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NK Police Log: Pot Possession, Playground Potty

The following information was supplied by the North Kingstown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


NK Man Charged with Pot Possession, Driving With Suspended License

Matthew Michael Harrison, 24, of 12 Forest Park Drive, was arrested April 13 at 12:30 a.m. on charges of driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.

Officers pulled Harrison over for allegedly speeding on Stony Lane. The officer reportedly noticed Harrison and his passenger immediately begin to light cigarettes, which led the officer to believe they were trying to mask the smell of something in the car. A check of their IDs showed that Harrison had a suspended license, prompting officer to place him under arrest. While searching the vehicle, officers found marijuana inside a hidden compartment in Harrison’s vehicle.

When You Gotta Go…

Police responded to on April 13 for a report of vandalism. According to the female caller who had taken her children to play at the playground, her daughters ran ahead to climb the ladder of a slide. The girls quickly ran back and told her that someone had defecated under the slide.

The woman brought the officer over to the slide, where he noted that someone had pushed the wood chips under the slide “into a circle, went to the bathroom and left the toilet paper on the top of the ladder” of the slide.

The feces was removed from the area and disposed of.

Police Investigating String of Larcenies Near Waldron Avenue

North Kingstown police are investigating six separate cases of larcenies from motor vehicles in the Waldron Avenue area. According to reports, the crimes occurred between April 13 at 5 p.m. and April 14 at 7 a.m.

Thiefs hit two cars on Cecil Avenuem reportedly taking an iPod nano, an Amazon Kindle, and a Garmin GPS. On Congdon Avenue, two more vehicles were robbed — with the thief stealing two Garmin GPS devices and a mini Mag flashlight. (Another vehicle on Congdon Avenue was broken into. The owner told police that nothing was stolen, however.) The suspect(s) entered another car on Bates Avenue. The victim reported that the contents of his wallet were found in the street and his ATM card and PayPal card were missing.

That same day, another Cecil Avenue resident reported that a table saw had been stolen from her shed. An Oakland Avenue resident also reported that three vehicles at her house had been robbed with multiple items missing — including an iPod and loose change.

In all larcenies, the cars were either unlocked or a window was left open.

Driver, Bicyclist Cited in Accident

Both the driver of a Kia Forte and a bicyclist were cited following an accident on April 14 at the intersection of Route 403 and Post Road.

According to reports, the bicyclist was traveling north on Post Road (against the flow of traffic) when it failed to yield to traffic and collided with a Kia Forte (which was turning right on red), ejecting the bicyclist from his bike.

The bicyclist was brought to Rhode Island Hospital after he lost consciousness and complained of pain to his leg, shoulder and chest.

Police cited the Kia driver of the Kia for making a right turn on red in a prohibited area, and the bicyclist for riding on the sidewalk.

Pam April 26, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Really? They called the cops because somebody pooped under the slide? We have too many cops if they have time to respond to stuff like this.
CBA April 26, 2012 at 07:44 PM
No....we have too few officers to have their time taken up with a nitwit complaint like this. If it's school property they should have called.....THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT!
NKGOP Watch May 28, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Yeah? By the time they get it on the agenda, finish bickering over it for several meetings, come to a solution, only to have it filibustered for three more months by Bill Mudge for "not enough information" then have a complaint filed by benson, how much of that turd is gonna be left? And you'd have so many flies one cop would no longer be sufficient you'd need the entire "SWAT" Team!
Dark star May 28, 2012 at 03:19 AM
flies...SWAT team........funny

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