Warren police logs: Lucky day for trashy squirrel


Monday, April 15

Someone found a litter of kittens on Market Street and called the animal control officer. Officer Heidi Garrity said that apart from that litter of six, four more kittens were born at the shelter a few days later, and she also recovered a litter of six baby rabbits from a home.

Police got a call about two people fighting on Metacom Avenue just before 8 a.m.

Police were called to a neighborhood dispute on Main Street around 9:30 a.m.

Someone spotted a coyote in the parking lot of a Market Street business.

Police were called about a landlord/tenant dispute on Metacom Avenue.

Police got a call that kids were throwing rocks at cars parked in a Water Street parking lot.

Fire crews were called to a Main Street address at 11:25 p.m. for a "cookie mishap."

Tuesday, April 16

Police got a call about property damage on Main Street and about half an hour later detained two juveniles in connection with the incident. One, 16, was charged with vandalism/malicious injury to property and conspiracy; the other, 15, was charged with conspiracy.

A Miller Street merchant complained of shoplifting.

A Child Street woman told police that someone stole her laptop computer.

A Child Street resident called police after receiving harassing text messages from a neighbor.

A loud music complaint came in from Wood Street around 7:11 p.m.

A man and women were reported yelling on Main Street at about 8:17 p.m. A short while later a similar call came in from Union Street, and yet another similar call came in from Warren Avenue at 10:29 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17

Someone spray-painted the side of a Main Street building.

A father and son on Market Street were reported for fighting around 2:19 a.m.

Someone complained about the noise from a generator on Main Street at 3:20 a.m. Police checked it out but didn't find it excessively loud.

A man who found a relatively new bicycle on Brown Street near the bike path turned it over to police.

A mother and two sisters got into it in their Market Street home. Police were called and it broke up.

A passer-by fond a needle and syringe on Sanders Street and flagged down an officer.

Items were reported stolen from a storage locker on Franklin Street.

A Market Street woman told police that a man was in her shed. He was smoking, she noted.

Syringes were found on Metacom Avenue.

Police got a call about an assault on Miller Street, but the victim did not want to press charges.

A supposedly drunk driver spotted on Metacom Avenue at 6:19 p.m. was sober, but was having a medical issue.

Tina Gonzalez, 32, of 146 Main St., Apt. 2, was charged with violating a protective order.

Someone complained that people were "banging and stomping" at a Main Street address. Police arrived but found nothing amiss.

Mark A. Lacharite, 48, of 20 Union St., second floor, was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to Market Street at 8:19 p.m. for a disorderly person.

A "suspicious" person was spotted carrying two bicycles at Market and Turner streets.

A purse was stolen from a car parked in a Metacom Avenue parking lot.

Thursday, April 18

Police were called to a landlord/tenant dispute on Market Street around 9:20 a.m.

Neighbors on Main Street got into it over trash.

A squirrel found itself trapped in a Metacom Avenue dumpster, but Animal Control Officer Heidi Garrity saved the day after getting the call around 11:23 a.m. "There were three guys sitting there, and they didn't want to touch it," she said. "One of them said, 'I'm not going near it, it looks sick!' I said, 'It's got trash on its face. What do you want?'" Officer Garrity moved a cardboard box next to the animal and it ran out and away, no worse for wear.

Two bikes were reported stolen from a Main Street home.

A loud music call came in from Child Street at about 6:46 p.m.

Jennifer A. Pacheco, 24, of 347 Main St., Apt. 6, was arrested on a warrant for domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

Friday, April 19

A driver struck a stone wall on Serpentine Road.

Police got a call from a person who believed he spotted one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing at a gas station in Swansea.

A narcotics call from Wood Street turned up nothing illegal.

Saturday, April 20

Donald A. Rainville, 27, of New Bedford, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, resisting arrest and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police pulled him over on Child Street at 1:09 a.m.

Someone called about kids playing paintball on Park Street.

Police got a call that someone was sleeping on the grass in front of the Liberty Street School. Police got the call at 3:37 p.m. and dispersed the man.

A patron at a Metacom Avenue bar walked out on his tab.

Kids were spotted digging holes adjacent to the bike path, near Park Street.


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