Warren police mark Christmas quietly


Friday, Dec. 21

A Sisson Street resident reported receiving harassing calls.

Dennis J. Melanson, 49, of Swansea, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after he was involved in a minor accident on Child Street at 9:10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 22

An officer stopped on Water Street to help a stranded motorist look for his keys.

Someone called the police to report a man in a boat hunting along the Palmer River.

A shoplifter fled a Metacom Avenue business.

A Kickemuit Road resident reported windshield damage to his car.

A Bradford Street woman asked police to take possession of several firearms in her home.

A woman reported being assaulted by a man on Metacom Avenue.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Loud music was reported on Metacom Avenue.

Police were called to Kickemuit Road for a loud party. The call came in at 2:31 a.m.

A caller complained about the noise being made by workers off-loading a truck on Metacom Avenue just before 6 a.m.

A Seymour Street resident reported telephone harassment.

A Barney Street woman spotted a domestic bird in her back yard.

A Child Street man told police that his kids called him, suspecting there was someone in their apartment with them. Police checked it out and found nothing amiss.

Monday, Dec. 24

A Schoolhouse Road resident reported credit card fraud.

A possible drunk driver was called in on Market Street.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Police received no reports of a large red sleigh flying through the sky and landing noisily on rooftops across town.

A Katie Drive resident complained that kids were driving up and down the road on minibikes.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

A Main Street man told police that someone slashed his tires; he asked for more police patrols in the neighborhood.

A Joseph Drive resident reported a theft.

Police got a report of a man clad in camouflage carrying a gun near the beach at Maple Street.

Shane M. Neves, 31, of Fall River, was picked up on a Tiverton warrant for breaking and entering and obtaining money under false pretenses or impersonation (over $500).

A caller reported people yelling on Market Street.

Thursday, Dec. 27

People were reported yelling on Davis Street.

Two men were spotted arguing on Union Street.

The animal control officer was called out to Patterson Avenue for a loose dog that chased a cat up a tree. The dog was returned to its owner about an hour later; no word on the cat's fate.

Friday, Dec. 28

A loud music call came in from Cutler Street at 2:40 a.m.

Identity fraud was reported on Colonial Drive.

A State Street resident reported the theft of a plow.

Police got a call about a man who appeared to be drunk throwing items at cars passing at Water and Main streets. He was part of a larger group of people.

Saturday, Dec. 29

The animal control officer was called out to Kickemuit Road for a sick cow.

A Child Street resident reported identity fraud.

A Child Street resident asked to speak to an officer about harassment.

A Lambert Lane man reported receiving harassing text messages from his wife. He said there was a temporary restraining order in place.

Susan M. Laferriere, 49, of 8 Federal St., first floor, was charged with writing fraudulent checks under $1,000.

Sunday, Dec. 30

Loud music was reported on the first floor of a Main Street apartment building. The call came in at 12:15 a.m.

A Third Street resident complained that a neighbor shoveling out his driveway was being too loud.

A Davis Street man reported money and other items stolen from his apartment.

Police got a complaint that a car was "off-roading" on land near Chace Avenue.



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