Barrington Police: Marijuana arrest, dog bites and Christmas tree burning

Barrington Police: Marijuana arrest, dog bites and Christmas tree burning


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Monday, Dec. 31

A group of families was found burning Christmas trees at Barrington Town Beach. The families told police they gather every New Year’s Eve, create a small bonfire using their trees and toss written resolutions onto the fire. The families did not have a burning permit and the fire department was called to extinguish the fire.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Police charged Chelsea Nicole Bonniol, 21, of 2 Windward Drive, with possession of marijuana-first offense and driving in possession of controlled substances. Police stopped Ms. Bonniol’s vehicle for speeding near the intersection of Wampanoag Trail and Primrose Hill Drive at about 2:39 a.m. Police reportedly detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. A smoking pipe and a grinder containing a small amount of marijuana were reportedly discovered inside the vehicle.

Police charged Jessica Lee Randazzo, 26, of Bristol, with violation of a protective order and driving after the denial, suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. Ms. Randazzo was also reportedly arrested on a warrant for domestic simple assault and battery issued by Bristol Police on Dec. 30, 2012. Ms. Randazzo’s vehicle was reportedly stopped for speeding near the intersection of County Road and Albert Avenue at approximately 7:28 p.m. The vehicle was reportedly without a license plate, Ms. Randazzo could not present an insurance card and a temporary driver’s license she provided police was inactive. Police charged Joshua M. Hartson, 31, of Bristol, with obstructing an officer in the execution of duty. He was the vehicle’s passenger and reportedly provided police with a false name and date of birth. A protection order was also in place to keep Mr. Hartson and Ms. Randazzo away from each other.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

A Maple Avenue man reported an $8,000 diamond ring missing. The man told police he last saw the ring around Thanksgiving.

Thursday, Jan. 3

A Barrington woman’s Australian shepherd was bitten by an akita at St. Andrew’s Farm on Middle Highway. The shepherd was up to date on its shots. No information was available on the akita.

The Rhode Island Society for the Protection of Animals contacted Barrington Police. The agency was contacted by a Bay Spring Avenue woman who had recently adopted a 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier. The dog, however, had reportedly bitten four family members in the last month. It was returned to the agency for quarantine.

Friday, Jan. 4

Police responded to Winthrop Drive where a woman was awakened by her burglar alarm. It turned out to be a false alarm.

A Beaver Road man reported identity theft after he was contacted by a collection agency. The man’s Social Security number was one digit off from the individual actually sought by the collection agency.

A 17-year-old girl was reported as a wayward juvenile.

Saturday, Jan. 5

A Highland Avenue woman contacted police concerning a custody dispute with her husband.

Police charged John McCarthy, 47, of 69 Governor Bradford Drive, with domestic-simple assault and battery. Police were reportedly dispatched to the home by a 911 call where they found Mr. McCarthy and his wife fighting over a camera. Mr. McCarthy told police his wife had bitten him while she told police he had slapped her. The two reportedly began fighting over the camera because Mr. McCarthy was attempting to record his wife.

Sunday, Jan. 6

A Baron Road woman reported some of her jewelry stolen. The woman said six items totaling $1,400 had gone missing from her jewelry box. The woman said contractors had been at her home in November following Hurricane Sandy in late October.

An Annawamscutt Road woman reported larceny from her vehicle. The woman said two vehicles were left unlocked over night and while both appeared rummaged through, it appeared only a GPS and charger were taken from one of the vehicles.

A 17-year-old male reported his wallet had been stolen while he was at the Bayside YMCA.The teen told police he left his wallet inside his shoe while working out but when he was done, it was gone.