Warren police logs: Kittens born in dog kennel


Monday, June 17

A woman told police that a man kept driving by and harassing her grandson while he waited for the school bus on Water Street.

A Child Street man reported a breaking and entering that occurred two days previous.

A Schoolhouse Road woman who had been hearing mewing and meowing for days finally found the source: A litter of kittens that had apparently been born in an unused dog kennel on her property.

A Main Street resident came home to find an "extra large" snapping turtle at the back door. The animal control officer came out and brought the turtle to the Audubon Society center in Bristol, where it was released.

A disruptive child was causing problems at the Hugh Cole School.

Police went out to the East Bay Bike Path for a report that two drunk individuals were trying to light fires alongside the path. They couldn't find them.

A car and home on Parker Avenue were vandalized.

A caller reported being harassed on Main Street.

Cattle were reportedly walking around in the road on Barton Avenue.

Tuesday, June 18

Police were called to a family disturbance on Cutler Street just before 4 a.m.

A caller reported possible animal abuse on Benefit Street. The animal control officer is

A Metacom Avenue resident called the police after receiving harassing phone calls.

The owner of an incessantly barking dog on Overhill Road brought the animal inside 27 minutes after the first complaint was called in to police.

Eric G. Serabian, 25, of 24 Buffalo Ave., was arrested on a fugitive warrant. He was wanted by Seekonk police on a larceny charge.

Someone complained of rowdy behavior on Union Street at 9:18 p.m.

A fireworks complaint came in from Mason Street at 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19

More loose cows were spotted, this time on Adams Lane.

Police got a call about a son yelling at his mom at their Cedar Lane home.

A 15-year-old boy was charged with disorderly conduct after threatening to place a bomb in a public school building (the Kickemuit Middle School).

Someone found a kitten in a Norbert Street storm drain.

A Main Street resident complained that his downstairs neighbor was trying to talk to his daughter, 15.

A Child Street woman complained that her neighbors were racing cars and motorcycles. Police note no excessive noise.

Police got a call about a man who appeared to be drunk attempting to leave a Child Street address. Police responded, saw the man standing outside his car, and drove him home.

Police dispersed a drunken man, this time on Water Street.

Another alcohol-related call came in a few hours later, when police were called to Water Street at 7:46 p.m. for a few people who had had too much to drink and were being loud.

Then on Main Street, seven minutes before midnight, a Main Street man told police that his second floor tenant was drunk and out of control.

Thursday, June 20

A loud music call came in from Union Street at 1:59 a.m.

Police got a call about an injured duck on Market Street. The animal control officer brought the animal to a vet in Portsmouth.

A Birchswamp Road woman called police to report having a problem with her recently-incarcerated husband. They advised her on how to obtain a restraining order.

Another Birchswamp resident asked police to come and take several firearms from her home.

A fireworks complaint came in from Country Road at 9:37 p.m..

A Water Street resident complained that neighbors were talking loudly on their porch.

Friday, June 21

Christopher A. Durand, 39, of 36 Ridgeway Drive, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, third or subsequent offense, driving after the denial, suspension or revocation of his license, obstructing a police officer in the execution of duty, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police pulled him over on Birchswamp Road at 1:44 a.m.

Angelite Soares, 32, of Central Falls,was arrested on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant.

Marc S. Joly, 27, of 25 Homestead Ave., was charged with domestic simple assault/battery, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone, after police were called to his home at 2:51 p.m. for a disturbance.

A Beth Avenue woman reported that someone jammed a solar light into her mailbox, along with her mail.

Someone called after seeing a dog attack a groundhog on Laurel Lane. As police arrived the dog eased up on the groundhog and it ran into the woods.

Polcie got calls about two boys on Main Street pointing fake guns at passers-by. Police weren't able to find them.

Douglas Marcel, 27, of Fall River, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, after he lost control of his car on Metacom Avenue at 8:33 p.m.

Rebecca Benoit, 32, of 11 Barney St., was arrested on a warrant for simple assault or battery.

Saturday, June 22

A dog was barking on Fern Drive for more than an hour, police said.

Police got a call about a child driving a "Power Wheels" cart on Main Street.

Someone found what he suspected to be drug paraphernalia on his property on Cutler Street. It turned out to be a box of baking soda.

A fireworks complaint came in from Overhill Road. Soon after, another call came in from Kenny Drive, and another from Market Street.

Police were called to an argument on Main Street. Three or four people were involved.

An open burning complaint came in from Fatima Drive.

Sunday, June 23

A loud noise call came in from Church Street, but police determined it was not excessive.

Earl S. Dandy, 18, of 10 Baker St., third floor, was charged with domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct, after a disturbance at Water and Baker streets at 12:59 a.m.

A Shore Drive resident asked that police remove a drunk man from her home.

A Laurel Lane woman reported being harassed by a neighbor.

A panhandler call came in from Main Street.

An open burning complaint came in from Birchswamp Road.

Police were asked to check on a boat that struck the Warren River bridge. Apparently the boat continued on its way.


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