Barrington Police: Wayward kayaks, coyote vs. dog, smoking in the park

Posted 7/28/21

A wayward kayak, stolen fans, a sick raccoon and a drunk woman downtown were among the incidents investigated by Barrington police officers last week. Following are excerpts from the Barrington …

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Barrington Police: Wayward kayaks, coyote vs. dog, smoking in the park


A wayward kayak, stolen fans, a sick raccoon and a drunk woman downtown were among the incidents investigated by Barrington police officers last week. Following are excerpts from the Barrington Police incident log.

Monday, July 19

A Roberta Drive resident reported that a suspicious black ski mask was left at the end of the driveway. The mask was thrown in the trash after the resident took pictures of it.

A Sweetbriar Road resident reported that she purchased an item on Facebook marketplace and it does not work. She stated that she contacted the seller and they will not answer her messages.

There was a report of an auto accident on County Road near TD Bank. No injuries were reported.

A Juniper Street resident reported her locked room was broken into and a tablet and three fans were taken. The incident is under investigation.

Police responded to the Barrington River bridge on County Road after receiving a call from a man stating he flipped his kayak in the Barrington River and it became stuck against a boat. He tried to pull it to shore but the current was too strong. The kayak went ashore on Riverside Drive and the man planned to pick it up there.

A Bullock Avenue reported a raccoon was in her yard and appeared to be sick or injured. The animal was covered in flies and barely moving. Police euthanized the animal.

Wednesday, July 21

Police responded to Ellis Street regarding some trees being cut on Martin Street. The parties in dispute were instructed not to trespass on each other’s property and the incident was resolved peacefully.

An Evergreen Street resident filed a report for possible identity theft.

A heavily intoxicated woman was on the grass at the Bank of America on County Road. Police restrained her for her own safety and she was transported to the hospital.

Thursday, July 22

A Vialls Drive resident called police requesting assistance with a disorderly member of the household. They were able to help resolve the situation.

Friday, July 23

A motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of New Meadow Poad and Greenbrier Drive. No injuries were reported.

Police were dispatched to Middle Highway after a resident said her Black Lab was bitten by a coyote the previous night. Police spotted a coyote on the fairway at Rhode Island County Club but could not be certain it was the same coyote that bit the dog. The Lab is up-to-date on shots and was quarantined for observation.

Police are investigating a possible breaking and entering at the office at Cove Haven Marina. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

A motor vehicle accident took place on County Road and Mathewson Road. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, July 24

A Middle Highway resident called police regarding a suspicious male going door-to-door stating he was selling solar panels but was asking questions about the security system of the home. The man left and was seen heading towards Riverside.

Two cars collided on Middle Highway; no injuries were reported.

A Lake Avenue resident called police about a junked vehicle that had been parked for a long time and asked police to look into the status of the vehicle.

Police arrested Angel Morales Torres, 52, of Pawtucket on a charge of driving with suspended license - 3rd or subsequent offense, after the car he was operating was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed on Wampanoag Trail. Mr. Torres was given a verbal warning about speeding and a passenger with a valid license drove the vehicle from the scene.

Two juveniles from Bristol, a 19-year-old male and a 15-year-old female, were in a parked car at Haines Memorial Park after the park had closed and when police approached the car they could smell burnt marijuana. The pair were told to leave the park and were not charged with a crime.

Police were called to Maple Avenue for a car accident. No injuries were reported.

Sunday, July 25

In the early morning hours, a caller told police they spotted something blue floating in the Barrington River and was concerned that someone may be in distress. Police were dispatched to the area behind Kids Kove Playground and found an overturned blue kayak and a blue lifejacket. The items were retrieved by Barrington Fire Department personnel on Markwood Drive and police believe they may have floated off on their own as no calls were received about a missing kayaker.

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