Police logs: Paddleboat in distress? Cows look to phone home


Monday, June 16

Police got a call just after midnight regarding an open front door. Turns out the homeowner had left the door open when he went out to look for his dog.

Police dispersed a group of kids playing on fire department property on Water Street.

A Union Street landlord asked to file a report after an evicted tenant trashed an apartment. 827

Someone called police to report seeing a man and child sharing a donut on Main Street, and then getting into an older brown van. Police in East Providence pulled the van over and determined that it was a son and father.

A caller on Metacom Avenue reported finding a blue parakeet, but not the same one that has been sought by a nearby resident for nearly two months now.

A caller found a hypodermic needle on Child Street.

A caller reported a brush fire on Sisson Street, but it was a controlled open burn.

Tuesday, June 17

A Child Street resident called police at 12:24 a.m. to report construction complaint. Police showed up and told the noisemaker about the call.

A Franklin Street resident complained that a neighbor’s trash and junk was spilling onto the sidewalk and road. Police left a complaint form in the resident’s mailbox.

A Wood Street neighborhood dispute drew a police presence at 4:58 p.m.

Police got a call about a loud argument on Patience Lane.

Wednesday, June 18

A caller reported motorcyclists driving fast through Touisset.

A Church Street resident reported a stolen credit card.

Police got a call from a woman on Main Street alarmed that National Grid was at her disabled daughter’s apartment to shut off the power for failure to pay. the caller said there is medical paperwork on file stating that power needs to stay on for multiple medical issues. Police noted that when they arrived National Grid had left, and the power remained on.

Police and fire crews evacuated a residence on Washington Street for a gas leak.

A Child Street resident complained about loud music, but police who arrived said the volume wasn’t excessive. The homeowner agreed to turn down the tunes; apparently they were installing new speakers and testing them out.

A passerby found a syringe on Main Street.

Police got a complaint about a rowdy group of kids at Child and West streets.

Police pulled Dennis Arruda Jr., 19, of 3 Paul Court, over on Market Street just after 10 p.m. after reporting an erratic and aggressive driver. They charged him with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and possession of alcohol by a minor.

A fireworks complaint came in from Metacom Avenue.

Police got a call about a disturbance at a Metacom Avenue apartment, and in the process of investigating arrested Scott R. Harris, 33, of 409 Metacom Ave., second floor. What was the complaint over? Police said a Playstation video game.

Several youths on Meadow Street called police to report that a car pulled over next to them, and that the driver threatened them.

A Campbell Street resident told police that a man kicked in his door and threatened him.

A Kelly Street resident reported a mailbox stolen.

Paul A. Gonsalves, 26, of 11 Davis St., second floor, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police were called to his residence for a disturbance.

Police got a call about a man yelling at the corner of Water and Sisson streets.

Friday, June 20

Fire crews doused an open burn on Birchswamp Road. About an hour later, the fire reignited.

Police noted the time, 5:34 a.m., when they stopped a trash truck owned by Patriot Disposal on Metacom Avenue. The officer told the driver not to pick up trash before 7 a.m., per ordinances.

A caller on Parker Street noticed a Stop sign facing the wrong way on the one way street.

Adam Aaron Jacobson, 33, of 35 Catherine St., Bristol, was charged on a warrant for breaking and entering a dwelling and disorderly conduct (fighting/tumultuous behavior).

A Cutler Street property owner reported the theft of lawn equipment.

A man called police after an intruder broke into his boat off Water Street.

Bruno E. Crato Monteiro, 30, of 397 Child St., first floor, was arrested on a bench warrant issued by Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

Police got a call from a RIPTA bus driver about a woman being verbally abuse to him and other passengers. The bus pulled over at Main and Franklin streets, and the woman was removed.

Joshua P. Luis, 28, of 1 Overhill Road, was arrested on a bench warrant issued by Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

A caller reported a confrontation between a motorist driving a Cadillac and a kid on a skateboard. It occurred at Market and Barney streets.

Police dispersed a man panhandling at Main and Water streets.

Police stopped a man, riding a bike, who was giving a woman a ride on his handlebars.

A Cutler Street woman asked police to remove her boyfriend from her home.

People were reportedly behaving loudly on Davis Street. Just after midnight, police detained two girls and later released them to their parents.

Someone threw a rock through the window of a Child Street building.

Saturday, June 21

Police got a call about a man and woman arguing on the East Bay Bike Path.

Police got a call about people on Davis Street who were being loud and using “foul profanity.”

Police found and returned a woman’s wallet.

A possible drunk driver was spotted heading south on Water Street.

A passerby reported a paddleboat in distress. Police found nothing amiss on the old river.

Bruce J. Abenante, 54, of 68 Everett St., was charged with domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct, after police responded to a 911 call on hangup; the caller, a woman, told police that a man had hit her.

Police looked, but could not find, a go-cart seen buzzing around the Child Street area.

A caller asked that police check on the welfare of a child, whose mother was yelling at him for an extended period of time. Police advised the woman of the complaint.

Police extricated a man stuck in a bathroom on Main Street. 861

Police got a complaint about fireworks at the Laurel Park beach. It was actually a campfire, police noted.

Sunday, June 22

Someone complained that a Child Street resident was using a chainsaw at 12:41 a.m. All was quiet by the time police arrived.

Police arrested Samantha M. Stanzione, 23, of 7 Arlington Ave., second floor, on a warrant. There was no word on the charge, but according to state records police have an open file on her for possession of a controlled substance.

Jaime E. Vieira, 27, of 385 Metacom Ave., Apt. 1W, was arrested on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant.

A caller reported a possibly injured duck on Bridge Street. It turned out to be a goose, and it was fine.

Who knew cows were this smart? A caller from Child Street reported “loose cows unable to contact owner by phone.” No word on whether the cows were able to use other means to com-mooo-nicate with their owner.

A woman called police to report a car tailgating her.


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