Warren police: Is that a sawed off shotgun?


Monday, April 21

A man told police that someone stole $20 from him on Railroad Avenue.

A speed limit sign at Vernon and Cottage streets was knocked down.

Someone drove off from the transfer station without paying a $3.85 bill. Police caught up with the man, who pledged to come back and pay up.

A Main Street woman reported identity fraud.

Police got a call about a possible domestic disturbance at a Union Street apartment. It turned out to be a mother scolding her children.

Tuesday, April 22

Police dispersed a large group of kids on Main Street.

Someone complained that kids were on top of the dugout, and on the grass, at Jannitto Field on Water Street.

A caller reported a neighborhood dispute on Main Street.

Librarians at the George Hail Library requested police for two people fighting.

Fire crews were called out to Metacom for a fire run; food had been left on the stove.

A caller told police that a man tried to “snatch” an infant from a car on Main Street. It turned out to be parents fighting over child custody arrangements.

Wednesday, April 23

Someone complained that a woman outside a Main Street home was talking loudly on her phone.

A Bowen Street resident complained about a car blocking the driveway.

William M. Egge, 20, of 139 Water St., was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor after police pulled him over on Main Street.

Roger P. Pratas, 45, of Bristol, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police pulled him over on Metacom Avenue at 9:36 p.m.

Police arrested George Lewis, 54, of 20 Croade St., Apt. 2, on a warrant for possession of a sawed off shotgun and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence.

A Hanley Lane woman told police that someone used her deceased brother’s identification.

The clerk at a Main Street business found a syringe in a bathroom.

A man asked for police to keep the peace while he picked up his child at Rollingwood Court.

Police were called out to a disturbance on Water Street, just before 8 p.m.

A loud music call came in from Davis Street.

A barking dog call came in from Main Street.

Friday, April 25

An Arlington Avenue woman complained that her neighbors were being noisy.

A man reported that his girlfriend’s car was damaged while parked on Arlington Avenue.

Police got a call about a loose cow on Serpentine Road.

Police got a call that a woman on Water Street was yelling at traffic.

A Main Street man reported receiving harassing text messages.

Bristol police called to report the theft of bongsfrom a Hope Street home. A BOLO was put out for the car involved, a silver Volvo.

Police got a call about a possible drunk driver on Redmond Court.

Saturday, April 26

Erica L. Lowery, 38, of 88 Market St., first floor, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, after police stopped a “suspicious” car on Child Street at 12:01 a.m.

A Market Street caller reported a dispute with a neighbor.

A laptop was reported stolen from King Street.

Items were reported stolen from a car on Beach Street.

Police got a call about a man yelling on Main Street.

A Brady Street man reported the theft of his income tax check.

A Locust Terrace man told police that his ex-wife was parked in his driveway, and he wanted her gone.

Sunday, April 27

A caller told police to be on the lookout for a green kayak adrift on the Palmer River. The owner told police she’d abandoned it there a day earlier, though the report did not note why.

Dogs were reported barking on Water Street.





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