that an unknown device was tracking her location; the police checked his vehicle and found nothing suspicious.

1:18 p.m. – A Cumberland Farms employee told police a customer violated a no-trespassing order that was filed after an incident at the store in October 2021. The employee said the customer walked into the store for coffee. She informed him he had to leave and said the customer told her he had to be there because the other Cumberland Farms store was temporarily closed. The customer then reportedly stated that he had already paid for his coffee and was going to stay and brew it. The employee wished to bring a complaint against the customer for the violation.

3:29 p.m. – A Marlborough Street resident told police his Ring Camera showed a woman looking out of her side door window, then entering her driveway. A search did not yield anything.

9:37 p.m. – A caller reported branches in the roadway on Frenchtown Road; the police took them away.

9:59 p.m. – A guard told police a woman entered East Greenwich High School and climbed a stairwell. The caller tried to ask if they could help, but she ignored him. The police were unable to locate the woman; the caretaker alerted the building.

10:05 p.m. – A resident of Diplomat Drive said he believed someone stole a Christmas ornament from his yard that evening; he asked the police to check the area.

22:17 – A caller said a group of people were in a parking lot at 4:00 p.m. on Division road racing vehicles / bikes. He told police his house had filled with smoke and fumes from vehicles. Police have informed WWPD as the property is on the west side of Warwick of the town limit.

Sunday 12 December

00:12 – A resident of Frenchtown Road knocked down a tree in his driveway; the police informed the DPW.

00:16 – Police arrested a 40-year-old Coventry woman on Division Road for driving under the influence of alcohol. A caller told police he believed the driver in front of him was intoxicated as the individual’s vehicle rolled onto the curving sidewalk near NEIT. Police located the vehicle and observed the driver drifting over the yellow and white lines; the driver also slowed down to 20 mph and quickly accelerated to around 40 mph. The police activated their hazard lights and the vehicle reacted abnormally slowly. When the police approached the car, the woman tried to open her window but had difficulty finding the button to do so. When she finally rolled down the window, the police smelled a strong smell of alcohol. The woman told police she had just left a ‘barn party’ in East Greenwich and was returning to West Coventry. The police asked her if she had anything to drink and she said no. The woman’s speech was scrambled and she apologized saying, “Sorry, English is not my mother tongue” – the police found her English perfectly clear. Police asked for her license and registration, and the woman handed them her credit card. After she finally gave her ID to the police, they asked her again how many drinks she had had, and she said two. The woman focused on field sobriety tests, which she failed, but initially revised upwards to three the number of drinks she had had earlier. The police took her into custody and had her car towed.

10:19 a.m. – Woman told police she had a dispute with another driver on the South County Trail; the other driver then threw a cup of coffee at the woman’s car.

11:50 a.m. –A resident of Kent Drive said he believed someone had stolen one of his reindeer decorations from his lawn. The man said he used a stake to hold the reindeer in place and ruled out the possibility of strong winds blowing the reindeer. Police took photos and searched the area but found nothing.

4:13 p.m. – A Lafayette Drive resident told police two dogs barked in the past 30 minutes; the police spoke with the owner who brought the animals in for the night.

5:24 p.m. – Police cited a Warwick man, 55, on Main Street for driving with an expired license. Police observed that the vehicle’s backplate was not properly secured and performed routine checks which showed the owner’s license had expired. The driver said he was aware of the license and that the police had the vehicle towed.

5:28 p.m. – Several callers told police that a vehicle was parked on the Highway 4 southbound exit ramp and appeared to be unoccupied. Police found the driver at the scene and the man called for a towing company. The driver was finally able to start his vehicle and pulled it off the exit ramp.


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