Warren police logs: Resident complains of 'sexual' art; police say it's OK


Monday, March 10

Katie L. Trainor, 24, of Riverside, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police pulled her over on Metacom Avenue at 1:13 a.m.

A caller reported an erratic driver on Market Street.

A woman came in to police headquarters to report receiving excessive phone calls.

Checks were reported stolen by a Metacom Avenue person.

Police checked out a call about a suspicious man in the bushes on Market Street.

Someone complained that a woman walking her dog on Union Street without poop baggies.

Tuesday, March 11

A Water Street apartment resident reported a fight on the second floor. Police found nothing amiss.

Police got a call about a person urinating on Market Street. Police determined there was no need to cite the person as he had a medical condition.

An illegal dumping call on Metacom Avenue proved unfounded.

A Laurel Lane woman called police concerned that there may be an intruder in her house; her dog was barking very loudly, she said. Police found no problem.

A caller complained that a piece of artwork in a building near Liberty and Water streets was “sexual in nature.” Police responded to the home of artist William Schaff, determined the art — a cardboard cutout of a horse feeding its foal — wasn’t sexual, and left.

Wednesday, March 12

A Coomer Avenue man reported items taken from his refrigerator.

Robert A. Souza, 32, of 30 Davis St., second floor, was charged with attempted breaking and entering, and conspiracy. Police had no further information.

Stephen D. Turcotte Jr., 35, of Bristol, was arrested by Warren police on a Bristol warrant.

Thursday, March 13

Police got a call that a cat was trapped in a storm drain on Wood Street. They weren’t able to find the animal.

Police were called out to Child Street for people yelling and shouting.

Padraic Duffy Loftus, 33, of 24 Dyer St., was charged with domestic vandalism/malicious injury to property and domestic disorderly conduct, after police were called to his home for a disturbance.

Friday, March 14

Someone complained that a car had been parked in a Vernon Street lot for more than six months without moving.

A Laurel Lane resident reported being harassed by a neighbor.

Saturday, March 15

Matthew Sousa, 23, of 15 Beechwood Court, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after he lost control of his car and struck a tree at Long Lane and Barton Avenue at about 1:21 a.m.

A caller complained that kids were shooting paintball guns across the road on Main Street.

A Water Street resident reported vandalism to a shed.

Someone found hypodermic needles on Market Street.

Sunday, March 16

A loud music complaint came in from Market Street.

Warren Police


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