Warren police logs: Loose cows, bull and horse

Warren police logs: Loose cows, bull and horse


Monday, May 6

Someone found an injured cat and dropped it off at the animal shelter.

Someone overturned trash barrels adjacent to the basketball courts at Burr’s Hill.

A Metacom Avenue man asked for a temporary restraining order against his ex-girlfriend, who he said was calling and harassing him and his friends.

Police dispersed an unruly customer from the transfer station on Birchswamp Road.

A Greene Street woman reported the theft of an envelope containing money, credit cards and a baseball card, from her home.

Someone complained about a man with a metal detector trying to dig along Water Street. No report if he struck gold.

Joseph A. Opielawski, 27, of East Providence was picked up on a warrant for larceny over $500.

Police got a call about a young boy lighting fires at Kickemuit and Serpentine roads. The caller noted that her husband took the lighter away from the boy and told him to leave.

Police got a call about cattle in the road at Barton Avenue.

Tuesday, May 7

Police responded to Linwood Court for a dog bite.

Police were called to a neighborhood dispute on Metacom Avenue. A similar call came in a few hours later.

The sound of a whimpering dog drew a police presence at Union Street, but no dog was spotted.

Wednesday, May 8

A suspicious man spotted on Franklin Street just after 3 a.m. said he was just out for a walk.

The makings of a small petting zoo got loose from their enclosures and meandered into Barton Avenue. Police noted several cows, a bull and two horses. Police told a man on the scene to have the animals’ owner contact them.

A man was panhandling on Main Street around 11:55 a.m.

Wilfred Dennis, 37, of Providence, was charged with second degree robbery, simple assault/battery, domestic disorderly conduct, and domestic assault by strangulation, after a woman told police he assaulted her, grabbed her by the throat and stole her cell phone.

Police got a call about a student on Child Street who had marijuana.

A man was spotted panhandlin on Metacom Avenue around 1:36 p.m.

A Wood Street woman told police that her ex-boyfriend kept driving by her house.

A Main Street man complained to police that his neighbor’s kids were noisy. Police told them to quiet down.

Someone complained about people using vulgar language on Market Street.

Thursday, May 9

Collin A. Gaska, 28, of Bristol, was arrested on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

Someone picked up a loose dog on Main Street and brought it to the shelter.

A woman on Market Street told police that her sister, in another apartment, was breaking things and banging on the walls.

A loud music call came in from Cutler Street.

A woman called police to report that there were multiple people smoking marijuana in a blue Jeep Wrangler driving on Metacom Avenue. Police pulled over the car and determined that they weren’t smoking, and that there was no problem.

A Bagy Wrinkle Cove woman reported hearing a “beep” in her basement. It turned out to be a carbon monoxide alarm.

Police arrested a 17-year-old on a disorderly conduct charge after getting an anonymous call about a house party on Water Street.

A possible drunk driver was reported on Metacom Avenue.

Friday, May 10

An assault was reported on Locust Terrace.

Police got a call at 2:15 p.m. about three people looking into the windows of a car parked on Market Street. Police arrived and talked to the tire kickers, who were scheduled to meet the owner of the car (for sale) at 2:30. No word on whether they bought it.

Giovanni Edward DeSousa, 20, of 30 Locust Terrace, was picked up on a warrant for domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

Police dispersed a group of kids who were yelling at traffic at Child and Cole streets.

Loud music was reported booming from a Child Street home.

A neighborhood dispute call came in from Market Street.

Debit card fraud was reported on Metacom Avenue.

Saturday, May 11

Justin C. Benjamin, 25, of 44 Union St., was charged as a fugitive from justice after police confirmed an extradition order with Somerset Police.

A Union Street woman told police that someone stole her prescription medication.

A Child Street landlord told police that a neighbor was harassing his tenants.

A fireworks complaint came in from Cutler Street.

Nicholas E. Serbst, 21, of Bristol, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, after police were called to a disturbance on Jefferson Street.

A video game system was reported stolen from an Arlington Avenue home.

Sunday, May 12

People on Campbell Street were being too loud, according to a complaint logged by police at 12:47 a.m.

Two women reported being stalked by a neighbor on Broad Street.

A car parked on Jefferson Street was vandalized.

Someone found a set of keys on Water Street.