Warren police logs: Nemo keeps crews busy all weekend


Monday, Feb. 4

A loud music call came in from Metacom Avenue.

A Bridge Street woman reported her home broken into.

A Miller Street woman came in to the station to talk to police about her daughter.

A Redmond Street man reported tools stolen from a van.

A snowplow was stolen from a Market Street parking lot.

Police were called to a landlord/tenant dispute on Water Street.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

A Central Avenue resident called police after spotting an unfamiliar car in the neighborhood. It was just a man picking up his friend, who lives next door.

Police received calls that people were pointing laser pointers at drivers on Metacom Avenue.

Shots were reported fired on Market Street. There was no further report.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

An Arlington Avenue resident reported the theft of checks that were later forged.

A Hall Avenue resident reported being harassed by a neighbor.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Bristol police reported that a possible drunk driver might be coming through town.

A man who was reported panhandling on Main Street told police he was just waiting for a store to open.

Justin C. Tavares, 23, of 67 Wood St., first floor, was charged with simple assault or battery and disorderly conduct, after police went to his home to pick him up on a warrant.

Police received a complaint that a substitute teacher at the Hugh Cole School was behaving oddly.

Someone tried to pass a fake ID on Metacom Avenue.

Friday, Feb. 8

Credit fraud was reported on Brownell Street.

A caller from Ellis Avenue reported that an elderly male came onto his property and took several shovels.

A wire was reported down across a car on Bridge Street.

A Market Street resident complained about people driving ATVs on the road during the storm.

Police received multiple reports of explosions, blown transformers, wires down, low-hanging wires, and cars stuck in the snow or parked on streets in violation of the parking ban in place throughout the snow storm.

Police were called to Franklin Street at the height of the snow storm at 10:59 p.m. Saturday. There, they arrested Paul J. Borges, 38, of 60 Franklin St., Apt. 1, charging him with domestic simple assault/battery, domestic refusal to relinquish the telephone and domestic disorderly conduct. His wife told police hat he hit her and left in a silver Nissan. The woman was taken to the hospital with a laceration to her head.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Disptachers received a call that an oxygen tank left at a Haile Street residence by EMTs was running out. Rescue crews brought additional oxygen for the woman.

A woman on Barker Street who needed a nebulizer treatment called emergency dispatchers. She had no power and could not give herself the treatment.

Volunteers transported an elderly woman from Kinnicutt Avenue who had no heat to Station 5.

A caller asked that police check on her mother, who lives on Beechwood Court. They did, and she was OK. Other well-being check requests came in throughout the storm and its aftermath, and police and fire crews responded to all.

A Libby Lane woman was in need of oxygen.

Fire crews knocked down a chimney fire on Pine Lane. The call came in around 9:40 a.m.

Police got a call about a flooded basement on Manchester Avenue. Crews were unable to help, as there was no power.

Fire volunteers transported two women from State Street to a shelter.

Police assisted a driver whose car was stuck in a snow bank on Child Street.

Bristol police alerted authorities in Warren that someone had stolen a white snow plow from State Street.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Fire crews sent help to Bristol, where crews there were fighting a fire on Mulberry Street.

Police received several reports from residents whose carbon monoxide alarms triggered during the storm.

A wallet was reported stolen on Metacom Avenue.

An erratic driver was reported on Metacom Avenue.

A caller from Metacom Avenue called with concerns about the structural integrity of his building.

Monday, Feb. 11

Tools were reported stolen from Vernon Street.

Police assisted a driver whose car was stuck in the snow on Arlington Avenue.




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