Warren police arrest alleged drunk driver after accident


Tuesday, August 14

The animal control officer was called about an injured turkey in a tree on Parker Avenue. She was unable to reach the bird, but the homeowner said he'd call when it came down.

An odor of smoke was reported on Child Street, but it turned out to be no problem.

Joseph Opielawski, 26, of 88 Kickemuit Road, second floor, was picked up on a Cranston warrant for simple assault or battery.

Employees at a Market Street business requested additional patrols due to a suspicious person spotted nearby.

Joseph P. Carvalho, 40, of 136 Main St., third floor, was picked up on a bench warrant issued by Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

Someone complained about loud noise coming from a live concert at Main and Miller streets. The call came in at 7:01 p.m.

Ronald W. Barber, 48, of 398 Main St., was arrested on two bench warrants issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

A lost credit card found on Ellis Avenue was destroyed at the owner's request.

A car was reported vandalized on Arlington Avenue.

A man was spotted panhandling on Market Street.

A suspicious man spotted on Croade Street at 11:57 p.m. was just making his way home.

Wednesday, August 15

A suspicious man riding a bike on Child Street at 1:11 a.m. was just headed home.

An officer on Main Street spotted a car with its doors open. The owner was tracked down and it turned out to be an oversight.

A Davis Street woman reported that there was someone behind her house, but police found nothing.

A man reportedly yelling at the intersection of Water and Main streets at 7:06 a.m. was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for a mental evaluation.

A woman brought a cell phone she'd found into the station.

Week-old kittens found in a puddle on Wood Street were taken to Barrington, as there was no room at the Warren shelter.

Two neighbors were reported fighting on Homestead Avenue.

A Cranberry Lane woman reported receiving harassing and threatening phone calls and texts.

The sign for the Hugh Cole well just east of the Broken Bridge was reported missing.

Thursday, August 16

A man called police from Metacom Avenue to report that his son took his car without his permission. The car was later returned and the man decided not to file a report.

A bird that became trapped inside a building on Miller Street was able to get out prior to the animal control officer's arrival.

Graffiti was sprayed on a landscaping trailer parked on Main Street.

Samantha J. Oldrid, 24, of Somerset, was cited for driving after the denial, suspension or revocation of her license, after she was involved in an accident at the corner of Child Street and Arlington Avenue at 8:54 a.m.

A Ryder box truck struck a tree and building on Main Street at 9:15 a.m.

A caller from Arlington Avenue reported being harassed by a neighbor.

Police responded to a neighborhood dispute on Pawtucket Avenue, that erupted after a homeowner questioned the placement of property lines.

An injured turtle was dropped off at the animal shelter and later taken to wildlife rehab in Bristol.

Yesenia M. Dipina, 22, of 304 Metacom Ave., was cited for driving after the denial, suspension or revocation of her license, after police pulled her over on Market Street at 4:35 p.m.

Edward A. Botelho, 30, of 28 Davis St., second floor, was charged with possession of Schedule I, II, III, IV, V drugs, simple assault or battery, and disorderly conduct, after police were called to Thompson Street at 8:37 pm. for an assault.

Police went to Child Street to check on the well-being of an intoxicated man.

Police arrested Justin G. Silvia, 25, of 42 Croade Street, on an outstanding warrant from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

Nicolas Teixeiria, 21, of 120 Main St., was charged with five counts of vandalism/malicious injury to property, after a caller saw him allegedly spray-painting a building on Main Street at 9:17 p.m.

Police were called about a possible breaking and entering in progress on King Street, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

A caller from Arlington Avenue asked for a rescue for her son, who was possibly involved in drug use.

Friday, August 17

A boy, 17, was charged with simple assault or battery and disorderly conduct, after a woman reported at 12:59 a.m. that he had tried to assault her.

A caller from Main Street told police at 1:41 a.m. that there was a suspicious man in his backyard.

A Kinnicutt Avenue woman reported being harassed by her landlord.

An Arlington Avenue woman reported bank fraud.

A man on Arlington Avenue reported being assaulted and robbed the night before.

A man called police at 1:38 p.m. to report that the driver of another car struck his car with a baseball bat during a road rage altercation.

Police were called to Kinnicutt Avenue for a landlord/tenant dispute.

An erratic driver was reported on Market Street.

Silverware was reported stolen from a Bagy Wrinkle Cove home.

Breaking and entering was reported on Vernon Street.

Stephen A. Asselin, 50, of 1 Hanley Lane, was arrested on a warrant for domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

Saturday, August 18

Faustino Lima, 65, of Bristol, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, BAC .15 or greater, after police pulled him over at Metacom Avenue and Franklin Street at 12:20 a.m.

Police got a call about a drunk driver on Market Street at 3:44 a.m.

A State Street woman told police that her grandson took her car without her permission. Police contacted the boy, who agreed to return the car.

Molly M. Hebert, 22, of Fall River, was picked up on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence, and charged with possession of Schedule I, II, III, IV, V drugs.

A Fatima Drive resident called police after spotting a bat inside the house.

A Thompson Street man reported possible harassment.

Two loose dogs were spotted on Metacom Avenue.

A caller told police that an out of control man ran into Mass at St. Mary's Church, then fled out of the rear of the church.

Cash was reported stolen from a Market Street business.

A man came to police headquarters looking for an escort as he traveled to a Hanley Lane home to collect his belongings.

A barking dog complaint came in from Ivy Street at 8:28 p.m.

A Kinnicutt Avenue woman told police that her landlord entered her apartment and was drunk and yelling.

Sunday, August 19

A caller reported seeing a man drunk and passed out on the side of Kickemuit Road at 1:06 a.m.

A caller told police that a group of kids in the middle of Union Street were being loud. The call came in at 1:13 a.m.

A caller told police at 3:48 a.m. that fireworks were being lit off in the middle of Barton Avenue and Touisset Road.

A Market Street woman told police that someone stole her purse out of her car.

A caller told police that someone dropped a mattress into marshlands south of Beach Street.

A caller told police that a boy was shooting a pellet gun on Homestead Avenue.

Warren fire and harbormaster crews assisted Barrington with a boater whose boat had sunk, and who was stranded on a rock off Nayatt Point.

A caller reported an animal on Franklin Street with its head stuck in a bottle. The caller was able to remove the bottle prior to the officer's arrival.

Robyn Medeiros, 42, of of Somerset, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police pulled her over at Child Street and Mayo Drive at 10:21 p.m.

Monday, August 20

A man and woman were reported arguing on Main Street.






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