Warren police: Cars broken into overnight


Monday, Feb. 3

Police got a call about a possible drunk driver on Vernon Street.

A power outage was reported around Main and Beach streets.

A Buffalo Avenue man told police that someone broke into his car and took some change. Another car on long Lane was also reported broken into.

Police got a call about a man, dressed all in black, walking in the middle of Metacom Avenue. He also had on headphones, apparently.

Police got a call about an unruly child at the Hugh Cole School.

A Market Street man told police that a neighbor was plowing snow into his driveway.

A Seaview Avenue woman told police that someone went through her car during the night, though nothing appeared to be taken.

Police got a call about a drunk man walking along Cutler Street.

A Child Street man reported receiving harassing messages at work.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Fire fighters went out to Davis Street for a fire alarm set off by food burning on the stove.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

A Metacom Avenue resident reported hearing loud music from the third floor. The resident told police that she had a hearing problem, but they advised her of the complaint and told her to turn it down.

Police went out to an argument between two men at Market and Mason streets.

A Vernon Street resident complained that a neighbor was plowing snow into his car.

A plow driver caught plowing snow from a restaurant parking lot onto Market Street was told to stop, and clean it up.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Christopher M. Ray, 21, of 43 Franklin St., was charged with domes assault by strangulation, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic simple assault/battery, after police were called to his home for a report of a fight between siblings.

Someone complained that a car was parked in the middle of Warren Avenue.

A landlord and tenant got into it on Union Street. Police were called.

Friday, Feb. 7

A man turned in a cell phone and key he’d found; police returned it to the owner.

A Metacom Avenue man called police to report that he had a bottle of mercury. DEM was advised, and a HAZMAT crew came out and took the bottle for proper disposal.

Saturday, Feb. 8

A Main Street woman called police after she got a knock at the door at 1:07 a.m. Upon opening the door, she realized it was her brother-in-law, and told the police not to worry about it.

A Laurel Lane man called police upset that his neighbor’s cats were in his yard.

A Water Street mother came in to police headquarters with her daughter after she’d received harassing text messages.

A State Street woman asked that police remove her grandson from the home.

A barking dog call came in from Main Street.

Sunday, Feb. 9

A barking dog call came in from Child Street at 12:01 a.m.

Richard E. Sousa, 42, of 130 Water St., third floor, was arrested on a warrant for making crank or obscene phone calls.

Police got a call about a drunk man on Union Street.

A Market Street woman told police that her purse was stolen.

Police went out to Sowamsett Avenue for a mother and son who had been fighting. No arrests were made.


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