Barrington Police: Man bitten by dog, one arrested for marijuana

Barrington Police: Man bitten by dog, one arrested for marijuana


Monday, Sept. 24

A 72-year-old East Providence man was reportedly bitten by a bull mastiff while walking the track at Barrington High School. The man told police he was walking with a friend when the dog bit his forearm. The man said he has seen the dog off its leash at Barrington High School before and has even previously pet the animal. Police were attempting to locate the dog’s owners, who may be Barrington residents.

A Chantilly Drive man reported receiving a fraudulent check. The man told police he had advertised a piano for sale online and had subsequently received a check for $2,350. The man’s wife, however, thought the check was a forgery. The man brought the check to police and did not attempt to deposit it.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

A patient at Maple Avenue Medical Center reportedly walked out without paying for services.

Police responded to a Sowams Road home for a report of a verbal argument between a mother and son.

At 5:30 and 6 p.m., police responded to Rite Aid Pharmacy on County Road for loitering. During the first response, police found a number of youths standing around a trio of parked vehicles while in another instance included two vehicles were parked with loud music coming from one of the cars. All those on hand for both instances were advised not to loiter. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said police have been keeping an eye out for local youths loitering behind County Road businesses.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

A large window was reported smashed at the Montessori School on Sowams Road. The pane of glass valued at $2,000 was reportedly found smashed with a glass marble in the area.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Police located a pair of marijuana plants standing seven and eight feet tall behind a Barrington home. Police removed the plants. The matter remained under investigation as of this report.

A Sweetbriar Road woman requested assistance with teaching her daughter internet safety.

Friday, Sept. 28

A Washington Road woman reported behavioral issues with her teenage daughter.

A teenage boy told police a cab driver had taken an extra $100 from him following a ride from Providence to St. Andrew’s School.

Saturday, Sept. 29

A Bowden Avenue man reported issues with his son.

Police charged John Joseph Sousa, 30, of Riverside, with possession of marijuana-first offense. Police stopped Mr. Sousa’s vehicle near the intersection of Lincoln and Harrison Avenues for an inactive head light and brake light. Police could reportedly detect a smell of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle, though Ms. Sousa told police the smell was coming from his clothes after he left a party where individuals were smoking. Police allegedly discovered a smoking bowl and marijuana inside his vehicle.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Police responded to Pine Cone Drive on a report of three men soliciting door to door. The men were handing out flyers for gutter cleaning services. A company representative was contacted and informed a peddler’s permit is required for such an operation.

A Bay Spring Avenue woman said she returned home to find a man at her residence. The woman said she knew the man but found it out of the ordinary he was at her house.