A woman on State Street called to report two cars in the neighborhood, the drivers of which were video taping her home. A private investigator was working in the area and had checked in with police, but with a different vehicle than the two the caller reported. The private investigator was called into the police station to clear it up.
A caller from Guiteras School called to report a suspicious backpack left in front of the school about 9 a.m. A patrolman removed the backpack without incident.
A caller reported finding a syringe on Wood Street just before 1 p.m.
Two pedestrians were walking on the Mt. Hope Bridge, and officers responded to escort them off. The couple said they were taking pictures and were unaware the bridge is off limits to pedestrians.
Tuesday, June 3
A caller reported two women running in and out of the woods off Gooding Avenue calling someone’s name around 2 p.m. Police learned they were searching for a lost dog.
Police received several calls of a man dressed in a black suit yelling at traffic and people walking along Hope Street at about 6 p.m. Officers contacted fire/rescue, who brought the man to Newport Hospital.
Officers received a complaint of loose chickens wandering around Bliven Avenue. The caller offered to care for the chickens until the owner could be located.
Wednesday, June 4
A caller on Catherine Street reported a domestic disturbance, in which a woman was seen with a hatchet in her hand. There were two children at the home. The couple left arguing and DCYF was on the scene.
A driver called to report a man riding a bike on the Mt. Hope Bridge with a toddler on the back. Police were unable to locate the biker.
A resident on Annawamscutt Drive called police to complain about concerning music lyrics he found online. Officers noted the complaint.
Thursday, June 5
Officers received complaints of a large turtle in the road at Metacom and Griswold avenues. They could not find the turtle.
Drivers reported a deer in traffic at Hope and Church streets. Officers got there in time to watch the deer swim across the harbor to Poppasquash.
Friday, June 6
A resident on State Street called to complain of a person looking in her windows. She told police she has a protection order against the person. Officers learned the protection order had not yet gone into effect, so there was no violation. Instead, officers verbally delivered the protection order.
A caller on Catherine Street asked police to help with a baby raccoon found in her yard. Before officers arrived, the mother raccoon arrived to take the baby away.
A resident on Poli Street reported being assaulted by a landscaper. Police determined it to be just a verbal argument.
Saturday, June 7
A caller on Fayles Road reported someone apparently tampered with a screen on a rear window. It turns out the family dog had broken through the screen.
A driver called police from the Bank of Newport on Gooding Avenue complaining that a van was parked the wrong way in the driveway, blocking access to the ATM. The van belonged to an ATM service company that was fixing the machine.
Officers responded to several noise complaints for loud music or large parties, all after 11 p.m., at Judge Roy Bean on State Street, and at homes on Cole Street, Shaws Lane and Rock Street.