Thursday, Jan. 16
9:13 a.m. – Police were called to 50 South County Trail, formerly Bald Hill Nursery, on a report of stolen scrap metal. Upon arrival, they found a white Toyota truck with a bed full of scrap metal. The owner of the property said a National Grid employee had alerted him. The owner of the truck, a North Kingstown man, was there and said he was only taking scrap metal from the outside of the building and never tried to break in. The owner decided not to press charges but had the man return the metal.
11:50 a.m. – Police arrested Robert Kolaski, 31, of Carpenter Street, Providence, for shoplifting at Kohl's after employees saw him leave the store without paying for a sweatshirt he had put on while in the store. Police found Kolaski next to a shed on Knollwood Circle after he fled the Kohl's parking lot after he was stopped by a Kohl's employee. Police found Kolaski with the help of a Knollwood resident who alerted them that a stranger had just run into his backyard and behind his shed. Police took Kolaski back to Kohl's to be identified, then he was processed at NKPD and released with a District Court summons. Surveillance video from Kohl's shows Kolaski taking putting on the new sweatshirt and leaving an old sweatshirt on the hanger in its place.
3:14 p.m. – Police were called to assist NKFD in the rescue of a man who was unresponsive inside a Ford Explorer on Ten Rod Road. The SUV had substantial front end damage on the driver's side that appeared to be new. A man was found lying down across the rear seat of the car. NK rescue personnel got him up and he was transported to Kent Hospital. Police found a traffic citation in the car, from earlier in the afternoon from the state police. From that, police learned the man had been with a companion and the two had just pawned a gold ring. The other man was the one who'd called in the unresponsive man, but he then turned off his phone. The man taken to the hospital was in stable condition, his car was impounded.
Friday, Jan. 17
7:01 a.m. – Police arrested Gregory A. Hill, 32, of Prospect Hill, West Warwick, on two warrants – one for failing to register as a sex offender in the Town of North Kingstown and the other for failing to appear in District Court. Police had learned that Hill had been spending a lot of time at a house on Dayton Court, which was where they found him. He denied sleeping at the Dayton Court home, saying he slept in West Warwick but came to North Kingstown during the day because it was quieter. The Dayton Court residence is home to three children so DCYF was notified.
8:29 a.m. – Police arrested Deborah Evelyn Brayton, 62, of Pemberton Avenue, Jamestown, on a District Court bench warrant after she waved police down while walking on Boston Neck Road and asked for a ride to the Jamestown town line. Routine checks turned up the warrant.
7:14 p.m. – Police arrested Ann N. Wall, 57, of Ranger Road, for driving while intoxicated and refusing a chemical breath test after she was allegedly rear-ended car of an off-duty NK police officer on Post Road at Camp Avenue. The off-duty police officer directed Wall to pull into a nearby parking lot, where Wall then hit a parked car. Wall told police she had had one beer but had taken medication earlier in the day that can intensify the effects of alcohol. After she failed the field sobriety tests, Wall was taken into custody. Because she refused the blood alcohol test, she was issued a summons for that along with a DUI summons.
11:51 p.m. – Police arrested Donna Marie Longwolf, 55, of West Allenton Road, for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after a tip about a possibly intoxicated driver on Tower Hill Road northbound. Police found Longwolf in her car in park but running near the intersection of West Allenton road; the car appeared to have recent damage on the driver's side, as if from bumping against a guard rail or wall. Longwolf turned off the car and got out as soon as police approached. Police detected a strong alcohol smell coming from the car and from her. In the car, an open 3" switchblade knife lay on the front passenger seat. Longwolf was unclear what had happened to the car and did not seem to know both where she was and where she was coming from. After she failed the field sobriety tests, she was taken into custody and brought to the station, where her blood alcohol level was tested twice, the first measuring .180 percent BAC and the second .178 percent BAC. After overhearing her make a couple of comments that seemed to indicate she was in a bad state of mind, police decided to take Longwolf to Kent Hospital for evaluation.
Saturday, Jan. 18
3:21 p.m. – Police arrested Frank William Eldridge, Jr., 29, of Indian Trail Road, Coventry, on two Superior Court bench warrants after police found him sleeping at a table in front of Dave's Marketplace on Tower Hill Road. Routine checks on the Eldridge turned up the warrants, which required him to be held without bail. He was processed at the police station then transferred to the Adult Correctional Institutions.