Warren police charge two with pot, one hour apart


Tuesday, Dec. 18

A caller said there was a man on Market Street who was on his knees and falailing his arms.

An officer became suspicious about a car he saw at 12:51 a.m. While responding to a call another car near him slowed down and turned its lights on.

Police spotted another suspicious car in Cutler Mills, just after 1 a.m.

Police and fire crews responded to Touisset Road for a car that struck a utility pole at 7:32 a.m. There were no injuries, but the pole was snapped at its base.

Police got a call about an unwanted man in a Metacom Avenue residence.

A man and woman were reported fighting on Vernon Street.

Fire crews sent mutual aid to Swansea to assist in a car vs. pedestrian aaccident.

Police were asked to be on the lookout for an erratic driver on Route 136.

A Water Street business owner asked for a police officer's help in an ongoing dispute with a neighbor.

An open burning complaint came in from Hanley Lane.

A Main Street resident complained that someone parked a car in front of his driveway.

Milton C. Cabral, 39, of Bristol, was picked up on an outstanding warrant for domestic simple assault/battery, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone.

Police got a call about a large party on Company Street at 10:26 p.m.

A Davis Street resident asked for police help in removing an unwanted person. Police showed up but there was nobody there.

A St. Teresa Drive resident reported that during a domestic disturbance, a car was taken without consent. A few minutes later, police arrested Michael  F. DaPonte, 21, of 2 St. Teresa Drive, and charged him with domestic simple assault/battery, third offense, domestic driving without the consent of the owner, and domestic disorderly conduct.

A Water Street woman complained that her boyfriend took her TV.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

A Sunset Court man asked to speak to an officer about a divorce and child welfare matter.

A Vernon Street woman reported receiving text messages and telephone calls.

A woman who called for a police escort as she picked up belongings from a Seymour Street home called police at 6:30 a.m., after waiting for a while, that she didn't have time to wait any longer and was going to break down the door. Police advised her to return at a reasonable hour; an escort would be available after 8 a.m., they said.

Someone complained that there were two cars parked in a no parking zone at Child and Cutler streets.

A Baker Street resident reported an erratic driver. A similar call came in from Child Street a little over an hour later.

An injured swan was reported on Schoolhouse Road.

Rescue crews sent mutual aid for an accident in Barrington.

A Davis Street woman reported that there was an unwanted man in her attic. Police couldn't locate him, however.

Two flower urns were reported stolen from a gravesite at St. Jean's Cemetery on Vernon Street. Police said the urns were valued at $60 to $70 each.

Rescue crews tended to a woman who broke her nose while putting her child in a car seat. Apparently, the nose got caught in the car door.

Ryan S. Schofield, 22, of Dartmouth, Ma., was charged with possession of marijuana, first offense, and driving while in possession of a controlled substance, after he was involved in an accident at Metacom Avenue and Seymour Street at 4:13 p.m.

Taylor S. Field, 23, of Coventry, was charged with possession of marijuana, first offense, and driving while in possession of a controlled substance, after he was involved in an accident at Arlington Avenue and Child Street at 7:41 p.m.

A violation of a court order was reported on Sisson Street.

Police were called about a disturbance on Maple Street.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Loud music was reported on Market Street at 12:57 a.m.

Gunshots were reported fired in the woods off Birchswamp Road.

A loose pitbull was reported on Child Street.

The driver of a car reported to police as suspicious was actually being driven by a man looking for a home for rent.

Police were called to a landlord/tenant dispute on Hope Street.

Police helped disperse an unwanted person on Seymour Street.

Police were called to Child Street for a tenant dispute.

An erratic driver was reported on Water Street.

An erratic driver was reported on Wilbur Avenue.

Friday, Dec. 21

Cynthia D. Kindell, 59, of 272 Child St., Apt. 2, was charged with simple assault or battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after police were called to Seymour Street to disperse an unwanted woman.

A man was reported sleeping in his car behind a Metacom Avenue building.




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