Saturday, August 4, 2012
We compile the odd, unusual and ‘oh my gosh’ police items from throughout the region.
I Don’t Always Mow the Lawn, But When I Do…I Bring My Gun. One South Kingstown man takes mowing his lawn very seriously. So serious in fact, that he allegedly decided to pack some heat last week while battling his yard. According to South Kingstown police, debris from the man’s lower shot out and hit a truck passing by. When two men driving the truck turned around to confront lawnmower man, the 65-year-old man pulled out his gun and asked them if they wanted to fight. Apparently, the answer to the question was no as the two men called police to report the man. Phone-A-Friend Fail When facing a DUI charge after crashing your car, it is probably advisable to call someone for help who is – unlike you - not under the influence. According to…
Saturday, July 28, 2012
We compile eyebrow-raising police stories from across the region.
Man Calls Police After Being Kicked Out of Bar by Officer: A Portsmouth man was arrested last Saturday the Atlantic Beach Club after he allegedly got into a scuffle with other barflies and was subsequently carried out of the establishment by a police officer. But apparently the encounter didn't deter the man from attempting to put the situation right. When officers arrived in response to a 911 call, police said the man ran toward the officer, demanded he do his job and escort him back into the bar and arrest the people who threw him out. He also raised his arms and screamed “I want justice,” according to reports. After police tried to convince him to leave, they eventually arrested the man and charged him with disorderly conduct. Lover's …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Joseph Cunha, 23, of 70 Russell Ave., screamed "I'm an American!" as officers pulled him onto the ground for wandering into 231 Central Ave., the site of a recent house fire.
A shirtless man was arrested for drunkenly trespassing onto the site of a recent house fire close to midnight last Friday, July 20. According to reports, an East Providence police officer was guarding 231 Central Ave., the scene of a recent house fire, when a shirtless man walked into the site barricaded in yellow tape, reads the report. After an officer called out to the man, later identified as, Joseph Cunha, 23, of 70 Russell Ave., he unsteadily walked behind a dumpster to hide and said, "I'm an American, I can go anywhere I want." Cunha went further into the demolition site. The officer followed and grabbed his arm. Cunha then threw down his t-shirt, slapped the officer's arm and put up his fists. The officer pulled Cunha to the ground…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The 19-year-old became upset after her boyfriend allegedly poured bleach on her clothes.
An infuriated 19-year-old woman allegedly ran after her boyfriend with a knife after he poured bleach on her clothes last Thursday. According to police reports, a North Providence firefighter was responding to an East Providence station on July 19 at about 3 p.m. when he heard shouting coming from 925 Broadway. He then reportedly saw a woman, later identified as Sharel Holiday, chasing after a man across a driveway. She was holding a knife and said, "I'll show you." East Providence officers arrived on scene and inspected the apartment Holiday and the man, identified as Sean Jobin, 21, shared together. According to the report written by Patrol Officer Jeffrey Perry, the apartment was in disarray. A pile of clothes were soiled with bleach. …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
We round up some of the more unusual and oh-my-gosh police incidents from around Patch region.
No Bad Deed Goes Unpunished A Cranston man tried to be a good Samaritan this week after returning a purse he found at a Stop & Shop on Atwood Avenue. And by “found,” he reportedly really meant “stole.” According to police, the 26-year-old man stole a purse from a woman at the grocery store and fled. The victim was injured in the pursuit after being dragged by the man’s car, leaving her with broken bones, cuts, bruises and road rash. Whether it was the guilt that got the better of him or not, the man walked back into the store shortly after he stole it and tried to return the purse, saying that he had found it. (He reportedly didn’t feel too guilty, as he allegedly kept the $20 inside before returning it.) The man was captured and …
Friday, July 20, 2012
An East Providence firefighter was taken to the hospital to check on a hand injury.
A three-story home on Central Avenue was engulfed in flames Thursday afternoon, collapsing the third floor of the multi-unit building. A basement fire was originally reported; by the time fire companies made it to the scene the blaze had made its way to the third floor. Firefighters were told to evacuate the premises and doused the building using ladder trucks. Residents of 231 Central Ave. were removed from the building. According to Fire Chief Joseph Klucznik, they were safely treated at the scene for possible smoke inhalation. An East Providence firefighter was transported to Rhode Island Hospital after he hurt his hand while battling the fire. The owner and family members were visably upset as they watched firefighters chainsaw into …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
East Providence firefighters are responding to 231 Central Ave.
East Providence firefighters are battling a fire that has engulfed a multi-unit apartment located at 231 Central Avenue. According to scanner reports, all firefighters have been asked to evacuate the building. Stay tuned for updates.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Hazard Avenue is one of the roads without access to electricity, said the city's fire chief.
The East Providence Fire Department is responding to a flood of storm-related calls, according to Chief Joseph Klucznik. According to the National Grid website, there are thousands of power outages within the center of the city. Residents along Hazard Avenue are also without power, said the chief. Power is estimated to be restored by 6:30 p.m., reads the site. Thousands are also without power in North Seekonk and Pawtucket.
Fire department personnel is checking on brief power outages and alarms throughout the city.
A severe thunderstorm has East Providence firefighters scrambling to check on sounding alarms and brief power outages reported throughout the city. According to Fire Chief Joseph Klucznik, the fire station is empty as rescue crews are responding to resident calls. "The companies are all over," he said, noting blackouts on Taunton Avenue and Broadway aren't lasting long. "We're not saying it's a complete outage. It's an on and off thing." The chief said residents have also reported that lightning has hit telephone polls and downed wires. According to the National Grid power outage map, clusters of residents have lost power in Barrington, close to the Riverside line. Stay tuned for updates from East Providence Patch.