Warren police report: Cow takes a nap


Monday, Sept. 23

Items were reported stolen off of a Wood Street porch.

A Market Street woman reported being harassed.

A bike was reported taken from a Sowamsett Avenue yard.

A Highland Avenue woman went to police with suspicions that people had gone into her home while she was gone. There was no damage to the home and nothing appeared to be missing, however.

Some complained that "females hanging around the area."

Someone found a set of keys on the East Bay Bike Path.

Someone complained that kids playing along the bike path had set some brush afire.

Police got a complaint at 11:20 p.m. about a noisy neighbor on Joyce Street. After a talking to the neighbor, the person called it a night.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Teachers called in a disruptive student at the Hugh Cole School.

An open burning complaint on Child Street turned into a mulch fire. Fire crews responded and put out the blaze.

Another call came in about a disruptive student, this one about 49 minutes after the first call.

A Market Street woman complained about narcotics activity at an upstairs apartment.

A woman called police from her car on Metacom Avenue after she was cut off and run off the road. Her car wasn't damaged, but she was shaken up.

A Wood Street man reported being harassed.

Someone complained that kids shooting hoops at Burr's Hill were acting "out of control." Police spoke to them and told them to quiet down.

A caller reported "subjects in a red vehicle going through trash cans." No word on the number of smashed cans that resulted.

Someone complained about a driver spinning his tires on Poverty Corner Road.

A man reported being jumped by several kids on the East Bay Bike Path.

A man in Warren called police in Bristol to report he'd been shot. Warren police were advised, went to his house, and finding him OK told him to stop calling police stations and making false reports.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

A man loaned his cell phone to a friend, then called police after he couldn't locate the person and get his phone back.

Someone complained that kids on Cherry Street were throwing apples at passers-by. Nobody was there when police arrived.

A Third Street woman reported items missing from her home.

A Metacom Avenue man reported his cell phone stolen.

Cars were reported broken into on Metacom Avenue and Main Street.

Police were called to Ellis Avenue for a barking dog, but found only silence when they arrived.

Ashley M. Fox, 25, of 110 Cutler St., Apt. 2, was picked up on a warrant for domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

Someone reported that there was a cow lying on the side of Touisset Road. Police noted that by the time they arrived, the animal "had made it back to its proper spot."

Someone found hypodermic needles on Market Street.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Within the space of 21 minutes, a couple at the corner of Main and Cutler streets had a falling out, called the police and reconciled — all over a bus pass. The man called police at 12:30 a.m. to report that his girlfriend had stolen his bus pass. Police arrived and 13 minutes after the first call, she denied stealing the pass. By 12:51 a.m., they'd reconciled and police noted that they were on their way, together.

A Child Street woman reported having a problem with her daughter and roommate.

Police were called out to a neighborhood argument on Metacom Avenue.

A loose cow was wandering around Touisset Road, near Barton Avenue.

Christopher A. Durand, 39, of 236 Water St., second floor, was picked up on a warrant for misdemeanor shoplifting.

Friday, Sept. 27

A Franklin Street resident called police after spotting someone in the woods.

A caller told police that someone stole a lunch bag from his car. He called back 17 minutes later to report recovering the lunch.

A Bay Road woman reported that there were three young adults outside her home smoking cigarettes.

Someone complained about a possible dangerous animal behind a Birchswamp Road home. It turned out to be a domestic cat that had gotten loose and ran into the woods. Nobody was injured, obviously.

A woman reported being followed by the driver of a silver Dodge.

A Main Street resident told police that someone appeared to be squatting in an abandoned building. Police checked it out and found no signs of loitering or squatting.

A Laurel Lane resident told police that a neighbor might have a car seat that belongs to her.

Saturday, Sept. 28

A deer was struck and killed on Birch Swamp Road.

Police were asked to check on the well-being of a woman at Franklin and King streets.

A barking dog call came in from Orchard Avenue.

Someone complained that kids throwing a football around Ellis Avenue were hitting passing cars.

Loud music was reported on Market Street. A similar call came in a short while later, from Haile Street.

Sunday, Sept. 29

A woman on Locust Terrace found a bike. It was returned to its owner in North Farm.

A loud music call came in from Market Street.

Police told a man using a metal detector on Water Street to leave.

A Metacom Avenue woman complained that someone took jewelry from her home.

Shots were reported fired on Davis Street. It turned out to be fireworks.

A television was reported stolen from Water Street.


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so kids are at the park/playground and someone called that they are out of control. Hmmmm, Was this person ever young humself?

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