Warren police logs: Car break-ins across town


Monday, Jan. 27

Police got a complaint that people were being rowdy on Metacom Avenue.

A woman came to police headquarters to report road rage.

A woman reported receiving a harassing/threatening phone call. She later noted that the call had been a misunderstanding.

A disobedient juvenile call came in from Union Street.

Barking dogs, and the caller they annoyed, drew police to Laurel Lane.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Someone on Metacom Avenue reported a stolen phone.

A woman called police after a man who she tried to help “was belligerent towards her.” The woman had seen his car broken down on the side of Metacom; she stopped to help when the incident occurred.

A Luther Street woman told police her son was being threatened.

Police went to Arlington Avenue fora report of sisters arguing.

Someone found a wallet on Water Street. It was returned to its owner.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Joseph R. Charleson, 28, of 13 Davis St., Apt. 1, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense/BAC .15 or greater. He was pulled over on Main Street at 1:16 a.m.

Someone complained that a private plow was pushing snow onto Market Street. Police told the driver to clean it up.

Gerald D. Ambrose, 50, of 349 Market St., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after he was involved in an accident on Main Street at 7:27 p.m.

Police got a call from the King Street neighborhood just before midnight regarding two men in hooded sweatshirts who appeared to be looking in cars. Police couldn’t locate the men.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Someone on Central Street complained that several cars had been “gone through.” Another call came in from the same place a few hours later, as well as two from Bradford Street and one from Schoolhouse Road.

Friday, Jan. 31

A Schoolhouse Road man called police just after 5 a.m. to report seeing an unknown woman on his property.

Child Street residents were being noisy, a fellow tenant complained.

The landlord of a Metacom Avenue building reported finding needles in the basement.

The animal control officer came out to Wood Street for a pet trapped in a wall.

A barking dog call came in from School Street.

Police went to Bridge Street to check on the well-being of a drunk man.

Saturday, Feb. 1

A Wood Street woman called police to report that her “ex” assaulted her.

A woman from Bristol reported receiving harassing text messages. She was advised to talk to Bristol police.

Police heard of a road rage incident on Market Street but it settled itself rather quickly.

Another day, another barking dog complaint from Laurel Lane. Police reported that the owner brought the dog inside.

A suspicious car parked on Asylum Road was occupied by a woman apparently watching a movie on a DVD player. Police noted that she was leaving.

A Meadow Street man told police that someone vandalized his car.

A caller from Hope Street told police that her boyfriend assaulted her and left on foot toward the bike path. She called back a short time later to say he’d returned; police responded and arrested Ryan M. Bodeker, 38, of Providence. He was charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic simple assault/battery, third offense. Police took him to the ACI.

Fire crews went out to Market Street for black smoke in the area. Crews tracked it to a controlled open burn; the owner did not have a town permit for the burn.

A fireworks complaint came in from Brown Street.

Someone complained that there was a man atop a Church Street roof.


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