Barrington woman: Landscaper is a tree thief

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An 85-year-old Sowams Road resident called police on Thursday, Jan. 23 to report a trespassing problem.

The woman told police that she had hired a Rehoboth-based landscaper to cut down a tree on her property, but suspected one of the company’s employees had returned to her land numerous times to cut down and remove other trees.

Police called the contractor, who said he was not responsible for the actions of one of his employees. He said the man was not doing the work for the landscaping company.

Police told the subject that he was to refrain from visiting the Sowams Road residence. It was not clear how many trees were cut down illegally.