Warren police: Alleged spray-paint vandal caught?


Friday, March 28

Police were called out to Baltimore Avenue at 12:30 a.m. for a car fire that spread to a shed.

Someone spray-painted graffiti on a Franklin Street building. Shortly thereafter, two other buildings on Metacom Avenue were reported tagged. Hours later, a juvenile, 13, was charged with vandalism/malicious property damage.

A caller from Child Street reported that his son was out of control.

A “suspicious” person was reported near the Hugh Cole School on Asylum Road. Police searched and found him: It was a caretaker for the property next door.

A Metacom Avenue resident reported telephone harassment.

A Main Street resident complained that someone was trying to kick down her door. It turned out to be a neighbor knocking on the door, requesting that she turn down her music.

Sally A. Clarke, 50, of 88 Kickemuit Road, Apt. 1E, was charged with violating a no contact order.

Police dispersed an unruly customer at a Water Street establishment. He was advised to stay away for the night.

An Arlington Avenue caller reported loud music from a neighboring home.

Saturday, March 29

Colin P. McCormack, 24, of Wrentham, Mass., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police pulled him over at Grove Avenue and Market Street.

A Broad Street man told police that overnight someone broke one of his car’s windows.

A loose dog call came in from Kathleen Drive.

A stray cat complaint came in from Laurel Lane.

Alfred Preziuso, 37, of 38 Shore Road, was charged with domestic simple assault/battery, domestic vandalism/malicious injury to property and domestic disorderly conduct, after his wife called police to report that he threw her to the floor.

Sunday, March 30

A Market Street man noticed that someone cut a window screen overnight.

A possible fraud call came in from Child Street. Police report: No fraud.

A Sachem Street woman called police after her ex-boyfriend showed up and demanded to pick up his belongings.

A Franklin Street woman called police to report a bad roof leak, with water leaking into light fixtures and around fans. In true neighbor fashion, several of her friends came out and helped her shore up the damage.

A loud car complaint came in from Davis Street.



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