Warren police logs: Rooster crows before the break of dawn


Monday, July 15

Police went to Cole Street for a child custody dispute.

A Metacom Avenue man reported identity fraud.

A Child Street man reported being harassed.

A Broad Street man called the police after discovering that his propane tank had a small leak. Dudek's came over and transferred the gas to another tank.

A Main Street woman told police that her iPod had been stolen from her home. She later tracked it down via computer and discovered that someone had turned it on on Water Street.

Police got multiple calls about an altercation on Davis Street.

An open burning complaint (unattended burn barrel) was called in from Monast Street.

Police got a call that a man was sitting in the middle of Laurel Lane at 10:11 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16

A Davis Street woman told police that someone flattened her car tires.

Someone knocked over the town beach lifeguard stand overnight.

A woman told police that a man on Market Street had harassed her seeking money. Police dispersed the man.

Police helped building official Bill Nash deal with an unruly person on Child Street.

A Brown Street resident reported a broken car window.

An Arlington Avenue woman told police that someone was using her name to sign up for utilities.

Police were called to an argument on Union Street.

Wednesday, July 17

A shed near the Burr's Hill basketball courts was vandalized.

A caller complained that hedges in front of a Buffalo Avenue resident's home were so tall that they were obstructing safe traffic. Police checked it out, agreed and left a note for the homeowner.

Loose goats were out and about on Adams Lane.

Kyle R. LaMountain, 22, of 6 Greenhouse Court, was charged with domestic vandalism/malicious injury to property, and domestic disorderly conduct, after his mother called to report that her son was kicking in her door.

Thursday, July 18

The animal control officer went to Market Street at 12:10 p.m. to check on a dog tied to a post in the sun. She noted taht she was taking the dog back to its owner's residence.

A Justin Street man told police that his daughter was being harassed.

A man was panhandling on the East Bay Bike Path, a caller said.

No word if there was a belfry involved, but a caller from Wood Street called police after noticing a bat inside her house. The animal control officer recommended a call to DEM.

Police were called to Munro Avenue for an injured groundhog.

Police got a call from Laurel Lane that a man was hiding in the bushes.

Friday, July 19

First World problem: A man on a bike was trying to find a good wifi signal for his cell phone, so he rode his bike out behind a Main Street business where there was a good signal. A delivery driver who worked there didn't know what he was up to, though, and called police to report a suspicious person.

Goats formerly loose on Adams Lane were loose once again.

Police got a call that a possibly drunk man was holding up a tree on Water Street.

A Massasoit Avenue resident reported a possible phone scam.

Police were called to Pennsylvania Avenue for a landlord/tenant dispute.

An unfortunate angler at the end of Maple Road hooked not a fish, but a foot (his).

Saturday, July 20

A Touisset Road man called police at 12:28 a.m. to report that just after he was dropped off at home by his friends, someone in a silver Mini Cooper pulled up, yelled swears at him, and took off.

An Asselin Street woman reported a past assault.

Keys were stolen from a car parked overnight on Ridgeway Drive.

A four-wheeler was reported stolen from Vernon Street.

An Overhill Road resident complained about "several vehicles in the roadway." An officer reported that though there were cars, they were all legally and safely parked on the side.

Someone complained that a man walking down Metacom Avenue may have been "grabbing at his crotch area." Police checked it out and found no problem. Explanation: "Male was walking to Job Lot."

Sunday, July 21

A hit and run was called in from Metacom Avenue.

A caller complained about excessive noise from an air cannon in the corn field next door to his house. The cannons are used to scare away birds.

A metal sink was stolen from a Child Street residence.

Richard Conti, 63, of Wyoming, R.I., was arrested on a warrant for domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct, after police were called to Asselin Street.

A road rage complaint came in from Metacom Avenue.

A fireworks complaint came in from Main Street.

Monday, July 22

Another fireworks complaint came in about an hour later, from Overhill Road.

Dawn broke at 5:43 a.m. Monday, so perhaps it was a bit early. A caller complained at 5:28 a.m. that a rooster was being noisy.

Someone complained that a driver on Metacom Avenue might have been using narcotics. Police checked it out and found no problem.


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