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Steaks stopped at the door — Barrington police search for shoplifter

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

A surveillance image shows the alleged pork thief leaving Shaw's Supermarket on Dec. 31.

Barrington police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a $36 pork tenderloin from the Shaw’s Supermarket in the Barrington Shopping Center on New Year’s Eve. Police received a phone call from Shaw’s at about 1:45 p.m., shortly after a man in his mid-40s wearing a blue coat and blue hat tried to steal […]

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Barrington woman finds camera mounted to tree on her property

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A Barrington resident called police at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, after she found a camera mounted on a tree on her White Birch Lane property. Police officers stopped by the location — White Birch is near Rumstick Point — and removed the camera from the tree. Police said the device appeared to […]

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Barrington woman needs homes for her cats

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Janet Feldman is hoping to find homes for most of her cats. She's facing a Dec. 19 deadline.

Janet Feldman is looking for a little help this holiday season. The Barrington resident has been rescuing cats for the last couple years, offering her home as a safe haven for felines that would otherwise be euthanized at a “kill shelter” in the southern United States. But recently, facing the need to sell her home […]

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Barrington student’s online post leads to police investigation

By   /  December 4, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

A Barrington Middle School student's online post drew the attention of the police department last week.

A Barrington Middle School student learned a difficult lesson last week, after he posted some comments online that other people in town considered to be a potential threat. The boy — his name was not released by officials — allegedly posted a message on Instagram early last week that mentioned a middle school field trip […]

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Barrington police arrest drunk teenage girl

By   /  November 19, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A 911 call for help on Saturday led Barrington police to a drunk teenage girl who had fallen into the water near the end of Willow Way in the Alfred Drown section of town. At about 8:40 on Saturday night, Nov. 16, police received a 911 call from someone requesting medical aid for a 15-year-old […]

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Barrington woman out $4,200 after she falls for scam

By   /  November 13, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A New Meadow Road resident in Barrington fell victim to a phone scam last week, and is $4,200 poorer for it. The resident reportedly answered a call on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from someone claiming to be her grandson. The caller told the resident that she needed to pay $4,200 in order to get her grandson […]

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Barrington feline survives commute while stuck in car’s engine

By   /  November 12, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A Barrington resident called police on Wednesday, Nov. 6 after he discovered he had driven to Providence with a cat stuck inside his car’s engine. Actually, he called police after someone tried to remove the cat from the engine compartment — it was alive and well — and was bitten. The Columbus Avenue man reportedly said […]

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Barrington homeowners spooked by intruder Halloween night

By   /  November 5, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Halloween night was especially scary for one family on Half Mile Road in Barrington. The husband and wife had gone to bed but were awoken a little after midnight when an intruder entered their home through a door at the rear of the property and made his way into their bedroom. According to police, the […]

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Barrington police chief: Parents hold the real power

By   /  November 5, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross.

The four teenagers who allegedly broke into a Cherry Lane home late last month, drank the homeowners’ beer and watched movies while they were supposed to be in class at Barrington High School, could face punishments of community service work, restitution payments to the victims and have to write letters of apology. But chances are, […]

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No ‘vendetta’ for Barrington school sign smasher

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

This is what remains of the Sowams School sign after a Barrington man allegedly smashed and burned it.

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said his department has no reason to believe the man who was charged with destroying the Sowams School sign has any vendetta against the school. On Oct. 20, police arrested Sowams Road resident Kip Eaton after he allegedly smashed and burned the school sign. Officers found a portion of the […]

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