Bad driver in Barrington wipes out Mallard Cove mailbox, shrubs


Monday, Jan. 21

A man parked his work truck near his parents’ home on County Road only to return a while later and find that someone had stolen the dirt compactor and two wheelbarrows he had in the back of the truck. The man told police the compactor was worth $2,000 and each wheelbarrow worth about $100.

A first floor resident in a Maple Avenue apartment complained about noise from an upstairs neighbor. It turned out the upstairs neighbor was packing to move out.

A College Lane resident called police after she was unable to locate a bottle of prescription medicine.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

A Mallard Cove resident said someone drove through her shrubs and over her mailbox. The woman told police that her mother was home at approximately 10:30 a.m. and saw a pickup truck knocked over mailbox and crush the shrubs. The homeowners’ mother was unable to see the license plate number.

A New Meadow Road resident reported two unauthorized charges a bank account.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Rescue personnel respond to North Lake Drive for a woman with a laceration.

A Sowams Road resident called police requesting their presence at her home when her son stopped by later in the day. The man had reportedly been threatening his mother for a couple of hours over the phone. Police stopped by the home, and there was no problem when the man visited.

A Hickory Lane resident called 911 after getting into an argument with his stepbrother. The man told police he wanted his stepbrother out of his house. No one was charged.

Thursday, Jan. 24

A man was trying to flag down drivers at 2:24 a.m. near the intersection of Middle Highway at Federal Road after his car ran out of gas. The 48 year-old man from South Kingstown told police he was out for a drive when his vehicle’s gas tank ran dry. It was just 6 degrees outside so the officer allowed the man to wait at the station while someone came to pick him up.

Police investigated a past breaking and entering on Lantern Lane. The homeowner said two laptops, prescription medicine and assorted jewelry, including a wedding ring, were missing from the home. Officers could not find any signs of forced entry. The homeowner said the door was probably left unlocked.

Police and rescue responded to a Clarke Road residence after a woman said her husband was possibly suffering from hypothermia. She said he had driven from his job in Connecticut without any heat in his car and was acting strangely afterwards. He refused transportation to the hospital.

Police responded to a Court Avenue residence and met a man outside the home. The man’s wife had called police and told officers she wanted her husband to leave the house.

Saturday, Jan. 26

A Northwest Passage resident called police after receiving harassing phone calls. Police tried to call the individual who had been calling the local woman, but twice were hung up on.

A Riverside man dropped his wife off on the side of the road after the two had an argument. The woman walked to the police station where she was able to call a family member who came and picked her up.

Sunday, Jan. 27

A woman found a ring found in the parking lot at middle school. It is worth $10.


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