Warren police logs: Suspiciously soliciting meats


Monday, Oct. 28

Someone complained that a woman walking on Railroad Avenue toward Child Street was yelling obscenities.

A Birchswamp Road man called police after a neighbor’s dog attacked his cat.

Two suspicious men were reported going door to door on Croade Street; turns out they were Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Police got a call just after noon about a woman changing her clothes on the East Bay Bike Path. Officers rushed to the scene but she was fully clothed by the time they arrived.

Police reunited a lost child with his mother. The boy had hopped on the wrong bus after school.

Three people, including a juvenile, were arrested after police were called to Davis Street for a domestic disturbance at 4 p.m. Devin Mykle Mendoza, 18, of 23 Davis St. and Eden V. Donahue of Bristol, were each charged with obstruction of a police officer. The juvenile, 17, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Someone called police to report a person walking down the middle of Metacom Avenue.

Colleen Arneson, 48, of Pawtucket, was charged with embezzlement/fraudulent conversion under $100.

The manager of a Metacom Avenue establishment told police that kids in a silver car may have been asking adults to buy them alcohol.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

A car struck a deer on Kickemuit Road at 7 a.m.

Someone found an iPhone and license and turned them in to police.

A caller told police that a man was urinating in the middle of a parking lot on Asylum Road.

A bike was stolen from a Main Street garage.

A car was reported stolen from Bridgeway Drive.

Police got a call about a house being broken into on Kickemuit Road. Subsequently they charged Edward A. Botelho, 32, of 72 Kickemuit Road, second floor, with three counts of breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm and malicious injury to property.

Police got a call about possible child abuse on Metacom Avenue. There was no further information.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

A report of a man shouting for help at 1:51 a.m. was unfounded. A location was not given.

Police got a call about a landlord/tenant dispute on Main Street.

A woman on Market Street ask that police remove an unwanted man from the property. He was gone by the time they arrived.

Someone vandalized a car on Kickemuit Road.

Rescue crews got a call about a baby girl with a bead stuck in her nose.

Thursday, Oct. 31

A Barney Street landlord asked for an officer to help keep the peace during an eviction.

Police got a report of a man on Beth Avenue trying to talk to kids; the parents didn’t know who he was.

Friday, Nov. 1

A caller reported people behaving loudly on Market Street. The call came in at 12:54 a.m.

Police received a report from a person who saw a car with damage pull into the driveway of a Wheaton Street home, and watched the driver stagger out. Police tried to get in touch with the driver but there was no answer at the door.

Police got a call about a possible father/son altercation on Metacom Avenue.

A Main Street woman complained that thanks to her neighbor’s cat, her apartment stinks of urine. The animal control officer came out but the cat’s owner was not home.

Police responded to Fatima Drive for a suspicious person, a “party soliciting meats.”

A Franklin Street resident called police after seeing kids vandalize a car.

Police investigated a suspicious person on Market Street: “Female in shed.”

A hapless angler off the East Bay Bike Path hooked a thumbfish.

Saturday, Nov. 2

David Caulder, 25, of 56 Wood St., Apt. 205C, was arrested on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant after police pulled him over on Franklin Street.

Police responding to Child Street for an open 911 line at 1:08 a.m. ended up arresting a Warren man on multiple charges. Philip W. Lotti, 19, of 179 Child St., Apt. 1, was charged with domestic simple assault, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic vandalism/malicious injury to property, and two counts of simple assault.

Providence police arrested a man wanted on a local warrant. Thayer E. Fayerweather, 41, of 51 Cole St., Apt. 1Rear, was charged with violating a no contact order, domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic driving without the consent of the owner.

An altercation between mother and son was reported on Market Street.

Police helped restore peace on Harding Avenue, after abutting neighbors got into an argument.

The owner of a loose dog impounded by animal control came to the shelter to pick up the dog.

A Child Street woman came to police headquarters with her daughter to report cyber-bullying.

A Main Street woman complained that a neighbor’s dog attacked her own dog.

Police went to a landlord/tenant dispute on Metacom Avenue.

Police got a call about a man stealing items from a Child Street yard sale.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Someone found a purse on Market Street and handed it over to police.

Nicole M. Barlow, 25, of 35 Church St., was arrested on a Sixth Division District Court bench warrant.

Police got a complaint about a man in a Wood Street apartment yelling obscenities and banging on the ceiling.

Police assisted a Metacom Avenue resident locked out of his house.

Monday, Nov. 4

A caller reported a brush fire on Birchswamp Road at midnight.




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