Warren police logs: DUI, domestic assault arrests


Tuesday, Sept. 3

A car damaged landscaping at a Serpentine Road address.

Windshields were reported smashed on two cars parked on Main Street.

A possible drunk driver was called in on Metacom Avenue, but turned out to be nothing.

Teachers reported a disruptive student at the Hugh Cole School.

Rachel E. Benoit, 32, of 11 Barney St., second floor, was arrested on a Rhode Island Superior Court warrant.

Police, DPW and fire crews were called to Market Street for a report of multiple trees and wires down. Stefanie R. Esposito, 19, of 83 Market St., second floor, was charged with domestic disorderly conduct, refusal to relinquish a telephone and domestic simple assault and battery, after police were called to her home at 6:46 p.m. for a domestic disturbance.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

A Warren man was arrested after police pulled over a car on Market Street at 12:52 a.m. The driver was cited for a license infraction and the passenger, Alan M. Jacobs, 24, of 13 Mulberry St., was charged with obstructing an officer in the execution of his duty, and on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

Nearby residents complained that kids waiting for the bus at Lyndon and Campbell streets were yelling obscenities.

Someone complained that a truck was idling at a Main Street loading dock.

A caller reported a woman climbing through the window of an Asselin Street home. It turned out that the woman lived there and had forgotten her keys.

Police received a complaint about kids riding bikes up and down building steps on Main Street.

A barking dog on Benefit Street drew a visit from police.

Someone complained about a small group of kids "lookng suspicious" on Water Street at about 9:17 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5

A Seymour Street resident reported receiving harassing telephone calls.

Michael L'Heureux, 27, of Pawtucket, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and refusal to submit to a chemical test, and on a warrant from Sixth Division District Court in Providence, after police pulled him over on Main Street at 12:41 a.m.

A Vernon Street woman called police after having an argument with her husband.

Police helped a motorist whose car had broken down in the middle of Metacom Avenue just after 10:30 a.m.

A caller complained that motorcyclists were racing up and down Asselin Street.

Police were called to an argument on Water Street.

A dog barking on Benefit Street elicited a visit by police.

Friday, Sept. 6

Police checked out another barking dog complaint, this time at 1:29 a.m. on Milwaukee Avenue.

Timothy B. Mendes, 54, of Swansea, was charged with reckless driving, drag racing, eluding police, first offense, driving after the denial or suspension of his license, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, after police pulled him over on Market Street at 6:16 a.m.

A caller complained about a large mattress laying across a sidewalk on Metacom Avenue.

Police gave a verbal warning to a driver who took a restricted left turn from Child Street onto Metacom Avenue.

Police got a call about a bird caught in the attic of a Washington Street home.

Warren marine crews went to Bristol to help firefighters in that town with a boat fire.

A dog was struck by a car on Sachem Street.

Police were called to a neighbor dispute in Bagy Wrinkle Cove.

A Read Avenue woman came home to find two strange men in her back yard. They told her they were only trying to get down to the shoreline. She went inside and called police, but by the time they arrived the men were gone.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Angel R. Delgado, 33, of Pawtucket, was picked up on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

A bike was reported stolen from Main Street.

A woman on Davis Street told police that a neighbor was yelling at her.

A woman came in to police headquarters to notify officers of narcotics activity at Main and Thompson streets.

A fireworks complaint came in from Grove Avenue.

A caller from Everett Street reported receiving harassing phone calls from a son's ex-wife.

Police got a call about a possible fight about to occur at the basketball courts at Burr's Hill. Police said there was no problem; it was just an intense basketball game.

ATVs were reported driving on Homestead Avenue.

Sunday, Sept. 8

A Cutler Street resident called police at 12:18 a.m. after an unknown car pulled into his driveway. The driver was just dropping off people in the area, police learned.

Swansea police notified Warren that a possible drunk driver was headed into town. Police tried, but could not locate the car in question.

Someone complained that people hanging out on a Water Street deck at 8:58 p.m. were being loud.

Monday, Sept. 9

A caller reported smelling smoke on Asylum Road. It turned out to be pallets that had been placed on top of a clambake pit; they were smoldering, so an officer removed the pallets.


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