Warren police logs: 'Religous affections' draw police to Barney Street


Monday, June 24

Police picked up Anthony J. Giampietro Jr., 23, of Bristol, on a bench warrant issued by Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

A Market Street firm reported that equipment had not been returned in time.

Police were called to Everett Street to deal with a belligerent, intoxicated man.

A Cole Street resident told police that someone stole his bike.

Items were reported stolen from a Touisset Road home.

Police got a call about a disobedient child on Child Street.

Fireworks complaints came in from Water and Norbert streets.

Police were called to a dispute between landlord and tenant on Child Street.

Tuesday, June 25

A Laurel Lane woman complained to police that her neighbor came into her house and slapped her on the face. She didn't want to press charges.

Fire crews responded to an alarm on Metacom Avenue, but they were called off when it was deemed faulty; workers were painting around the alarm and spilled some into the system, which set it off.

Stuart C. Tibbets, 27, of 42 Cole St., first floor, was charged with being a fugitive from justice, and for obstructing an officer in the execution of his duty, when police went to his home at 1:54 p.m. to attempt to deliver a no contact order.

A Thompson Street man reported an unwanted woman in the area.

Wednesday, June 26

James E. Deluca, 27, of 522 Child St., was charged with carrying a weapon other than a firearm (a knife) after police pulled him over on Child Street at 1:11 a.m.

A man asked that police check on the well-being of his ex-wife, a Gregg Street resident, after he was unable to reach her. Police went by the house and found her lounging in the backyard pool.

Police got a call about a loud party on Brady Street at 3:14 a.m.

A Child Street woman who was having a problem with her boyfriend asked that police pay a visit. They did, but by that point the boyfriend had gone.

Two Quincy, Mass. residents who sought the impeachment of Barack Obama found themselves hauled to jail for disorderly conduct. Alan Demers, 27, and Lara O'Connell, 23, both of Quincy, were part of a larger protest group picketing against Obama in front of the CVS pharmacy, when police were called about a minor accident in the parking lot. Following the accident, police said the two became disorderly and were taken in.

A Main Street man returned home just before 2 p.m. and found his door open. Nothing was missing, however.

Justin G. Silvia, 26, of 42 Croade St., was arrested on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court.

Barrington police told their counterparts in Warren that a woman was entering town on Route 114. Police said the woman, who had a child in the back seat, was texting and driving erratically.

A Child Street woman reported that her boyfriend assaulted her brother.

The lesson here is to drive carefully on Maple Road, and watch out for large, aimless animals. A woman on the street  reported that one of her cows was missing just before 6:30 p.m. As of Monday, five days later, animal control officer Heidi Garrity had not heard whether the cow had returned.

Thursday, June 27

A Barden Lane man complained that his brother was drunk and playing his music too loudly.

Someone complained that kids were drinking alcohol at Wood and Main streets just after 8 a.m. Police checked it out — water.

Eugene Dupras, 51, of 166 Market St., was charged with disorderly conduct.

An employee at a Metacom Avenue business asked that police remove a man, and they did.

Police were called to Wood Street for a second time after a man complained that his neighbor's dog defecated on his driveway. Police had received an identical complaint a few weeks earlier.

In somewhat related news, a caller complained that a loose dog urinated in someone's yard near Highview Street. Police came out and spoke to residents, but nobody saw the offending dog commit the offense. Also, the evidence wasn't as readily identifiable.

Bristol police asked Warren to check on the well-being of a boy, 8, who reportedly had been struck by his father earlier in Bristol. The boy was with his mother on Metacom Avenue when they went to check.

Robert E. Rioux, 42, of 3 Fifth St., was charged with multiple offenses after police caught up with him after he allegedly shoplifted on Metacom Avenue. Employees from a store called police at 9:48 p.m. and police caught up with him walking nearby. They charged him with shoplifting, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, simple assault or battery and being a habitual offender.

A Manning Street woman called police at 10:53 p.m. to report that her car was being vandalized. Police checked it out and discovered that it was actually an attempted breaking and entering.

Friday, June 28

Police were called to Frank Court for a fight between a man and woman. They arrested Alfred L. Sampson, 64, of 20 Frank Court, charging him with simple assault or battery and disorderly conduct.

Roger Hill, 60, of Fall River, was arrested on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

A Main Street man told police that his upstairs neighbor was punching holes in a stairway wall and calling him inappropriate names.

A Railroad Avenue man told police that a woman stole his radio. The woman, in turn told police she loaned it to another man, who then sold it for $7.

A Prudence Lane woman called police after getting a bad check.

Police got a noise complaint from Child Street at 2:05 p.m. They checked it out and found "a black woman yelling and pacing the sidewalk" while singing "God Bless America." Verdict? "No problem," police noted in the log.

No word on whether the two calls were related, but one hour and 15 minutes later, police got a call from Barney Street about a woman going door to door and "shouting religious affections."

Not to be outdone, two young girls were spotted on Metacom Avenue eight minutes later, throwing objects at passing cars. Apparently, though, they kept quiet while doing it.

A Denver Avenue resident reported a stolen fishing pole.

Someone from Lyndon Street complained about a "sailboat parked on street." No word on whether the tide was extraordinarily high that day.

A bike was reported stolen from Wood Street.

Fireworks complaints came in from Homestead Avenue and Main Street.

Police got a call about an unwanted man on Market Street.

Saturday, June 29

Police were called to a verbal domestic on Cutler Street.

A transformer on Thompson Street blew just before 6:30 p.m., leaving a small number of residents without power.

Police picked up Timothy Dubois, 20, of 82 Water St., first floor, on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

Police got complaints that motorcycles were racing up and down Long Lane.

Illegal dumping was reported on Poverty Corner Road.

A Federal Street resident complained at 11:39 p.m. that someone was using a drill.

Sunday, June 30

A Gregg Drive resident complained that money was taken from several cars on the street.

Police were called to a dispute on Everett Street that reportedly started over "bushes and animals."

A Market Street woman was bitten by a squirrel, and transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

Keys were reported stolen from a car parked on Metacom Avenue.

Police were called to Asselin Street for two people fighting in the middle of the road.


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