OMG PD: The Wrong Kind of 'Superfecta'
We compile noteworthy crime stories from across the region.
The wrong kind of superfecta:
In what may be an OMG PD record for highest number of police departments charging a suspect, three town departments and the Rhode Island State Police all filed charges against an 18-year-old from Johnston who was a passenger in the recent high-speed chase that ended in Scituate.
Johnston and Foster charged him with felony breaking and entering, larceny, and conspiracy in separate incidents; Scituate added one count of violating a no-contact order, and the Staties topped off the list with a resisting arrest charge.
OMG PD Bonus: The man already has five priors on his BCI record — since April 30.
Lumberjack disguises got him into Motel 6 — cops got him out:
Police officers nabbed the man known as the 'Bearded Bandit' this week, responsible for an eight-month string of bank heists across the region. The burly facial hair that gave him his moniker was found to be a fake, according to reports. The thief, thought to have stolen thousands of dollars, was tracked down in a Route 6 motel in Seekonk, MA.
Keep it in your pants:
One North Kingstown road has been anything but PG this month after two men where charged with indecent exposure. The first man (known around Wickford for his “revealing attire,” including a “small Speedo swimsuit”) was reportedly seen masturbating at his window. Days later, neighbors called police after seeing another man exposing swimsuit area while sunbathing with a rubber band around his penis. The man later told police that he didn’t recall exposing himself but that his penis has a propensity to come out while he sleeps.
A woman driving in Middletown also got a rude surprise when she caught a fellow driver snapping a picture of his genitals to send his girlfriend. She told police she looked twice, just to confirm.
"I hope you guys screw up":
Most hope that our members of law enforcement don’t screw up in the line of duty. One Jamestown man is actually hoping for the opposite after his DUI arrest this week.
When police asked the 22-year-old man if he was the most sober person in his car, officers reported that replied: “No, I doubt it.” During processing, the man repeatedly asked officers if they were making mistakes and then said: “For my sake, I hope that you guys make mistakes.”
Police also reported that he failed multiple times to blow enough air into the Breathalyzer, then registered a .223 and .215 blood-alcohol level in two tests.
Before he was released, officers noted, the man asked police if they could make some sort of “mistake" during their report to help him out. The police refused his request.
Reckless ride reins in roller blader:
A Woonsocket police officer reported that he "pulled over" a roller blader after the skater coasted through a stop sign, almost got hit by a vehicle and then made a less-than-flattering hand gesture. After he was asked to sit on a curb, the man was arrested for a warrant related to a breaking and entering case.