One more chance. Barrington Municipal Court Judge Frank Connor III said Andrew Falvey and Daniel MacMillan have one more chance to face their alleged offenses in court or arrest warrants could be issued for both of them.
Mr. Falvey and Mr. MacMillan were due in the local municipal court at the Barrington Town Hall on Thursday morning, Oct. 17 — Mr. Falvey on a parking violation and Mr. MacMillan for an indecent exposure charge. Neither man showed up. They didn’t attend their initial court dates back in September either.
At that time, Judge Connor ordered both men to pay $45 in court costs each and attend the October session of municipal court. Again, the court clerk sent various notices to the men about their court dates. But on Thursday morning, after it was clear neither man had made his way to the town hall council chambers, the judge doubled court costs and issued an ultimatum: Either get to court or possibly face an arrest warrant.
Judge Connor actually referred Mr. MacMillan’s case to Sixth Division District Court in Providence, upon a recommendation from Barrington police.
Police issued Mr. Falvey a parking ticket earlier this year which the Providence resident reportedly refuses to pay.
Mr. MacMillan was arrested after he allegedly swam naked in Wood’s Pond — the small body of water just south of the Peck Center Building — in broad daylight.
The court did hear the case of the town vs. Barbara Barry. The Warwick resident was attending a cross country meet at Haines Park on Sept. 16 when police ticketed her car for parking illegally.
Ms. Barry told Judge Connor that she has an excellent driving and parking record and was not aware of the “no parking” signs in the area. She said she was running late to the meet and parked her car behind another vehicle along the road,
“I was distracted,” she said.
Ms. Barry, who had attended the meet to watch runners from St. Patrick’s Academy, suggested that a larger sign be posted in that area. She added that she had been at Haines Park for less than an hour on the day she was ticketed.
Judge Connor told Ms. Barry there was no “good parking” statute as there is for good driving. He also said that parking along the road at Haines Park can be a public safety issue, as it makes it difficult for ambulances to pass along the road.
However, Judge Connor was sympathetic to Ms. Barry’s situation. He said he had once gotten a parking ticket in Bristol while attending one of his children’s cross country meets. In the end, the judge reduced Ms. Barry’s $25 ticket to $10.