Warren police logs: Boy doesn't want to do his chores


Monday, June 23

Shelby, a black and white beagle from Vernon Street, got loose but was eventually located.

Police were called to Arlington Avenue for a report of an unruly 13-year-old boy. Police noted that the situation came to a happy end (at least for the mom) after she and her son reached an agreement “regarding chores and playtime.”

An officer found wallet and turned it in.

Manuel J. Medeiros, 22, of 13 David St., first floor, was charged with violating a no contact order.

Police went to Davis Street for a tenant dispute.

Police dispersed a group of kids from Water Street.

Tuesday, June 24

Police spotted man sleeping along Main Street just after 5 a.m.

A Main Street caller told police that someone stole two bikes off his porch.

A parking dispute drew police to Kelly Street.

A motor and scrap metal were reported stolen from a Davis Street home.

Police got a call of two men shining lasers at cars passing on Arlington Avenue and Child Street.

Police were called to a neighborhood dispute on Highview Avenue.

Police dispersed a group of kids from Water Street.

Wednesday, June 25

Police noted “suspicious” people on Main Street just before 2 a.m. Turns out they were headed out to go fishing for blue crabs.

Police were called out to the same Arlington Avenue home they visited two days prior, for an unruly 13-year-old boy. Officers noted that mother and son were spoken to, and “peace has been restored.”

Joseph James Santos, 31, of 122 Market St., Apt. 1, was charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone, after police were called to his home just before 6:30 p.m.

A bike was reported stolen from Almy Avenue.

A woman called police concerned that her son was not returning her telephone calls. Police tracked him down, safe and sound.

A Davis Street resident reported being harassed via social media.

Victor M. Toledo, 47, of 24 Martin St., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and vandalism, after police responded to Hall Avenue at 8:24 p.m.

Police checked out a verbal disturbance at Baker and Main.

Thursday, June 26

A William Avenue resident complained at 7:33 a.m. that construction workers were using a jackhammer.

A Metacom Avenue man reported that someone stole money from his bedroom.

Friday, June 27

A Kickemuit Road resident reported the theft of a 2014 GMC sometime over the weekend.

Someone found a man’s wallet on Water Street.

A Central Street woman reported a housebreak.

Police got a call that a man driving a refrigerator truck was selling steaks door to door.

A Greene Street resident reported the theft of jewelry.

A Metacom resident reported that a neighbor’s kids were screaming while playing in the pool for four hours. The parents were advised of the complaint.

A TV was reported stolen from a Water Street home.

A Wheaton Street man asked that the police help with his wife, who he reported was out of control and yelling.

Someone complained that kids were driving a golf cart around the Laurel Lane neighborhood.

Saturday, June 28

A caller told police that a man and women were arguing on the side of Market Street.

A man turned in ammunition he found while cleaning out a home.

Police got an open burn complaint from Harris Avenue.

A fireworks complaint came in from Katie Drive. Another one came in soon after from Metacom.

Sunday, June 29

Jennifer A. Warner, 43, of 82 Water St., second floor, was charged with domestic simple assault/battery, domestic disorderly conduct, simple assault and resisting arrest, after police were called to a disturbance on Water Street at about 12:19 a.m.

A caller told police they heard a woman screaming for help somewhere near Summer Street. Police checked it out and found nothing amiss.

A Maple Road resident called police after finding a deer’s leg in the road. Seven hours later, police were called to a car vs. deer collision on Schoolhouse Road.

Two men were reported for arguing on Water Street.

A fireworks complaint came in from Ellis Avenue. It turned out to be kids playing with sparklers under their parents’ supervision. Sparklers are legal in Rhode Island.

A fireworks complaint came in from Shore Drive.


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