Warren police logs: Several cars broken into


Monday, March 4

Items were reported stolen overnight from a car parked on Charity Drive.

A Child Street resident reported being threatened.

Items were reported stolen overnight from a car parked on Prudence Lane.

A Laurel Lane woman told police that her neighbor was harassing her via e-mail. Police told her how to go about getting a restraining order.

An erratic driver was reported on Market Street.

Police dispersed a man who was not wanted at a Market Street residence.

Tuesday, March 5

Fire crews were called out to a yard waste fire on Birchswamp Road.

Erratic drivers were reported on Fifth Street and Metacom Avenue.

Someone complained about a group of kids yelling on Oak Street.

A resident called police after getting locked out of a running car on Joyce Street.

Wednesday, March 6

Police pulled a car over on Market Street just after 12:30 a.m. and arrested two men. The driver, Mohammad Aldaham, 23, of Bristol, was charged with possession of marijuana, first offense, and driving while in possession of controlled substances. A passenger, Abdulaziz Hamzah Santali, 30, also of Bristol, was charged with possession of marijuana, first offense.

Someone damaged a RIPTA sign on Main Street.

A woman called police at 8:04 a,m, to report seeing another woman stabbing a person in a Main Street apartment. Police came out but found everything OK, and nobody stabbed. Instead, there had been a simple verbal argument.

A Cranberry Lane woman called police after her young daughter locked herself in her bedroom and wouldn't come out. Police came down and mediated, reporting that an agreement between mother and daughter had been reached.

A GPS was reported stolen from a Charity Drive car.

Police dispersed a drunken man from a Metacom Avenue address.

Thursday, March 7

The animal control officer returned a loose dog to its Buffalo Avenue owner.

Police were contacted by a Metacom Avenue pharmacy and told about a possible discrepancy on the store's morphine. Officials contacted an employee for questioning, and the state Department of Health was notified.

Joseph H. Vieira, 49, of 40 Long Lane, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, BAC .15 or greater, after police were called to a minor accident at Child Street and Arlington Avenue at 8:39 p.m.

Friday, March 8

Police got a call from a Metacom Avenue woman about a possible intruder in the home. Police checked it out and found nothing amiss.

A Lee Drive resident reported identity theft.

Police were called to Greene Street for a domestic disturbance and arrested Terald L. Babers, 57, of 14 Joyce Street.

Mark S. Durand, 18, of Riverside, was arrested on a warrant for larceny under $500.

A barking dog complaint came in from Beth Avenue.

Saturday, March 9

A loose dog call came in from Ellis Avenue.

Police got a call about kids throwing snowballs at cars driving by on Birchswamp Road.

Police were called to a mother/daughter dispute on Cranberry Lane.

Police were called to a landlord/tenant dispute on Metacom Avenue.

A car struck a sign at Main and Hope streets and fled the scene.

An erratic driver was reported on Child Street.

Sunday, March 10

Police got a complaint about a large number of deep potholes on Touisset Road. They called out the DPW.

A loud car radio complaint came in from Third Street.

Police were called out to a man conducting an open burn without a permit on Cole Street.

Michaela Thomas, 38, of Tiverton, was charged with passing fraudulent checks over $1,000.



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