Warren police logs: How did the turtle cross the road?


Monday, May 20

Identity fraud was reported on Greene Street.

A package was reported stolen from a porch on Union Street.

Police received two reports of domestic disturbances within 15 minutes of each other, the first from Central Avenue between a father and daughter, and the second on Ellis Avenue.

Justin G. Silvia, 25, of 42 Croade St., was arrested on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant after police were called to Market Street to disperse people who were no longer wanted at an address there.

Police were asked to disperse a person from a Thompson Street residence.

An aggressive driver was reported on Metacom Avenue, but a search came back negative.

Tuesday, May 21

A bike was reported stolen from Sisson Street.

Police got a call about a possibly intoxicated driver heading south on Arlington Avenue. Apparently the man pulled into an Arlington Avenue driveway; when police arrived, they found the car empty and knocked on the front door, but nobody answered.

Someone damaged a baby crib on the porch of a Wood Street home.

Kevin B. Pereira, 29, of 227 Wood St., second floor, was charged with domestic breaking and entering without the owner's consent, and violation of a no contact order.

Someone complained about a power boat idling at the bottom of Church Street. The owner shut the engine off about nine minutes later.

A caller told police that a man who appeared to be drunk was yelling at pedestrians and cars at Main and Water streets. Police responded just as the man, bald and wearing a red, white and blue baseball cap, got onto a RIPTA bus.

A caller told police taht a man was shooting a BB gun on Wood Street.

Police broke up a landlord/tenant dispute on Market Street.

An employee at an unnamed Market Street reported being harassed by a customer.

Wednesday, May 22

Two men were spotted arguing on Metacom Avenue.

Police got a complaint about a person driving a large motorcycle on Patterson Avenue. Police advised the driver to quiet down.

A Vernon Street man told police his daughter was drunk and disorderly, and asked that police remove her from his home. Police arrived and the woman left voluntarily.

A man carrying what appeared to be a shotgun or rifle on Water Street at 6:08 p.m. drew a police presence. Officers seized the gun.

A suspicious vehicle reported on Schoolhouse and Serpentine roads was anything but; the occupants had stopped to help a turtle cross the road.

An Orchard Avenue resident reported a loud banging sound coming from a neighbor's at about 8:35 p.m.; police advised a nearby contractor to quiet down, and he said he would be finishing for the night.

Michael J. Caton, 44, of 15 Cutler St., Apt. 2, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police were called to Cutler Street at 11:47 p.m. on a disorderly conduct call.

Thursday, May 23

A King Street woman told police that someone tried to open her front door.

It must have been smoky. A possible house fire reported on Campbell Street turned out to be a person cooking on a grill.

The animal control officer helped a Water Street resident free a bird that had become trapped in a bathroom vent.

Someone complained that somebody was damaging a sewer line on Seymour Street with an axe. It turned out to be a civil dispute between a contractor and homeowner; the contractor complained that the resident may have damaged construction equipment, but declined to pursue the matter.

An employee at the DPW transfer station told police that someone drove off without paying an $18 bill.

Police were called to Market Street for a landlord/tenant dispute.

Somebody found an iPhone on the East Bay Bike Path and turned it over to the police.

Police were called about a tenant dispute on Baker Street.

Kerrianne Bettencourt, 35, of Fall River, was charged with domestic simple assault/battery, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic vandalism/malicious injury to property, after police got a call at 10:52 p.m. about a woman in the middle of Davis Street with a knife. Police determined that there was no knife involved.

Friday, May 24

Somebody dumped four mattresses on the side of Poverty Corner Road.

Police received multiple calls from Davis Street about two men yelling and threatening an elderly woman. It turned out to be an argument between a mother and son, and police dispersed the son.

A raccoon acting strangely on Touisset Road was gone by the time police arrived.

An open burn complaint came in from Kelly Street.

Police dispersed a few unwanted people from a Market Street address.

Police received multiple calls about a car trying to back into a home on Child Street, at about 12:08 a.m. They arrived and subsequently charged Joseph Presley, 46, of 397 Child St., with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, BAC .15 or greater.

Someone complained that a man on Metacom Avenue had been using a lawnmower since 6:30 a.m.

Christopher J. Lema, 30, of Riverside, was arrested on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

An employee at a Market Street store told police that a man took several sandwiches and left without paying for them.

An open burn complaint came in from Market Street.

A past breaking and entering was reported on Birchswamp Road.

Sunday, May 26

A State Street woman asked that police disperse her grandson from her home.

A report of an air conditioner stolen from Hope Street turned out to be a false alarm.

The sound of gunshots was reported on Gregg Drive, but police in Bristol reported that it was actually fireworks.

Mark R. Wells, 39, of 49 Harris Ave., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, BAC .15 or greater, after police pulled him over on Metacom Avenue at 9:44 p.m.

Monday, May 27

A suspicious car was reported parked on Child Street at 1:43 a.m. Turns out the driver was having car trouble and had just turned over to use the cell phone.

Warren Police


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