Weekend Warren police logs: Slithering snake, domestic abuse


Saturday, June 14

Police got a call about a large number of people loitering in a Main Street parking lot just before 12:30 a.m.

A woman on Warren Avenue called police to complain about damage to her car and front door caused by an ex-boyfriend. Later that day, Thomas Croteau, 28, of Swansea, was charged with domestic vandalism/malicious injury to property, and domestic disorderly conduct.

Police got a complaint from Union Street about people yelling. Turned out to be a mom yelling at her child for not doing the chores.

An Arlington Avenue resident reported the theft of unnamed items by a friend.

A concerned citizen called upon seeing a sedan squash a snake slithering down the side of Serpentine.

Sunday, June 15

Someone complained about a loud car stereo on Union Street.

Police got a call from Massachusetts state troopers about a man riding a motorcycle who had a child passenger that was not wearing a helmet “securely.” Police pulled the Pawtucket man over on Metacom Avenue.

DEM, police and the harbormaster went out to the Palmer River at about 10:40 a.m. for a kayaker whose craft overturned at the bridge. The kayaker was fine and out of the water, but the kayak was lodged under the bridge.

Police got a call about a man on Franklin Street who was laying in the grass asking for help. Rescue crews said the man was intoxicated.

A Joseph Drive woman told police that a landscaper took a work deposit but never came back.

Kids who had put a basketball hoop on the sidewalk along Parker Street were told to remove it.

Police got a call about multiple loud fireworks.

Police pulled over a “suspicious” car on Main Street at 9:14 p.m. and charged Ryan W. Bartell, 18, of Bristol, with possession of alcohol by a minor.


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