Warren police logs: Mysterious chopper pilot ID'd


Monday, April 14

Police got a call that two men talking in a Kelly Street parking lot were being too loud. A similar call came in from Metacom Avenue a few hours later.

Someone lost a wallet on Market Street.

A woman called police to warn them that her boyfriend was threatening to harm himself.

A possible shoplifter was repotted by a Child Street shop owner. Police reported that the man ran out of the store to his car, then almost hit an employee as he hopped in and drove away.

Tuesday, April 15

A newspaper was reported stolen from a Main Street address.

Shoplifting was reported on Metacom Avenue.

Police picked up a 16-year-old on a Family Court warrant. The youth was taken to the training school; police had no information on the nature of the charge.

Police were called to a fight at Child and Mulberry streets.

Wednesday, April 16

Someone from Westminister Street called police after seeing someone inside a home under construction next door. It turned out to be the owner, who was checking for flooding after the rain.

Someone complained about a car spinning its tires and driving erratically on Water Street.

A Union Street resident reported that a male neighbor likes to stand, unclothed, in his window.

A Greenlawn Street resident complained about a neighbor fuming water into the street. The neighbor was draining out his basement, which flooded during the rain.

Robert E. Rioux, 43, of 3 Fifth St., was arrested on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

A car struck two fences on Munro Avenue.

A Third Street man ask that emergency crews transport him to the hospital for detox.

Thursday, April 17

Someone reported a car driving the wrong way on Kickemuit Road.

Collection bins were stolen forma Main Street helicopter.

A caller reported a low-flying helicopter that landed in the parking lot at the American Tourister mill, presumably the same one that has been mysteriously landing and taking off regularly in recent weeks. Though ID eluded Water Street residents for weeks, it turned out to be the owner of Brady Sullivan, the development firm that purchased the mill last year.

Police dispersed a few kids from Child Street.

A loud yelling call came in from Water Street. It was all due to a small house party; the partiers were advised.

A kid must have gotten drums for Christmas — loud drumming was reported on Mason Street.


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