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Police Log: Crack Pipes & Failed Drug Buy

Information about the following incidents was supplied by the North Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Credit: NKPD
Credit: NKPD

Monday, Dec. 23

11:56 p.m. – An Oak Hill Road resident told police her iPad Mini went missing from her car while it was parked in front of her home sometime between 6 and 7 p.m. The car was unlocked.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

10:30 p.m. – North Providence police arrested Chester Le Roy Rodgers, 30, of Smith Street, Providence, on a warrant for violating a protective order against a North Kingstown woman in November. According to the report, Rodgers he allegedly called the woman repeatedly in spite of a protective order she'd filed against him. North Kingstown police picked up Rodgers. He was processed at the station in NK and held for arraignment in the morning.

10:53 p.m. – Police arrested Mark Gallagher, 43, of Point Judith Road, Narragansett, for possession of controlled substances, reckless driving and driving with controlled substances after police stopped to check on him while he was pulled over on the side of Tower Hill Road. According to the report, after police approached the driver's side window, Gallagher spent two minutes stalling them, telling them to "hold on" while appearing to fiddle with the floor mat. Then, he started to drive south in the breakdown lane and onto Tower Hill Road, where he swerved over the center lane. Police attempted to get Gallagher to pull over but he continued driving for another 2½ miles before coming to a stop in the Tower Hill Road breakdown lane just north of the South Kingstown town line. Again, Gallagher allegedly refused to cooperate with police, only complying after three more NK police officers and three South Kingstown PD units arrived. He was taken into custody. A search of his car turned up 3 used crack pipes, 1 unused crack pipe, 1 empty drug bag, 1 torn drug bag, 3 Chore Boy scrub pads, and 2½ 20 mg Adderall pills not in a prescription bottle. Police confiscated the items and had the car towed to the NKPD impound lot. Gallagher was processed at the station and released with a district court summons.

Thursday, Dec. 26

2:14 a.m. – A Sedgefield Drive resident told police someone tried to open his car door minutes before, activating the alarm and alerting him. Police found nothing suspicious and the property was secure. 

3:47 p.m. – A North Kingstown man told police about a suspicious truck in the backyard of his house on Devils Foot Road that recently burned and is currently uninhabited. The man was next door at another property he owns and noticed the truck, which drove on the house's septic system. The man yelled at the truck's occupants, who drove away. 

8:30 p.m. – An Autumn Drive resident called police to report suspicious people nearby. Police found two men getting into a car parked on Autumn Drive. At first, the driver, from Providence, said he was paid by the other man, from North Providence, to give him a ride to visit a friend. The other man said he was there to see a friend named "Jay," but couldn't remember where he lived. He called the friend, but the person on the other end of the line kept hanging up. Eventually, the North Providence man told police he was there to buy marijuana from Jay, who was going to meet them at the car. The men were released.

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