Warren police field numerous domestic calls


Friday, Nov. 23

A loud music call came in from Main Street at 11:04 a.m.

Police had their hands busy clearing Main Street, Narragansett Way, Baker Street, Water Street and other downtown streets of cars in preparation for the Warren Holiday Festival.

A Child Street woman told police that someone used her name and billing information to buy items from a catalog.

Saturday, Nov. 24

A drunk driver was reported on Davis Street at 12:03 a.m.

Police dispersed an unwanted man from a Davis Street home at 1:26 a.m.

A Pokanoket Trail resident complained about smoke coming from an open burn.

A dog owner told police that two other dogs attacked his animal.

A loose pit bull was reported on Water Street.

Shoplifting was reported at a Metacom Avenue store.

Sunday, Nov. 25

A Broad Street woman told police that someone cut branches on her yard's shrubs overnight without her knowledge.

Monday, Nov. 26

A Metacom Avenue woman reported a problem with her ex-boyfriend.

A Wood Street man called police to report his car stolen. He called back later to cancel the complaint; apparently, he'd checked with his bank and learned it'd been repossessed.

Police were called about a misbehaving first grader, and an officer went down to Hugh Cole School to have a talk with the student.

A wallet found on Child Street was brought to the station and later returned to the owner.

Breaking and entering was reported at a Touisset Road home.

Police got a call about a disturbance on Bowen Street.

Aaron M. Parsons, 31, of 9 Mill St., Apt. 104, was charged with domestic vandalism/malicious injury to property, and domestic disorderly conduct, after police got a call about a man who was agitated and punching walls.

Police got a call after an unknown woman knocked on a Barden Lane resident's door.

A loud music call came in from Davis Street.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

A complaint came in from Water Street at 5:22 a.m. regarding a noisy trash truck.

A Seymour Street woman told police that she noticed items missing from her purse. Though she declined to file a report, she noted that she lost her lucky nickle, in case police recover it.

Shane Botelho, 21, of 17 Central St., was charged with disorderly conduct. Police had no further information on the arrest.

A Child Street woman told police taht someone purchased magazine subscriptions in her name.

Andrew E. Stanzione, 25, of 9 Thompson St., second floor, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Police were called about a weapons violation on Birchswamp Road, noting in the report that people were firing shotguns. When they arrived, they summonsed Jarrett Lee Fortin, 19, of 66 Birchswamp Road, in connection with the incident.

Morris Williams, 53, of North Providence, was charged with writing fraudulent checks under $1,500.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Police assisted a woman on Baker Street who was locked out of her car.

Police mediated a civil issue between an aunt and neice on Market Street.

An elderly woman on Cherry Street told police that someone kept ringing her doorbell and wouldn't stop. It turned out to be her granddaughter.

Jeffery T. Dantas, 45, of Pawtucket, was arrested on a bench warrant from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

David P. Sousa, 53, of 97 Cutler St., Apt. LKA, was arrested on a bench warrant from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

A barking dog was reported on Benefit Street.

Friday, Nov. 30

An erratic driver was reported on Main Street.

The animal officer assisted a woman on Parker Avenue whose parakeets had gotten outside.

The owner of a Water Street business had questions for an officer in regard to "cyber-squatting," or taking wifi signals.

An erratc driver was reported on Hope Street.

A caller expressed concern for a dog that had been locked in a car parked on Metacom Avenue for several hours.

A Mason Street resident asked for police help after a verbal argument.

A possible breaking and entering was reported on Emery Road.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Edward Girard, 26, of 22 Birchswamp Road, Apt. 1, was charged with domestic simple assault/battery, domestic disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police were called to his home at 1:33 a.m.

A Davis Street resident reported an apartment broken into, and construction equipment stolen.

A Davis Street woman asked police to have a look through her apartment; she suspected something was "out of place."

A Seymour Street resident complained about a neighbor lighting fireworks.

Police were called to a Main Street home for a domestic disturbance with property damage.

A Main Street resident reported a cell phone stolen.

A runaway was reported on Ridgeway Drive.


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