Police Log: Cell Phone Scam, Underage Drinking

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

Credit: NK Police
Credit: NK Police

Monday, Dec. 30

8:59 a.m. – Police arrested Robyn Miranda Crawford, 26, of Snuff Mill Road, for larceny under $1,500, in connection with the purchase of six different cell phone accounts using a family member's personal information, including Social Security number and credit information. Crawford told police opening the different accounts allowed her to get six cell phones free of charge, which she was then selling on Craigslist. Meanwhile, the family member would be on the hook for the multiple contracts. She was taken into custody, processed at the station, then released with a district court summons.

10:38 a.m. – A representative of Stony Lane Baptist Church told police a parishioner had observed a suspicious man in the parking lot looking into the parked cars between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Nothing was reported missing. 

2:31 p.m. – A Sauga Avenue resident told police someone had vandalized two posts at the beginning of a trail leading to the water. One post was lying on the ground, broken at the base, and the other had been struck and leaving a large indentation. He said he had placed the posts, but that they were on town land. The resident told police he thought it was a neighbor. Police spoke with the neighbor, who first admitted hitting the posts with his truck, then recanted, then complained about the posts blocking his passage to the water. The Sauga Avenue resident said he didn't want to pursue charges. 

4:24 p.m. – The owner of a building on Davisville Road that was recently damaged by fire told police boards he'd placed on the building to secure it had been removed to gain access inside. Police toured the building with the owner and found nothing amiss. 

Tuesday, Dec. 31

8:14 p.m. – Police arrested Matthew J. Gallagher, 18, of South Road, Exeter, for underage possession of alcohol and marijuana possession, after he was stopped for speeding on Newcomb Road. Police smelled marijuana when talking to Gallagher and he told them he had some in the car. During a search of the car, police found 31 unopened cans of Budweiser beer in the trunk. He was issued a speeding ticket and a district court summons. The marijuana was later weighed at the station and shown to be .258 ounces.

9:23 p.m. – Police arrested Russell P. King, 18, of Post Road, for underage possession of alcohol, after police saw numerous empty beer cans in his motel room and four unopened cans in the refrigerator. Russell told police the beer was his. He was issued a district court summons and released at the scene.

11:16 p.m. – Police arrested Timothy R. Bradley, 34, of Hancock Drive, on a district court bench warrant. He was taken into custody, processed at the station and transferred to the Adult Correctional Institutions.


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