Barrington police: Jar of gravy found in mailbox

Other police news: Man faces second degree-sexual assault charge

Posted 12/31/20

Barrington police investigated a series of incidents last week, including the mysterious discovery of a jar of gravy in a resident's mailbox.

• On Thursday, Dec. 24, the daughter of an …

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Barrington police: Jar of gravy found in mailbox

Other police news: Man faces second degree-sexual assault charge

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Barrington police investigated a series of incidents last week, including the mysterious discovery of a jar of gravy in a resident's mailbox.

• On Thursday, Dec. 24, the daughter of an elderly couple in town called police after finding a strange jar inside her parents’ mailbox. The jar appeared to contain some type of gravy or sauce, but the couple was not expecting anyone to drop off the jar.

• On Wednesday, Dec. 23, police charged County Road resident Zembe Davis, 47, with domestic-sexual assault-second degree. Police said Mr. Davis groped another resident at the group-home while the two were in a common area of the house.

• On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Barrington police arrested County Road resident Giovanny N. Batista, 38, on a warrant of arrest on affidavit. Police said the warrant had been issued by Newport police for burglary-no forced entry. Newport police asked Barrington to assist with finding the suspect, which the local department was able to do. Mr. Batista was taken into custody without incident.

• On Monday, Dec. 21, police officers responded to a section of woods near Brickyard Pond and the East Bay Bike Path for a report of a man living in the woods. Police told the man he could not stay there. The man, a 66-year-old former Riverside resident, agreed to leave.

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