WARWICK, RI — Warwick officer Gavin McVeigh was called to Holliman School at 70 Deborah Road May 28 at 4:30 p.m. for a reported gray GMC SUV running with no one inside, finding a locksmith driving on a suspended license who also had an arrest warrant, and arrested him.
McVeigh arrived and noticed a black Ford F-150 Quad Cab parked next to the GMC, and spoke with the Ford driver, identified as Travis Purvis, 49, of 133 Aborn Ave., Warwick, according to the officer’s report.
Purvis identified himself as a contractor hired to unlock the GMC. He also told the officer he didn’t have his license or wallet on him, and had to leave the area to make his next stop.
McVeigh checked Purvis’ name after the man left and discovered his driver’s license had been suspended, and that he also had an arrest warrant for driving on a suspended license, according to the officer’s report.
McVeigh followed Purvis to Post Road and stopped him at Walmart, 840 Post Road, then asked him to step out, after which McVeigh arrested him and placed him in handcuffs.
Purvis’ SUV was towed from the scene by Hunter’s Towing.