OMG PD: While You Guys Are Here...

Check out some of the strange, unusual and 'oh, my gosh' police reports from around the region.


While you guys are here...:

An off-hand remark by a foreman for an electrical contractor after officers responded to his report of stolen headlights at another work site. As officers were processing a work truck for clues about the missing headlights, the foreman mentioned that he'd been told about a theft of electrical "dead-end bodies," metal attachments for high-tension wires, from a work site near the Central Landfill. Detectives tracked the missing parts to a local scrap metal yard, and found the man who'd scrapped them. When questioned, the suspect said he'd found the metal "in the woods." Officers charged him with felony larceny. Still no leads on the missing headlights.

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 reports, a Massachusetts woman suspected of drunken driving crashed her car in a construction zone near the new Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton. As officers were cuffing the 21-year-old woman, her friend pulled up and told police the woman had called him for help after crashing her car. As police spoke with the man, they noticed that he was also allegedly under the influence and subsequently arrested him as well.

Man caught drinking — at the police station:

A South Kingstown man arrived at the police department last week, willing to turn himself in. There was just one problem: there were no warrants out for his arrest. But, the man soon gave police a reason to arrest him after officers allegedly found him holding and drinking from a 40-ounce bottle of Old English malt liquor and a loaded BB gun on him. According to police, the 20-year-old man told officers he wanted to go to the ACI because he could get three meals a day and a bed. When officers told the man he could not smoke in the processing room, he reportedly said, “I have other illegal stuff in my car. I will show it to you if you let me have a cigarette.” At first, police did not find any illegal contraband in his car, but did find it was illegally parked in a handicapped spot. With the man’s help, police allegedly found cocaine hidden in two secret compartments in the car.

Babies on Board for triple arrest at Walmart:

We’re sure this moment won’t appear in a “baby’s firsts” journal any time soon. According to North Kingstown police, a trio of teens took the babies along with them as they attempted to shoplift from Walmart. Amongst the unpurchases, the trio attempted to steal infant drops, a pacifier, baby shoes and BB gun ammo – because what goes better with baby supplies than ammunition? The three teens were all charged with shoplifting and conspiracy. The babies evaded charges.

Not a record to celebrate:

This week's speed record goes to a 28-year-old Tiverton man, who clocked one of the highest-ever recorded speeds in town at 135 mph. In his defense, he was only 80 mph over the speed limit… and maybe the speedometer on his BMW was broken.


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