Barrington Police log: Kayaks bicycles and yard tools all reported stolen

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Monday, Aug. 20

A resident called police after a protestor in front of the U.S. Post Office on Middle Highway took a picture of her. Police told the caller the protestor had not broken the law.

Police charged Luis Carlos Avila, 43, of Warren, with domestic-disorderly conduct and domestic-vandalism/malicious injury to property, after he allegedly got into an argument with a family member in town and punched the hood of a car that was nearby. He also allegedly threated to fight another family member.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

A Vialls Drive resident told police someone stole a blue and white kayak that had been strapped to the top of her car. She said it appeared the straps were cut. The kayak was worth $280.

A Foote Street resident reported a lost or stolen wallet. She said the wallet contained $50 in cash and some credit cards. She last saw it while shopping at a Maple Avenue store.

Police charged Michael James Jodoin, 38, of Bristol, with unlawful appropriation of money (less than $1,000) after he allegedly received payment to work on an Appian Way resident’s patio but never completed the work. He was also arrested on an active warrant issued by Tiverton police.

A Sweetbriar Road resident asked police what rights his wife had to kick him out of their home.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Police charged Stephen T. Day, 57, of 288 Maple Ave., Apt. 1, with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol-first offense, and refusing to submit to a chemical test. A police officer driving on Route 114 South at 1:50 a.m. allegedly noticed the vehicle Mr. Day was driving swerve into other lanes and then stop at a green light. Mr. Day allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was subsequently charged.

A Short Road sign and post were reported missing.

Friday, Aug. 24

A Cherry Lane resident told police someone had been spraying herbicide on two of his bushes.

Police charged Sean T. Jobin, 21, of East Providence, with larceny under $500 after he allegedly stole a LaSalle class ring belonging to a Barrington resident and then tried to pawn the ring at a Warren store. A Warren police officer traced the ring by using the initials engraved in it and matching them up with the Barrington resident, who told police Mr. Jobin had been to his house to do some yard work in April.

Police arrest Paul A. Brown, 38, of Bristol, on a warrant issued for failure to appear in court on a driving with a suspended license charge.

Saturday, Aug. 25

A Barrington resident called police after receiving eight harassing calls from the same Bristol resident.

Police charged Michael Pacheco Melo, 32, of 64 Blanding Ave., with domestic-simple assault/battery and domestic-willful trespassing, after he allegedly pushed his pregnant girlfriend into a crib inside the home. Mr. Melo had left the home before police arrived, but officers later located him walking along Narragansett Avenue carrying a bag of beer. He told police his girlfriend had hit him. After he was arrested and detained inside a police holding cell, Mr. Melo reportedly punched himself in the head, causing a wound. He was transported to the hospital where he reportedly caused more problems.

Police responded to a Prospect Street home at 3:49 a.m. after the resident there noticed a teenager attempting to steal items from her husband’s truck. The resident reportedly yelled at the teen, who then fled from the scene. Another teen was noticed riding a bike down the street. Police scoured the area, but could not located the suspects.

A Driscol Lane resident told police someone stole a weedwhacker, edger and gas can from an unlocked shed on the property.

A Lorraine Street resident told police she believed someone had been entering a vacant house on the street. She said a window had been broken and pizza boxes and beer cans could be seen inside the home.

A resident told police his bike was stolen after he left it at his friend’s house on County Road.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Police arrested Robert Francis Souza Jr., 47, of East Providence, on a warrant after he stopped into the station to file a complaint about a local church that would not allow him inside the building. Mr. Souza had allegedly been entering numerous churches across the East Bay and causing disturbances.

A resident reported a Huffy Green Machine had been stolen.

A woman found a cell phone while walking in Haines Park.

Monday, Aug. 27

Police found a bike at the high school.

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