Warren police logs: Police called after customer refuses to wear mask

Posted 7/13/20

Monday, July 6

A concerned Lyndon Street resident called police to report that his neighbor’s door was open. Police checked it out. An officer noted that while it was locked, it appeared …

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Warren police logs: Police called after customer refuses to wear mask


Monday, July 6

A concerned Lyndon Street resident called police to report that his neighbor’s door was open. Police checked it out. An officer noted that while it was locked, it appeared open from across the street.

Michael F. Jenna, 40, of 32 Davis St., first floor, was charged with obstructing an officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, after officers got a call just after 10 a.m. from a resident who wanted to speak about construction workers at Main and Miller streets.

Police went to Cumberland Farms on Market Street after getting a call about a man yelling in the road at Main and Miller streets.

Police dispersed three youths who were reported playing on a dock at Shipyard Lane.

A resident on Taddy Avenue asked for an officer’s presence after spotting a “strange male” wearing all black. Police could not locate the strange man.

A fireworks call came in from Baltimore Avenue.

Police arranged for all non-authorized vehicles to be moved out of a Child Street lot, after the owner complained just after 8:30 p.m.

Police received a report of a man loitering on Main Street. Officers discovered all OK; he lives in a nearby group home and was charging his phone.

A group of juveniles reportedly using foul language and disturbing the peace were gone when police arrived on Long Lane, following a complaint.

Tuesday, July 7

Two people were cited and charged following a car stop on Water Street at 1:34 a.m. Peter Donato, 44, of West Warwick, was cited for driving on a suspended/revoked/cancelled license, third or subsequent offense; Evan P. Tucker, 25, of Pawtucket, was arrested on a Rhode Island Superior Court warrant.

A Good Samaritan turned in a wallet he’d found on Main Street. Police reached out to the owner.

Police were called to Market Street for a dispute between a landlord and tenant over electricity.

Someone abandoned a couch in front of his property, a Union Street man told police.

Police came out to have a look at a bird that was apparently injured on Child Street. It flew off before they arrived.

Police checked on the well-being of an elderly man after they received a call from a person who said he seemed confused while walking along Market Street near Taylor Rental. There was no problem; he told them he walks in the area frequently.

A group of juveniles weren’t fighting on Metacom Avenue, they learned after responding to a call of the same they received. Instead, they were just horsing around.

Wednesday, July 8

Crews transported an intoxicated Sisson Street resident to the hospital.

A group of kids reportedly arguing on Market Street were gone by the time police arrived.

The manager of a Metacom Avenue store called police after a would-be customer refused to wear a mask. Police arrived and reported that the customer was leaving voluntarily.

Police returned a cell phone to its owner after it was found on Barden Lane.

A fireworks call came in from Main Street just after 7:30 p.m.

A Main Street woman complained at 9:30 p.m. that a man was outside throwing rocks at her window.

Thursday, July 9

Police called DOT crews after a traffic crosswalk button became stuck, causing traffic to back up at Miller and Main Street just after 8:30 p.m. Crews arrived shortly and had replaced the button by 9:45 a.m.

Friday, July 10

Demitre J. Penn, 23, of 16 Crescent St., was cited for driving with a suspended/revoked/cancelled license, first offense.

Josefina A. Pereyra Gonzalez, 47, of Providence, was charged with driving on a suspended/revoked/cancelled license, first offense.

Police got a call that a yellow lab wearing an American flag bandana was running loose around Kyalin Court and Warren Blvd. No word on whether the bandana was up around the snout, per mask-wearing guidelines. The dog was eventually retrieved.

A group of neighbors reported fighting on Broad Street had been separated just prior to police arrival. Officers spoke to them.

A Libby Lane man reported receiving harassing text messages.

A Cox cable worker servicing a pole at Schoolhouse and Serpentine roads, reported finding a bullet hole in the line he was servicing. He told police that there were people shooting across the pond. Police looked for them with negative results.

Bristol police asked their counterparts in Warren to be on the lookout for a juvenile missing out of their town. Police located the juvenile about half an hour later and contacted the parents.

Antonio J. DaSilva Jr., 30, of East Providence, was cited for driving after the denial/suspension/revocation of his license, first offense. 

A Market Street woman called to ask police for help at 7:14 p.m., describing in whispers that she had had an argument with a man and could not talk on the phone. She eventually agreed to let the man stay for the night.

An anonymous caller on Market Street told police just after 8 p.m. that an intoxicated man was breaking his windows. Police arrived, and requested a rescue for intoxication.

Saturday, July 11

Police got a call about a group of juveniles entering the woods near Wood Street, and the caller added that there might be someone living in the woods as well. Police dispersed the juveniles and had a look around the woods. They found a campsite and left a message for DPW workers to come and dismantle it.

A Metacom caller reported crying from a neighboring home. Police learned there was no issue; just family members talking loudly.

An officer was “out with boat parked in roadway” on Market Street, at Redmond. The boat owner was advised to move the boat.

A fireworks call came in from Davis Street, and another from Cutler.

An Arlington Avenue caller reported hearing someone in his basement. Police checked it out and noticed that he laundry was running.

Sunday, July 12

Allison T. Fernandez, 26, of 25 Federal St., first floor, was cited for driving after the denial, suspension or revocation of her license, first offense.

A Frank Court resident complained just after 1 a.m. that the neighbors were having a loud party and might be in their pool.

A Detroit Avenue resident reported several damaged mailboxes.

Police advised a man his was a civil matter after he called to complain about the quality of work done on his broken cell phone screen.

Police were called to investigate a report of a non-native bird species on Birchswamp Road. There was no word on the species.

A Main Street business owner reported an unruly customer.

Fire crews extinguished a section of fence that had caught fire on Child Street just before 3:30 p.m.

A man and woman were yelling at and threatening each other on Metacom Avenue. One of them left prior to officers’ arrival.

Police dispersed a group of juveniles playing on a dock at Shipyard Lane.

Monday, July 13

Courtney J. Crawford, 20, of Wakefield, was charged with possession a Schedule I-V controlled substance, first offense, after police pulled her over on Arlington Avenue at midnight.

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