Warren police logs: Mustangs race, loose birds fly (in car)


Monday, April 22

Police dispersed a man who was loitering at Market and Turner streets just after 9 a.m.

A Buffalo Avenue resident flagged down an officer to report a larceny that occurred overnight.

An Oak Street resident reported a possible case of identity fraud.

Someone reported a plant stolen from Miller Street. The car believed involved left northbound, and Barrington police were notified.

Someone spotted a raccoon on Patience Lane just before 5:30 p.m. and called police.

Yellow and black Mustangs were reported racing south on Metacom Avenue. Police didn't specify whether they were of the internal combustion or equine variety.

A man reported the theft of a wood stove from his Davis Street home.

Tuesday, April 23

Brian E. Robinson, 38, of Newport, was charged with violating no contact and protective orders; police in Newport arrested him on a warrant signed out of Warren.

A Main Street business owner reported receiving a rubber check.

A Metacom Avenue business manager reported seeing a car with heavy damage in his parking lot. The car was smashed in on the passenger side and had a blown tire and rim; police contacted authorities in Bristol and Barrington, presumably to alert them if they had any unsolved hit and runs.

A Bagy Wrinkle Cove woman reported the theft of silverware, but police noted that she may have just misplaced them. She told officers she'd call back if she found them; she later did.

A Campbell Street resident concerned about kids playing in the road called police.

Michael P. Laferrier, 42, of 41 Asylum Road was arrested on a bench warrant from Sixth Division District Court.

A Market Street resident received harassing text messages.

Someone drove off from the transfer station without paying the fee.

A Market Street woman reported the theft of her phone, but it turned out her sister had just borrowed it.

Police got a call that there was a man with a gun in the woods behind the Hugh Cole School. Police showed up and spoke to the kids who'd allegedly seen the man, and determined they'd made up the story. The officer noted that the school would discipline the students.

Crews were able to open a locked car owned by a patient on oxygen, who had locked a tank inside the car and couldn't get in.

Someone called police to report that there was a "large loose bird" flying around in a car driving west on Market Street. Perhaps not surprisingly, a police search of cars in that area turned up nothing.

Police reported a panhandler on Main Street.

Thursday, April 25

Police charged two women on warrants after a car stop on Main Street. Jennifer K. Harris, 32, and Kristen L. Motta, 28, both of 46 Warren Ave., third floor, were charged with obtaining food/accommodations with intent to defraud, and conspiracy.

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

A bike was reported stolen from Touisset Road.

Police investigated a possible drunk driver on Child Street, but made no arrest.

An aggressive driver was reported on Market Street around 10:10 p.m.

Friday, April 26

Registration stickers were reported stolen from a car parked on Davis Street.

A road rage call came in from Metacom Avenue.

Police got a call about a panhandler on Main Street.

Gina Accardi, 24, of 12 Company St., was charged with domestic simple assault/battery and disorderly conduct, after police were called to Company Street for a fight between mother and daughter.

A fireworks complaint came in from Laurel Lane.

Saturday, April 27

A Union Street resident reported that someone was placing bags of garbage in front of her house.

Police got a call about a woman panhandling on Metacom Avenue.

Police dispersed kids who were using a bike ramp in the middle of Ellis Avenue.

A smoke/fire complaint from Birchswamp Road turned out to be no problem; just a resident cooking food outside over an open flame.

Police intervened in a neighborhood dispute on Main Street.

Sunday, April 28

Richard R. Akervik, 42, of 31 Hope St., first floor, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, BAC .15 or greater, after police pulled him over on Market street at 1:06 a.m.

A caller from Market Street asked that police remove an unwanted person from the home.

Road rage was reported on Market Street.

Someone found a littler of kittens in a Child Street lot.

A harassing text message call came in from Market Street.

A coyote was spotted around the Asylum and Hugh Cole roads area.

A bicyclist run off the bike path by another bicyclist refused treatment when a rescue truck was called to help her.

A drunk and unruly man was handed over to the custody of his friend after police spotted him on Market Street at about 5:18 p.m.

Yelling and loud music was reported on Market Street.

Joseph Rioux, 37, of 89 Market St., was charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic simple assault/battery, third offense.



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