Warren police logs: Deer struck and killed


Monday, Dec. 9

An Arlington Avenue man called police to report a firearm stolen from his home. He called back 10 minutes later to cancel; he found it after forgetting he’d previously moved it.

The animal control officer checked on the well-being of a dog left outside on Main Street. The officer reported that the dog had shelter, food and water.

Sean Jobin, 23, of East Providence, was picked up on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant.

A loud music call came in from Market Street.

Police went out to a civil dispute on Child Street.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Police got a call about a suspicious car driving around Liberty and Broad streets.

Suely DeSousa, 32, of Pawtucket, was arrested on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant after being pulled over on Main Street.

A Main Street man reported having an argument with his girlfriend; officers dispersed the woman.

What happens when Santa comes early? The police get calls. Residents called officers about a man wearing a Santa hat who was soliciting door to door on Child and Mayo.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

The animal control officer again checked on the Main Street dog noted above; all was OK.

Someone damaged property on Wheaton Street.

Police were asked to help officials from DCYF take custody of two children on Main Street.

An Overhill Road resident called police after an unwanted person tried to get into her house. She was advised to call back if it happened again.

A woman reported an argument between kids at a Water Street bus stop.

Someone reported an attempted breaking and entering on Child Street.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Someone spotted a small white dog in the middle of Birchswamp Road. It was scooped up and returned to its master.

Police got a call about a domestic disturbance on Union Street.

Someone complained that a person was sleeping in a car parked on Market Street.

Police reported that a man on Union Street was severed with papers. Bad paper cut or typo? You decide.

Corey F. Joy, 21, of 593 Main St., was picked up on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant.

Matthew J. King,, 22, of Bristol, was summonsed at about 5:42 p.m. for failing to stop at the scene of an accident. Police alleged he struck a car on Child Street and left.

An Elmwood Court woman complained that someone kept calling her home phone but never talked.

Friday, Dec. 13

A Main Street man told police that his neighbor was bothering him.An illegal dumping call came in from Metacom Avenue.

Erin Cox, 34, of 72 Kickemuit Road, Apt 2R, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor receiving stolen goods. The arrest stemmed from the arrest of her boyfriend several weeks earlier, who was charged with stealing items from the apartment building in which he and his girlfriend lived. Stolen items included DVDs, a video game console and more.

An identity fraud complaint came in from Orchard Avenue.

Police learned that kids were playing on private property at Everett and Kickemuit.

Someone complained that people were arguing on Davis Street. The truth was different; a woman was speaking loudly into her cell phone.

Police were asked to keep the peace on Union Street.

Saturday, Dec. 14

A car struck a deer on Birchswamp Road around 1:44 a.m., killing it.

A ‘suspicious’ man spotted walking in the woods off Child Street around 11:24 a.m. was just looking for his cat, he told police.

A barking dog call came in from Miller Street.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Rescue crews were called out to Cherry Street for an intoxicated man.

Stacy L. Epstein, 25, of 3 Village Road, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police pulled her over on Child Street at 8:19 p.m.


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