Written by Samantha Turner
All Fired Up
We bet that South Kingstown firefighters aren’t a big fan of a 45-year-old man who kept interrupting their efforts to save his home last week. The man repeatedly tried to re-enter his burning home and interrupt the firefighters’ work. According to police, he also began to threaten members of the crowd that had gathered around the conflagration, even accusing one onlooker of starting the fire. Captain Confusion’s tirade did not end there, as he also kept screaming for his father and “Lori” whom he believed were still in the house. Incorrect: they were safely across the street. He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.
Better Get Your Eyes Checked
Sometimes, timing and perspective are everything – especially for this story from the East Greenwich police logs. From the perspective of one EG woman, two men pulled up to her house, started speaking to her daughters who were playing outside and pointed a rifle at her home. When police found the two men, they found it wasn’t a rifle but a…telescope? Turns out the men were trash picking and found the telescope and were testing it out to see if it worked by pointing it out the window, which was the exact moment that the mother looked out her window to see the situation unfold. Needless to say, the two men were told not to trash-pick in town anymore and were released with a verbal warning.
Two Flats Don't Make a Right
Nothing could stop this Warren man from getting to Barrington this week, not even two flat tires. The 76-year-old man first ran into trouble when he struck a curb in Warren and blew out two of his tires. Not to be deterred, he continued and was found driving in the wrong direction with two tires and two rims. When the man finally pulled over, a Barrington officer had to use a nearby garden hose on the rims which were overheating because, well, they lacked tires.
We’re going to play a little matchmaker here on this week’s edition of OMG PD, because we have two arrestees who seem to have similar interests. In Tiverton, a 20-year-old man was charged with possession of heroin not once but twice in one week. Over in Middletown, a similar tale unfolded just days later when a 30-year-old woman got pinched for narcotics possession twice in one weekend. (She was a little bit more diverse in her “interests” – i.e. drugs – and was found with cocaine and other narcotics.) Hey, not all matches are made in heaven.