The Barrington Police Department received a phone call early Monday morning, July 8, after a resident who lives near Barrington Beach spotted young people lighting off fireworks.
Police responded to the beach a little after 1 a.m., and located the individuals — there was a group of five teenagers from Providence who said they came to Barrington Beach because it was the closest beach to their home. They said they went swimming and then lit off a few fireworks.
The officers began checking the IDs for the teenagers, but one boy reportedly offered a different fake name five times before eventually telling the policeman his real name. He later told the officer that he gave the fake names because of an issue with immigration.
Police charged the juvenile with obstructing an officer in the execution of duty.